The Wolseley.. We’re Besotted…

Upon entering the tall imposing doors and stepping onto the handsome black and white marble flooring of The Wolseley… one is stunned by its opulent allure…

The ambiance… ravishing…

The lighting… flattering…

Discreet…

The banquettes in soft plush black leather…

Stylish…

Comfortable…

The tables… with their “intime” corners and the voluptuous round ones… make for…

A… romantic setting…

A… rendezvous…

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A Short Trip to London…

On a short pre-Christmas trip to London.. we were invited for a business breakfast at The Wolseley. The architect William Curtis Green was influenced by Venetian and Florentine architecture with an Eastern exotic touch thrown in.

The Wolseley is grand… atmospheric.. with towering pillars.. arches… stairways.. and a dramatic black and white diamond marble flooring. It’s hard to believe that in 1921 it was a prestigious car showroom.. later evolving into Barclays Bank. Chris Corbin and Jeremy King acquired the site in 2003. Its restoration and renovation was realised by David Collins Architects. The Wolseley opened that same year. We were more than impressed by the ambiance.. the charm.. and the beauty of the place…

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Rajasthan Blogasthan!

Rajasthan! The very name conjures up images of princely states and fabled forts, of Maharajas and city palaces, of gemstones, silken fabrics, camels and elephants. And, indeed, all of those were on full view in the cities we visited: Jaipur, Udaipur, Jodphur and, way out near the Pakistan border, Jaisalmer.

We began our journey though, in Punjab, driving from Delhi to Agra, which historically alternated with Delhi as the capital of the Mughal Empire. Here, we joined the millions of other visitors who pour annually through a handsome red sandstone gateway, and come face to face with one of the world’s great monuments, the Taj Mahal, standing since 1652 on the banks of the Yamuna River…

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Astrid… À Bientôt… À l’Été Prochain… | Côte D’Azur Travel Series

Astrid…

Is the… first personality…

We meet… when we arrive…

And the last… when we leave…

Our… beloved…

Saint-Tropez…

A… capable professional…

With wavy romantic… long blonde hair…

Astrid…

Is a lovely person and friend… whom we liked from the very first time we met… in our favourite… “village de Saint-Tropez”… is the owner of her own company…

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Simone Duckstein… La Ponche… Un autre regard… | Côte D’Azur Travel Series

“Hôtel de La Ponche…

Un autre regard sur Saint-Tropez”…

A book published by…

The owner… proprietor…

Simone Duckstein…

Of the legendary… La Ponche hotel…

Made famous by the iconic actress Brigitte Bardot… who played in the unforgettable “And God Created Woman”… the widely recognised French drama film directed by Roger Vadim…

Madame Duckstein….

Who dedicated her book to her adored husband thus…

“Pour Hagen qui m’offre le bonheur constant de me laisser poursuivre mes rêves”…

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The Legend… Behind the… Legendary Club 55… | Côte D’Azur Travel Series

“J’adore”… Tuk-Tuk Express…

A delightful form of transportation… from Bangkok…

Just arrived… to escort us… to our very own favourite heaven…

Le Club 55…

The legend… behind the legendary “Club”… in Saint-Tropez…

Patrice de Colmont…

Owns and runs… this hallowed enclave…

Graciously… with passion and much love…

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