Hotel review: Blakes Hotel London

When my now husband asked which hotel I’d most like to stay in after our wedding, I must have reeled off a hundred fancy hotels on my wish list. During the whole planning process, I proved awful at making decisions, so I called on Hotel Belle, Annie Fitzsimmons, to help…

Hotel review: The Bucuti Aruba

I’ve raved about the Bucuti Aruba so many times on this blog because it really is the best hotel I’ve ever had the pleasure of staying in. And I’d go back in a heartbeat. In fact, if I had to pay to live anywhere in the world I’d pick this…

Highlights of a weekend in Rome

Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck made Rome the setting for an exciting romance, Anita Ekberg made the Trevi Fountain look sexy and Charlton Heston brought back some life into the Circus Maximus. We chose a weekend in Rome as our ideal city break – spending hours taking in marvellous views,…

Aruba honeymoon guide

The first time I heard about Aruba was on Friends, when Rachel explained she was supposed to be on her honeymoon but instead was sitting in Monica’s kitchen, still wearing her wedding dress. I had no idea it was in the Caribbean, neither did I know it was a popular…

5 cities I’d visit twice

It’s great to explore the globe and discover new and exciting places, but there’s something to be said for re-visiting the cities you loved the first time around. I don’t see anything wrong with going back to a city that stole my heart at some point in my life, particularly…