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Hotel Goldgasse – Salzburg, Austria

Hotel Goldgasse – Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg is one of those places that you will inevitably find on all the ‘Places to See Before You Die’ lists. A delightfully compact and scenic medieval city it is also blessed with a location to kill for: bounded on one side by the Salzach river and on the other a fortress-topped […]

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Pangkor Laut Resort & Spa – Malaysia

Pangkor Laut Resort & Spa – Malaysia

A pair of six foot long monitor lizards clamber over giant granite boulders beside the beach, forked tongues flashing; Hornbills, reminiscent of pre-historic birds from a school textbook, squawk loudly and sweep through heavily scented frangipani trees; fruit bats dangle like strange fruit over the tropical gardens and macaque monkeys […]

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Number 444 – Palm Springs, California

Number 444 – Palm Springs, California

There are few destinations where you can take advantage of sure fire winter sun without compromising on quality of accommodation and local attractions. Palm Springs is one of those rare places – interesting, cool and most definitely sunny. Not so long ago Palm Springs was seriously down in the dumps. […]

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Petit Ermitage, West Hollywood

Petit Ermitage, West Hollywood

Bohemianism is a way of life. A state of mind. An atmosphere. It’s about living richly and irreverently, beyond convention. It’s about being uninhibited, unbuttoned, creative and free. – The Bohemian Manifesto Petit Ermitage is a proper hidden gem. After an exhausting 11 hour flight from London, this quirky boutique […]

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Chalet Des Lys – Arc 1950

Chalet Des Lys – Arc 1950

We were delighted to arrive at our cosy log cabin; stepping over our slate and stone threshold in to the living room where red lamp shades hung over the dining table, and wrought iron table lamps sat on hand carved stands. We quickly got the log fire burning and settled […]

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Hotel Majestic Kuala Lumpur – Malaysia

Hotel Majestic Kuala Lumpur – Malaysia

We have always eagerly anticipated a stay at the Majestic Kuala Lumpur and on this Malaysian trip we eagerly inked it in to our schedule. Just a little farther down the Malaysian peninsula lies Raffles Singapore (see review here) – a fabulous time-travelling capsule of turn of England circa 1900 in a modern […]

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Salvador Dali Museums – Figueres & Port Lligat, Spain

Salvador Dali Museums – Figueres & Port Lligat, Spain

The coastal region around the Spanish French border is a particularly beautiful and scenic area, and as with Provence the combination of scenery, quality of light and Mediterranean colour made the area a magnet for artists, particularly during the first half of the 20th century. Just on the French side of the border […]

by × November 23, 2017 × 0 comments

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La Lancha – Peten, Guatemala

La Lancha – Peten, Guatemala

Francis Ford Coppola is pretty damn good at trilogies. The Godfather series was probably the best in film history, whilst we think that the three resorts that he owns in Central America, as part of The Family Coppola Hideaways are the very best in the region. Having previously visited Turtle Inn […]

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Blancaneaux Lodge, A Family Coppola Hideaway – Belize

Blancaneaux Lodge, A Family Coppola Hideaway – Belize

Belize is a part of the world of which Francis Ford Coppola is clearly very fond. Three of his Hideaways are tucked away in this part of Central America – Turtle Inn sits on the beach in Placencia (review here), Blancaneaux Lodge is high in the forests of the Mayan Mountains, whilst the last of the […]

by × October 25, 2017 × 0 comments

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Turtle Inn – Placencia, Belize

Turtle Inn – Placencia, Belize

Francis Ford Coppola is clearly a man who does not like to rest on his laurels. Aside from being a master filmmaker, he owns flourishing wineries, a literary magazine (Zoetrope), a group of restaurants, a pasta & sauce business and a hotel chain, all marketed under The Family Coppola brand. Two […]

by × October 19, 2017 × 2 comments

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Les Arcs European Film Festival – France

Les Arcs European Film Festival – France

Mixing ski resorts and film is not a new idea. Sundance is not only Robert Redford’s amazing festival but the name of his Utah ski resort. Telluride and Aspen in Colorado both have impressive skiing and renowned festivals, whilst Banff in Canada devotes its own to Mountain film. Les Arcs […]

by × October 13, 2017 × 0 comments

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Smith Tower – Seattle, Washington

Smith Tower – Seattle, Washington

Downtown Seattle sits in a spectacular location right on the edge of the Pacific ocean, with a compact centre that is filled with more than its fair share of skyscrapers. On a hillside at the ocean edge the cities buildings actually seem to rise straight from the waters of Puget Sound. The city’s […]

by × October 7, 2017 × 0 comments