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By Sara Darling | 22 Jul 2022

One Night in Paris: a stay at Villa Marquis

Paris is as much about where you stay as what you eat and do, and you can’t go wrong with the magnificent neoclassical Hotel Villa Marquis, a Meliá Collection hotel. With the glittering i... Read More

By Sara Darling | 12 Jul 2022

Perfectly Parisian: Hotel Maison Colbert review

I always get excited where Paris is concerned. Maybe it's my fondness for the tingle of Paris fashion weeks, during which I dress to the nines, drink only champagne and black coffee, and... Read More

By Sara Darling | 07 Feb 2022

Chihuahua: not just for cowboys

Fans of wild west movies will appreciate the stark desert landscape of Mexico’s largest state, Chihuahua, which along with Durango, has been the backdrop to countless cowboy films. With impressi... Read More

By Sara Darling | 07 Dec 2021

Would you like a Coffee with your Concerto? A weekend guide to Leipzig

Despite its steadily simmering reputation as a hub of culture, food and partying, Leipzig, the historical epicentre of what was once East Germany, remains an under-the-radar city, defin... Read More

By Sara Darling | 06 Nov 2021

REVIEW: The Franklin Hotel, London

"SW3" has a magical ring to it. It conjures up images of joyful times spent admiring the Christmas windows at Harrods, ice skating in front of the Natural History Museum or taking ... Read More

By Sara Darling | 07 Oct 2021

Bar? Exhibition? Show? Johnnie Walker Princes Street is all of the above and more

Scotland and whisky go hand in hand, no matter the day of the week nor the occasion. Those who still equate whisky solely with bearded old men sitting in a high-backed leather chairs,&n... Read More

By Sara Darling | 17 Feb 2020

This eco-resort has brought a wave of luxury to Brazil's Praia do Forte

Situated in the northeast of Brazil, Praia do Forte in Bahia is where affluent locals spend their holidays, and it is easy to see why. The name, Bahia, means “bay” and refers to ... Read More