On Vörösmarty Square in Pest, Gerbeaud has been around since 1858. Some say it's touristy and over-priced. Me, I adore the atmosphere of another era in this Budapest cafe: high ceilings with plaster rosettes and crystal chandeliers, silk wall papers, solid brass-footed tables, and heavy velvet [...]
Malbun is a tranquil, lovely mountain village in Liechtenstein. Small clusters of Alpine homes on green meadows look adorable from above.
This is a traditional farmer's house in Santana on the island of Madeira in the Atlantic, one of the outermost regions of the European Union.
Ah, St Moritz. The name brings to mind a gorgeous summer holiday in Torquay. I was 16 and he was tall, blond, a little shy and had the most beautiful smile. I'll call him Hanspeter, because that was his name. When business took me to [...]
In the middle of fjordland Norway, Mundal Hotel is celebrating its 120th anniversary this year. This family-owned hotel has creaking stairs, a great turret bed room, a library, a billiards room, a music room, deep leather chairs by the fireplace - and books; not just [...]
I'm in Pyramiden, once a showcase of the Soviet Union, a perfect mining community, set between mountains, glaciers and fjords in the Svalbard archipelago. Today, it's an Arctic ghost town. The decision to abandon the settlement was sudden, its implementation even more so. The inhabitants [...]
Today is Thursday. I wish I were at La Tavola Marche, a wonderful agriturismo and cooking school in Le Marche, one of Italy's least known regions - and, as it happens, a wonderful place to have pizza in Italy. You see, every Thursday, Ashley and [...]