In Florence, everything is ancient and a piece of art. Today the city is going through a glamorous revival, with iconic art, edgy architecture and modern twists on regional food. Here is a summary of best hotels, restaurants, bars, shops, attractions and many more…
Planning to visit Tuscany and spend some days in beautiful Florence? You will definitely not regret it. As I’ve mentioned in the last article, this was my first time in Florence and it was better than expected.
Next to the Medici Chapel in the historic centre, Firenze Number Nine is a boutique wellness hotel that offers wonderful stay and a truly unique experience
I seem to be traveling non stop at the moment. With a few last minute plans thrown, that means sometimes I spend a week or two at home between trips. I am enjoying every second of the whirlwind and I couldn’t wait to visit for the first time – Italy’s most enchanting city, Florence.
Finally I can share some photography impressions from my last visit to Nice and some nice tips about this beautiful city in south of France. Nice is famous for its belle époque architecture, long beach promenades and famous hotels. Less than a month ago, I went to Côte d’Azur for a special project, but I will tell you a lot more on my next blogpost. This time, I wanted to write an article, where I can share some images and to give you some useful tips!
In the center of the island is where you find the nightlife. The island provides a super positive vibe, when the international crowd gathers together in the night. In old town you can find lots of great restaurants, high-end shopping and trendy-cool bars. My very first visit to Mykonos was a great fun and getting lost in the twisting-turning alleyways was fun too.
Magical views, breathtaking sunsets, mesmerizing dining experience, and the most perfect birthday long-weekend I’ve ever had in Bill & Coo Suites & Lounge in Mykonos
Nothing makes more memorable, than traveling and spending your time in a wonderful place, where you feel comfortable in a ultimate luxury of the trendiest hotel in Mykonos. For this year’s birthday, I wanted to escape somewhere and thank to Silia, who suggested Bill & Coo Suites & Lounge, I had no doubt and said YES to this trip to Mykonos together with her.
Wondering where London’s high society and celebrities wine, dine, dance till the sun goes up and than have brunch? Here is a selection of my favorite places to eat, drink and dance in London.
DON’T waste your money going to anything less than wonderful and nice restaurants. The cosmopolitan city has a insanely huge number of great restaurants from all over the world. In terms of gastronomy, pubs, bars and bistros, great food is everywhere. You can find good fast food, slow food, cool food, dude food, and this is the only guide you need. Continue Reading…
London is definitely always a good idea and especially if you have the chance to see this wonderful city in 360-degree view. As you might have seen on Instagram, I posted a photo from a room that is much closer to the clouds and has a breathtaking view over London. On floors 34 to 52 of Renzo Piano’s Shard, at 1,016ft the tallest building in Western Europe, made up of 11,000 glass panels and with 44 lifts. It takes just 26 seconds to travel from the hotel’s 35th floor lobby, so places of interest nearby, such as Borough Market and Tate Modern, are only minutes away. After Zaeem Jamal‘s event, I went straight to The Shard and couldn’t wait to take the lift to the 34 and than to the 52 floor.
Inspired by the wealth and diversity of Mediterranean culture, the Tiara Yaktsa Côte d’Azur is a splendid five-star boutique hotel with unique comfort of luxury and intimate atmosphere
Based on the latest post about Tiara Miramar Beach Hotel, I was also invited to visit Tiara Yaktsa Côte d’Azur, another of the hotel’s sister properties. Its magnificent views over the blue sea and the intoxicating scents of its manicured gardens gave me the real well-being.
Probably Europe’s most romantic hotel, has been already secured first place in the ranking of the most romantic hotels in Europe in January 2011, also awarded from TripAdvisor when they Travellers Choice Awards 2012 under 25 best hotels in France. The Tiara Yaktsa Côte d’Azur, is a boutique hotel with unique charm, nestled in the seaside town of Théoule-sur-Mer, it’s a haven of peace and tranquility.
Embraced by the vibrant blue colored Mediterranean sea and dominated by the Esterel range, the Théoule-sur-Mer region is a land of contrasts. Sea and mountains nestle naturally. For those headed toward Cannes, Théoule-sur-Mer is the first commune in the Alpes Maritimes. A former fishing port, the charming maritime enclave is now home to no fewer than 4 yachting harbors. Locals are highly attentive to the quality of life in this still relatively unknown corner of paradise thus assuring a prestige destination. In this unspoiled setting, delicate pine-wood scents surround The Hotel Tiara Yaktsa Côte d’Azur.
