Palace du jour: Schloss Fürstenried

Happy Palaces Day! Today’s featured palace is not a tourist destination and can only be admired from the exterior by castle-visitors. One of its former inhabitants was the Pope Emeritus Benedikt XVI! Schloss Fürstenried in Greater Munich began as a...

Castle du Jour: Schloss Possenhofen

Today’s featured castle is one for the Sisi (Empress Elisabeth of Austria and Queen of Hungary) fans: Schloss (Castle) Possenhofen. The Castle’s story begins in 1536 when it was built by Chancellor Jakob Rosenbusch for Duke William IV as a...

Afternoon Tea at Adonia Tea House

ADONIA Tea House in Kerrisdale had been on my list for afternoon tea for over a decade. It’s probably the only place in Vancouver that correctly refers to the delightful afternoon meal as afternoon tea and not high tea. Moreover,...

Vanity Fair (2018) Film Locations

ITV’s seven-part Vanity Fair (2018) debuted last September in the UK and in Canada (CBC). Although it wasn’t my favourite adaptation, I enjoyed spotting familiar places around South East England that I had visited. If you are interested in visiting some of...

Afternoon Tea at Osborne House

If you’re looking for affordable afternoon tea, you’ll be delighted to find that the Victoria Hall Afternoon Tea at Osborne House is satisfying for your tummy and your purse! Afternoon tea is served daily in Victoria Hall, which can be found...

Dior Exhibition: Dresses of Dreams

Starting today, visitors to the V&A’s Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams exhibition in the Sainsbury Wing will find themselves surrounded by utterly ravishing and exquisite dresses by Dior and his successors. Those who were lucky to be in Paris for...

Call The Midwife: Film Location

Fans of BBC’s Call The Midwife who wish to see 1950-60’s Poplar can join the official Call the Midwife Tour in the Historic Dockyard Chatham, the film location of the mid-Century series (and countless of other period dramas). These 90-minute walking tours around the 400-year-old Dockyard are led by guides dressed as midwives in a blue uniform and red hat....