AS Janelas Verdes: Lisbon

Sometimes I just really want to go to a place and take it over because it just has so much potential that I feel is not being used. As Janelas Verdes is something of a conundrum. Its clearly much loved by its clientele which is made up of 50 something and it has repeat customers. Its an easy hotel. Relaxed but rather worn in a great surrounding.

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And its February

I always find February an iffy month. Its struggling to find an identity, neither winter or spring so it was with delight and excitement that I accepted an unexpected trip to Rabat in Morocco. Even though the weather was not great with some hail thunderstorms and rain, the light when the sun came out was…

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Liemers at Hotel Am Reiterkogel. Hinterglemm Great Sun terrace and yummy deserts.

  I remember when this hotel opened a few years ago and I instantly fell in love with their sun terrace and would often drop by for coffee or hot chocolate simply enjoying the central location with the village and surrounding mountains.   Just after Christmas having stuffed ourselves silly in one of the mountain…

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Der Schwarzacher: What went wrong or is it a blip?

I started coming here when it first opened a few years ago and it was love at first sight. Right on the bottom of the slope at Hinterglemm and opposite the meeting point for the skiers. I would go in the morning after dropping off friends lounge on the outside sofas if it was sunny…

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Nusr.Et Dubai. Meat with flair and the ‘salt sprinkle’ from Salt Bae.

  Everyone was telling me that I ‘simply had to go’ to Nusret.Et. that it was the absolutely best best ever restaurant for meat not simply in Dubai but in the world. That’s a pretty big assertion and it intrigued because these over the top statements came from several sources and as such I was…

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The Bareiss Hotel in the Black Forest. A Thoughtful Hotel

We have wanted to come to the Bareiss Hotel for such a long time but every time we booked we had to cancel at the last minute. We developed through these cancellations a very warm relationship with their administration office. So it was with a great squeal and jump of joy that I agreed to…

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AS Janelas Verdes. Lisbon It lacks personality but charming in its own way

Sometimes I just really want to go to a place and take it over because it just has so much potential that I feel is not being used. As Janelas Verdes is something of a conundrum. Its clearly much loved by its clientele which is made up of 50 something and it has repeat customers.…

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The Goring Dining Room. Perfect for Sunday Lunch

I am a creature of habit and my security blanket is often when we go out is to choose a place that I know I will be comfortable and relaxed. Sometimes these restaurants are just my local. I love Boudin Blanc in Shepherds market. Every time I am stuck as to where to go its…

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Ribadoura: Our Go To Seafood Restaurant in Lisbon.

We started going to Lisbon on a regular basis several years ago. There was just something so appealing about the place with its trams ,narrow streets in the historical part , wide avenues in the newer parts and the food. Wherever we went we never seemed to have a bad meal. Over time as we…

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XL: Trendy Chic and oh so Comfortable. I loved it.

It was just one of those days. Nothing had gone as planned and all is seemed to be doing was Ubering from one end of Lisbon to the other and back in some erratic manner trying to keep up all the appointments I had made. The only thing that was positive to the day was…

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