These are some of the very best meals and my favorite fine dining experiences that I’ve ever had from around the world, including dining in a tree house overlooking the jungle of Tulum, eating inside of an old samurai house, and many more. This is one of my most requested round-up posts, so I hope you enjoy reading it as much I enjoyed eating all of this!
Buckingham Palace has been the residence and administrative headquarters for the British Royal Family for nearly 200 years. This incredible building is more than 828,820 ft², has 775 rooms, its own post office, a sprawling garden, and much more, making it nearly its own city. For a short period each year, guests can enter the palace and explore some of the sprawling estate while the Queen of Great Britain is away on other business. Come along and learn a bit more about this astonishingly grand palace, in the heart of London.
The Spa at Blythswood Square in Glasgow is one of Europe’s most sophisticated and saught after spas. Booking out months in advance, the spa is home to some of Scotland’s most luxurious and invigorating spa treatments, which are performed using only organic, Scottish plant-derived products to ensure a safe and relaxing experience. We enjoyed a couple’s massage, a Ishga Scottish seaweed facials, and a salt & oil scrub, a Detoxifying Rhassoul for 2 soak, and a Scottish Seaweed bath. It was an unbelievably cool and refreshing spa day!
Edinburgh is one of my favorite cities in the world. There’s fantastic fine dining, great live music almost daily, a beautiful art scene, incredible architecture, impressive castles, a dynamic skyline, great hiking and sumptuous gardens all waiting to be explored. I hope this travel guide featuring the most luxurious spots in Edinburgh help discerning travelers make the most of their time in this incredible city full on wondrous adventures.
Inspired by world famous photographer Slim Aaron, and summers aboard a yacht in the Mediterranean, Chuc’s Café in Kensington is a gorgeous vignette of summer memories, adventure, and bold colors. This gorgeous café was a welcome respite from the hustle and bustle of London’s South Kensington District, where we stayed at the Kensington Hotel, and took us right back to our adventures in Italy, not so long ago. The blue and white color scheme, the beautiful miniature orange trees, and the freshly imported Italian ingredients were a delight we won’t soon forget.
Kensington Hotel’s Afternoon Tea was the quintessential British tea experience, and was one of our favorite “meals” during our time in London. It was such a pleasure to partake in one of the world’s most iconic Afternoon Tea experiences, and as two lifelong tea drinkers and appreciators, this event was made all the more memorable and enjoyable because we were able to enjoy it together during our Anniversary celebration.
Arguably Scotland’s most famous castle, Eilean Donan is one of the world’s most photographed castles. It appears in numerous films and TV shows like Highlander, James Bond – The World is Not Enough, and many others, also making it one of the most filmed castles in Scotland. Built sometime in the early 1200s, the castle was destroyed in 1719, and rebuilt by 1932, and is now one of Scotland’s most iconic landmarks.
The Kensington Hotel Luxury Hotel in South Kensington, London, United Kingdom has been repeatedly voted the best urban luxury hotel in the United Kingdom. From its gorgeous interior and exterior, to the impeccable service and fine dining, it’s easy to see why The Kensington Hotel is a favorite of luxury travelers the world over.