Long weekends are the perfect way to explore new places without having to commit to a long stay, ensuring you see more of the world throughout the year...no check in luggage required!
Stockholm is at its best during summer, the sun barely sets after June 20th and the city blossoms. Enjoy everything this beautiful city has to offer from its charming old city, to the its beautiful parks and don't miss a trip to one of the 90,000 islands that make up the Stockholm archipelago, a must do for anyone who visits Stockholm.Stay
Lydmar Hotel - The Lydmar Hotel is an elegant boutique hotel that offers wonderful views of the Old Town and the Royal Palace. We love its contemporary decoration full of vintage touches, making it a very cosy yet refined stay.Eat
Mathias Dahlgren - If you are looking for an extraordinary culinary experience, then Mathias Dahlgren is the place to go. This restaurant is a feast for all the senses... Expect a very modern take on Nordic cuisine using only the finest local produce.See
Monteliusvägen - A street where you can get an amazing view of the whole city, a real treat for the eyes!
If romance is what you’re looking for, Florence is the place for you. Let this city sweep you off your feet with beautiful architecture, wonderful history & some of the best food in the world.…need we say more?Stay
Glance Hotel - A hotel with elegant simplicity situated in the heart of Florence. Enjoy panoramic views from the rooftop pool ( a dip will be necessary in the hot summer months!)Eat
Club Del Gusto - For local dishes to eat in or take away. Eat like a true Florentine by trying local delights such as Lampredotto, Lesso & Affettati.See
Galleria del Costume & Museo Ferragamo - Tired of art? Love fashion? Visit these two museums for a breather!
Amazing architecture, great food and long beaches... does it get any better for a summer weekend break? Discover the host of history & art that Barcelona has to offer, and enjoy the long days in glorious sunshine and the long nights dancing away...Stay
El Palauet - one of the most stunning hotels you will find. Yes it is pricey but you will feel like you are staying at a £5M super stylish apartment. Stunning interiors with the best possible location in the heart of Paseo the Gracia. If money is not an issue this is the place to stay!Eat
Tickets - Superb tapas, a great way to sample a modern take on Spanish cuisine.See
La Pedrera - Visit La Pedrera, one of Gaudi’s masterpieces in Paseo de Gracia. Admire its early 20th century Modernist architecture and don't miss the roof terrace. The sculptures there are mesmerising (it's said that some of the Star Wars characters were inspired by them) The views of the city are amazing.
The magic of this city is all in the mix of its beautiful period architecture (think Mayfair in London) combined with dramatic landscape. Rolling hills and its famous castle, border the city on one side and on the other green fields followed by the sea, truly stunning! There is a unique charm that exists here, created by a whole host of independent shops & cosy cafesStay
The Glasshouse - Sleek yet comfortable rooms & a lavender scented roof garden with views over the city.Eat
Fishers - A guaranteed selection of delicious specials made using the freshest produce.See
The Castle - A must see, its location allows you to view the city from above in all its architectural glory. Close to the city centre, you can follow your visit with a wander down through the charming streets and a bite to eat in the heart of the city.
Famous for its numerous Buddhist temples, gardens & imperial palaces, Kyoto is the ideal place to visit for authentic, traditional Japanese experiences. Summer is the season of the hydrangeas, experience the beauty of nature combined with the tranquility of the temples.Stay
Arashiyama Benkei - Only 10 guest rooms, each with individual charm, make this a luxurious & exclusive stay.Eat
Kappo Sakamoto - Located in the heart of Gion or 'The Geisha District', a visit here is not simply a meal but rather a dining experience. Choose the menu based on the season & enjoy true creativity and innovation through food.See
The Old City - Let yourself be transported to another era and if you're lucky you might even spot a traditionally dressed Geisha.
This multi-cultural city has a lot to offer. If you love a relaxed vibe you’ll feel right at home in the laid back atmosphere. Whether you love outdoor activities like hiking & surfing or prefer to explore urban areas, you can do it all. It’s a great place for foodies too, there’s no shortage of cafes and restaurants, especially good for trying the latest food trends.Stay
The Marker - Just a couple of minutes from Union Square, this boutique hotel is glamorous and modern at the same time. With beautiful beaux-arts features & unique and interesting decoration, it is often ranked among the city's best places to rest your head.Eat
Bistro Boudin - Representing classic San Francisco traditions, you will enjoy local cuisine & regional wines with a breath taking view of the bay.See
Alcatraz & Angel Island - This tour combines two of San Francisco Bay's most famous islands. Including a ferry ride and guided tours of both locations, you'll learn all about the history of these iconic sites.
With incredible multicultural diversity, breathtaking sights and unforgettable food, it's no wonder this city has become so popular. The beauty of this city is the focus of new architects who want to bring greenery into the city, stemming from a desire to connect humans with nature. A sight not to be missed.Stay
The Naumi Hotel - The ideal urban stay, it's the perfect spot for night owls and avid explorers alike.Eat
Street food at Toa Payoh West market - If you like to eat like the locals do...you can't get any more authentic than this!See
The National Orchid Garden - A true display of the beauty of nature.
A striking juxtaposition of old and new, of traditional and modern, this city is a feast for the senses. The red walls surrounding the old district create a unique light under the North African sun.Stay
The Royal Mansour - Reflecting the true essence of Moroccan tradition, this luxurious hotel is a celebration of local craftsmanship & architecture.Eat
Pepe Nero - Featuring two menus, one Moroccan & one Italian you can mix and match to create delicious combinations, fusing two cuisines in a beautiful setting, it's a dinner you won't forget in a hurry.See
The Souks - A long network of Alleyways comprised of tiny retail spaces, The Souk is a maze to be explored. Each area has its own specialisation, whether it's textiles, spices, food or clothing that you seek, you'll be sure to find it and more.
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David Mallet is the place to go in Paris for a truly luxury experience. 'Quietly obsessed with hair' (in his own words) since the age of 4, David has a lifetime of experience. You might end up finding yourself sitting besides a French actress of the likes of Clemence Poesy or Marillon Cotillard, but this Paris salon is much more than its celebrity clientele, it's a true pampering experience.Address
14 rue Notre Dame des Victoires, 75002 Paris
And if you are looking for a very exclusive experience that only some lucky locals know, go to Ismarie, hard to find (she doesn't even have a website), in a very secret apartment and very, very cool!Address
154 rue Oberkampf, 5 cité Durmar, 75011 Paris