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Checking In: Hôtel Secret de Paris

When I was invited to stay at the Hôtel Secret de Paris, located in Paris’ 9th arrondissement, I couldn’t resist the offer. I was intrigued by the boutique design hotel’s concept, with every room modeled around one of the city’s most iconic monuments or museums. You could plan a romantic weekend in the sexy Moulin…

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Postcard from Porto: City Guide

When the invitation came up to visit Portugal, I was thrilled to plan a new getaway. I had never been to Portugal before and I was looking forward to leaving Paris behind for a week to discover a new city. Flying into Porto, we would stay three nights, then take a three-night break to visit…

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On the Isle of Capri

“And though I sailed with the tide in the morning Still my heart’s on the Isle of Capri” With the arrival of Spring I’m starting to get the travel bug and have been dreaming about summer travel destinations. Last year (I know, I know, I’m finally getting around to this!) I revisited the Amalfi Coast…

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Blue Sky Views

Can’t get enough of this pretty view and the recent sun-filled days in Paris.

Lucca for A Day

As 2015 was coming to an end, I spent it with Mr. B in a city that has come to feel like a second home, Florence. We rang in the New Year with friends, fireworks and a lot of champagne! And now that we know Florence quite well and have toured many of the city’s…

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Château de Chardonneux

In France, beautiful châteaux dot the countryside and it is not uncommon to find that many French families own their very own charming château. Such is the case with the Mr., whose family has a lovely château near Le Mans, le Château de Chardonneux. I’ve been a few times now and am mesmerized every time…

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Le Weekend

Soon, everyone will be returning to Paris, summer vacations coming to an end. This weekend, I intend to enjoy these last days of empty city streets, so lovely to stroll without the usual crowds. I just finished reading this book and LOVED it. These weird wine pairings are the best. My new favorite tote bag…

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