Petersham Nurseries

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If you are ever hiking or passing by Richmond Park, Petersham Nurseries is a must stop by location. Parking in the area isn’t great, I recommend you should approach on foot or by bike. The Petersham Nurseries has a beautifully set restaurant (booking in advance is recommended) as well as a teahouse located at the back of the garden. The teahouse is good for tea, cake, and light lunches, all the good stuff is all gone by 4 pm! Should you wish to dine and enjoy the beautiful and relaxing setting in amongst plants and antiques but don’t have a booking, they have indoor glass greenhouse sitting area with rickety chairs as well as outdoor mismatched wooden dining tables.

Beautiful glass greenhouse and dining areas aren’t the only things that attracted me to visiting Petersham Nurseries. Since I have an obsession with antique and plant stores, they have an open space shops where you can purchase plants, furniture, homeware, dressing, stoneware etc. We had a quick snoop around but found the furniture and homeware were extremely overpriced.

 

Skógafoss Waterfall

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For travel planning addicts, the beautiful Skógafoss waterfall in Iceland should defiantly a must see on your list! Getting up close to the powerful high waterfall is an experience that I will never forget. I was overwelmed with the powerful the 60meter drop, I completely got drenched and forgot my camera was not waterproof. Be prepared.

Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore

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The typical Italian Gothic building, the Cathedral of Florence, is dedicated to “Santa Maria del Fiore”. The church was designed by Arnolfo di Cambio (c1245-1302) who considerably enlarged the existing religious structure. Finished around 1367, the Cathedral was completely covered by coloured marbles like the earlier Baptistery, except for the façade that remained unfinished and was terminated only in the 19th century.

Gran Hotel Montesol Ibiza

Excellent high class hotel with beautiful interior by by Spanish interior designer Lázaro Rosa-Violán (http://www.lazarorosaviolan.com/).

The hotel incorporated inviting art display and colour throughout the hotel, from the historical paintings on ceramic walls behind restaurant lounge, black and white framed photographs displayed throughout the hallway  (in some area used as a floor to ceiling feature wall) and stunning large scale sculptures that greet you as soon as you step through the entrance door.

I was overall pleased with my experience and the excellent service I have received.

http://www.granhotelmontesolibiza.com