Guide to super chic ski hotels in Europe and the US

In the deepest, darkest days of winter, all you want to do is go outside and fling yourself off a mountain on skis or a snowboard. Here’s a guide to the most sophisticated hotels where modern design meets superior service. If you are really tired of old-fashioned ski hotels, check out our selection. Switzerland Riffelalp […]

Very special travel guides from The Little Bookroom

Are you tired of the same mass-market guides that send you to places where tour operators also take their clients? Check out The Little Bookroom’s splendid travel guides which reveal secret places in Italy and France (and elsewhere) that most guide books never mention. I love the dreamy photos and illustrations, the gorgeous layout and […]

La Parisienne by Ines de la Fressange

Inès de la Fressange, French fashion model and style icon, has written a book called La Parisienne which contains her favorite addresses in Paris for fashion, beauty, home interiors and spas, as well as cafes and restaurants. You can buy the book online at and FNAC. The English translation won’t be out until spring […]

Travel Guide to Mallorca

If I had to choose from the three Balearic islands – Mallorca, Ibiza and Menorca – which one I enjoy most, I would pick Mallorca. I went to the island last September after a week in Ibiza and it’s strange how coming back to Mallorca after more than 10 years, has led me to appreciate […]

Eat Pray Love Restaurant Guide to Naples (Italy)

I just finished posting the Eat Pray Love guide to the best pizza in Naples. But Naples is more than just pizza so here is a list of excellent restaurants in the city. One of the joys of eating in Naples is that the seafood is very fresh and deliciously prepared. Among my favorite seafood […]

Eat Pray Love Naples Pizza Guide

Here’s a list of Mapplr’s favorite pizzerias in Naples, Italy. There’s a reason why Elizabeth Gilbert went to Naples to eat pizza in her novel, “Eat Pray Love”: Naples is where pizza was invented and perfected. In the film, Julia Roberts (who plays Gilbert) devours an entire pizza napoletana, in defiance of her expanding waistline. […]

Eat Pray Love Rome Travel Guide

Are you inspired by movie and the book Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman’s Search for Everything Across Italy, India and Indonesia to go to Rome? Don’t wait. The food is as good as depicted in the film. That scene showing Julia Roberts diving into a plate of spaghetti is real. The film shots of carciofi […]