Here is a little list of the Nice-est things in town to visit; may your explorations in Nice be efficient, sunny and doused in pain au chocolats and rose wine by the beach!
The land of fire and ice has some of the most diverse and breathtaking landscapes; with so many to choose from it may be quite daunting for the first time traveller! So here is my little guide of my seven faves - please comment below if you have your own favourites, I would love to know and discover more!
Is there possibly a landscape more idyllic than blue blue waters against blue blue skies...? The harmony of such a calming colour in unity is one that fills me with a soothing spirit. When you think of blue waters, you immediately think of the usual suspects; The Maldives, Mauritius, Fiji..etc. Well as one for the unconventional, here is a little list of my favourite places where you can find the same deep piercing blues...
Brunch is a magical thing and a fantastic excuse for late risers like me to have breakfast just that little bit later. As a West-London based girl, my first brunch hit list is focused on this lovely area - basically anywhere within an hour’s walking distance from Chelsea + Fulham. So for my fellow lazy risers + egg lovers out there, here are my top ten brunch spots that are both equally delicious yet insta-worthy for you to tick off in West London.
The last time I was this happy with a Japanese restaurant was in Tokyo this summer... We stumbled upon this little gem of a place unsuspectingly on a rainy autumn day a stone's throw from Putney Station and has all the vibes of a traditional little Japanese restaurant in Tokyo. The interior is clean and simple with the walls decorated with sake advertising cloth banners and kimono tops. The staff and chefs are all from Japan and are some of the sweetest and most accommodating service staff I have come across. The food is a an absolute winner, the Unagi Don (teriyaki eel rice bowl) is one of the best I have had in London and it was just amazing value for the quality food you get. A true gem where Japanese hospitality is alive and true and just a fantastic place to bring friends for some great Japanese food.
If you are looking for a cross between luxury, trendy yet hippie, Arrive is your haven in this desert. This beautiful spanking new boutique hotel is created by Ezra Callahan – known for being one of Facebook’s original founders, and is designed with the socially connected in mind, or what one might term the Millenials. The hotel from afar is sleek and built out of the natural palette of wood, concrete and steel. The glass reflects mirroring the surrounding rugged mountains as the sun sets, creating the mysterious aura of a Bond villain hideout in the middle of the desert.
An imposing fortress built during the Tudor period, this majestic castle turned hotel is brimming with history and the ideal getaway for anyone who has ever romanticised about going back in time. Thornbury Castle comes complete with gargoyles, secret chambers and suits of armour. From hanging tapestries to dark wooden furniture, the interior is designed to stay true to its history and feature four poster beds, luxurious embroidered blankets, spiral staircases and arrow slit windows. Mmm a castle weekend trip, I cannot think of a better way to escape the hustle and bustle of London and indulge in a luxurious retreat fit for royalty.