10 Best Luxury Advent Calendars 2017

2017 is definitely the year of the Advent calendar. Not the traditional one that we had when we were kids, the one with a chocolate inside. This year the Advent days are celebrated like it's Christmas every day. We are pulling out all the stops to enhance our countdown till Christmas. Especially the beauty brands have cleverly created boxes that look so good that you just NEED to get one. My favourite is by Dyptique. By the time you finish the last door your home and you will smell so nice with … [Read more...]

Hotel to Heart: Four Seasons Anguilla

Whenever the weather turns bad, I start browsing the internet for attractive offers for my next great escape to the Caribbean. The ultimate holiday for me is one where I can relax, rejuvenate and get pampered. That's why I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, the Four Seasons Anguilla so much. If anyone would ask me to name the best hotel I have ever stayed in, Four Seasons Anguilla is my answer, hands down. The service is impeccable, the food is to die for, and the amenities are more than top notch. The staff … [Read more...]

Barefoot Bliss at the San Giorgio Mykonos Hotel – part 2

Ever been in a design hotel where luxury is considered walking barefoot across the property, eating at communal tables and sleeping in a room without a TV? Earlier this week, in part 1, I featured the interior of the San Giorgio Mykonos Hotel and an exclusive interview with the designer. The exterior is just as impressive and blissful, maybe even more. The poolside is where it is all happening really. Here is where you find the bar restaurant Cantina where they serve breakfast, lunch and dinner … [Read more...]

Inspirational Home: Modest luxury and soft tones

One of my two favourite inspirational homes at the Dutch Furniture & Lifestyle Fair the 'Woonbeurs' is always the More than Classic (MTC) home. For those of you who have never been to the Woonbeurs...The most prominent Dutch interior magazines create complete inspirational homes at the fair to showcase the latest trends, furniture, fabrics, wallpaper and flooring in a real setting. Each home has completely decorated and styled spaces to inspire visitors and to represent the magazine. The … [Read more...]

Hotel to Heart: Grecotel Pallas Athena

When I visited Athens I immersed myself in luxury and elegance at the avant-garde five star boutique hotel Grecotel Pallas Athena. The hotel that opened in January 2014 is part of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World family and counts 63 rooms, none identical. Situated across the Athens town hall on Kotzia square, and only a short walk away from Athens' bustling historical sights and shopping streets, it is one of the best hotels to use as your base for a city trip to Athens. Metro stations … [Read more...]

Hotel to Heart: Sir Albert in Amsterdam

I'm so excited, because tonight is the official grand opening of the Sir Albert Hotel in Amsterdam. Earlier this month I spent a lovely day there and got an exclusive tour of this new gem in Amsterdam's lively neighbourhood De Pijp. I received a very exclusive invitation to their special evening. Sir Albert is part of the Sir hotels brand, with other hotels opening soon in Tel Aviv and Munich, and Sir Savigny in Berlin. Each Sir hotel is unique as it adapts its branding and design to the … [Read more...]

Hotel to Heart: Andaz Liverpool street in London

During my latest trip to London I stayed in the fabulous Andaz Liverpool street hotel. It was the first hotel I stayed in that gears to the special needs of women travelers with a focus on high service standards. The Andaz acknowledges that the average business traveler is no longer a male in his forties, and that things are shifting. Young female professionals, like myself, are on the rise. According to The Travel Industry Association research, women now make up 43% of business travelers, with … [Read more...]