Tag Archives: Weekend Breaks

July 15

ESCAPE LONDON – Enjoy this secret hideaway in the middle of the New Forest

There is nothing like strolling around the British countryside and taking in some fresh air, add a forest to the walk and you are in for a magical time. Watching my little one walk through a forest for the first time certainly brought big smiles to both our faces, although an abundance of wonderful green […]

July 15

ESCAPE LONDON – Step back into Shakespeare’s history at the Mercure Hotel in Stratford Upon Avon

Stratford Upon Avon is a picture perfect town which is rich in history and looks like is has hardly changed in years.  This quaint town is full of bars, shops and restaurants making it perfect to visit for a weekend and only a two-hour drive from London via pretty countryside fields. The Mercure Shakespeare Hotel […]

June 08

ESCAPE LONDON – Reading’s hidden waterside gem, the Bel and Dragon

The Bel and Dragon sounds like a pub, but it is a stunning bar and restaurant with an adjacent floating private restaurant that is perfect for weddings, and a beautiful cobbled outside dining area. The building used to be a biscuit factory, which left it with very high ceilings and plenty of glamour. This lovely […]

October 28

ESCAPE LONDON AND VISIT AMERICA – The Three Fifty Hotel did a 360 – Palm Springs

While there are all different styles and decors throughout hotels worldwide, I must say it is very refreshing to see a boutique hotel redesigned in such professional, modern,  chic, Italian style that still maintains a clean, streamlined retro feel to it. Interior Designer and Hotelier Laura Slipak has done an amazing job converting the old “Calla […]

October 28

ESCAPE LONDON AND VISIT AMERICA – SAY “BONJOUR” TO LA MAISON HOTEL – PALM SPRINGS

For those of you wishing that you were  on the  sunny, French Riviera during those cold winter months, you will be “enchante” to discover La Maison (‘Home’)  in Palm Springs, California where the sun shines year round. La Maison hotel was a just wonderful treat to review. It is a little corner of peaceful, provencial […]

October 28

ESCAPE LONDON AND VISIT AMERICA – EAST CANYON HOTEL & SPA – BEST GAY FRIENDLY BOUTIQUE HOTEL – PALM SPRINGS

New owners David and Doug (D&D) have just taken over this really cute, boutique hotel just and have done a magnificent job bringing it back to life. Vince greeted me, as promised, with a big welcoming smile and showed me to my room that had tasteful jazz music already playing in the background, cookies and […]

August 22

ESCAPE LONDON – The Lace Market Hotel, the perfect place to create memories

The Lace Market hotel is about a two and a half hour drive from London, ninety minutes by train. Just off the A60 are the historical hidden streets of the Lace Market, as you turn off the main road you are met with beautiful old buildings and an abundance of night life. The hotel provides […]