REJ deli at Nolinski

Paris's luxury hotel Nolinski, introduces REJ delicatessen and takeaway - a foodie spot for both locals and those travelling. Whether you want to grab a bite for lunch, need to top up on bits for home or want to get items for a picnic, there are traditional and vegan sandwiches, homemade lasagne, chilled gazpacho, classic and creative salads. Expect authentic flavours and to stop by more than once.

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FranceCharleen Parkes
Top Rooftops in Barcelona

Barcelona is famed for its decorative modernism, night scene, Catalan cuisine and that fine balance it has between the city and beach. These are just a few of the reasons as to why visitors flock to this melting pot of happenings. The hotel game has stepped up dramatically, with Barcelona now hosting a fair share of boutique hotels throughout the city - where many are topped off with... a rooftop.

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SpainCharleen Parkes
72hrs in Nice

Nice often gets overlooked in the French Riviera, having to compete with the likes of Cannes and Monaco. This fun city has lots to offer and is strategically located - perfect for visiting others charming seaside towns such as Villefranche-su-Mer. One key spot that must be visited is the picturesque Baie des Anges which is cuddled by the Promenade de Anglais.

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3 Reasons to Visit Chianti

Tuscany is spoilt with an abundance of luscious green and scenic places to visit. Many don't know where to start and often take advantage by visiting several places in the region. Chianti is a wine village just 25 minutes from Florence by car and boasts arts and crafts, impressive history, olive groves and of course...wine. 

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ItalyCharleen Parkes
Postcards from Villefranche-sur-Mer

Villefranche-su-Mer is an enchanting seaside town in a busy part of the Côte d'Azur just east of Nice. The golden sandy beaches draw crowds and you can also find an selection of charming terrace cafés and restaurants. The Bay of Villefranche is simply breathtaking, noted as one of the five most beautiful bays in the world, you can see Cap of Nice on the right and Cap Ferrat on the left. 

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Neu Now Festival

A grassroots art festival is making a come back this year for its ninth edition in Amsterdam's Westergasfabriek from the 14 to17 of September. This year's edition of the NEU NOW is going to be action packed with everything we have been waiting for. Emerging artists have been hand-picked by an international jury selecting only the freshest batch of exceptional artists graduating from art academies across Europe and beyond.

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Greece: Love, Culture, Pamper

‘Eat’ is an integral part of the allurement of Greece. Greek cuisine is a paragon of Mediterranean gastronomy known throughout the world for its nutritious value and great flavour, so each and every corner has its own regional takes on classic Greek recipes - and they are all delicious. ‘Pray’ is personal journey most of the Christian Orthodox faithfuls externalise by regularly attending mass. 

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GreeceTravel&Lust
2nd Edition of the Independent Barcelona Coffee Festival

The Independent Barcelona Coffee Festival (IBCF) is back in the city on the 5th and 6th of May, 2017. This initiative was created last year by All Those, Nømad Coffee, Right Side Coffee, Satan’s Coffee Corner and Skye Coffee Co, and has come back this year with even more workshops and participants. Expect to find coffee shops and roasters in the specialty coffee scene to participate from all over Spain, mainly Barcelona city, in addition to an important handful of guests from Europe. 

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Sitges - jewel of the Mediterranean

Sitges is a world known town merely 35 minutes away from buzzing vibrant Barcelona. This seaside town is an utopia for those seeking fun in the sun, great tapas and a serene Mediterranean feel. Known for holiday goers from all parts of Europe, mainly from France, the UK and Germany, this town packs a long list of things to do.

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SpainJeremy J.Sitges
San Juan Gastronomic Market in Palma de Mallorca

Mallorca has a way to spawn and nurture distinctive foodies, due in large part to the diversity of its food scene and Michelin-starred cuisine. Despite your price range, there is always the jewel in the crown of Spanish cuisine, and it is the tapas (appetisers) culture. Tapas are one of the identifying features of Spanish gastronomy, which over time has evolved into an entire sophisticated cuisine. The crème de la crème of tapas in the city of Palma de Mallorca goes to the San Juan Market.

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Annual Festivals in Andalusia

Spring season brings warmer temperatures and renewals after winter's intermission. The season brings an extraordinary ambience to the city of Seville, serenaded with the scent of orange blossom and jasmine. The new season begins with the Passion of Jesus Christ in Easter Holy Week and two weeks after begins the Feria de Abril de Sevilla (Seville April Fair), and other locations that follow. Every day of the festive occurrence, carriages and riders parade carrying Seville's leading citizens to make their way to the bullring, La Real Maestranza, where the bullfighters and breeders meet.

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SpainJeremy J.Andalusia
Discover Naxos and Lemnos

Greek hospitality is known far and wide, and it is something to experience first hand. Your friends and family who have visited the country can tell you stories of when the Greek hospitality exceeded their expectations, when their hosts made sure everything was up to par - and then some, of that time when the locals went the extra mile, or when they suggested a bunch of experiences to reveal what the real Greece is like.

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Cooking School and Cafe in Fez

Café Clock in Fez, Morocco has been setting the scene for the ancient city ever since its opening a few years ago. It's a three floor restored townhouse (250 years old) with funky aspects, including gems picked up from souks that make this place unique. Moroccan hip hop followed by belly dancing grooves, free wi-fi access and the much talked about camel burgers from head chef Tariq Taza, gives this culture hub all the hype it deserves.

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Vejer de la Frontera - Costa de la Luz gem

The white washed, hilltop town of Vejer de la Frontera unquestionably constitutes an oasis in the region of Andalusia in southern Spain. Only 10 minutes drive from the picturesque beaches of El Palmar, this beautiful setting is one of the most alluring towns on Spanish soil. For history buffs, this petite find is a place with special appeal for being an enclave for Southern Europe's oldest civilisations, the Phoenicians, Carthaginians and Romans.

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Nikkei Cuisine Meets The Med

Inside luxury boutique hotel Can Alomar, you can find the restaurant De Tokio A Lima on the 3rd floor of the property. This boutique gem is set in a magnificently restored 19th century mansion, built on what was previously a 15th century gothic palace. With service and substance to match its on-trend aesthetic, this restaurant is a must for fans of good food and impeccably styled dinner settings.

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Road trip In Andalusia - South West Itinerary

There are endless opportunities when you venture on a sweet off-season road trip through the provinces of Seville and Cádiz. The southern most part of Spain is cherished for having some of the most scenic sights, from nature reserves to ancient towns with lyrical names. As travelling slow is the best way to experience Andalusia, we recommend a week to discover the two provinces that we cover in this read.

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SpainJeremy J.Andalusia