Four Reasons to Make Edinburgh your Next Holiday Destination

Edinburgh Castle

Edinburgh is one of the UK’s most visually stunning cities, with historical architecture combining with contemporary designs to set the scene for a vibrant, modern metropolis. And with a vast array of events taking place during the next twelve months, the time … Continue reading

Eight Not to be Missed Art Museums in and around Nice

Musee Matisse

Nice and its environs offers a great selection of museums and galleries for art enthusiasts – and Spring is a perfect time of year to visit! 1. Musée Matisse Nice A perfect location for the sunny Mediterranean colours that evoke … Continue reading

Six Great Reasons to Explore London’s Art Scene over the next few weeks

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There is always an abundance of great exhibitions in London, but (and maybe the terrible weather conditions are making indoor activities particularly tempting at the moment!) we are really loving exploring London galleries this month.  Here are a few favourites … … Continue reading

3 Cortona villas with some delicious extras this summer

Villa Lilliana

Situated in the eastern part of Tuscany, near the border with Umbria, picture-postcard Cortona is one of the oldest Tuscan hill towns, founded by the Etruscans, and more recently made famous by Frances Mayes’ book Under the Tuscan Sun. Its … Continue reading

5 Things to Do in Mallorca This Spring


Spring is the perfect time of year to enjoy a little break in Mallorca. Visitors can enjoy the great Mediterranean weather, and everything that this beautiful island has to offer, whilst avoiding the bustling summer crowds. Here are 5 great … Continue reading

A Purr-fect Way to Enjoy Parisian Café Life!

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Inspired by the original idea of cat cafés in Japan, Le Café des Chats  has recently opened in Paris, at the heart of the trendy Marais quartier. The idea, as its Japanese equivalent (there are now around 40 cat cafes … Continue reading

5 Things To Do For Valentine’s Day in Paris

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Synonymous with romance, Paris is the perfect destination to enjoy a little Valentine’s Day getaway. However, if you’re not quite sure how you are going to celebrate the special occasion once you get there, here a few ideas which will … Continue reading

Monti – Rome’s best kept secret

Antico Forno ai Serpenti bakery

Even if you have visited Rome several times, you may not have yet discovered the delights of Monti, the tiny quartiere tucked away between Piazza Venezia and the Colosseum. Although centrally located, it can easily be missed as it’s not … Continue reading

10 Unmissable Treats for Visitors to Paris this Christmas … and some cosy St Germain apartments!

Paris Christmas

The ‘City of Light’ more than lives up to its name at Christmas time, when the streets and shops are festooned with colourful Christmas decorations and sparkling lights.  For a truly wonderful spectacle, head for the Champs Elysées where all … Continue reading

10 Not to be Missed Treats for Visitors Coming to London this Christmas

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1. Hyde Park Winter Wonderland A must for visitors of all ages this Christmas, the Winter Wonderland in London’s Hyde Park, encompasses the essence of festive atmosphere Particularly enchanting at night, you can stroll past the quaint German market stalls … Continue reading