Hibiscus Blooms – Isola Madre

May 31, 2016

A unique opportunity to visit the Borromean Islands, and in particular the Isola Madre, is represented this year by the opening, in September, of the Avenue of the citrus fruit to admire the extraordinary collection of hibiscus of the Princes Borromeo. Read the rest of this entry »


Winter Pictures

January 14, 2012

In the Alps, more than a metre of fresh snow in 5 days. Absolutely fantastic.

On the Lake back in Italy, no snow, no rain, autumn colours but cold at night.

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Hip Household Supplies

October 1, 2011

Keep the boredom of household jobs at bay by using hip household supplies from Alicesupply www.alicesupply.com.

Also available from The Balcony Gardener in London www.thebalconygardner.com

Stylish Alice Supply metal toolbox in signature Alice prints

Work is easier when its all coordinated

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LUXE City Guides for Families

September 26, 2011

How to go Glam with the Fam

This could be the perfect guide to how to survive a trip with all the family and really enjoy your “quality time” together. LUXE City Guides have launched a new idea, a guide book  for Families visiting international cities. The first iin the series is HONGKONG, with Singapore to follow soon. Lets hope we won’t have to wait long for European City Family Guides to appear. Read the rest of this entry »

A Summer’s Evening at the Castello

July 8, 2011

A warm Summer's evening

The evening Light

Things to Do Today – Gardens around the Lake – Part 2

May 30, 2011

Overlooking the Lake in Belgirate, the garden is a magnificent terrace of roses, magnolia and rhodedenron which creates a colourful backdrop to the zoological garden created by the Marquis Pallavicini in the 1950’s. Read the rest of this entry »

Things to Do Today – Gardens Part 1

May 29, 2011

Gardens around Lake Maggiore
The particularly mild climate to be found round Lake Maggiore has favoured the growth of a wide variety of different types of vegetation, all of which have found their natural habitat in this area.

Isola Madre- Photo Lazzarini

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