From the Poolside - A blog on boutique hotels, stylish holiday rentals and B&Bs with tips for families.

Spotted – Hotel Torralbenc, Minorca

Spotted – Hotel Torralbenc, Minorca

Maybe my usual holiday crush for Greece is starting to get competition from the Balearic islands as I am talking to you about Minorca today, after the lovely hotel featured last week in Mallorca!
I am actually looking at both as we start thinking of our next summer holiday. As usual, I will be, surfing the web for ages in my quest to find that perfect place where we can relax but being me, won’t actually book anything until April ! Hopefully my finds will be helpful for those of you being more organised.

More

Jolies Choses – 14 September 2014

Jolies Choses – 14 September 2014

Pffiouh (here you must here me whistling but it’s not easy to reproduce in writing), it’s been a busy two weeks ! Mademoiselle went back to school, projects at work are piling up and speeding up, I am trying to go back to exercising more regularly and there are a couple of things I need to organise on the personal front. But it’s all good, better that than being bored, don’t you think ?

More

Guest review – Predi Son Jaumell hotel in Mallorca

Guest review – Predi Son Jaumell hotel in Mallorca

I had this whole Mallorca themed week planned with posts about a visited hotel, a selection of other places to go to and some villas but life got in the way.
Not to be defeated though, this week will still have a Mallorca element in the form of a guest review for Predi Son Jaumell, a boutique hotel on the North East of Mallorca where my brother went this August.

More

View it here first : plans for the Soho Farmhouse country hotel by Soho House

View it here first : plans for the Soho Farmhouse country hotel by Soho House

Have I told you before that my background is in research ? Not scientific research but business research. So when I heard that Soho House was planning to open a new country hotel (after Babington House), it got my detective mindset in motion !
As a result, I have found the plans and elevations for their new outpost : a new hotel and leisure complex near Great Tew in West Oxfordshire. They submitted the project with Great Tew Estates – to build the complex on land at Tracey Farm, between Great Tew and Enstone.

More

Jolies choses – 31 August 2014

Jolies choses – 31 August 2014

Is everyone back from holidays now? It certainly feels like autumn is in the air with a different quality to the light and colder temperatures. Although it looks like we may have a bit of an Indian summer this forthcoming week in London.
In this Sunday’s “jolies choses” a mixed bag of birthday presents, bathroom stuff and cakes !

More

« Older Entries