By Irina Raileanu on Jun 24, 2014 in Bars, Clubs, Cruises & Boat Travel, Europe, Food and Drink, France, Going Out, Regions, Restaurants, Speciality Travel, Travel Miscellany, Western Europe There are hundreds of great ways to enjoy your birthday in the French capital. Indeed, the diverse and beautiful city of lights has an activity to suit anyone, from lovers to the outdoors as well as bon vivants! If you are travelling to Paris for your birthday, try one of the ideas listed below for a French birthday you will never forget! A very chic birthday For a Parisian chic birthday dinner, you should go to the one Michelin star, 114 Faubourg restaurant. The flavours are plentiful, service outstanding, and décor incredibly elegant.This is certainly the kind of upscale-casual dining affair you could have in mind for your birthday in Paris! For a birthday dinner with a view, you should head to the top floor of the Eiffel Tower where you will find Le Jules Vernes. This iconic … [Read more...] about 5 ways to make your birthday in Paris unique!
September 17, 2016 by Carol Perehudoff 20 Comments Have you ever wondered what it would be like to take a spa vacation in a Czech spa town? I did a week-long spa package at the historic Hotel Nove Lazne, and found that there’s no better way to learn about European spa culture, improve your health and eliminate stress. I’m passing on what I learned to you, so here it is: The easy way to spa at Marianske Lazne (Marienbad), Czech Republic. Spa trip to Marianske Lazne starts out with a bang Crack! I hit my head on the top of the van as I’m climbing in, tumble back and end up sitting on the sidewalk. I get up and reel around for a moment, wondering if I’ve done some permanent damage. It’s not like I have any brain cells to waste. The young Czech driver insists on accompanying me to the reception desk at the Nove Lazne Hotel where I’m checking in, and explaining to the front desk clerk what happened. I don’t … [Read more...] about The easy way to spa at Marianske Lazne, Czech Republic
Where to stay: Hotel De L’Europe If you like hotels old-school in style and service but with a contemporary twist, the Hotel De L’Europe ticks all the boxes. Be greeted by doormen in coat tails and a top hat before being whisked through the revolving doors into a warm, relaxed but elegant lobby. On arrival, I was greeted with live jazz music filtering throughout the reception-come-lounge area, and staff who were more than happy to help. Huge replicas of Dutch masters hung along the room, with crystal chandeliers twinkling against the tones of russet and red of the walls. You will be awed as how comfortable and warming the hotel is, whilst still exuding exclusivity and luxury. Although all the rooms in De L’Europe are equally stunning, we would definitely suggest pushing the boat out and upgrading to a junior suite. All the rooms and suites have distinctive décor and are themed around Dutch Master paintings in partnership with the Rijkmuseum (see culture below!). … [Read more...] about 48 Hours in Amsterdam….The Luxury Editor Way.
Top 10 Ways To Add A Little Bit of Sparkle To Everyday Life Sponsored post in association with American Express® I’m not sure if you are agree, but I feel like we are “rewarding” ourselves with little things far more. I wouldn’t call these “guilty pleasures”, they are more like everyday perks that add a little bit of sparkle to our lives. It’s not just milestone moments like booking a trip of a lifetime or putting a deposit down on a house that are making us happy, sometimes spending on something as small as a lipstick on our lunch hour or a coffee on route to work can truly add a little sparkle to our lives. The current trend for “everyday treats” is on the rise. A recent survey by American Express** revealed that Brits treat themselves to a little treat, on average 3 times a week, with one in six (17%) doing so at least once a day. I expect I fall into that bracket! Brit’s official Top 10 treats are: It’s so … [Read more...] about Top 10 Ways To Add Sparkle To Everyday Life