Good morning from Queensland, Australia! In this month’s edition of Around the Belle-es-sphere we’re heading to Provence, Budapest, California, and Italy through the words and photos of our Belle friends from around the globe. We start with a beautiful weekend getaway in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence by Tuula: Weekend in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence Belle Provence Travels, 16 February 2014, France … Read more
Dinner reservations rule in Napa Valley. You best well get them, or you may well starve, is the message I got from everyone from my mother to my chiropractor. Of course, much of this is hype, especially in January, but with a last minute trip last week to the Napa Valley, I knew that scoring … Read more
Remember when you were little, and that Christmas catalog or the toy store’s Christmas ad came out (you know the one, with more than 20 pages of TOYS)? Did you circle everything you wanted and dog-eared your favorite pages for Santa, like I did? Imagine doing that now, in person. That’s what our Christmas outing in San Francisco is like. Like children on a new playground, we wonder in amazement at everything around us.
Sometimes a girl just has to get away. Our girls’ weekend is an escape from all our daily duties and responsibilities and an opportunity to partake in a few of the things we ladies like best. At least once a year my friends and I take a long weekend in the Napa Valley and indulge some in wining, dining, relaxing, and pampering. Sometimes the weekend resembles a teenage slumber party, and at other times it can feel like life of the rich and famous. These escapes are always about reconnecting with each other and having fun.
Planning a vacation to the Napa wineries I’m excited to tell you that, as I write, I’m actually sitting in a hotel room in Napa after a long day of exploring wineries up and down this Valley. And yes, I’ve got a glass of wine by my side! For this month’s column, I’m taking inspiration … Read more
Jessica, our favorite chocolate-loving Travel Belle, went in search of chocolate in San Francisco. She reports in with the tasty results The San Francisco Bay Area is home to fantastic food and wine, making it a great place to travel for any Belle. There are fabulous restaurants and it is only a short drive from … Read more
Sacramento, or the City of Trees, has a surprising amount to offer both residents and travellers alike. So, if you are traveling from the San Francisco Bay Area on your way to Tahoe, are making your way up Highway 5, or just want a fun weekend away, carve out some time to visit California’s capital … Read more