• ally wrote a new post, Colette, on the site Definitive Cities 7 years, 5 months ago

    Not content with a shop just being a shop, the not so new trend in Paris is for concept stores like Colette where you can shop for art, books, clothes or pop downstairs for a coffee or meal. A cult favourite […]

  • ally wrote a new post, Mama Shelter, on the site Definitive Cities 7 years, 5 months ago


    Really hip venue slightly out of town it is in the new “happening” district of Paris. A bit of a dark, sultry place, it isn’t a great choice if you are on a business trip but if romance or partying are your […]

  • As cities go, Paris is up there with the most expensive and overpriced. There are the hotspots that go hand in hand with the fashion scene but there are also many little hotels, bars and restaurants that have […]

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    The scene of many crimes, Cafe de Flore is a literary and fashion institution in Paris and, considering everywhere has exhorbatant prices, we think you might just as well head here for one of the amazing […]

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    When trying to find a good restaurant in Paris that won’t break the bank, a little help is often required. So, after many a weary meal trying to find service with a smile (tres difficile) and good food without […]

  • Across from Bryant Park, the new Andaz 5th Avenue opens on Manhattan’s Fifth Avenue on the 5thJuly. The second Andaz property in New York (Wall Street opened in January) and the fifth in the collection, the […]

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    There are so many places to grab a bite in Manhattan that we thought we would tell you about our favourites. I have already written about the fabulous new Andaz hotel on 5th Avenue so while over here for […]

  • Next time you want somewhere swish to stay in London, think of the oasis of calm that is 51 Buckingham Gate. Even better, stay at one of the five newly renovated suites that are opening up as we speak… […]

  • Chain hotels can be off putting, but when they are as stylish as Malmaison, we are happy to let it be. Malmaison London is nestled in Charterhouse Square in between Clerkenwell and Holborn, complete with 97 […]

  • Authentic London pubs don’t come much better than The Fox & Anchor – which happens to be completely original with some boutique rooms above. A real treasure, the pub itself is worth a visit, the food is […]

  • The Bloomsbury Hotel is a hidden treasure in the midst of all Central London has to offer.  Just off Oxford Street and with Covent Garden, the British Museum and all the West End theatres within walking […]

  • For New York living in London town, nowhere is better than The Hoxton Hotel. In the centre of Shoreditch equidistant between Old Street and Liverpool Street, there is everything from a fabulous restaurant – […]

  • One of the more stylish places to stay in town, The Marylebone is part of The Doyle Collection hotels. A quick walk to Marylebone High Street and all it’s fabulous shops and bars it is merely minutes to Bond […]

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    For classic London, there is nowhere better than the hollowed walls of The Dorchester. More an institution than a hotel, the likes of Nicole Kidman and US Presidents have been known to pop in for a […]

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    Finding a fabulous restaurant in London might not be difficult but finding one that ticks all the boxes while being comfortable, friendly and good value for money is something altogether different. Recently […]

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    There is really nothing more irritating than lying there in the dark, tired and yet still awake at 4am. You might think this is something you are stuck with, or you might even be heading for Boots to invest in […]

  • Visiting Croatia there are so many amazing islands to choose from – over 1000 to be precise – but it is Dubrovnik that stole my heart. Not to sound too cheesy, I can’t imagine anyone not being in awe when they […]

  • Sometimes hotels get a little boring, the experiences can be a little similar and you just fancy something a little bit different from your holiday. So, when I found out about the beautiful Grebeni Lighthouse […]

  • ThumbnailThere are so many different places to stay while in Venice that it can be tricky to know where to choose. There are apartments overlooking the canal that are perfect for longer visits but, for a weekend of […]

  • ThumbnailMy reasons for loving the Danieli are rather ridiculous but, as every little girl who watches a rom-com will know, sometimes you just have to stay somewhere you have seen in the movies. My movie was a rather silly […]

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