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

Inspiration For Luxury Master Bedrooms From The Abu Dhabi Suite

Inspiration for Luxury Master Bedrooms

The St. Regis Abu Dhabi has the world’s highest suspended suite which runs between its Nations Towers. Located on the 48th and 49th floors, this suite is located over 200 meters above sea level.  Rather unimaginatively, this suspended suite is called the Abu Dhabi Suite. Such luxury on a grand opulent level is spread out Read Post

Quirky Elegance at a Boutique Hotel in Bath England

Quirky Elegance at a Boutique Hotel in Bath England

I feel that so many small small hotels have boutique hotel aspirations. Similar to the concept of eclectic design, some people think you can throw some vaguely bohemian things together and call it a design. We stayed recently at 51 Great Pulteney Hotel, a luxury boutique hotel in Bath England, which is worthy of the name. Read Post

A Restored Aristocratic House Turned Boutique Hotel in Portugal

Boutique Hotel Vivenda Miranda in Lagos Portugal

Check out Vivenda Miranda, a boutique hotel, which has recently been renovated to the highest standards providing quirky, fun accommodation in Lagos on the Algarve coast of Portugal. Formerly the 17th century private home of a noble family, the house and gardens perch on a cliff overlooking the sea.  With 25 individually styled rooms, the Read Post

Dreamy White Rooms in Bruges

White Rooms bedside table

We absolutely loved our trip to Bruges a couple of years ago.  I wish White Rooms, two guesthouses in the historic city centre, had been open when we went.  These apartments are just divine! White Rooms is a project of noted Belgian interior designer, Natalie Haegeman and her Antwerp-based company.  She has created a warm Read Post