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Portobello Road Market

23 April, 2018 (05:07) | Art, European Travel, Shopping on Travel

Portobello Road Market is located in the visually beautiful Notting Hill area in London, England. While the market began in the 19the century as a fresh food market it is now the largest antique market in the United Kingdom.

Portobello Road Market

Portobello Road Market

Whether you’re in the mood to browse or buy, the Portobello Road Market is an amazing place to visit. Before arriving in London I knew I wanted to purchase antique keys to display in my home, the Portobello Road Market was the perfect place for me to find exactly what I was looking for. I also purchased a genuine antique engraving (Date: 1850).

I absolutely loved the Portobello Road Market!

Antiques

Antiques

Hanging Plants

Colorful Building Facade

Decorative Crates

Decorative Crates

Fresh Fruits and Vegetables

Fresh Fruits and Vegetables

Ajaccio, Corsica

9 April, 2018 (05:41) | European Travel, Scenic Views, Vacation Ideas

Ajaccio, Corsica

Ajaccio, Corsica

Corsica, France is located in the Mediterranean Sea, southwest of Italy, southeast of France and north of Sardinia. Corsica is a territorial collectivity of France by law, as such has powers slightly higher than other French regions. The city of Ajaccio, Corsica’s capital and the birthplace of Napoléon Bonaparte, is as beautiful as it is filled with history. The downtown area is filled with chic boutiques and shops as would be found in Paris. The cobblestone streets are filled with palm trees and outdoor cafes which compliment the relaxed Mediterranean atmosphere.

Statue of Napoleon-Bonaparte

Statue of Napoleon-Bonaparte

The visitor to Ajaccio is pleasantly reminded that they are visiting the city of Napoléon Bonaparte’s birth by the numerous statues and historic sites. The main street in Ajaccio is Cours Napoléon. The Ajaccio Cathedral with its Venetian Renaissance style was the site of Napoléon Bonaparte baptismal, his marble baptismal font is located in the Cathedral. The drive along the coast with the view of The Archipelago Iles Sanguinaires is amazing. Corsica is very mountainous along with having more than 200 beaches to its credit.

Corsica can be described in one word “stunning”!
The Archipelago Iles Sanguinaires

The Archipelago Iles Sanguinaires

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden

2 April, 2018 (04:33) | Art, North America, Washington DC

Located on the National Mall is the Hirshhorn Modern Art Museum and Sculpture Garden.
Below are a few of the images we captured during our visit.

A Stay in Paris

26 March, 2018 (06:15) | European Travel, Hotels and Resorts, Vacation Ideas

Opera House View Deluxe Room

Opera House View Deluxe Room

Paris has always held a special place in my heart. As a result there was no other place in the world that I could think of than to return to the romantic city of Paris to celebrate my wedding anniversary.

A View To Wake Up To

A View To Wake Up To

When deciding on the perfect hotel for our stay in Paris I immediately knew I wanted a view of the Opéra Garnier. The Opéra Garnier, the opera house inspired the fictional play Phantom of the Opera. An added bonus was the fact that the Phantom of the Opera is my favorite Broadway play.

Evening View

Evening View


Our opera house view room was located on the second floor with an amazing view of the Opéra Garnier. The amazingly beautiful view of the opera house brought tears to my eyes the first time we walked into our room. The view of the Opéra Garnier at night was breathtaking.

Cappuccino

Cappuccino

Our mornings began each day with breakfast at the Café de la Paix which opened in 1862. The breakfast buffet offered a wide variety of items such as eggs, bacon, fruits, breads, etc. along with the availability of specialty omelet orders by the chef.

Ballroom

Ballroom

We found the La Verrière, winter garden, to be a relaxing area to have a cup of cappuccino and a meal. A drink at the lobby bar was equally as relaxing after a long day of sightseeing and shopping.

La Verrière, (Winter Garden)

La Verrière, (Winter Garden)


During our flight to Paris my luggage was damaged. I did not know the extent of the damage until we arrived at the hotel. Before checking out of the hotel I went to the concierge desk to request tape to ensure that no further damage would be done during our upcoming flights. The head concierge without hesitation found sturdy tape and personally taped my luggage.

