Hotel Review: Mediterranean Soul at Locanda al Colle

The Place: A Guesthouse in the Tuscan Hills Nestled in the hills above the Tuscan coast, Locanda Al Colle welcomes guests without pretention but with all the picturesque charm you would expect from an Italian getaway. This 18th century renovated farmhouse has become a haven of art, nature, and romantic Tuscan sensibility. The contemporary andContinue reading “Hotel Review: Mediterranean Soul at Locanda al Colle”

Hotel Review: Retro Chic at C.O.Q Hotel Paris

On a quiet side street in the 13th arrondissement of Paris, there’s a retro-chic boutique hotel in a neighborhood just far enough from the city center to taste the less touristic Paris. (Food tip: the 13th arrondissement is known for its Asian restaurants.) C.O.Q Hotel is an acronym for Community of Quality, a philosophy of high-qualityContinue reading “Hotel Review: Retro Chic at C.O.Q Hotel Paris”

Hotel Review: Hotel Las Brisas, A Piece of Paradise on Ibiza

The plane lowered over jewel-colored water and a stunning old town. I was finally in Ibiza. It was the first truly hot and sunny day I had experienced so far this year. As my taxi drove through windy roads and a lemon tree-filled landscape, I couldn’t help but feel giddy at the spirit of thisContinue reading “Hotel Review: Hotel Las Brisas, A Piece of Paradise on Ibiza”

Hotel Review: Terminus Nord, A Colorful World of Culture in Paris’s 10th

My latest hotel hunting assignment took me to my favorite city in the world, Paris! After a phenomenal stay at 25 Hours Hotel Bikini in Berlin earlier this month, I was eager to stay at this anything-but-standard hotel chain’s newly opened location in the beating heart of the French capital: 25Hours Hotel Terminus Nord. As youContinue reading “Hotel Review: Terminus Nord, A Colorful World of Culture in Paris’s 10th”

New in Town: Broesse

Couple Brent Delhaye and Celine Vandenberghe have opened a lush plant café just in time for summer! Yes, a plant shop and café all-in-one. Naturally, because I heard there was coffee there I had to go. How did it all start? After years of cultivating their passion for plants in their own living room, Brent andContinue reading “New in Town: Broesse”