27 Dec 2015

Christmas In Wien | A Pet - Friendly Destination (TM)

      First time I've visited Vienna for Christmas it had my heart. Little did I know that this will leave a massive impression over me, and it will create a Christmas tradition in my life. So here I am the 4th time in Vienna. Was the first time for my mom, Reza and my little girls. An extra reason to make it unforgettable.
Of course the Christmas Markets was heading the top of the list. The Viennese Christmas Markets are not only spectacular but also a holiday tradition that dates back over centuries. The first official Christmas Market in Wien was held in 1926, as an opportunity for traders to sell their goods to residents. We have chosen to visit the largest and most popular, situated in front of the City Hall and therefor named: Wiener Christkindlmarkt at Rathausplatz .
Although I am a 'comfort baby' I never say no to hundreds of stalls selling everything, from sausages and pretzels to dried fruit, mulled wine, and candied nuts. We couldn't resist on stopping to nibble something new and have my famous night walk through hundreds of years of habsburgic history.
Thinking about eating and drinking out?
Then you must know that organic movement is getting huge all over the world and also in Vienna.
The city is home to many organic restaurants that focuses on local product and healthy lifestyle.



About my accommodation:
6 years ago was the first time at this hotel(with no complaints, at the time was offering good service), Renaissance Hotel, recently joined the Marriott chain; recently renewed, made a great impression. Extremely clean, large rooms, excellent refurbished and spotless place for Christmas. The thing that I loved most about it, is that they are Pet Friendly. I was allowed to check in with my two little 'girls' without question(15 euros/n). Although is has only 4**** I could say they are going in the right direction for the 5th star. Complimentary wifi for emails is offered, but of course if you join Marriott Rewards program you will be able to upgrade your room, breakfast or services. I couldn't not notice that they have a great TV system, 1st class mattress, and good quality toiletries, plus filters for the water (absolutely safe to drink from the tap). Rooms has the  upgrades for 5 stars without question.
Since Austria is a very dog friendly country and tolerance towards pets, much more than in most European states, you might end up making a lot of friends when you go out with your dog, because Austrians are dog lovers and will come chat you up if they like your four legged friend. The procedures for taking pets into Austria are also fairly simple and easy, and you would not be required to bother with loads of paperwork or certificates.
Apart from this, dogs are welcome in most places in Austria, be it public transport, parks or streets.





                                                                 With a lot of love,
                                                                    A. Salalidis

15 Dec 2015

Villa Ava, Camps Bay | Western Cape

This chic villa is situated in the heart of Camps Bay, one of Cape Town's most sought-after coastal premises. With easy access to the city, fynbos-smothered mountains, and some of the world's most sublime beaches. It is built on the sheer slopes of the Twelve Apostles that culminate in the drop-dead gorgeousness of glitziest sunset strip, Villa Ava is built like a cocktail hour amphitheatre, compelling you to drink in the view, and toast your good fortune. 
Elegant, cool and clean-lined, it offers plenty of breathing space, greatly enhanced by the massive picture windows framing the Atlantic Ocean horizons.
Villa provides 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, garage, swimming pool and unlimited internet access.

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Sincerely, Andreia


7 Dec 2015

Luxx Clifton | Cape Town, South Africa

New Villa on the track!

When you see such beauties is a bit impossible not to fall in love with Cape Town.
The beauty about Clifton is that it is nestled in nature's curves but 10 mins away from the Mother City. Luxx Villa is a modern five luxury en-suite bedrooms with King Size beds fitted with the world's finest linen and pure luxury by having an impressive art collection and furnished to the highest standards.

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17 Nov 2015

Talbot Hotel Stillorgan, Dublin | Review

Traveling for business it can be sometimes challenging. 
This time I've experienced Talbot Hotel Stillorgan in Dublin. 
Situated approximately 15 minutes from the center, 2 floors building, with beautiful reception area, waiting bar, and cosy brasserie made quite a good impression. 
Christmas tree was actually very beautiful decorated, same as the entire hotel. Quite impress to see that they do offer complimentary transport to the airport. 
The disappointment came once I got into my room. Very poorly decorated for a 4 stars hotel to be honest, at least their food was very good and the free WiFi was useful, irish people didn't let me down, very friendly as always, along with a full-service SPA, free self parking and 150 rooms on a reasonable price comes also a very nice collection of wines. 
As a quick feedback, I would try a different hotel next time. 
Visited 17 November 2015






