A New York Classic

Saturday, January 11, 2020

Madison Avenue, long streets and Autumn leaves. An image I’d dreamed of became a reality on my last trip to New York. I’d broken up my stay between Lower East Side, Greenpoint Brooklyn, and Midtown. In Midtown I chose the Lotte Palace. In 1882, six neo-Italian Renaissance townhouses were built around a courtyard and after…

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A Greek Dream Becomes Reality

Thursday, January 2, 2020

After falling in love with tv show The Durrell’s, and subsequently reading My Family and Other Animals by Gerald Durrell, upon which the show is based, I had wanted to visit Corfu for years. After spending a hot sunny morning strolling the Liston, visiting Lawrence & Gerald Durrell’s park, and taking in the incredible St….

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Oh Sicilia Bella

Thursday, January 2, 2020

Taormina, the perfect welcome to Sicily! We arrived directly into Sicily with the convenient Emirates connection and picked up a Fiat 500 for our 8 days on this stunning island. We stayed in a gorgeous small hotel in one of the town squares, just far enough away from the hustle, while still being walking distance…

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Summer on Korcula

Thursday, January 2, 2020

We chose the island of Korcula for its location on the idyllic Dalmatian coast, the perfect place to day trip around the surrounding islands. My friend’s family came from the small town of Racisce so we decided that even though it was small it would be lovely to come back to after days of exploring,…

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Page, Arizona – From Horseshoe Bend to Antelope Canyon

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

After visiting Monument Valley we drove to the town of Page, a gateway to both incredible landmarks and adventure sports. we crossed back and forth between the states of Arizona and Utah before we reached the town sitting alongside Lake Powell. We booked a tour of Antelope Canyon for 1pm, which provided perfect lighting in…

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Monument Valley Exploring

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

We began our journey early in the morning, excited to be leaving the craziness of Vegas for small town USA. Our drive took 6 hours but as the road stretched out before us the scenery really grew more and more beautiful. Within a few hours the fields were covered with snow as we drove towards…

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24 Hours in West Hollywood

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

I’d visited LA before but always stayed in Santa Monica, the beach-side area popular with Aussies wanting to be by the water before flying home from their American adventures. This time round I wanted to try another area and decided on West Hollywood for a more local LA feel, recommended to me by friends who…

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California Dreaming

Monday, September 30, 2019

My stay at the gorgeous Parker Hotel made my time in Palm Springs. Originally built in the 1950’s and owned by Gene Autry, who planned to house his newly acquired baseball team, the California Angels. Most recently designed by Jonathan Adler the whole interior is stunning, everywhere you look is photo worthy. The lobby area…

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Madulkelle & Tea Plantation

Friday, September 6, 2019

As an avid Dilmah lover visiting tea plantations in Sri Lanka was very high on my list, and Madulkelle was the perfect base. A colonial planters estate house is used as the reception, dining area, and English lounge complete with a library and fireplace. As you walk out on the back veranda an English garden…

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Cooking in Udaipur

Thursday, August 15, 2019

Still my favourite place in India, I was so happy to return to Udaipur.  This gorgeous lake city is so charming. The small winding streets and alleyways are a calm reprieve after the craziness of travelling around Rajasthan. Historic white buildings line the waterfront, most with rooftop restaurants and contrasting bright pink bougainvillea. Instead of…

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