March 25, 2017
As classy and posh as Paris goes, there is also very cool and chic side of it. Le Roch Hotel & Spa is one fine example. Part of the Design Hotel group, tucked behind the small Rue St Roch, you barely notice this boutique hotel in the heart of the city. The hotel is really very hidden, but the giveaway is there are always 2 very well-dressed men standing at the door to meet and greet you. Redesigned by architect Vincent Bastie, taking a fading public building and transformed it into a neighborhood classic ; Le Roch’s 37 guestrooms and suites feature unique décor by French designer Sarah Lavoine. I particularly like the court...
Tags: Boutique Hotel, Design hotel, France, Hotel, Le Roch, Le Roch Hotel & Spa, Luxury, Paris, travel
September 9, 2016
Stockholm has always been a place known for its cool design, the Scandi coolness is so captivating. When I visited Stockholm earlier, I stayed at one of the boutique hotels in the heart of the city, Miss Clara by Nobis. Sveavägen, where the hotel is located, is Stockholm’s most cosmopolitan boulevard, cutting straight through the heart of the city from north to south. This part of Sveavägen, north of Kungsgatan avenue, is one of the most expansive focal points in the evolution of a new and more dynamically attractive Stockholm City district. Part of Nobis Group, the 92-room hotel was originally an Ateneum girls’ school buildi...
Tags: Boutique Hotel, Design, Design hotel, Hotel, lifestyle, Luxury, Miss Clara, Miss Clara by Nobis, Scandinavia, Stockholm, Sweden, Swedish, travel
August 5, 2016
“I’m a walking billboard. That’s my pleasure” – Isabella Blow Fashion lovers attention please ! You can now take a look into the iconic fashion figure Isabella Blow’s extensive wardrobe (and hats of course!) . Isabella Blow: A Fashionable Life is currently on display at The Powerhouse Museum, Sydney, Australia until 28th August 2016 . And for those who are in Sydney during this time, I have got a solution for you – a stylish QT weekend away with tickets to the exhibition, a tour with a Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences curator and a premium “Hands Free” shopping experience at Westfield Sydney. Sounds fashionable...
Tags: Australia, Boutique Hotel, Clothes, Design hotel, Designers, Exhibition, Fashion, Hotel, Isabella Blow, Luxury, Museum of Applied Arts & Science, Powerhouse Museum, QT Sydney, Sydney, travel
June 20, 2016
I visited Lisbon at a very good time. 10 years ago when I went, it was cold and rainy, I could barely remember what I managed to see. Few weeks ago, blue sky and sun is high, I had the pleasure to rediscover the charm of this old city. During my short visit I stayed at the Memmo Alfama hotel, a member of Design Hotels. It is steps away from the Cathedral and the São Jorge Castle, as one of the best hotels in Lisbon and is the first boutique hotel in the city’s historic area, I thought it would be difficult to find along the meandering uphill roads, yet almost every cab drivers in Lisbon seems to know exactly where it is. Hi...