GRAND FERDINAND HOTEL, VIENNA

Walk into the Grand Ferdinand hotel and you are greeted by a great black horse, chandelier, palms and a friendly concierge. Design takes centre stage at this establishment, with quilted green lift interiors also seen on tufted sofas in the hotel rooms. Light switches are a little fiddly but that’s because they’re the kind you see in movies set in…
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WHAT A GIRL EATS: A DAY IN VIENNA

In the architectural wonder-city, home to philosophers, Mozart, Franz Josef and some seriously good chocolate cake, this post takes you on a food tour of the capital, covering every meal of the day. Breakfast Cafe Gloriette Schlosspark Schönbrunn 1130 Begin your day at Cafe Gloriette, a breathtakingly beautiful Italian baroque style building, set atop a hill. You’re going to have to work a…
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On My Wishlist

PARIS TOOK MY BREATH AWAY

When my boyfriend and I arrived in Paris on our train from Zurich, I could feel that something was different. There is such an aura about the city that it’s hard to describe, you really have to be there to experience it but for those of you who haven’t been – I’ll try to explain. Call it a construct but…
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8 lessons on adult life that I learnt from 4 cities

London 1. You have to be excited about life to really be living. Part of this is having people around you who are passionate about things that make you think. Find conversations with great stories and people that make you want to laugh, cry and be inspired by life and all of its quirks. 2. Be selective. Most people I know in…
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RIDING HOUSE CAFE

Then: This is the most inviting place on my walk home from Oxford Street, it’s always glowing with soft amber light as if there’s a permanent fire going inside. And from the queues on the weekend, it’s one of the hottest unspoken places in the West End for a weekend brunch. Despite the temperamental attitudes of the staff, I always…
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