Edinburgh: Brasserie Prince

One very cold (standard) evening in Edinburgh, I found myself enjoying a couple tequila cocktails at Hoot the Redeemer. Gorgeously named ” ‘You Dancin?”… I was not. Not being able to obtain reservations where I’d hoped and disappointed to find Hawksmoor closed, I pulled out my credit card and booked a table at Brasserie Prince…

Edinburgh: Motel One- Princes Street

Finally, I found myself back in lovely Edinburgh after nearly two years thanks to Covid. The break certainly made me appreciate the UK and how I don’t want to ever be apart this long again. I can co with a lot of breakups, but not this one, please. Booking just a few days prior to…

Inhabit- London

On a recent 27 hour trip to London, I opted for ease of everything, paired with a desperate need to be in the city. (My usual LHR Sofitel had been turned into a government quarantine hotel…wheee…). So, it was time for something, or rather to “Inhabit” something new. My friend also booked and we met…

Izizi- Portixol

The Portixol area of Palma de Mallorca was absolutely a delight. Imagine a bike path rounding small inlets from the sea where families congregated, children splashed, and adults sunbathed (topless). Behind the seaside path was a strip of restaurants and bars, the most inviting was a large terraced one called Izizi. Truly, this neighborhood was…

Fins Tapas & Cocktails

Finsssss to the left! Finssss to the right! I ate at Fins on both of my solo travel nights! Not sure if my travel bud and I were just kind of sick of each other or were feeling different styles while together, but we spent two nights on our own, which, honestly, was perfect for…

Le Patio- Chardonne

I decided to receive my vaccines in the most glamorous way offered in Switzerland, along the Montreux Riviera. Ok, this also gave me access to them a few weeks earlier than the area around my home, but just pretend that the glam factor played a large part in it, because it brought me to the…

Relais Castello di Morcote

The final leg of my trip to Ticino was to be four nights at the gorgeous Relais Castello di Morcote. It did not happen and I feel so strange about it. I have never cut a trip short. Ever. So, to do so at a gorgeous hotel for the part of a trip that I…

Castello Scheeloss Restaurant – Ascona

After ambling the streets of Ascona for nearly a week, I’d noted some restaurants to investigate further. On my final night, I wanted to go off-campus of the gorgeous Hotel Eden Roc and enjoy something a little more casual. Note: with a number of restaurants still not seating outside guests inside, restaurants closed random days…

Swiss Miss: Ascona

Ascona, what an absolute gem of the Ticino region! This postcard pleasant town is conveniently located adjacent to the transportation-heavy Locarno, but with far more charm, so it’s an excellent jumping off point for the region or hikes originating from Locarno. You feel like you are walking the streets lakeside in Italy, but with all…

Marina Restaurant – Ascona

Marina, along with the Eden Roc Hotel, look like they were transplanted from South Beach to Ascona. An absolute time trap, in the most beautiful way. Just look… The menu was posted on a surfboard outside of the placid lake. The inside of the restaurant was absolutely stunning. Pure beach vibes, though the restaurant totes…

La Brezza – Ascona

La Brezza, what an absolutely joyful meal. I can’t imagine a better experience coming out of quarantine and back into the world of fine dining and indoors no less. While the clientele of Eden Roc was a bit older and serious (that’s Ms. Fluffy Scrunchy pictured below), the Michelin one-starred La Brezza, was an absolute…