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The Hotel & Spa Rosa Alpina - San Cassiano

For our first summer in the mountains there was only ever one hotel on the list – The Rosa Alpina Hotel & Spa. Located not far from the Austrian border in a small mountain village of San Cassiano in the Dolomites of Northern Italy. A super fan of the Sound of Music, I couldn’t wait to create my own version of the Von Pixies! View Post

La Stüa de Michil at La Perla

On my visit to the Dolomites Mr S and I were lucky enough to dine at La Stüa de Michil in the luxurious hotel La Perla located in Corvara. This gourmet restaurant was awarded its first Michelin star in 2002 for its sumptuous cuisine.

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Restaurant St. Hubertus - San Cassiano

Did you know the Dolomites have the highest density of Michelin-starred chefs in Italy? Being an unrepentant foodie, sampling the delights was always on the cards. We had the pleasure of enjoying a five course tasting menu by executive chef Norbert Niederkofler at his two Michelin star Restaurant St. Hubertus.

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The Greenhouse - Mayfair

The Greenhouse is a two Michelin star restaurant located in a quiet mews in Mayfair. Executive Chef Arnaud Bignon takes the helm and places his spin on classic French cuisine. Walking down the decked tree-lined entrance through the elegant garden you immediately step into a calm zen-like ambience.

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Ostuni - Highgate

Ever since experiencing the unique and beautiful region of Puglia nearly four years ago, I have craved the food I indulged in on my Italian adventure. So you can imagine my delight when I discovered a new restaurant in Highgate village dedicated to this wonderful cuisine.

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Shakespeare's Globe Theatre

On a warm summers day Mr S and I strolled along Bankside to my all time favourite theatre – The Globe. Even on my fourth visit the building never fails to impress me. This time my eyes and ears would be feasting on Iqbal Khan’s production of Macbeth, a Scottish fable where in a nutshell – crime doesn’t pay.

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No 197 Chiswick Fire Station

6pm on a typical gloomy looking British summer evening a bunch of media chicks were looking forward to an overdue catch-up. We rocked up to No197 Chiswick Fire Station, recently opened in the leafy suburb of Chiswick on the High street. Walking past alfresco diners and drinkers, we were rewarded with a beautifully refurbished historic building.

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It was time for another Ms Mitchell meet-up and of course a luxury hotel on the Southbank was the natural choice for our summer dining. We were both yet to experience the nautical delights of the Mondrian Hotel located in the famous 1970s Sea Containers building. Our final destination would be the hotel’s flagship restaurant named after its predecessor –  Sea Containers, but not before a couple of pre-dinner drinks (obvs).

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