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Maria Loves...Themed Hotels & The Fat Duck

My TILT is a day late!

The website starts off by asking 'What happens when you step into a dream?' and boy, do they know how to dream!  With a variety of themed rooms to make your head spin, you will have no problem picking a fairytale abode that's just right for you.  This boutique hotel in Milan is a renovated railway station and still maintains the station's neoclassical grande facade.  With room names like Life is a Bed of Roses and Sleeping in a Ballgown, no trip to Milan is complete without a night's stay in this hotel.  Below are pics of some of my favourite rooms.  Click on the pics to see more.

The Sweet Room

Alice's Room


Life is a Bed of Roses

The Forest


As featured on Jetsetta from AOL News.  With destinations like Australia (one of the top 20 safest countries in the world) and Norway (ranked 9th on the Global Peace Index) this list will make you want to pack your bags pronto and get on the next flight out with or without your closest buddy/partner/dog to hand.

Fiji - great for diving, horseback riding on the beach, surfing and learning to fire walk

Did you know that honey doesn't spoil? Or that it's impossible to taste food unless it's mixed with saliva.  If you don't believe me, try drying out your tongue and placing salt on it.  Your tongue won't be able to identify it.  Crazy eh? This and other amazing facts are available to peruse on Listverse. Don't even get me started on the amazingness of this website and how many LISTS it has! Brilliant timewaster! 

Antica Pizzeria Port'Alba.  The world's first takeaway established in 1830 in Via Port'Alba, Italy

I cannot profusely enough express my love for the culinary genius that is Heston Blumenthal.  If you've ever seen his show Heston's Feasts or tasted his food at his newly opened restaurant Dinner at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in London's Knightsbridge, then you'll know what I'm talking about.  Mr Blumenthal, however,  is most known for his three-michelin star restaurant The Fat Duck in Berkshire, UK which has repeatedly been voted the best restaurant in the UK in The Good Food Guide.  With dishes on the tasting menu like Snail Porridge and Mock Turtle Soup how could you possible stop your mouth from watering.  Do be warned, it is NOT cheap (as you would expect, in all fairness).

I am a lover, not a hater.  And since moving from London to Athens and not being able to find it ANYWHERE, I miss it oh so much.

That's all for now, until next week!

Maria xx



  1. I love love LOVE the bed of roses!

  2. I cannot get over those rooms. They are amazing. The bed of roses is to die for. I also really liked the forest one. A very clean and modern forest.

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