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St. Valentine’s gift ideas for men who have everything…or almost everything. There is nothing more arduous than purchasing presents for the man in your life. Choices seem unlimited but when you really need to find the right gift suddenly you realise nothing seems useful, suitable, interesting, or special enough. The hunt for the right St. Valentine’s gift has started and while I am doing the homework for myself, I hope to help others along the way. PASSONI BIKES Italian custom-made titanium racing bikes among the finest in the world. Passoni’s

This year in France, like in many other countries, Christmas is going to be a very different season. For obvious reasons, it will be a much more intime, somber and likely to be a lonelier affair. In an attempt to look beyond the pandemic, and shine a brighter light during this Christmas week so severely mutilated, I had the pleasure to interview Héloïse Prieur, a long-standing sympathizer of Passepartout Homes. She is a French language & culture coach living in London, a wine amateur and Founder of BELLE ENTENTE. Héloïse

Tuscan stuffed duck is a typical dish from the areas of Siena and Arezzo. Our Homeowners, Chef Francesco and Patrizia, from Podere Vetrichina in Tuscany, share with us this scrumptious Christmas recipe. Duck has been bred in Italy for at least three centuries. Eggs are also appreciated from this animal, although ducks are mainly considered for their meat: reddish and a little fatter than chicken, it is excellent roasted and traditionally combined with fruit such as citrus fruits, cherries, chestnuts. To cook the whole duck, you need to calculate 1

Be responsible this Holiday Season With Christmas just over a month away, we have carefully selected for you 5 of the best ethical Christmas hampers 2020. Which one is your favorite? Twelfth Night Basket in support of Marie Curie Price: £210.00 https://shop.mariecurie.org.uk/product/twelfth-night-hamperThis opulent Christmas hamper is packed full of luxurious food and drink. The carefully packed rattan storage basket with wooden handles is heaving with plenty to discover and enjoy. The Twelfth Night Basket is also available in a convenient 100% recyclable festive carton. The fabulous artist goodness hamperPrice £150.00

Deep into the heel of the Italian boot lies a wonderful Apulian gem–Lecce, the heart of the Salento area famous for its pristine beaches and remarkable culture. The land of olive groves and ancient “masserie” is especially popular for its very own interpretation of the Baroque architectural style of the late 16th-century, the “Barocco Leccese”. Sought after for its churches (there are more than forty!), piazzas, small courts and noble palaces, Lecce is also home to a Roman amphitheater dating back to the Augustan age. Flowers, fruit trees, cherubs and

Enjoy a holiday at the heart of some of Europe’s best wine growing regions, staying at one of our unique luxury villas. Each has been selected not only for their exceptional location, close to vineyards and within stunning landscapes, but for facilities too, like beautiful swimming pools and stylish kitchens.

Milan is full of excellent spots to grab a bite. Here’s some of the best places to have breakfast, lunch, aperitivo, dinner and brunch…and take beautiful pictures to post on Instagram too! Gelsomina (Via Carlo Tenca, 5 – tra Repubblica e Porta Venezia) it is an hidden gem. This bakery inspired by southern Italy style and cooking (Sicily and Campania in the lead!) offers a great variety of exquisite pastries and sweets, from ricotta-filled cannoli to pistachio croissants and Neapolitan sfogliatelle. You cross the threshold and immediately feel in a

The top 4 coolest places in Brussels for breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner.  I had the pleasure of interviewing our ultra-glamorous and Brussels connoisseur friend, Paola Carattoli Di Clemente, who definitely knows a thing or two about the coolest places to eat in Brussels. Here are Paola’s recommendations. You won’t be disappointed. Breakfast La Table Rustique, located along the chic Avenue Louise. Great for reading the morning papers while eating a healthy and delicious breakfast. Start your morning at La Table Rustique, located in the Louise area. A cozy spot,

Enjoy a Different Gastronomic Adventure Every Day of the Week at El Carligto – Luxury Retreat in Andalusia NEW FOR SPRING 2018 Andalusia boasts a richness of gastronomy and celebrates world-class cuisine ranging from hearty mountain food and Moorish-inspired rice dishes, to delicate seafood and dainty tapas. One could spend an entire week-long holiday exploring the food markets and fine restaurants here in Southern Spain… But wouldn’t it be nice to pass your time as you wish and then enjoy an exquisite and varied cuisine each night without having to

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