A minibreak coming up? Miss Claire has the right idea!

From the truffle fair to the capital of food and wine – Ljubljana, here are a few tips for a relaxing time

Ph. Jerian Sunday morning. I head straight for the first bakery I see and a few minutes later I’m walking along with a little bag filled with pink, cream and brown treats. I open it straight away, I just can’t wait! The scent of almonds reminds me of when I was a little girl. I…

Siamo in Irlanda o in Slovenia?

Protagonisti il paesaggio e il relax delle terme in questo angolo della Stiria slovena

Oh no. Piove. La temperatura è scesa vertiginosamente e qui sembra che ormai l’estate sia bella e conclusa. Il tempo previsto per tutto il weekend non promette niente di buono, ma io non mi do per vinta, anzi…..questo è il momento giusto per andare alle terme! Stavolta dirigo la mia prua verso la regione della…

Are we in Ireland or Slovenia?

The wonderful scenery and the relaxing thermal baths in this corner of Styria in Slovenia

It’s raining! The temperature has suddenly dropped and it seems like summer is mostly over. The weather forecasts for the weekend don’t promise anything good, but I’m not giving up…it’s the perfect weather for a trip to the thermal baths. This time I’ll head towards the region of Slovenian Styria, the Štajerska, and what impresses…

Okrepčevalnica (snack) Ruj: local cuisine and lots of creativity!

A trip to Slovenia at Dutovlje to taste Peter Patajac exquisite food

Just a 5-minute car trip to reach another country and discover new tastes and new places: one of the many perks of living in a town on the border! Today I’ll be visiting Ruj, Dol pri Vogljah (Dutovlje), a small town just 1 kilometre from the border of Monrupino. Here, surrounded by the nature of the…

Sezana’s botanic garden opens its doors…

Ready for a 2017 filled with surprises!

Do you remember Villa Mirasasso with its wonderful greenhouse? I’d written about it some time ago and lots of you loved it A year has passed and I’ve returned for another visit, but this time I’m not here for just a walk in the beautiful park, but for the presentation of their 2017 Event Calander!…

The key to a restaurant’s success?

Here is a little guide that starts with the importance of a proper welcome!

How many times have we left a restaurant feeling we just experienced an exceptional treat? I’m sure most of us have very few of these experiences, with an accurate description of all the dishes, where we feel involved by the chef and surrounded by a fun and convivial atmosphere, all perfectly organized. But this is…

The first Miss Claire Capsule Collection is ready!

An exclusive collection by Silvia Rossi

After meeting Silvia and her creations and after having worn some of her jewellery, I thought I needed to share this beautiful geometrical art with you. And what better way than a dedicated collection? I’d been thinking about this idea for a while now, but when I saw Silvia’s custom made jewellery I decided that…

Pri Lojzetu, best known as “Zemono” or at Tomaž Kavčič’s!

A taste overture…

Just a few kilometres from Gorizia, in the Valley of Vipacco, at the top of a hill there’s the hunting lodge of the Zemono castle, that hosts the restaurant Pri Lojzetu. in its grand halls. Many know the restaurant with the name Zemono, but the owner Tomaž doesn’t want to erase its previous history, so…

The Osmize of the Karst: all the colours of tradition

Follow the busch branch with the red arrow to discover cold cuts, cheeses and home-made wine

The Osmiza is a sort of tradition in our territory, so I’ll tell you a little about their history (I’ll promise not to take too long and get right back to the food). On the Karst, which is divided between Italy and Slovenia the osmizza (also called osmiza; osmica in Slovenian) is a place where…