                                                             Sincerely, Andreia




Enchanted Villa, Camps Bay | available from 2 Jan 2016



Enchanted Villa | Camps Bay
Hello my dear friends, have a look on the 'new arrival'. This is available from 2 Jan 2016.
Enchanted Villa was featured on top billing as one of the most outstanding properties in Cape Town. With breath-taking sunsets over the Atlantic Ocean, Enchanted Villa is an architectural masterpiece, nestled on a nature reserve for total privacy and serenity.
Extravagant and ultra-modern, the villa is three levels of luxury connected by high speed lift, or staircase, 3 lounges, dining room table for 12. 
Magnificent and mesmerizing views over the nature reserve and the Atlantic! 
180 Degree views of paradise.  
Outside BBQ + three outside seating areas;
Large double-garage;
Armed response, security alarm;
Five bedrooms;
Four bathrooms;
Wi-Fi
Parking


Enchanted Villa | Camps Bay

Enchanted Villa | Camps Bay

Enchanted Villa | Camps Bay

Enchanted Villa | Camps Bay

Enchanted Villa | Camps Bay

Enchanted Villa | Camps Bay
Sincerely, Andreia

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5 Nov 2015

Meeting Santa | Winter Holiday of a Lifetime

For the ultimate Christmas treat, there is nothing more festive and traditional than meeting Father Christmas in person. Festive holidays are the flavor this Winter.
 Finding hard to choose between all the activities, I finally managed to complete my wish list for Lapland.
Can you imagine spending a day in Santa's Kingdom? Flying early morning, spend the day in a magical place and still come back home in time for supper?




Reindeer man feeding the reindeer in Lapland | Heather Sunderland

Sincerely, Andreia

5 Oct 2015

Solo Escapes | Single Holidays

A new report shows that a quarter of tourists decided to travel alone last year. So whether you want to meet new people or simple want some much needed ME time, the industry has come up with some of the most interesting packages: from hosting exclusive 'singles' cocktail parties to escorted tours, treks, safaris or a 5***** holiday just for yourself the market has it all.

Eremito Hotelito del Alma - an unique hotel with single rooms but double beds, is a 'secular monastery' for Body, Spirit and Mind about 2 hours away by car from Rome. ~Rates starts from 190 Euros/night up to 310Euros, prices includes all meals, drinks, service and more. Marcello likes to call it Luxury of the Third Millennium. Have I specified that the cuisine of Eremito is vegetarian? Yes, a menu with a lot of fresh vegetables and fruits, all in season + bread and pasta are home made. A bit of runaway from the reality or technology.

On the other side, 5 stars resorts comes with their own bespoke solo escapes: you can surely choose the average age you want to join, activities or locations. There is no reason the idyllic beaches and crystal-clear waters of the Maldives should be for couples only.  Travel concierges has negotiated an exclusive singles rate on double rooms at one private island resort so you can dive unspoiled coral, lounge under the palms, socialise at beach parties, or escape to your private terrace as you prefer.

Best solo destinations to travel are:
British Virgin Islands
Bali, Indonesia
Jamaica
Mykonos
Nassau, Bahamas, Vegas of the Caribbean
South Island, New Zealand
Iceland
Agadir, Morocco

The outcome of all of this: you do not have to pay extra for accommodation while you travel solo.

 Travel specialist Just You  guarantees to take care of all the details for us. But more about Just You services and a feedback in a future post.

Iceland | Moyan Brenn


Barbados Beach | Berit Watkin


Diving in Maldives | Malcolm Browne

                                                                   Love, A

2 Oct 2015

Mulberry Villa, Constantia Valley | Western Cape

  Situated in Constantia Valley, right in the middle of the wine district estates. 15 km only away from Cape Town city center. What a beauty!

  Mulberry villa is a majestic property in upper Constantia with its own boutique vineyard and Mulberry Estate wine label wine. This is an immense villa with fantastic proportions and design. This villa is very much for the discerning guest who will enjoys been pampered and surrounded by pure bliss.
  The villa itself comprises 7 bedrooms and 7 bathrooms. All bedrooms are spacious and well appointed. The villa has stunning views of the mountains and gardens from the upstairs terrace and gorgeous mountain views from the living areas. The house has fabulous entertaining spaces with a large kitchen, dining and lounge area opening up onto the terrace and pool. The pool is well situated in an immaculate garden, which includes a large flat lawn, vineyard and gazebo area.
  On ground level there are 2 lounges, one formal and the other a TV area. The dining area is open plan with the kitchen and formal lounge. There is also a large bedroom with en-suite bathroom. For the persons needing to work there is also a study next to the formal lounge. Upstairs there are a further four double bedrooms and one single bedroom (all en-suite). All have views of the mountains and garden. There is an adjoining guest suite that faces onto the vineyard and tennis court.
  The villa is private in a security position in the prestigious Hohenort area. The villa has a security fence surrounding the whole estate which is alarmed and connected to a 24hour security company. There are also beams and cameras at the villa. There is also a house keeper who lives on the premises.
  It is highly recommended for guests wanting to rest and unwind; catch some warm African sun, lounging at the pool, take a walk through the nearby vineyards, or enjoy a glass of Constantia Valley wine while watching the sun set behind the mountain. For tennis players, the estate sports immaculately maintained tennis court. It is a house perfect for families or for couples with children wanting to explore the area.
  Mulberry Estate is surrounded by an array of bar and restaurant options, catering for all tastes and ages. Savour award-winning cuisine in one of the nearby world-renowned restaurants, or enjoy al-fresco country cooking, all located within the oldest wine-growing area in Southern Africa.

