The Clifford Pier

Singapore  – When dining, Mr. King & I prefer to explore places with a history. So it was pure nostalgia when we visited The Clifford Pier at The Fullerton Bay Hotel in Singapore. “A historic landmark, Clifford Pier was built in 1933 as the landing jetty for ships and marks the arrival point where our forefathers began…

L’Art de Vivre at Metropole Hanoi

Hanoi (post in French & English) – Mr. King took our son and me to Hanoi for a weekend. While Hanoi has become more developed over the past decade, the city still retains its charms. Our journey starts upon our arrival at the Sofitel Legend Metropole Hotel, which is a historic sight in itself. Numerous famous…

Mirabó de Valldemossa

Mallorca – On our first trip to Mallorca (also known as Majorca), part of the Balearic Islands in Spain, Mr. King & I stayed at Mirabó de Valldemossa, a rustic villa with an impeccable mountain view. For city people like us, it was the ideal spot to relax and unwind. “Mirabó, which dates from 1500, has…

Belmond La Residencia

Mallorca – After driving on winding roads through villages lined with ochre-color houses and Serra de Tramuntana mountains towering above, our car turned into a driveway lined with olive trees and red geranium flowers. Reaching the top of the hill, Mr. King & I were greeted by a majestic stone-mansion- La Residencia. Nestled in the small…

Capri Palace – Perfect Hideaway

Capri, 2004 – Mr. King and I stayed on Anacapri, which is on the highest elevation overlooking Capri town. To us, it had more local charm, and we got the best of both worlds – tranquility and also a taste of the fashionable destination. There are many choices for accommodations on the island. Do expect…

Café Sacher Salzburg

Salzburg, June 2015 – During my recent family vacation in Salzburg, we enjoyed several meals at the Café Sacher. Situated inside the legendary Hotel Sacher, the Café is decorated in Sacher’s signature burgundy red upholstery, crystal chandeliers – exerting old world charms. Aside from their famed pastries and cakes, they serve excellent savory dishes as…

Hotel Sacher Salzburg

Salzburg, June 2015 – Being a big fan of “The Sound of Music”, I made it a family vacation to visit Salzburg – home of this fantastic musical film. My 3-year old son, Little K enjoyed Salzburg, and he loved Hotel Sacher. Everyone was attentive, and unexpectedly, the hotel was very kid-friendly. Hotel Sacher is…

TwinPalms Sunday Brunch

Phuket, December 2015 – When it comes to Sunday brunch on the island, the hippest and most sumptuous brunch is at the stylish contemporary resort, TwinPalms’ Oriental Spoon Grill and Bar. Mr. King and I have been there several times, and each time, it was full house. There is a wonderful, lively buzz, as the diners…

Spring in Vienna

Vienna, April 2011 – There is no better time to visit Vienna than Spring. Mr. King & I spent a weekend in this magnificent city. It was not an easy task to plan our weekend since Vienna has a number of attractions and is filled with art and culture. Here were a few highlights from…

Banyan Tree Breakfast & Spa

Phuket, March 2016 – What would resort life be without a sumptuous breakfast and a spa sanctuary.   Mr. King and I found both at Banyan Tree Resort Phuket. After a recent renovation in 2015, a new culinary team was also assembled, with Spanish Chef Alfonso De La Dehesa at the helm. The new breakfast buffet…

Banyan Tree Resort Phuket

Phuket, December 2015 – Summer is fast-approaching, and that got me to thinking about our family vacations. One of the best places to bring children of all ages is a resort. For me, Banyan Tree Resort in Phuket, Thailand is an ideal place for kids, but also for Mr. King and me. Banyan Tree Resort…

Eating in St. Moritz

St. Moritz, August 2011 – Continuing from the Bernina Express to St. Moritz, Mr. King and I discovered that it was market day on Via Maistra where the farmers, local restaurants & gourmets gathered to sell their produce and cooked food. We bought some cheese and fruits. Everything was fresh and tasty! That evening, we visited the…