Hottest New Restaurants in Copenhagen

Copenhagen’s restaurant scene continues to capture the world’s attention for its culinary prowess: the city’s eateries impress not only for their use of fresh produce and original menus, but also for their light, airy decor and informal atmosphere. From New Nordic Cuisine to Asian and Mediterranean kitchens, Copenhagen’s best restaurants focus on sustainable living and […]

City break London: hotels, restaurants and cafes in Covent Garden

If you are going to London for a mid-week or weekend break, check out our favorite hotels, restaurants and cafes in the Covent Garden area. (1) Neighbourhood to stay in: Covent Garden Why? Central location, walking distance to excellent boutiques, cafes and restaurants; close to theatres and museums. If you are traveling on the Eurostar, […]

La Mirande: historic boutique hotel and restaurant in Avignon

La Mirande is a hotel and restaurant located in an restored mansion at the foot of the Palais des Papes in the heart of Avignon. It is a timeless refuge that provides a dreamy, relaxing and authentic experience. The hotel is named after the famous room in the Palais des Papes, La Mirande, where the […]

La Fleur Bleue: restaurant and gîtes in the Provence

La Fleur Bleue is located in Le Crestet, a tiny village 40 kilometers northeast of Avignon, between Vaison la Romaine and Malaucène at the foot of Mont Ventoux. Owned by a Dutch couple who decorated the house in the Nordic style with Provençal influences, it offers both fine dining and accommodations (gîtes), to those seeking […]

St. Vincent Tavern: bold flavors, cool interiors in San Francisco

St. Vincent Tavern and Wine Merchant is one of the most recent restaurant openings in the Mission District of San Francisco. It is owned by David Lynch, the former sommelier at Quince and Cotogna. The chef is Bill Niles, who used to cook at Bar Tartine. What impressed me about the food at St. Vincent […]

To Rome With Love travel guide to the Eternal City

To celebrate Woody Allen’s latest film, To Rome with Love, here’s a romantic guide to the city with emphasis on atmospheric places to stay, untouristy places to eat and churches that most people don’t even bother to visit. Romantic boutique hotels in Rome If you want to stay in the old Jewish quarter, in a […]

Travel guide to Venice, Italy

To help you make the most out of your trip to Venice, I put together this travel guide based on my own experiences in the city. Venice is an extremely touristy city, more so than Rome. The BBC reported five years ago that “there are 60,000 permanent residents, 60,000 day visitors (tourists and commuters from the […]