Stories written by Jenny Cahill-Jones
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Tuscany Food Festival
Food

Tuscany: The Land of Feasts and Festivals

Tuscany – the name conjures up rolling hills and long tables laden with fresh produce and bottles of wine in abundance. And no time of year is more abundant than fall. After the heat of the summer has passed the region comes alive with harvests—from the grapes that will go on to become delicious ruby-red […]

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Travel

Is Palm Springs California’s New Cultural Capital?

In the Sonoran desert, some 100 miles from Los Angeles, Palm Springs may seem like an unlikely destination for the cultural set, but in recent years it’s become a hotbed of art openings, critically acclaimed theater and music festivals galore. Yes, it might be one of the most popular places to retire in the USA, […]

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Travel

Underwater Adventures in The Bahamas

On the same latitude as West Palm Beach (and less than 200 miles from Miami), the Bahamas’ Abacos islands might be less well known than The Exumas or Nassau, but they are just as beautiful. What’s more, they offer some of the best sailing and boating anywhere in the Caribbean. To the islands’ western side […]

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Travel

Where to Go for the Best Outlet Shopping in Italy

We often talk about Italy and its food, but let’s not forget the other F-word… fashion. From the big, bold glamor of Cavalli to the minimalist lines of Armani and Gucci’s retro cool, Italy is a destination for the seriously stylish. And if you know where to look, it can be a great destination for […]

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Travel

The Best Beaches in Italy

Italian beaches sometimes get a bad rap. Known for their rows of sun loungers, each section owned and patrolled by a different beach club or hotel, you would be forgiven for thinking that finding an unspoiled stretch of sand is nigh-on impossible. And while many beaches in Italy are private, if you know where to […]

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French Riviera View
Travel

5 Reasons to Love the French Riviera

The French Riviera has been the backdrop to countless movies and movie-worthy romances since the fashionable British and American set – from Gertrude Stein to F. Scott Fitzgerald – started spending summers there in the 1920s. And ever since Brigitte Bardot stepped onto the scene in Et Dieu Créa La Femme, tourists have been flocking to the […]

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francis ford coppola italian hotel - open courtyard
Homes

Francis Ford Coppola’s Italian Retreat

Francis Ford Coppola – the name needs no introduction. As a director in the 1970s he changed the face of filmmaking with The Godfather and Apocalypse Now, and in the decades since his children have made their own waves in Hollywood. His daughter Sofia directed the cult movie Lost in Translation, and his son Roman […]

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Travel

24 Hours in San Diego

The birthplace of California and the closest West Coast city to the Mexican border, San Diego has a distinct SoCal-meets-Mexico vibe, from the chilled out beach communities to the proliferation of excellent taco joints. The sprawling city covers almost 400 sq miles, so you wont see everything in one trip, let alone one day, but […]