Travel

Travel

The Dominican Hotel, Brussels

The Dominican Hotel, Brussels

The Dominican hotel is a hotel with a history. Located in central Brussels on the the site of a former 15th century Dominican abbey which later became the home and workplace of famous neo–classicist painter, Jacques-Louis David, from 1816 until 1825. The original facade of his home has remained intact […]

by × December 3, 2019 × 0 comments

Travel

The Boulevard Leopold – Antwerp, Belgium

The Boulevard Leopold – Antwerp, Belgium

Can you imagine a city that controls around half of the entire world’s trade? This was Antwerp’s position at the start of the 16th century: port of choice for goods like silver, cloth and later, diamonds, for much of Europe. Its huge financial markets even meant that the city was […]

by × November 19, 2019 × 0 comments

Arts & Culture, Travel

How to Fest – Visiting The Sundance Film Festival 2020

How to Fest – Visiting The Sundance Film Festival 2020

Ask anyone in the film business for their favourite film festivals and you will be sure to find Sundance Film Festival close to the top of their list. This is the most prestigious film festival in the United States and the most important Indie Film festival in the world. It […]

by × October 24, 2019 × 0 comments

Travel

Skiing the French Pyrenees – St Lary, Cauterets & Grand Tourmalet

Skiing the French Pyrenees – St Lary, Cauterets & Grand Tourmalet

As a destination the French Pyrenees is probably not high on many skiers must-do lists. There are no big interlinked ski systems, high altitude resorts, exclusive hotels or celebrity endorsements. Glacier skiing areas do not exist and you won’t see any famous ski racers because the World Cup circuit does […]

by × October 15, 2019 × 0 comments

Travel

Poseidonion Grand Hotel – Spetses, Greece

Poseidonion Grand Hotel – Spetses, Greece

At CELLOPHANELAND* we always try to bring you hotels which offer something extra special. Maybe somewhere with an extravagant history, a truly spectacular location, luxurious service or a magnificent building, Occasionally we have the fortune to find a property that seems to tick almost all every box. The Posedonion Grand Hotel […]

by × October 7, 2019 × 0 comments

Travel

Chateau Marmont – Los Angeles

Chateau Marmont – Los Angeles

‘If you must get into trouble, do it at the Chateau Marmont’ – Harry Cohn, Columbia Pictures – Los Angeles is one of our favourite cities. But as the second most populous city in the United States, after New York, we can never quite think of it in such singular […]

by × August 27, 2019 × 0 comments

Travel

Raffles Hotel – Singapore

Raffles Hotel – Singapore

Raffles Hotel in Singapore, is one of the few remaining great nineteenth century hotels in the world – how lucky we are still to have it. Hence it was with great trepidation that we revisited the hotel after its latest, two year long, renovation. Over $150 million in petrodollars – courtesy […]

by × August 13, 2019 × 0 comments

Travel

The Westbury Hotel, The Doyle Collection – Dublin

The Westbury Hotel, The Doyle Collection – Dublin

The westbury Hotel is perfectly situated in the heart of Dublin. Briefly explore the centre of Dublin and you will quickly realise the prime area to stay. Somewhere close to the verdant expanse of St Stephens Green perhaps, near to the vibrant creative quarter and nightlife of Temple Bar, within strolling distance of the historic Trinity College and Dublin Castle whilst having easy access to the shopping of Grafton Street.

by × July 23, 2019 × 0 comments

Travel

The Hermosa Inn – Paradise Valley, Scottsdale, Arizona

The Hermosa Inn – Paradise Valley, Scottsdale, Arizona

Hummingbirds flit around our our heads and water cascades from 16th century style fountains as we stroll along flower lined paths to our casita. Beyond there are desert cacti and red sandstone peaks. This is luxury living, Paradise Valley style. In the Greater Phoenix Area and adjacent to attractive Scottsdale, […]

by × June 20, 2019 × 0 comments

Arts & Culture, Travel

Hotel Des Indes – Den Haag (The Hague), Netherlands

Hotel Des Indes – Den Haag (The Hague), Netherlands

The old adage is that Dutch people work in Rotterdam, play in Amsterdam and live in The Hague. We had never visited the Hague before and it was not long before we realised why it would be such a great place to call home. Missing the dreadful packed streets, tacky […]

by × May 30, 2019 × 0 comments

Travel

Hotel du Lion d’Or – Cauterets, French Pyrenees

Hotel du Lion d’Or – Cauterets, French Pyrenees

In the France of one hundred or so years ago Cauterets was one of the places to be seen. Here was a highly fashionable spa town where the well-heeled and well connected could travel to enjoy the famed thermal baths of the region. From Paris travellers came directly by train, […]

by × May 2, 2019 × 0 comments

Travel

The Best Thermal Spas In The Hautes-Pyrenees

The Best Thermal Spas In The Hautes-Pyrenees

The Hautes-Pyrenees has always been popular for thermal spas. In the 19th century, the region had some 30 hot spring spa resorts. A well-established tradition, royalty, politicians, and leading ‘faces’ of the day, including Victor Hugo and Edgar Degas, would travel for miles to ‘take the waters’. The Hautes-Pyrénées was a […]

by × April 23, 2019 × 0 comments