the london discoveries – part 2: t&f slack
Walking through Notting Hill last weekend – and I don’t mean the tourist hell hole that is Portobello Road – I made another unique discovery, a shop combining classic British design with a colourful twist: welcome to T&F Slack Shoemakers.
the london discoveries – part 1: squint
I love doing things on foot, I think it’s the best way to discover any particular city. Whether it’s the off-the-tourist-track side streets in Jakarta, Ninh Binh, Tallinn, Havana or Budapest, as long as you keep your mind and eyes open, the effort is rewarded with either meeting someone fascinating, seeing something unique, discovering something new, or all three. Walking around London, a city with well over 25’000 streets, it’s easy to discover exciting things every time you set off.
new year’s resolutions – 5 great gyms for getting fit in 2012
All those who pack running shoes and yoga pants but rarely use them, raise your hand. Thankfully, this is the internet, so no one has to know your secret. But 2012 is going to be different, right? Here are my top five tried-and-tested in-hotel fitness facilities.
Wherever you look these days, Istanbul is being lauded as the coolest/hippest/most exciting/diverse/trendiest/upcoming (select as appropriate) destination; most recently voted Best City by British Airways’ 2011 Travel Awards.
my parisian home i never had
I can’t recall how many hoteliers explained the unique factor of their hotel being that it’s ‘a home away from home’ for guests. I have heard this so often I am at a point of questioning this argument: don’t some people who stay at hotels do that because they don’t want to be at home? Simply for the pleasure of staying at a hotel and everything this experience entails? If they want a home, why travel at all?
polo, snow, bubbly and beautiful people…
St. Moritz, here I come.
Who could resist an invite to watch the 27th St. Moritz Polo World Cup – on snow? So off I went to the elegant village in the Swiss Alps, located 1800 meters above sea level, ready for an action-packed weekend in one of the most glamorous capitals of the world.
why you should go to zurich
I love Zurich! But if you’ve never been you probably wonder why you should go in the first place?