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Visiting Memphis for more than Elvis, Blues and BBQ

Visiting Memphis for more than Elvis, Blues and BBQ

When visiting Memphis you know you’re going to get a healthy dose of Elvis, Blues and BBQ with its renowned Memphis music scene and the lip-smacking Memphis restaurants.  Aside from those three very tantalizing reasons to visit, Memphis holds a vital role, not only in […]

Skiing in Morzine and Avoriaz, France

Skiing in Morzine and Avoriaz, France

I truly believe the silence is what I love about winter. Traipsing through the snow-covered hills of the Vallée de la Manche just outside the Morzine ski resort in the Savoie Mont Blanc region of France, we couldn’t hear a thing except the crunching of […]

Two days in Moscow

Two days in Moscow

Anyone versed in The Three Sisters, Russian playwright Anton Chekhov’s work, knows the passion Olga and Irina have in getting to the big city. “To Moscow, To Moscow, To Moscow”…”Quickly to Moscow”…not to be there is a life “without poetry, without meaning.” What is it […]

Small Cities of Kentucky, USA

Small Cities of Kentucky, USA

I may have been birthed in New York and bred in Pennsylvania, but, in another life, I know I was born with a Kentuckian soul. Handling a horse by four years old and drinking bourbon by forty might not be the only requirements for feeling […]

A Long Weekend in the Savoie Wine Region

A Long Weekend in the Savoie Wine Region

Let it be in your stills and in your storms, Fair Lake, in your cavorting sloping sides, In the black pine trees, in the savage rocks That hang above your tides; Le Lac by Alphonse de laMartine Most of you have probably never heard of […]

Traverse’s Three and Samsung Photo Competition

Traverse’s Three and Samsung Photo Competition

In July, I was invited by Traverse to participate in a photographic campaign with Three UK and Samsung Mobile using the fabulous camera on the Galaxy S9 and S9+. I snapped this very friendly face at a restaurant in Chinatown and, no, he was not on the menu! Only […]


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2 Days in Porto

2 Days in Porto

Why have I never been to Porto before? It has to be one of the great European cities – it’s home to Port – the drink, the food is fab, there’s tons to do and a river runs through it. Although the second largest city […]

10 Best Bits of Anacapri, Italy

10 Best Bits of Anacapri, Italy

It’s only ten minutes away by car from the port, but Anacapri, the other village on the Isle of Capri, is just as charming as its more famous sister – so wave goodbye to the port, you won’t miss it, I promise. These bits might […]

Best Bits Top 10 Holiday Gifts

Best Bits Top 10 Holiday Gifts

You just can’t top White Turf in St. Moritz for a luxury treat, unless it’s with a whirl in the Roller afterwards with my dear friend Bill Petrakis. Pucci ski-boots, Ottica Carraro sunglasses and H&M fur (fake) hat top it all off. Christmas is all […]

Top 10 things to do in Bagan

Top 10 things to do in Bagan

As we landed into Bagan, we couldn’t help peer out the window of our Yangon Airways (whose motto is “You’re safe with us!”) flight to see what we’d been waiting for. A trip to Myanmar is really a trip to Bagan – it’s always on […]

New Orleans & Breaux Bridge, LA – The 10 Best Bit(e)s

New Orleans & Breaux Bridge, LA – The 10 Best Bit(e)s

Traveling through New Orleans to research a piece on the 10th Anniversary of Hurricane Katrina for Grazia UK, the Cypriot and I had to eat, right? Some of the best restaurants in the USA are at home here in the Big Easy, from old and […]