On an average day in Monaco, women walk the streets in their spiked high heels, form fitting dresses and carrying designer Louis Vuitton bags. You can smell the perfume as it lingers well after they pass. The men, when not in their name-brand suits, wear linen pants paired with a crisp button up shirt that looks freshly pressed.
If you aren't immediately sold on Zurich just by its quaint cobbled streets of the Old Town (Altstadt), then head over to the trendy Kreis 5 district or take a boat ride on the picturesque lake. The "things to do" in this Swiss city are plentiful, and here is just a taste.
Most folks don’t realize, mostly because my husband and I own an Italian restaurant in Northern California, that I am actually only of half Italian decent. My other half is full-on Polish. Being surrounded by ravioli, bruschetta and tiramisu while growing up had left me lost when it came to my knowledge of Polish cuisine.
A few hours from the city of Zurich and at an altitude of 3454 meters lies Jungfraujoch, the highest railway station in Europe. It is also a popular Alpine viewing point, located in between the mountains Mönch and Jungfrau, in the heart of the UNESCO protected Jungfrau-Aletsch area of the Swiss Alps.
It seemed like an impossible task. How can you decide on the top 10 dishes from Italy? Italian food is full of fantastic flavours and it varies from region to region – from hearty, rustic flavours in the North to fresh and light dishes in the South.
It was cold and rainy when we arrived to the charming fishing town of Dingle located in southwest Ireland. Though tourists flock to this city to drive the picturesque Slea Head Loop along the peninsula or sail to the nearby islands, the weather was not conducive to spending much time outside.
Myth has it that high above the valley of Romania, in the principality of Transylvania, lies a castle that was once occupied by count Dracula himself. Though you actually will find the gothic Bran Castle near the town of Brasov, which has long been linked to this ancient vampire, Dracula probably won't be there when you arrive.
Millions have flocked to Ireland to kiss the Blarney Stone and receive the gift of eloquence. It is said that by bending over backwards while holding on to an iron railing and giving this legendary stone a smooch, you'll never be at a loss for words.
When the country of Greece is mentioned many of us immediately think of the pure white buildings with brilliant blue rooftops of Santorini. And that area truly is beautiful. But, there is another side of this intriguing country that is equally as picturesque with its crystal clear rivers, dazzling turquoise lakes, snow-capped mountain peaks and quaint villages.
What little, or big, girl doesn’t dream of being a princess at some point in their life? Images of wearing a spectacular puffy pink gown, expertly dancing at a ball with the most handsome man and being the center of everyone’s attention. Even though I was not born into royalty I was going to get my chance to wear the glass slipper, so to speak. Tonight, I would be spending the night in a Irish castle with my prince (aka: husband Peter).