Recommendations of hotels, B&Bs and self catering apartments.

17 03, 2012

Cross Pollinate Expands to Istanbul

2017-02-17T15:19:28+01:00March 17th, 2012|Categories: Accommodations, Istanbul|0 Comments

One Apart Galatasaray. Photo credit: Cross Pollinate. Istanbul is one of my favorite places on earth and I am extremely fortunate to be hosted by generous friends in their lovely apartments. Staying in an apartment with a kitchen provides a richer city experience than a hotel ever could. Food lovers, in particular, can engage so [...]

20 08, 2011

House Hotel Bosphorus, Affordable Luxury in Istanbul

2017-02-17T15:26:17+01:00August 20th, 2011|Categories: Accommodations, Istanbul|0 Comments

The new House Hotel in Istanbul's Ortaköy district offers rooms on the Bosphorus at a fraction of the price of the nearby Four Seasons and Çırağan Palace. Read my full review in the NYT this weekend for more details.

7 02, 2011

St John Hotel Granola Preview

2016-01-09T19:09:46+01:00February 7th, 2011|Categories: Accommodations, Food & Wine, London|0 Comments

Back in the fall I interviewed the lovely Fergus Henderson and Trevor Gulliver about their newest venture, the St John Hotel, which, at that time, was slated to open in London’s Chinatown in November. Then the opening date was moved to December. Then it was scooted […]

23 12, 2010

St John Hotel To Open In London

2016-01-09T19:09:46+01:00December 23rd, 2010|Categories: Accommodations, London|2 Comments

A completely adorable Trevor Gulliver in his new St John Hotel. Photo Patricia Niven. The St John Hotel, the newest venture of chef Fergus Henderson and restauranteur Trevor Gulliver, is slated to open in London's Chinatown in late January. (more on NYTimes.com...)

19 12, 2010

Tackling Istanbul, Revised

2016-01-09T13:34:14+01:00December 19th, 2010|Categories: Accommodations, Culture, Istanbul, Restaurants, Turkish Cuisine|7 Comments

As 2010, Istanbul’s year as Europe’s Cultural Capital, draws to an end, I thought it was time to rework my guide to the city. (The fact that half a dozen friends are traveling there in the next couple of months provided additional motivation!) What follows are links, resources […]

13 09, 2010

Hotel Review: Rome’s Babuino 181

2016-01-09T19:09:45+01:00September 13th, 2010|Categories: Accommodations, Rome & Lazio|0 Comments

Photo courtesy of Rome Luxury Suites. Babuino 181, a 14-room boutique hotel, opened in April. It is the newest addition to Rome Luxury Suites, a hotel group owned by Alberto Moncada di Paternò, who transforms historical residences by incorporating contemporary art and design. (more...)