Private sailing and dining in Paris along the Seine River | Paris, France | One of the experiences that I curated and hosted for my recent VIP Group to Paris for the Roland Garros French Open event, was a private sunset sailing along the Seine River, which included an outdoor cocktail, followed by a 3-Courses Gourmet dinner by Lenôtre. We were picked up at our hotels Le Bristol, and driven for 10 minutes to their Terminal/Lounge to board our private boat, the ACTE III. Not much more to say, so I will let you enjoy the photos and judge by them. All I can add, is that our sailing was supposed to end by 10PM, and guests were enjoying their time so much, that we decided to extend for another 2 hours to see the Eiffel Tower sparkle right from the heart of the Seine River. This was not my first time doing a Private Sailing in Paris along the Seine River. I have done it a few times before, but on a smaller scale and more private. See my post on Private Champagne Sunset RIVA Sailing along the Seine River. BTW Post today July 14th 2015 in honor of Bastille Day. HAPPY Bastille Day. Carlos Melia Luxury Travel Curator – www.carlosmelia.com
DOs and DONTs Dinning Experiences when in Hong Kong | Hong Kong | DOs and DON’Ts Dinning Options in Hong Kong, based on our own experience. Because in this city, amazing panoramic views are not enough to make it work. To include Tin Lung Heen by The Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong . Man Wah by Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong and Hutong by the Aqua Restaurant Group. I have been to Hong Kong before, so this list only reflects the dining experiences of my last trip. Learn which made the cut and which was a total disaster… Check out also my post on my favorite Lunch options in Hong Kong.
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My RESORT 2016 Paris Fashion Week in photos | Paris, France | Four times a year we come to Paris to showcase my partner’s Rubin Singer, Fashion Collection, during Fashion Week. Below you can see a photo log of my week, this time for RESORT 2016. This was my second visit to Paris during this month of June, first hosting a VIP Group of 30 people for the Roland Garros French Open, and now for Resort Fashion Week. Continue reading My Paris RESORT 2016 Fashion Week experience in photos
Private Visit of King Louis XV and XVI’s private Apartment at Chateau Versailles | Versailles, France | Many of us have been to Chateau Versailles countless times, at least I have, but how many of you have had the chance, to separate from the crowd, to visit the former private quarters of King Louis XV and XVI. During my recent visit, I was able to do so, on a private tour. Below are all my photos of my visit, plus some more of the Chateau Versailles itself. Read my previous posts on Chateau Versailles and Ville Versailles. Contact me if you would like to book this exclusive tour, same as my experience at Cathedral of Notre Dame. Hope you enjoy this post. Continue reading Private Visit of King Louis XV and XVI’s private Apartment at Chateau Versailles
Our week in Fire Island introduced by Mrs. Bruna | Fire Island, United States | Our week in Fire Island PINES introduced by Travel with Bruna, miniature Schnauzer extraordinaire. Pet Friendly Summer Beach Travel only two hours away from New York City. The weekend involved lots of walks around The Pines, lots of runs at the beach, close encounters with ducks, swans and deers, and lots of lovely relaxing sunsets. Read more on Fire Island on all my previous blog posts. Carlos Melia Luxury Travel Curator – www.carlosmelia.com Continue reading Our week in Fire Island introduced by Mrs. Bruna
Our one night stay at the NEW Rosewood Beijing | Beijing, China | Located in the district of Chaoyang, the brand new Rosewood Beijing opened its doors month ago. A very lovely option, which I would rank as my Top 3 hotel options to stay at in Beijing. We were there only for one night unfortunately, but its location was perfect to enjoy Beijing and after a long day exploring, withdraw to this urban oasis. Rosewood Beijing is the first incursion of Rosewood Hotels & Resort in Asia and the Chinese market, with two upcoming properties opening next 2017 in Sanya and Guangzhou.
High Speed Train Beijing to Shanghai and back | China | If there is a great way to travel within China is by their super comfortable High-Speed Trains by CRH – China Railway High-Speed. We connected three destinations Beijing – Shanghai – West Lake/Hangzhou using both their Business and Economy Class. 300 Kilometers and hour to move across China in full comfort and smoothly. One suggestion, buy your tickets online time before your trip. If you need help with reliable ways to do this, please do not hesitate to contact me. Continue reading High Speed Train Beijing to Shanghai and back
Guy Savoy at La Monnaie de Paris | Paris, France | It might as well be the hottest restaurant and gourmet experience to have in Paris as of today. Everyone is talking about it, but unfortunately, not many like me, have yet had the pleasure to try it. Reasons why ? Well Guy Savoy at La Monnaie de Paris, has opened its doors only a month ago, and since then, carrying with his prestigious reputation and its 3-Michelin Stars, has been sold out and it will be for several month ahead. Not for nothing online bookings have a penalty fee of EUR 300 per person for reservations granted and not honored or for cancellations within 24 hours prior to your dinning experience. Continue reading Guy Savoy at La Monnaie de Paris
Traditional Night OUT in Beijing Opera and Dinner | Beijing, China | During our stay at the lovely Aman Summer Palace, one of our nights, we decided to continue our Royal experience and leave the Summer Palace to dedicated our evening to Chinese Opera followed by a traditional Imperial gourmet experience. So our concierge helped us organize all details, while we were spending our day out enjoying our tour to The Great Wall of China. The itinerary for our evening would be Chinese Opera at Liyuan Theater and dinner at Bai Family Mansion. Continue reading Traditional Night OUT in Beijing Opera and Dinner
AMAN Summer Palace | Beijing, China | Explore the other Beijing. A Royal residential, spiritual, and recreational experience within a landscape of lakes and mountains, in accordance with the Chinese philosophy of balancing the works of man with nature. A luxury resort, surrounded by a vast ensemble of lakes, gardens and palaces conceived by the Qing emperor Qianlong. I must admit, I am a huge fan of the AMAN Resorts collection. I have stayed and experience them at Amantaka (Luang Prabang, Laos), Aman Canal Grande (Venice, Italy) and Amapuri (Phuket, Thailand), but I must say that Aman Summer Palace, ranked top as the perfect China experience. Just steps from the East Gate of the Summer Palace grounds. Allows you to have your own Royal experience embracing traditional Chinese architecture. Continue reading AMAN Summer Palace