The Ile St Louis: an authentic village right at the heart of one of the world’s greatest cities

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The Ile St Louis has it all when it comes to finding a very special and unique area to base yourself in Paris. Even forgetting about the sheer luxury of enjoying an evening glass of wine on the wrought iron … Continue reading

Six Ideas to make the most of a short break on Santorini

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Santorini is right up there among the most popular destinations for a romantic getaway, and the reasons are not surprising.  Where else in the world can you enjoy crystal clear waters and the most exceptional sunsets, from the front row, … Continue reading

A Unique Sienese Experience!

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Our new Siena apartment, situated right in the Piazza del Campo, offers arguably the best location in the city and the ideal position from which to view the famous Palio. The apartment is on the second floor of a historic Palazzo … Continue reading

Take a step back in time with a stay at an authentic village house in Emporio, Santorini

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Some recent additions to our programme, which are already proving very popular, are five charming little preserved village houses, in the pretty village of Emporio.  Just 12 kms from the capital, Fira, and only 3 kms from the beach at Perissa, the … Continue reading

Enhance your Visit to Venice this Summer by taking in the Venice Biennale

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The Venice Biennale this year runs from 9th May – 22nd November and offers plenty of good excuses (if any are needed!) to plan a visit to this unique and exquisitely beautiful city. The 56th International Art Exhibition, showing for … Continue reading

Interview with Philip Pesci, founder of ChefXclusive

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ChefXclusive, owned and run by professional chef Philip Pesci, is a recruitment and consultancy agency, specializing in sourcing culinary professionals to work in the luxury sector. Their clients often require staff for a regular domestic role in the home, but … Continue reading

Enjoy Christmas and New Year in a Romantic European City

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Not booked yet for Christmas and New Year?  We still have great choices available in some of Europe’s most romantic cities. PARIS Our charming Marais apartment in Rue de Turenne, is situated just off the trendy Rue des Francs Bourgeois, … Continue reading

Making the Most of just a few days in New York City

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It is impossible to see everything you want to see in this vibrant and exciting city in just a few days so, if this is your first visit, make sure you research and prepare for the travel as much as … Continue reading

A London Sightseeing Tour with a Difference!


Sightseeing tours can be lengthy and tiring, especially with children and, more particularly, if you are a little strapped for time, but still want to take in the main London sights.  Well, we have recently experienced a London sightseeing tour … Continue reading

6 Good Reasons to visit Paris in November … and somewhere special to stay…

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Paris is wonderful at any time of year, but going outside the high season months between May and September, when the streets are less crowded, can be an advantage, and there are still some great exhibitions to enjoy. Paris Freed, … Continue reading