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…

Istrian Tapas: Istrian flavours with a modern twist

How to promote small local producers thanks to good quality raw materials.

In Portorose, along the seafront and just below the Hotel Slovenjia, the new fashion of Spanish tapas is going strong, offering small snacks and nibbles to go with your aperitivo. Today I’m heading there to discover this new restaurant with a modern look and open space; I’m immediately captured by great white walls filled with…

Head to the new Hotel Slovenija for a weekend of thermal baths and wellness

A short holiday, just a few kilometres from home!

People from Trieste are very lucky: they live close to the Austrian mountains, the Croatian sea and the thermal baths of Slovenia. This is the best season for a weekend of wellness for body and mind! So after a little research I find where to take you today … just 30 minutes from home, in…

KAAITA and its green production

Bags that will last forever…

Today I want to introduce you to Alenka Repič, the founder and creative director of the Slovenian Company KAAITA. I’ve fallen in love with this brand of sustainable products and Miss Claire Home will be proud to host Alenka’s laundry bag. It was about 12 years ago when Alenka started Kaaita. In an Indian language…

JB Restaurant: one of the 100 best restaurants in the world.

A wonderful week end in Ljubljana

The JB restaurant is in the centre of the Slovenian capital, in a beautiful building from the 1920’s. The creative mind in the kitchen is Janez Bratovz, the number one chef in Ljubljana. As well as leading the kitchen staff, he also manages the restaurant with the help of his family: his wife Nina (manager),…

Kozjansko: I continue my tour of Slovenia’s hidden corners and incredible sceneries

A journey where people become the main characters of their stories…

We’re not in Gorjanski, a place that people from Trieste know well, but further north-east, in the region of Kozjansko! I’ll tell you about my itinerary as I discover this lovely area, where I met wonderful people with fascinating stories. The first stop is a spiritual one, the Minor Friar Monastry of Olimje, where I…