The Royal Palm Marrakech

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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.

 

19th-Century Office as NYC’s Beekman Hotel

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Previously design as offices for lawyers and small businesses in 1883, this beautifully detailed building has now been transformed into one of the most stunning, must visit spaces to exist. The building was transformed by Gerner Kronick + Valcarcel, Architects, and Martin Brudnizki Design Studio.  The Beekman hotel is designed so guest can glimpse all the fun without having to walk through the spaces.

I cannot wait until I get a glimpse of my own.

Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore

Florence Cathedral

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.