Private Visit of King Louis XV and XVI’s private Apartment at Chateau Versailles

Private Visit of King Louis XV and XVI's private Apartment at Chateau VersaillesPrivate 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

Our week in Fire Island introduced by Mrs. Bruna 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

Our one night stay at the NEW Rosewood Beijing Our one night stay at the NEW Rosewood Beijing   |  BeijingChina  |  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.

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High Speed Train Beijing to Shanghai and back

High Speed Train Beijing to Shanghai and backHigh 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 meContinue reading High Speed Train Beijing to Shanghai and back

Guy Savoy at La Monnaie de Paris

Guy Savoy at La Monnaie de ParisGuy Savoy at La Monnaie de Paris  |   ParisFrance  |  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

Traditional Night out in Beijing Opera and DinnerTraditional Night OUT in Beijing Opera and Dinner  |  BeijingChina  |  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 MansionContinue reading Traditional Night OUT in Beijing Opera and Dinner

AMAN Summer Palace

AMAN Summer PalaceAMAN 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

Following the steps of Victor Hugo and Hunchback at Notre Dame

Private Backstage Tour of Notre DameFollowing the steps of Victor Hugo and Hunchback at Notre Dame  |  Paris, France |  During my recent visit to Paris, coordinating a VIP Group for the Roland Garros French Open, one of the unique experiences I curated for the group was a private after hours tour of the Notre Dame Cathedral and the towers, including the iconic Bell Tower. So at 7PM we arrived to Notre Dame. While doors remain closed and tourist were outside snapping pictures, we walked through the side doors on the left-hand side of the facade, Rue du Cloître Notre-Dame, into the towers and off we went on a journey of over 401 Steps, following the path of Victor Hugo and the Hunchback.

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My two latest favorite lunch options in Hong Kong

Fofo by el WillyMy two latest favorite lunch options in Hong Kong  |  Hong Kong  | I have been to Hong Kong a few times, and I am very outspoken about the fact, that it is one of my top five favorite cities in the world. Every time I visit I discover new options, and of course repeat over and over my favorites. During this visit, I truly enjoyed two gourmet experiences, introduced to us by local expert Food and Lifestyle Consultant Geoffrey Wu with The Forks and Spoons. Oddly enough, none of them are Chinese, but trust me we covered that during our time there, for our dinners. Both restaurants are totally different and both true hidden gems. Both restaurants can be booked online prior your arrival to Hong Kong, and I strongly advice it.  Continue reading My two latest favorite lunch options in Hong Kong

Following the Emperor’s steps at The Forbidden City

The Forbidden City - Imperial PalaceFollowing the Emperor’s steps at The Forbidden City  | Beijing, China | One of the main highlights of my recent trip to China, was other than visiting The Great Wall of China, spending a full morning following the Emperor’s steps at The Forbidden City in Beijing. This was a Half-Day Private walking morning tour, which also included Tiananmen Square. We were picked up at our hotel, Rosewood Beijing, and driven to main gates of The Forbidden City or also known as Imperial Palace.  Continue reading Following the Emperor’s steps at The Forbidden City