Hello June: It’s summer time.

I have taken the plunge and decided I am at a stage in life where I have to pursue and combine my passions of travel, food, fashion and Shoes. For me I get excited at choosing researching a new place country to visit.

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March Glorious March: Spring Has Sprung!

I do love Vienna, its majesty its pastries and fantastic street markets. We had decided to stay in the Meriden, not normally the kind of hotel I would choose but surprisingly I was impressed. Newly refurnished with a great ‘you’ bar that I spent every evening after dinner with live music and Irish coffee.

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The Bareiss Hotel in the Black Forest; A Thoughtful Hotel.

Most of these chalets are family owned and run and this is no exception. The Bareiss family is very much part of the operation in this luxury hotel which is part of both Relais and Châteaux and La Grande Tables de Mondes. This is a thoughtful hotel that integrates with the community and environment.

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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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And its February: Out To Africa!

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. I just loved the profusion of colour from the orange tree lined streets . It just made me smile and I got so addicted to the pungent freshly pickled mandarins that tasted well like mandarins and not like the horrible watery ones you get in London.

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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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