Icaco Island Village on Isla Mujeres – A coastal chic B&B with Mexican pazazz

Louise in a Hammock at Icaco Island Village

Just 8 minutes from Isla des Mujeres ferry port, Icaco Island Village is an elegant coastal retreat with Mexican pazzaz. The design conscious decor, sea facing suites and decidedly cool rooftop chill zone make this boutique B&B the perfect island hide-out. In fact, staying at Icaco Island Village really feels like staying at a friend’s […]

Hotel Monastere Maastricht & Café Louis

bedroom Hotel Monastere

A weekend escape to Maastricht is always a good idea. A visit to the southern Dutch city often feels like a mini vacation due to its distinct charm and character. It has that je ne sais quoi, French ambiance, top notch restaurants and wine bars and many independent boutiques. But where to stay? Hotel Monastere […]

Hotel to Heart: Kruisherenhotel Maastricht

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Staying in unique design and boutique hotels with character and charm is one of my favourite things to do. But this hotel – the Kruisherenhotel in Maastricht- was really, really unique! It is one of the most memorable hotels I’ve stayed in so far and I’ve stayed in many design hotels all over the world. […]

Hotel to Heart: Pulitzer Amsterdam

You don’t have to travel far to enjoy some time off. That was my main lesson of 2018. One of the highlights of last year was my weekend escape to Amsterdam in celebration of my birthday. I stayed in the elegant Pulitzer Hotel. The hotel had been on my wish list for quite some time […]

Hotel to Heart: The Aries Hotel & Spa in Zakopane

Yesterday I blogged about my short winter escape to snowy ski resort village Zakopane in Poland >read here< During my visit I stayed in the fabulous Aries Hotel & Spa and it was really a home away from home. If I ever return to Zakopane I will definitely stay at this hotel again. From the […]

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 […]

Hotel to Heart: Sofitel Le Grand Ducal in Luxembourg

Imagine waking up in a super soft bed, in a timeless elegant room and with a magnificent panoramic view on the enchanting Alzette and Petrusse valley of Luxembourg. That’s what happened when I spent the weekend in the Sofitel Le Grand Ducal in Luxembourg. The five-star designhotel, designed by Philippe Capronis, is sleek chic with […]