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…

Point Yamu by COMO, Phuket

Phuket, March 2015 – Meet Phuket Island’s latest addition – luxury resort Point Yamu by COMO! Its contemporary interior décor is chic with the perfect turquoise blue accents. If Mr. King didn’t tell me that we were in Thailand, I would have thought this resort was somewhere in Greece! There is plenty of privacy in the…

The Rosebery Afternoon Tea, London

This fall, Mr. King and I were glad to be back at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Knightsbridge, and we were delighted with the elegant and sumptuous afternoon tea at The Rosebery. It was a pleasant surprise since this tea room was not present during our previous stay in 2011. Named after Lord Rosebery, The…

Prêt-à-Portea London

London, October 2014 – I had just missed the London Fashion Week. Luckily, I caught the fashionista’s afternoon tea fittingly called “Prêt-à-Portea “at Berkeley Hotel! In its ninth year, Prêt-à-Portea is a medley of edible delights inspired by the catwalk. For my tea, it was the last few days of serving up the Spring/Summer 2014…

Pink Robes & Cherry Soup at Ritz Paris

The grand entrance of Ritz Paris overlooking the stately Place Vendôme can intimidate even the most seasoned traveler. Although I have been to the Ritz on several occasions since the early nineties, I still feel humbled on each visit; so many legendary people have walked through those doors. Ritz Paris is a special place that…

Remembering Hôtel de Crillon

The Grande Dame of Paris – Hôtel de Crillon has gone into hibernation since April 2013. She was undergoing a facelift. I heard she has reopened its doors already. Let’s take a walk down memory lane… Hôtel de Crillon possesses a rich history. King Louis XV commissioned the palace’s construction on Place de la Concorde in…