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El Gouna: Where To Sleep

Three Corners Ocean View

The Charming Hotel

The hotel in El Gouna I recommend you to stay is the Three Corners Ocean View, ideally located in the marina with an amazing 180 degree view of the Red Sea and turquoise lagoons! A discreet gem of friendliness with a great team. It feels really good and you can totally destress. The marina’s restaurants and shops are a short walking distance, or you can take tuk tuks.

I really liked this small hotel, even if the interior design doesn’t match my tastes. Here, I soon forgot this “detail” to fully appreciate the exceptional location, cleanliness, kindness of the effecient staff, as well as the discretion of the other customers. In short, the unique atmosphere of this hotel reserved for adults

Our large room was comfortable with a big balcony and a lovely view of the yachts. The basic bathroom with shower was convenient. And the icing on the cake: the outdoor terraces with flower gardens (and the Red Sea in the background) and the quality of the restaurant, both at breakfast and for dinners.

Steigenberger Golf & Resort El Gouna

Beautiful Gardens

The first highlights of the Steigenberger Golf Resort El Gouna is its beautiful gardens! A pleasure for the eyes! Our spacious room had a shaded terrace with a magnificent view of a lagoon and the 18-hole golf course. The dream setting to have breakfast! So much nicer than at the main restaurant, but the choice is also more limited.

The facilities are clean and comfortable and the space is not lacking, but the interior design does not match my taste here too. The hotel is large (268 rooms) and a bit far to the marina: to move to the outside restaurants or other activities, you have to book a transport, tuk tuk or taxi. The first night we stayed at the hotel, while the second night we had dinner at a marina restaurant. 

As we are very active (Louxor day tour, bicycle, quad and jeep, diving and beach club), we spent less time in the hotel. But at the hottest hours of day, we were in the nice pool, or in the shade to enjoy the gardens (which I’m a big fan!).    

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Many thanks to Sunweb, Three Corners Ocean View and Steigenberger Golf & Resort, for this beautiful invitation. As always, these are my opinions.

Azores: My Addresses In Ponta Delgada

24 Hours in Ponta Delgada

A Walk in The Historical Center

First day of my trip to the Azores, where I will discover two islands of this beautiful Atlantic Ocean archipelago, São Miguel and Santa Maria. I am super excited, cause I’ve wanted visiting the Azores for a long time!

Départ aux aurores de Bruxelles vers Ponta  Delgada (capitale des Açores sur l’île de São Miguel), via Lisbonne avec la TAP. Nous arrivons en milieu de journée. Le temps est changeant, couvert avec des éclaircies. Mais ça fait partie du charme de l’archipel, les 4 saisons en un jour. 

In the old city, time seems to be stopped, with imposing monuments (Portas da Cidade de Ponta Delgada, 1783) and churches (Igreja Matriz de São Miguel) dating from the sixteenth century. Cobbled streets, green squares, some brightly colored facades (photos below) … 

  

Where To Sip A Tea From The Azores

Louvre Michaelense

Take time to get lost in the city! Take time to get lost. That’s how I found my address: where to sip a tea from the Azores!  

Louvre Michaelense is both a shop (photo 3 above), a tea room (2) and a delicatessen (1). It offers a selection of rare objects and sought local products, with regressive packaging in an ancient framework. The concept reminded me of A Vida Portuguese (in Lisbon). A friendly trendy spot.

Where To Sleep

  

La Casa das Palmeiras

I first saw from a distance the roof of the house that contrasted with the local architecture. Built in 1901, La Casa das Palmeiras is more like one of these Art Nouveau villas on the French Riviera. Recently renovated, this small hotel with 10 rooms is a gem. Perfect for an elegant weekend.

Awesome adress, less is more!   

    

What’s up?

Discovering Street art

What a fantastic surprise! I am a creative (photographer, former art director). So imagine my happiness walking and seeing these amazing Street art works in Ponta Delgada! Oups, I really apology, I lost my notes with the titles of the art works and names of the artists.

 

Where To Drink & Dinner

The Panoramic Terrace of The Azor Hotel

It is always a great pleasure for me to stay or dinner in a hotel decorated by Nini Andrade Silva! I love her work and personality. She has this ability to dramatize space and create unique universes in which we feel good.

After a long time on the relaxing terrace of the Azor Hotel, we dine at the restaurant A Terra Fornaria. The food (promoting local ingredients) and service are great. Definitely my chic address from Ponta Delgada!

 

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Visit AzoresVisit Portugal, TAPLouvre Michaelense, Street art with Walk & Talk AzoresCasa das Palmeiras – Charming House, Azor Hotel

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The White 1921 Courchevel

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Design And Glam

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A Warm Welcome

The White 1921 is the new design hotel with the all white facade that makes the difference in the small village of Courchevel 1850, and sets the tone: a mix of design, glam and cool (yes). When I arrive, Agnes Bouanani, the friendly General Manager of the hotel, offers me a tea in the “small lounge” (on the photo montage below) while my room is prepared.

The 26-room hotel was completely redone by Jean-Michel Wilmotte, the famous French architect and designer. I really like the fairly intimate, simple and graphic (without excess) interior design, creating a pleasant and comfortable bubble difficult to leave so it feels good. 

Agnes is a great traveler graduated from the CFA Mederic, the hotel school in Paris (black and white portrait below). Concerned about the smallest detail, she also chose the restautant where I dine this evening, as the hotel has none. There is only a breakfast room. 

Looking out the window, I ask Agnes how Courchevel is in summertime : “I love summer in Courchevel, I make amazing rides. It’s quiet… Like being in an eagle’s nest“. I’m already late, I go take a swimsuit while Nathalie waits for me to go to the Aquamotion for lunch (lol) … Thank you Agnes! 

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The Breakfast Room

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The Spa

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Many thanks to the White 1921 Courchevel, Mrs Agnès Bouanani and her great team, Tourist Office of Courchevel and 3 Vallées for this beautiful invitation. As always these opinions are my own.