The 5-star Hôtel Tiara Yaktsa Côte d’Azur has 21 rooms and suites. All rooms are decorated in luxurious oriental chic decor and delightful touches. The Superior Rooms offer cosy and spacious surroundings. Every guest experience a wonderful scenery in Côte d’Azur flair of refinement and total relaxation. Every room has a wonderful sea overview and these are unforgettable picturesque views that will always stay on your mind.
Food and Drink
We were able to spend a day at the Hôtel Tiara Yaktsa Côte d’Azur, to sunbath by the hotel’s infinity pool and to enjoy the 5-star “L’or Bleu Restaurant“. This restaurant is a true celebration of the Mediterranean sea and sky, stunning tastes with unique ingredients. We had an unforgettable dining experience hosted by Chef Guillaume Anor.
With a spectacular bay view on the most glamorous terraces, the gourmet restaurant at Hotel Tiara Yaktsa Côte d’Azur was an unforgettable night. For dinner I choose the starter “Shrimps in Cocktail Style, with fruit tartar, basil and spicy Guacamole”, companioned with the main dish “Loin of Lamb wrapped in Kadaif and baby purple artichokes” – my personal favorite, and cherry on the top the sweet note “Roasted apricot, rosemary flavored, crunchy tuile with apricots”. Everything was mind-blowing delicious and a wonderful dinner experience!
Beauty Center & Fitness
The Hotel Tiara Yaktsa Côte d’Azur, ensures the well-being of the guests. The hotel’s beauty center is a perfect place to relax with a personalized selection of massages. With signature Sothys body care treatments sooth the spirit. You can choose from manicure, to waxing or a make-up session to complete your personal care. The fitness center faces the bay yet is shielded from the terrace overlooking the hotel pool.
Inspired by the beauty of the Orient, the Hôtel Tiara Yaktsa Côte d’Azur is heaven of tranquility.
Best view ver the cobalt blue Mediterranean sea.
Not just the hotel’s location is quite spectacular, but it is the serenity that I found here and that was the greatest thing I experienced after coming from the big noisy city.
Located just below a garden of Eden, the hotel’s pool is the jewel in the crown of Hotel Tiara Yaktsa Côte d’Azur surroundings.
Those who follow me on Instagram, have already seen this photo, but I can’t help it and show it again because this Tiara Burger and the mix-fruit-salad was beyond delicious. Oh, and this view tho!
This was our dinner table with a spectacular view over the sea and the Esterel foothills which are located between Saint-Raphaël and Mandelieu.
After dinner, we enjoyed the full moon and the wonderful view from the Hotel Tiara Yaktsa Côte d’Azur pool terrace.
Everything about my dinner outfit, I will show you in another post.
The midnight stunning view.
The moment I entered Hotel Tiara Yaktsa, I knew it’s a special place. Greeted by blue skies and yacht-dotted seas, there’s an earthy Moroccan theme in harmony of wood furniture and terracotta tiles. Impressed by its gorgeous gardens, the elegant restaurant, and staff who welcomed us like a family. Clearly, the “L’or Bleu Restaurant” was the best restaurant I have ever been before. The taste of the food and the visual setting of every dish was just spectacular. You should choose to spend your days and nights at Tiara Yaktsa , that will everyday take your breath away.
Côte d’Azur, famed for its glittering festivals and glamorous inhabitants, it really is a coast that understands luxury. Disi Couture explored beautiful Côte d’Azur coastline, the Tiara Miramar Beach Hotel & Spa that is situated in Théoule-sur-Mer
The bedrooms balconies with panoramic views across the cobalt blue of the Mediterranean Sea, gives an incredible picturesque view to the former fishing village that lies between the Var and the Alpes Maritimes. Tiara Miramar Beach Hotel & Spa that is situated in Théoule-sur-Mer, is one of the most discreet luxury resorts on the Côte d’Azur.
Nestled in a sheltered cove of the Esterel, this former fishing village is a paradise for lovers of authenticity owing its charm to an unspoilt setting with its subtle mimosa aroma. The day we arrived to Nice Airport, Tiara Miramar Beach Hotel & Spa organized a private transport to the hotel, and that was the first great impression. After approximately 30 min we arrived to the hotel, and again we had a tremendous good impression by the Tiara Miramar Beach Hotel & Spa team, who greet and delighted us a 5 star service.
