Beijing | NUO Hotel

When it comes to hotel design, elegant simplicity plays a major role in today´s upscale accommodation industry. With laying a major focus on local touches and culture. China is a rising star on the global luxury hotel chain market as I recently found out when spending two nights at the elegant and refined NUO Hotel Beijing …. Continue reading

Cape Town | Dinner & Drinks

I am sure there are most definitely more hip and trendy bars and restaurants around when you check the lifestyle scene for drinks and food recommendations in Cape Town, but being not so much a follower of what is hot and what is not in terms of places to dine or to be seen at, I like to stick with some familiar spots that have just proven to deliver constant quality over the years. Continue reading

Cape Town | From Wine & Vineyards – The Best Estates for Wine Tasting

When you travel to South Africa, particularly the Cape region, a visit to the vineyards is just as self-explaining as a tour to the cape itself. From this year on, I promised myself to come fly down here on a more regular base. Discovering wines is a huge passion of mine and also quite helpful in my profession as a flight attendant for one of the world´s most respectable airlines. Continue reading

Rofan Mountain | Nature Escape to Tirol

Sometimes, when things get too much around you, it is always a good idea to retreat to a place where your body and soul can get some rest. And what comes handier than some good old mountain time? Continue reading

Los Angeles | Discovering Downtown – 13 Reasons to Head to the City Center

Downtown Los Angeles probably never had the best reputation of being a typical tourist destination when visiting Southern California. But after my recent 24 hours city trip to the City of the Angels, I found at least 13 reasons why you should consider to include it in your next travel itinerary. Continue reading

Los Angeles | The Perch Rooftop Bar

Wherever you seek a stylish place for your lunch or dinner cravings or simply a distinguished downtown refuge for Cocktails in between, The Perch offers both. From its classic French inspired Bistro cuisine to professionally stirred and shaken world-class lounge drinks on the open air terrace underneath the L.A. twinkling stars. Continue reading

Los Angeles | Intercontinental Downtown

It´s new. It´s sleek and it currently has the highest outdoor bar in the Western hemisphere. But apart from that, the Intercontinental Downtown Los Angeles promises a deluxe hotel stay with some of the best views available in one of the city´s most impressive architectural additions to the L.A. skyline. Continue reading

Lisbon | An Afternoon in the Pearl of Portugal

On my recent early bird rotation I had the pleasure to visit one of my dearest European metropoles that I only get to overnight at once a year: The beautiful Lisbon. Having been betrayed by an entire hour due to un unexpected delay in operations, I could definitely think of a more relaxed way to explore the gorgeous little side streets hill upwards around the amazing historic downtown area. But if a few hours in the late afternoon is all that you have, go out and make the best of it. Continue reading

Hong Kong | High Tea at the Ritz-Carlton

It is a costly thing to do, but looking down from the 102nd floor onto the one-of-a-kind Victoria Harbor with the mighty skyline of Hong Kong spreading to your feet while enjoying fine pâtisserie and a glass of Ruinart Blanc de Blancs champagne makes you feel like you are king of the world. Continue reading