It’s an unbelievable holiday experience. Only for those who knows what real luxury is. 




Mulberry Villa, Constantia Valley | Western Cape

Mulberry Villa, Constantia Valley | Western Cape


Mulberry Villa, Constantia Valley | Western Cape

Mulberry Villa, Constantia Valley | Western Cape

Mulberry Villa, Constantia Valley | Western Cape

Mulberry Villa, Constantia Valley | Western Cape

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1 Oct 2015

Garden SPA, Western Cape | South Africa


Another fabulous villa on our list!

Garden SPA villa is an architectural master piece. It was voted house of year. Designed to cater for relaxation, privacy and entertainment. It is a paradise away from home. This villa has an amazing marble spa and massage room. It is equipped with 3 bedrooms en-suite. Rocha is simply architecture and relaxation at its best.
Bedrooms           3
Bathrooms          3
Garage               YES
Swimming Pool YES
WiFi                   YES
Price:        On request.

Garden SPA, Western Cape | South Africa

Garden SPA, Western Cape | South Africa


Garden SPA, Western Cape | South Africa

Garden SPA, Western Cape | South Africa

Garden SPA, Western Cape | South Africa

Garden SPA, Western Cape | South Africa

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20 Sep 2015

Villa Fawn, Clifton 3rd Beach | Western Cape, South Africa

 Villa Fawn is a luxurious three bedroom bungalow located on Clifton 3rd beach. It is stylish and modern with all the comforts you can wish for. Ideal for beach lovers, you are literally a step away from the soft sandy shores of Clifton. A small private garden is ideal for those with kids and the large deck is great for sundowners. A great opportunity for a family or group of friends, looking for the ideal beach break-away.
Villa Fawn, Clifton 3rd Beach | Western Cape, South Africa
 General
• 2 level house
• Mountain and Sea Views
• Direct access to third beach
• Alarm & electric fencing
• Cleaning Mon – Fri
• Child safety issues  - steps

Living and Dining
• Main lounge open plan leads onto kitchen and dining area
• TV lounge on lower level
• TV, DVD & stereo (lower level)
• Dining area for 6 guests
• Fully equipped kitchen
• Breakfast bar x 4
• Separate laundry room with was machine & tumble dryer
• Sea views
• Wood fireplace

Outdoors
• Garden
• Street Parking

Master Bedroom (upper level)
• Double bed and en-suite with bath and shower
• Foldaway doors that lead to dining area
• Sea Views

Second Bedroom (lower level)
• King bed & en suite with bath and shower
• Leads onto garden
• Garden Views

Third Bedroom (lower level)
• Double bed & en-suite with shower

Villa Fawn, Clifton 3rd Beach | Western Cape, South Africa

Villa Fawn, Clifton 3rd Beach | Western Cape, South Africa


Villa Fawn, Clifton 3rd Beach | Western Cape, South Africa

Villa Fawn, Clifton 3rd Beach | Western Cape, South Africa

Villa Fawn, Clifton 3rd Beach | Western Cape, South Africa

Villa Fawn, Clifton 3rd Beach | Western Cape, South Africa

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18 Sep 2015

Villa del Sole, Bantry Bay | Western Cape, South Africa

Villa Del Sole is situated in windfree Bantry Bay, this beautiful French/ Tuscan styled villa is fully equipped with all amenities. With spectacular views of sea & mountain just minutes away from Clifton’s famous four beaches. This fantastic villa comes with two staff members , a great pool and views from every possible room. It is perfect for those wanting a relaxed yet family home away from home. It has a piazza oven two lounge entertains areas. Great tv room with little garden.
Villa del Sole, Bantry Bay | Western Cape, South Africa
•             Bedroom 1: Sea Facing, Balcony and full en-suite bathroom
•             Bedroom 2: Sea facing with balcony
•             Bedroom 3: Leads out onto a balcony/garden
•             Bedroom 4: Leads out onto a balcony/garden
•             Bedroom 5:  Bathroom with a shower (on First Floor)
•             Pizza Oven
•             Various Balconies/Patios
•             Funicular
•             Second Floor: Kitchen, Guest Loo, Dining Room, Lounge, Large pool area
•             Various Lounges
•             Bar
•             Tv Room
•             Garden
•             WIFI internet
•             Spectacular Sea Views

Villa del Sole, Bantry Bay | Western Cape, South Africa

Villa del Sole, Bantry Bay | Western Cape, South Africa

Villa del Sole, Bantry Bay | Western Cape, South Africa

Villa del Sole, Bantry Bay | Western Cape, South Africa

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