best bed: Hotel FRANQ, Antwerp, Belgium

Antwerp is a remarkable has-it-all city… the perfect mix of historic architecture, modern design and foodie destination. So is the Hotel FRANQ, a Relais & Chateaux gem in the heart of the city . Once a bank, the hotel has…

fun art through out the Hotel Barriere Le Fouquet

best bed: Hotel Barriere Le Fouquet, Paris, France

  Historic café meets historic hotel family… Hotel Barriere Le Fouquet is a luxurious amalgamation of two fascinating histories. When Louis Fouquet bought Le Criterion bar in 1899 it was already over 100 years old. Rue Le Criterion had been…

a warm welcome from Patrico, one of the wonderful doormen at the milestone

best bed: The Milestone Hotel & Residence, London, UK

The Milestone’s goal is to make dreams come true. They succeed by being phenomenally considerate. I was wowed by the thoughtfulness, attention to detail and top notch service.  The Red Carnation group acquired the three 19thcentury townhouses that make up…

the famous ferris wheel

visit vienna…11 places to see

Vienna is one of those wonderful places that should be on everyone’s list. It was the capital of the Habsburg Empire for 600 years. This family was not shy about spending or building. The result is one beautiful city filled…

the cathedral in antwerp

awesome antwerp: 6 things to do

Antwerp wows! A history filled with money and culture has resulted in a very impressive present. This small city with the big port has been mixing commerce and art since the early 16thcentury when it became the richest city in…

venice by benjamin dickerhof

my favourite things: VENICE

Ah VENICE! Beyond crowded in summer, damp and foggy in winter, yet somehow always totally enchanting. A city packed with art, history, culture and the most incredible amount of tourist tat. Truman Capote said “Venice is like eating an entire…