French Colonial Glamour At The Metropole Hanoi, A Hanoi Luxury Hotel

French Colonial Glamour At The Metropole Hanoi, A Hanoi Luxury Hotel

One of the old colonial hotels in South East Asia along the lines of the venerable Raffles Hotel in Singapore, the Metropole Hanoi is the grande dame of the city. This Hanoi luxury hotel though combines the best of French colonial architecture with contemporary Eastern elegance. The colonial look of the exterior architecture white stucco Read Post

A Plantation Style Home at Luxe Jade Mountain Resort in St Lucia

Romantic Plantation Style Home Inspiration at Jade Mountain in St Lucia

The romance of a plantation style home conjures up images of hot breezy nights and drinks on the veranda under twinkling stars in an inky black sky. Although the truth of life in the colonies established by Europeans who settled in the Caribbean or South East Asia may be less palatable, some of the romantic mystique Read Post

House Doctor S/S 2017 Catalogue: Inspirational Table Setting Ideas

House Doctor S/S 2017 Catalogue: Inspirational Table Setting Ideas

You’ve seen how Danish lifestyle company, House Doctor, styles their outdoor living space for their spring/summer 2017 catalogue. Now we look at inspirational table setting ideas by House Doctor. Inspirational Table Setting Ideas These four elements will help you get a simple yet stylish Danish look – organic shapes, a restricted colour palette, natural materials, Read Post

House Doctor S/S 2017 Catalogue: Outdoor Living Inspiration

outdoor living by House Doctor

I’ve got news for those of you who though House Doctor was just a television show starring acerbic Californian Ann Maurice telling hapless homeowners to declutter, declutter, declutter. More interestingly, House Doctor is also a Danish lifestyle brand that brings affordable Scandinavian style to your home. Check out the new spring/summer 2017 catalogue by House Read Post

How To Do Urban Chic in Southwark London With Aplomb

How To Do Urban Chic in Southwark London With Aplomb

Rushworth Street is a boutique style development in central London near Blackfriars by Alexander James Interior Design. I love this development because it shows how you can do urban chic in Southwark London with aplomb without sacrificing quality or eco-credentials. The 9 luxury flats are a subtle mix of palette colors blending beautifully into the Read Post

Shopping for Venice Carnival Costumes at a Venetian Palazzo

Shopping for Venice Carnival Costumes at a Venetian Palazzo

What could be a better setting for shopping for beautiful Venetian carnival costumes than a pop up store held in a converted Venetian palazzo?  The pop up store was the outpost of a Milanese atelier which creates one of a kind costumes for the elaborate Venetian balls held during February for Carnival.  We heard about Read Post

The Silver Trident Winery Tasting Home and Ralph Lauren Home

The Silver Trident Winery Tasting Home

In fancy Yountville in Napa Valley, the Silver Trident Winery does something different for its wine tasting room. Frankly, when you have a zillion wine tasting rooms in a small area, you really do need to come up with fresh ideas on how to make the experience cool and different. What is a small selective Read Post

The Ultimate Outdoor Kitchen Contains a Weber Barbecue

The ultimate American BBQ is a Weber BBQ.

When you think of an American barbecue grills, chances are you will automatically think of the brand leader – Weber Barbecues.  The Weber barbecue comes in all sizes and shapes – charcoal, gas, electric, portable and built-in.  There are even smoker barbecues for when you want to smoke meat perfectly. We’ve got two Weber barbecues Read Post