a welcome treat from Orania.Berlin

best bed: Orania.Berlin, Berlin, Germany

Nestled in the heart of Berlin’s hip and trendy neighborhood of Kreuzberg, Orania.Berlin is the perfect luxury-with-an-edge boutique Hotel. It is one of those rare places you cannot believe you have found and never want to leave. The building dates…

wonderful treats ate the peninsula paris

best bed: The Peninsula, Paris , France

My big question as I booked the Peninsula Paris was could it possibly live up to the amazing memories I have of the first Peninsula located in Hong Kong. I am delighted to report yes yes yes!!!! This is the…

lights show where the wall once divided berlin

when the wall came tumbling down

I am in Berlin to party!  Not in night clubs but in the streets… 30 years ago the wall came tumbling down. “This November 9 is a historic day” announced anchorman Hanns Joachim Friedrich. “The GDR has announced that, starting…

The Grand Bazaar Istanbul

the Grand Bazaar, Istanbul

I was born to shop, even when I don’t buy a thing!  The thrill is in the hunt, the journey, the adventure. And no place is more fun than the Grand Bazaar in Istanbul. There are over 4000 shops in…

dinner at Aqua Pazza. Ponza

put ponza on your list

 Small, inconspicuous Ponza; my perfect island escape  Ok, so not exactly undiscovered. Romans have been coming here for centuries.  But it is way less crowded than nearby Capri and Ischia. And way cheaper. The shopping is not as posh; the…

best bed: Steigenberger Wiltcher’s, Brussels, Belgium

A Belgian grande dame, the Wiltcher’s first opened in 1913. It was, and still is, the most elegant hotel. Named after the first man in charge, English hotelier Sidney Wiltcher, the hotel  is a wonderful art nouveau palace,. While the stunning…

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