Reviews

Review: Amorita Resort, Panglao Island, Bohol

Review: Amorita Resort, Panglao Island, Bohol

Come away with me, little darling  Amorita, whose name translates as ‘little darling’ in Filipino, is located on a cliff that overlooks stunning Alona beach Beach holidays are my absolute favorite kind of holidays; so when my husband told me a couple of months ago, that we were going to attend his friend’s wedding, to(…)

Review: Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore

Review: Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore

Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore has routinely been voted one of the best hotels in Asia according to various surveys My husband and I are longtime fans of the Shangri-La group of hotels. When a cousin announced that he was having one of his wedding parties in Singapore back in November last year, we promptly went ahead and reserved a(…)

Forget the Good Life, Live the Best Life at Six Senses Con Dao

Forget the Good Life, Live the Best Life at Six Senses Con Dao

Six Senses Con Dao sits on a beautiful island about a 45-minute flight from Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Our 4-bedroom villa was breathtaking with a huge living room, outdoor showers, full kitchen and two private pools The first clue we were in for a truly fantastic holiday came in an email from the Six Senses, Con(…)

Sitting Above Shanghai; An Evening at the 100 Century Avenue Restaurant

Sitting Above Shanghai; An Evening at the 100 Century Avenue Restaurant

Any city the size of Shanghai, China can be overwhelming at first.  With mazes of streets, multiple subway lines zooming this way and that and hawkers on every corner selling fake Rolex watches it’s easy to forget to slow down and savor the beauty of this place.  That’s why I’ve picked to spend my first(…)

Exquisite Asian spas worth breaking the bank for

Exquisite Asian spas worth breaking the bank for

A spa visit is often considered a memorable experience, for it is usually known to enhance your general well-being. Today, people lead such busy, hectic lives and a spa visit is just what they need to stop, relax and revitalize. Spa visits are varied and range from spending a tranquil day at a day spa(…)

Hotel Review: Palais de Chine Hotel Taipei

Hotel Review: Palais de Chine Hotel Taipei

Photography by Sylvia Le Dung Taipei is a bustling and dynamic world class metropolis whose seemingly endless energy and abundant supply of cultural, entertainment and epicurious activities, never cease to impress me. The city was once a hotspot for luxury hotels but new development dwindled. Recently, however, the city’s luxury hotel scene has emerged from(…)

Hotel Review: W Barcelona

Hotel Review: W Barcelona

August is when locals flee Barcelona for quieter locales and tourists swarm Spain’s second largest city. As a result, the W Barcelona was buzzing during my four-day stay. Accents and languages from around the world were audible in the hotel’s lobby (at the W, this space is referred to as the Living Room) – an(…)

Five of the Best: Tokyo’s Super-Luxury Hotels

Five of the Best: Tokyo’s Super-Luxury Hotels

Five of the Best: Tokyo’s Super-Luxury Hotels Japan’s fine reputation for hospitality in general is unmistakably buttressed by the incredible standards of customer service achieved by the top hotels in Tokyo. In terms of international performance, precious few customers would doubt their deserving status among the very best. Here are five of the finest. Mandarin(…)