New year’s resolutions (2/2)

MissClaire’s 10 resolutions for a great 2017!

We had shared the first 5 new year’s resolutions dedicated to travel and fine dining … now I’ll tell you about the remaining 5. I’m sharing them with you hoping they can inspire a truly magnificent year. 6. Furnish your home: I can’t remember who told me this, but changing the setting of the furniture…

The dishes that most impressed me!

When memories don’t come from your mind but from taste.

As usual, at the end of every December it’s report time! I think about all the lovely experiences I shared with you: lots of journeys, incredible trips, fun visits, tastings… And as I thought about my food and wine tours – where I discovered the best of the territory and new recipes to share with…

Cres, the largest island of the Adriatic Sea

Wild and unblemished: a place to enchant you!

To reach this lovely island you need to take a ferry, from the island of Krk – the Valbiska-Merag line, a 25 minute ride – or from the port of Brestova (a town 42km south of Rijeka) that arrives in Porozina on the island of Cres – a 30 minute ride. The road that takes…

What to see as you walk around Opatija (Abbazia)

A weekend on the look out for beauty!

Here I am, in the town that is often called “The pearl of the Adriatic”, in the region of Litoraneo- montana: the lovely Abbazia. As soon as I get here I head off to discover this lovely town, and I walk across a lovely park just behind the Hotel Bevanda where I’m staying. The Park is…

Hotel Bevanda, just a few meters from the sea

A stop in Opatija – Croatia

My journey to the discovery of Croatia continues! Last weekend my destination was Opatija, a famous Croatian seaside location with a long history of tourism, dating as far back as 1844. Opatija, also called “the old Lady”, the “Pearl of the Adriatic” or the “Queen of tourism” and Abbazia in Italian, is famous for its…

Rovigno and its local crafts

This is what I found walking around the old part of town …

I was really impressed by how helpful, kind and radiant the people I met walking around the streets of Rovigno were. As I walked in between the buildings, where shade is interrupted by spots of sunlight here and there, little streets where wooden doors alternate with cellars that have been turned into small boutiques of…

A wonderful weekend in Rovigno!

Are you choosing a Boutique Hotel in Croatia? I suggest the Hotel Monte Mulini!

The weekend needs to be a moment of pure relax for me, but often, if I decide to stay home, I end up working all day long and my house becomes a prison, so the best thing is to plan a weekend away. May is the best period for a little escape and I’m lucky…

Plitvice’s National Lake Park

A natural paradise in the heart of Croatia

After my visit to the Gorge of Vintgar in the National Park of the Tricorno in Slovenia, I was fascinated by the immaculate nature so I started looking for another suggestive and savage location. I found it in Croatia, 140 kms from Zagabria, where I visited one of the most beautiful places in Europe that…