Rome

Rome: 6 things to do

Ah Rome… the Eternal City, The City of God, Love & Seven Hills. Where all roads lead. And the home of La Dolce Vita. Where the rights of cats are enshrined in law, flamingo tongues were once a delicacy; there…

Villa Spalletti Trivelli

best bed: Villa Spalletti Trivelli, Rome, Italy

Finally! The chance to live like a noble. Villa Spalletti Trivelli was, until recently, the Villino Urbino of an aristocratic Italian family. A country house in the heart of the city. The last one left in private hands; many have…

raw seafood at SushiBar

my favorite things….Palermo

Decadent, decrepit and elegant, Palermo is the most conquered city in history, chock full of UNESCO heritage sites and a WOW. It is crowded, crumbling and loaded with beautiful people. This capital of modern Sicily also served as the capital…

Kempinski Palace Portoroz

best bed: Kempinski Palace Portoroz, Istria, Slovenia

The Palace Hotel was THE place on the Austrian Riviera… so called because the royal and rich, politicians and artists of the Hapsburg (Austrian-Hungarian era) Empire flocked to its shores. They came for the warm weather, spa-ing and to be…

Ljubljana

10 must do’s in Slovenia

Slovenia is a small country that packs huge punch… Everything you come to Europe for…history, food, castles, beach, wine and outdoor activities…in one easy to navigate nation. It only became a stand-alone country in 1991...before that it was part of…

the pool at the Bulgari London

best bed:The Bulgari Hotel London, London, UK

Understated elegance defines the Bulgari Hotel London. The design harks back to the company’s jewelry making roots with lots of silver throughout. Carefully coupled with curved walnut walls and dark leather furniture, it never crosses the line into tacky.  Most…

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