Penshurst Place

Penshurst Place and Gardens

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Penshurst Place & Gardens is a beautiful historic estate in England’s Weald of Kent, near Tunbridge Wells, and is a wonderful place for a day out, with or without children. Penshurst Place is the current and ancestral home of the Sidney family; King Edward VI granted the 2,500-acre Penshurst Estate to Sir William Sidney in […]

Restaurant Review: Robata

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  Robata refers to the Japanese cooking method where food is cooked over a charcoal grill. It is said that the first people who used the technique were ancient fishermen in northern Japan who brought hot coals in boxes with them so that they good cook on their boats. A newcomer to the thriving Soho […]


Yann Couvreur Comes To Claridge’s

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Despite the many talented pastry chefs that call Paris home, the queues at Yann Couvreur’s Goncourt district patisserie are a testament to the young man’s ability to create delicious, one-of-a-kind pastries. Couvreur’s passion for baking began as early as high school, and he has since worked in legendary kitchens in Paris and St. Barths.    […]

Castello Dal Pozzo

Hotel Review | Castello dal Pozzo

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Laying at the foot of the Alps, on the border of France and Switzerland is the picturesque Italian region of Piedmont. Known for its wineries, slow food, and majestic lakes, Piedmont has been captivating visitors for decades. On our weekend trip to the region, we chose to stay at the beautiful Neo-Gothic Castello dal Pozzo. […]

Hotel Review: Arowhon Pines in Algonquin

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Un-rough it in Algonquin Park. These were the words that encouraged us to book a stay at Arowhon Pines, the rustic but luxurious lodge and resort set deep within the Algonquin Provincial Park. We were warned ahead of time that despite being only a 3-hour drive from Toronto, there would be no cell service, WiFi, […]

Paris Hotel Guide: Maison Favart

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A secret neo-classical bolthole in the heart of Paris. Just when you thought Paris couldn’t be more of a romantic place, we found La Maison Favart. Owing its name to a famous couple who established the renown of the Opéra-Comique: Charles-Simon and Justine Favart. The story begins as if they were destined to be lovers: […]

Fairmont Royal York Review

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Located in downtown Toronto, the Fairmont Royal York is a five-star luxury hotel that has been around since 1929 making it one of the oldest hotels in the city. Featuring an extraordinary façade, the property itself was once considered the tallest building not just in Toronto but throughout the country. It goes without saying that […]