Hotel to Heart: The Corner Townhouse in Rome

Spring and autumn are in my opinion the best seasons to visit Rome. When I was there in spring I managed to find a perfectly located design hotel. The Corner Townhouse is a small, intimate boutique hotel that is only steps away from the Colloseum. It is, as the name already suggests, located on a corner in a Roman townhouse. It is an early 1900s palazzo, with high ceilings, gorgeous stuccos and marble details. The rooms are all unique, not one is decorated the same. I stayed in a room on the … [Read more...]

Hotel to Heart: Hôtel Le Delos on île de Bendor

Hotel Delos Ile de Bendor

During my latest trip to the Côte d'Azur I stayed in one of the most charming hotels I have ever stayed in. Hôtel Le Delos is located on the tiny island Bendor, 5 minutes ferry trip off the coast of Bandol's harbour. Bendor island, or île de Bendor, is owned by Paul Ricard, who is famous for his signature French liquor Pastis; an anise flavoured spirit. The small island has five restaurants, a beach, an artist village with shops, an art gallery and two museums. It's a traffic free island, … [Read more...]

Vacationing at The Paradise Inn in Key West

The Paradise Inn Key West

I'm back from my fantastic holiday in Florida, the sunshine state! It was epic. The first part of my holiday I spent in Key West and the second part in Miami. Both completely different yet both totally in my league. It was a perfect combo: the Keys for a good dose of a no fuss, chill and relax mode, and Miami to satisfy the foodie, and luxury loving fashionista in me. So be prepared for lots of blog posts about both destinations. Today I'm starting with a look back at the most wonderful B&B … [Read more...]

Hotel to Heart: The Caro Hotel in Valencia

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During my city trip to Valencia, I stayed in a very distinctive design hotel: the Caro Hotel. This monumental hotel is located right in the historical center, a stone throw away from the Valencia Cathedral and the Basilica. Interior designer Francesc Rifé has cleverly integrated the historical details and elements of the monument, with 21st century design and furniture, making it an interesting juxtaposition of heritage and present. Contemporary clean, geometric lines are merged with the … [Read more...]

Hotel to Heart: Hotel de Nell in Paris

Hotel de Nell

Earlier this month I went to Paris for the Paris Design week. And as always I stayed in a design hotel that exceeded my expectations. I stayed at Hôtel de Nell, located just a 5-minute walk from Grand Boulevard. The 5-star design hotel is the sister hotel of the Benkiraï hotel where I stayed in Saint Tropez. And like the Benkiraï you can expect top-end service, discreet luxury and a chic but very relaxed atmosphere. Intimate and quiet atmosphere Hôtel de Nell counts 33 rooms, which is … [Read more...]

Hotel to Heart: Hotel Benkirai in Saint Tropez

Hotel Benkirai

The last week of May, I traveled to the Côte d'Azur, a trip that I will not soon forget. It was one of my most enjoyable vacations, where I got to relax equally as much as explore new places. The weather was excellent beach weather, the food as always superb, and I stayed at the perfect locations. In Saint Tropez I spent a couple of days at the Hotel Benkirai: a charming four star design hotel with five star sophistication and service. Hotel Benkirai in Saint Tropez guarantees a sleek … [Read more...]

Hotel to Heart: Greco Philia Hotel Boutique in Mykonos

Greco Philia Mykonos

During my vacation on Mykonos, in the first week of June, I stayed at the Greco Philia Hotel Boutique on Elia Beach. Perched on a steep hill overlooking the sunkissed waters of the Aegean Sea, it is the perfect luxury escape. The hotel consists of 30 luxury suites and villas, some with private pools or jacuzzi. All suites and villas have unique interior designs. The main theme of the boutique hotel is art. Each accommodation is named after a painter and you'll see beautiful art and statues … [Read more...]