The city was sunny and warm with smiley locals everywhere we turned. Milan is beautiful and cris-crossed with trams making exploring the city's attractions fairly easy but I still cannot put my finger on why I wasn't too impressed. Perhaps, visiting Lake Garda a few days before might have something to do with it. I was spoiled in the one of Italy's riviera region, with great lake views within a few steps from my hotel. Relaxing surrounds and fresh food and not the kind that i passed up as fresh just to fool tourists. If you havent been to any of the towns around Lake Garda then you need to contact EasyJet, BA, RyanAir or whichever airline takes your fancy as this place is stunning! Anyway that's my next post.
29 April 2014
25 April 2014
So excited to finally be heading to Spitbank Fort. Its a small luxury hotel on a sea fort off the coast of Portsmouth. It only has eight suites inside former gun emplacements, a restaurant, bar and rooftop entertainment area. A private boat trip to the island, champagne reception, private tour of the Spitbank Fort, what more can a girl ask for?
Really excited! I have only been to Portsmouth a handful of times since I moved back to London in 2010. I was originally meant to go for Valentines day but due to the terrible weather we've had in the UK of late the winds had damaged the stairs on the fort so we had to reschedule. Finally that day has come! So I will be spending most of Sunday on an exclusive private island in Portsmouth!
19 April 2014
In light of the much welcomed 4-day weekend during the Easter holidays, my sisters suggested we go for a picnic. This was always going to be tricky to plan considering how unpredictable the weather is in London. Banking on the Sun for Good Friday, we decided to give Spring living a chance and head out to St James's Park. One of London's oldest of the eight Royal Parks and includes The Mall and Horse Guards Parade.
17 April 2014
|Shipwreck near Tiran|
14 April 2014
Wishing for a harmonious marriage in the Chinese Room
While I am sorting through my pictures from the trip to Israel I thought I would share with you pictures from my time in Seattle. Having spent a few days in Seattle I managed to visit the city's main observation towers; the Space Needle, Columbia Centre Sky Deck and the viewing deck of the Smith Tower. I left this place last although the building was right next to my hotel. From what I had read about it, it offered up a lot more charm, with open air views of Seattle. This was by far my favourite building in the city. There is something about it. Modern design considering its been standing for over a 100 years. Built in 1914, at one point the tallest building in the whole of the united states. Also the oldest skyscraper in Seattle but you couldn't tell just by looking at it. Entering the building slowly starts to unravel the old charm within. You are immediately birthed in all that is golden brass.