We were looking for a last minute sunshine break for May, which is always tricky as it’s in-between seasons. Europe – too cold. Asia – monsoons. USA – reliable weather-wise but not really offering white sandy “wanderlust” / “gypset” / “[insert alternative blogger paradise analogy]” locations.
It was to be a “babymoon” – a novel concept that I cynically assume was invented by the luxury travel industry so that the mandatory and aggressive price hikes applied as soon as you say the word “honeymoon” can now apply to a whole new range of holidays. So having made some initial enquiries without uttering the B-word, we arrived at a surprisingly short list of options for our proposed wishlist of (i) hot sun; (ii) nice beach; and (iii) coconuts on tap in mid-May. We settled on Mexico, and specifically Tulum – the new trendy jetsetter village (it is barely a town) about 2 hours south of Cancun. (more…)
We spent a few days in New York recently and did loads of homework on the best places to go, eat, stay and explore. If you’re thinking of a city break there look no further than our Haute List city guide… with a predictable emphasis on the food! It’s pretty comprehensive so hopefully we’ve covered everything you need to know… Enjoy and let us know if we missed anywhere good – any excuse to go back!
We love a weekend city break. We especially love a festive weekend city break. So where to go? We wanted Christmas markets, cake, mulled wine, beautiful architecture and oh yeah did we mention cake? There really was only one contender – Vienna.
We stayed at the sumptuously gorgeous Hotel Sacher in the heart of the city. Besides being one of the Leading Hotels of the World, the Hotel Sacher is also the home of the original sachertorte. Have you ever had a sachertorte? No? Well that’s reason enough to get your tush over to Vienna. A tender crumbed chocolate cake draped in apricot jam and a rich, dark chocolate glaze. It’s a serious haute eat.