Boutique Hotel Pick – Hotel Tresanton – Cornwall, England

I fell in-love with Cornwall, From St. Ives to Truro – the Coastal towns making up all of Cornwall in the United Kingdom took my breath away and my mind wandering off to happy thoughts and I managed to temporarily forget all my worries at home. This region of England is a gem I think […]

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Boutique Hotel Pick – Hotel Les Roches Rouges By The Sea In France

I have never considered a stay in Saint-Raphaël – along the French Riviera until I stumbled upon this property. Usually I opt for Cannes and take the train from coastal town to the next – in particular having to make a local train to bus transfer in Saint-Raphaël on my way to Saint Tropez.   […]

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Boutique Hotel Pick – Chateau de Berne, Lorgues, France

Ah the idea of being in a place like this for a week or two, to regroup and clear the mind and body and soul is an idea I’ve had for a long time. Escaping the hustle and bustle of city life and the never ending list of chores and realities of every day life. […]

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Travel: Historic Mansions Turned Hotels

The first time I stayed in a converted mansion into a hotel was in Edinburgh a few years back, and the place, although remodeled, maintained the old charm of the past, even down to the creaky floors and the stained glass windows. Which all felt like I was travelling in time in addition to simply […]

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Boutique Hotel Pick – The Westbury – Dublin, Ireland

For sure the travel series is about to go full-swing here on Raw Silk and Saffron, and the first up is my boutique hotel pick. First one for 2018 – The Westbury in Dublin – a centrally located property embodied with excellence, from decor to service. This property is one I’ve book for an upcoming […]

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Travel: Four European Scenic Road Trips Worth Your While

It is almost March and time to begin the planning for whatever trip you intend to take in 2018. That includes Spring break anywhere from March to early April, Honeymoon, Mother’s day surprise, Destination Weddings, anniversary celebration, milestone birthday – you get the picture. So for this series, let’s begin with Four European recommended road […]

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Boutique Hotel Pick – Soho House – New York, Istanbul, Chicago

I sort of slowed down with my hotel picks over the holidays but I’m starting to get the itch to travel again – as I said many times before, if I could do it full time, I would without a second thought. But for now, traveling is spread across the year. But believe me the […]

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Travel: Airfare Deals and Where To Go

First order of business: Mark your calendar to wake up very early this Monday, which is also known as  Cyber Monday – and get yourself the best of airfare deals. And then consider Canada – according to Condé Nast Traveller – there are 16 reasons to visit Canada in the winter Or book one of […]

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