The ambiance, thoughtful touches and exceptional Côte d’Azur setting, Tiara Miramar Beach Hotel & Spa redefines a brilliant Riviera Lifestyle. Somewhere between Cannes and Saint Tropez, an excellent starting point to explore beautiful Côte d’Azur coastline, you can drive along the Corniche d’Or follows the Esterel cliffs offering explorers stunning vistas. The adventuresome can enjoy spectacular walks overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. From the moment I’ve approach the entrance to the hotel, I knew – I was in a special place. The interior is inspired by the Orient, yet very chic and Mediterranean luxury.
The Tiara Miramar Beach Hotel & Spa has 60 guest-rooms, from spacious suites, to his-and-hers bathroom sinks, great balcony view – where families and couples can have a luxury and comfortable accommodation. Soft double beds, beautiful Orient inspired lightning and impressive color combination. Rooms include: classic guest-rooms, which are cosy and comfortable, and open into the coral hues of the rocky Esterel. Superior guest-room has refined decor yet comfortable ambiance, that offers a garden view from a private terrace. Also deluxe, prestige rooms, luxury, miramar, than garden view suites, as well as sea view suites offer gracious interior decor and subtle oriental flair are coupled with a large lounge area – an environment that is at once both chic and relaxed. Not forgetting to mention: opening the balcony doors was an unforgettable moment!
Food & Drink
The exquisite mix of southern French cuisine blended with offerings of Spanish tapas and Oriental-style mezzé, creates a most memorable dining experience. The MoYa is the hotel’s beachside restaurant, boasting incredible views over the Côte d’Azur that make every meal all the more special. Its strategic position by the creek makes this beachside restaurant the rallying point of the Tiara Miramar Beach Hotel & Spa. The hotel’s stuff where always careful and reserved our favorite table for breakfast and dinner, where we could enjoyed the shade of its pergola or its turquoise-colored umbrellas. From seafood, to barbecue, club sandwiches to desserts – everythings was absolutely delicious. The MoYa captures the spirit of the New Riviera Lifestyle, convivial, fun, local flavors shared with friends and family in the perfect, relaxed setting. Tirama Miramar Beach Hotel & Spa has also signature “bistronomique” restaurant (think “bistrot” and “gastronomic”) called Bistrot M. Locally sourced, chef-selected freshest of products are prepared with Provençal flair. Next to the MoYa restaurant, the Tiara Miramar Beach Hotel & Spa’s Beach Bar is the ideal place to enjoy a refreshing and delicious drink or cocktail after a day at the beach or a dip in the pool.
An endless horizon of blue sky and cobalt blue sea, with gentle sounds of waves is the biggest pleasure for hotel guests to spend the day at private beach of the Tiara Miramar Beach Hotel & Spa. Serenity and relaxing environment, assures whether choosing sunbathing on the beach or quite simply a lazy daydream, or just a dip in the sea, no-one will disturb you.
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Inside our classic bedroom: A unique blend of oriental flair and contemporary decor in five star comfort.
A beautiful view from the balcony on the right side.
The breathtaking view to the pool and crystal blue sea.
SPA & Fitness
The wellness centre of the Tiara Miramar Beach Hotel & Spaencompasses 2 floors and in a luxurious setting, dominated by natural minerals and soothing fragrances, the Sothys brand spa products pleases everyone’s senses. After a welcome from the spa’s reception staff, I was escorted to outdoor relaxation area, as you can see on the photo above and below.
My spa appointment, offered a tailor-made treatments and I choose a full-body oil massage. The masseur made a perfect finger pressure techniques and body modelling for a complete restorative and beauty package treatment. The fitness center has prefect equipments, associated with multimedia selections and sea & garden views. It has plurima multistation (body-building & cardio-training), Treadmill, exercise bike, cross trainer, etc.
Some images while I was having the full-body massage in a breathtaking and peaceful atmosphere.
This is how I like to have my spa treatment: outside under the palm trees, sea breeze, salty air and sunny flair.
The best after spa treatment swim in crystal clear sea.
Everything was absolutely stunning at the Tiara Miramar Beach Hotel & Spa! Beautiful pool terrace, palm and exotic garden, sun-drenched terraces with a wonderful view, where you can have a remarkable level of privacy. The rooms are beautiful and clean, spacious and updated, but the true highlight was the amazing service. The restaurant‘s food was absolutely mind-blowing. The level of service is personal – very friendly but not intrusive. Every single staff member we met exuded warmth and sincerity. Highly recommended it and I wish to visit Tiara Miramar Beach Hotel & Spa again.