Sunday, August 21, 2011

40 Winks - London

Today I would like to share one of my top tips for London with you. London is one of my favorite destinations ever. It's a city that has so much to offer, so everytime I go there it feels like the first time. I always try to stay at a different hotel, just because there are some many great ones to choose from.

Last year my husband and I discovered this little gem called 40 Winks. It's a B&B hosted by renowned interior designer David Carter. He welcomes you in his fabulous 4 storey townhouse, situated in fashionable and trendy East London.

The entire house is decorated with an eye style, elegance and glamour. It's one of the most charming places I've ever stayed.

There are only 2 room at 40 Winks: 1 single and 1 double. Prices start at £95.
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If you want to go out for a nice dinner and drinks closeby, I can highly recommend Les Trois Garçons for dinner and Lounge Lover for pre- or post-dinner cocktails.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Post Ranch Inn

Perched on the cliffs of Big Sur, the Post Ranch Inn is such a magical place. In fact, it's the place to go if you want to enjoy some romance, along with some of the best ocean views in the world. Thanks to the hotel's organic architecture, it blends in perfectly with its natural environment.

Guests can pick from 40 rooms with either sea or mountain views. Each room offers a woodburning fireplace, an inside or outside spa tub, a private deck, ... Apart from the nicely equiped rooms, guest can also awaken their senses with an in-room massage, spa treatment, or daily yoga classes.

The hotels is idealy located to visit the beautiful villages Monterey and Carmel by the Sea. If you're into golf, Pebble beach offers some excellent courses.

The hotel only welcomes guests over 18.

Room rates start at $550.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Hotel du Cap Eden Roc

One our favorite travel destinations is the French Riviera. The French chique, the goreous weather, the picturesque villages, ... it's a small piece of paradise in the south of France.

The region is packed with gorgeous hotels which you'll definitely see come up in some of my upcoming posts. The one I'm going to talk to you about today is Hotel du Cap Eden Roc. It's one of the most exclusive hotels of the region and a hotspot during the Cannes Film Festival. You can see all of the A-list celebs lounging around the pool of the Hotel du Cap in Antibes.

The 5* hotel offers 121 rooms starting at 470 euro per night.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

I love Mandarin Oriental

Ever thought about what you would do if you won the lotery? I have :-) Apart from going on the greatest shopping spree ever and buying a gorgeous Porsche Panamera, I'd leave on trip around the world. Not just any trip off course, I would stay exclusively at Mandarin Orientals. They are just the quintessence of class and style, in my opion.

I do like all the new and trendy boutique hotels, but for me Mandarin Oriental is Tiffany & Co equivalent of hotels. They are timeless and each hotel just oozes luxury, I love it.

I've added some pictures of my favorite Mandarin Orientals. Please excuse me now so I can start daydreaming about my trip. :-)

Asiate at Mandarin Oriental New York

Roof terrace at Mandarin Oriental Barcelona

Mandarin Oriental London

Mandarin Oriental Las Vegas

Friday, August 12, 2011

Gramercy Park Hotel NYC

Next year my husband and I will be doing our honeymoon over, just because we liked it so much. We're starting off with a week in New York, followed by partystop in Las Vegas and last but not least LA, Carmel and San Francisco.

Because I just love planning trips I'm already searching for the best places to stay in each city. When it comes to New York, there's no decision to be made: The Gramercy Park Hotel it will be. We both love the design they've used. It's so different from everything else. The rich colors, the lush fabrics and its stunning rooftop gardens. I can't wait to pack my bags for this one.

You can choose from 181 rooms ranging from Superior to Park Suites. Prices start at $345 (or €240). A bargain if you ask me.