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Il Sereno: A Contemporary Jewel in Lake Como

Leaving a place that you fell in love with is never going to be easy but it is made ever so slightly easier with a final treat at the end.   We would be ending our time in Lake Como with a slight detour enroute back Milan Linate airport and stop for lunch at beautiful new… Read more »

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A Luxury Lake Como Boat Trip with Grand Hotel Tremezzo

Lake Como really is one of the most romantic places on earth and Grand Hotel Tremezzo was the perfect choice for our three year wedding anniversary. The best way to see the gorgeous scenery is to sail across the water by boat, which also happens to Mr S’s favourite mode of transport! On our second… Read more »

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Panoramic Views and Poolside Moods at Grand Hotel Tremezzo

Grand Hotel Tremezzo is quite simply the perfect place to live La Dolce Vita… In a boutique hotel of only 90 rooms, Hotel Grand Tremezzo actually has three pools which are so spectacular, that I had to dedicate a separate post to them! Cross the road from the hotel and you arrive at Beach… This… Read more »

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Falling in Love with Grand Hotel Tremezzo, Lake Como, Italy

It was four years ago that I first fell in love with Lake Como… Mr S and I went on a road trip navigating the narrow roads, hair pins bends and steep hill sides of the lake in a shiny red Ferrari! Not married yet and not even engaged, a boyfriend and girlfriend who knew… Read more »

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An Emotional Return: Lunch at Villa D’Este

Have you ever been so truly moved by a place that when you return you feel chills going down your spine? Well that’s how I felt about Villa D’Este… Mr S and I had stopped that for lunch around four years ago and we decided to make a return there enroute to our final stop,… Read more »

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A Glowing Anniversary Night at LUME: A Michelin-starred Restaurant in Milan, Italy

The restaurant scene in Milan is nothing short of exquisite. From classy cafes, family-run trattorias, trendy restaurants boasting designer brand names to world-class Michelin star restaurants. Still quite new on the scene is LUME but the hot restaurant already has a Michelin-star – gaining recognition only a few months after opening.  We jumped in a taxi… Read more »

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24 Hours in Milan and a Stay at Four Seasons Hotel Milano

In my mind I cannot think of anywhere more glamorous than the Italian city of Milan. A place the conjures up images of the most exquisite designer boutiques, gorgeous hotels and super chic bars and restaurants. Mr S and I have visited Milan once before and where better to kick off our three year anniversary… Read more »

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I Spent the Night at London Zoo

Have you ever wondered what happens at night at the zoo? Once all guests go home, the keepers finish for the day and there’s really no one left but the animals…Well a very special invitation gave me the opportunity to not only visit ZSL London Zoo after hours but to actually spend the night in… Read more »

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A Gastronomic Journey Through Spain: Jerez and lunch at Two-Michelin Star Aponiente

Our fast train hurtled away from the Madrid, heading south on course for a three hour journey to the city of Jerez de la Frontera in Southwestern Spain. Though I’d never visited before, my friend Gary has visited the town famous for producing some of the world’s finest sherry and had me convinced that it… Read more »

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A Gastronomic Journey Through Spain: Hotel Urso and Media Racion, Madrid

From the Medieval towns, mountains and rolling countryside of Rioja it was a three and half hour drive to Madrid. I’d never visited the capital of Spain before and I was excited to reach the next stop of our gastronomic road trip with Gin Mare. Our home for the night was the gorgeous five-star boutique… Read more »