Paris will always hold a special place in my heart as well as the view of the Opéra Garnier which helped to make our stay as memorable as we had hoped it would be!

Beautiful Luggage

25 March, 2018 (06:42) | Fashion Designers, Packing for Travel, Style Shop

It’s amazing when luggage looks like beautiful works of art!

(Click on images to be re-directed to luggage details.)

Hotel Restaurants

21 March, 2018 (08:17) | Cuisine, Hotels and Resorts

Café de la Paix

Café de la Paix (Le Grand InterContinental Hotel – Paris, France)
The Café de la Paix opened in 1862. Designed by Charles Garnier, the architect of the Paris Opéra, many famous people have visited this historic restaurant over the years for its amazing food and lovely French atmosphere. In addition to indoor seating there is outdoor seating available when weather permits.
Cuisine: French

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Café du Parc

Café du Parc (Willard Hotel – Washington, DC)
The French bistro Café du Parc is located in the historic Willard Hotel in Washington D.C., steps away from the White House. The Willard has played host to political leaders, Washington society and welcomed people from all over the world since it opened its doors in 1818. The Willard is where Dr. Martin Luther King stayed in preparation for his historic August 28, 1963 “I Have A Dream” speech at the Lincoln Memorial. In addition to its indoor space the Café du Parc has outdoor space reminiscence of a café setting in France.
Cuisine: French Bistro

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Mr. Todiwala’s Kitchen

Mr. Todiwala’s Kitchen (Hilton Heathrow T5 Hotel – London, England)
The Hilton London Heathrow Airport Terminal 5 Hotel is located approximately 10 minutes away from Terminal 5 accessible by the Heathrow Hoppa (charges apply). The Hilton London Heathrow Airport Terminal 5 Hotel opened in late 2011. Mr. Todiwala’s Kitchen’s decor is very stylish and authentic.
Cuisine: Pan-Indian

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Wit & Wisdom

Wit & Wisdom (Four Seasons Hotel – Baltimore, MD)
The Four Seasons Baltimore which opened in November 2011 is located within the Harbor East area of Baltimore, Maryland in the USA. Wit & Wisdom, A Tavern by Michael Mina offers a modern American tavern menu with a focus on comfort food classics. The food and service is absolutely amazing! Each cocktail is made from scratch! Wit & Wisdom overlooks the waterfront which helps to create a relaxing dining atmosphere. Truly a delightful dining experience!
Cuisine: American

The Principality of Monaco

19 March, 2018 (05:00) | European Travel, Scenic Views, Vacation Ideas

Mediterranean View from the Rock

Mediterranean View from the Rock

In preparing to write this post of my visit to the Principality of Monaco, I found myself at a loss for words. I could not think of words that would do justice to the beauty of this captivating country. Monaco is located on the Mediterranean coast, east of Nice, France surrounded on three sides by France. The Principality of Monaco is the second-smallest independent state in the world, after the Vatican City. Monaco is divided into four sections: Monaco-Ville, the old city on a rocky promontory extending into the Mediterranean; La Condamine, the section along the port; Monte-Carlo, the principal residential and resort area; and Fontvieille, a newly constructed area reclaimed from the sea.

Street Sign in Monaco

Street Sign in Monaco

The night before our arrival to Monaco I was so excited and filled with anticipation that I could barely sleep. We all have destinations in the world that we have always wanted to visit, Monaco was certainly high on my list of must see locations. I felt very fortunate to be able to fulfill this dream. When you think of Monaco you can’t help but think of extreme luxury at its best. I found myself thinking about the fairy tale romance of Princess Grace and Prince Rainier III.

Cathedral of Monaco

Cathedral of Monaco


This was especially true standing in front of the Cathedral of Monaco where Prince Rainier married Grace Kelly and where they are both now laid to rest. The view of the Mediterranean Sea in front of the Cathedral is absolutely breathtaking; it is a view that will linger with me forever!