Paris is one of those cities that steals a part of your heart every visit. Get lost among the hilly and ramshackle cobbled streets of Montmartre, stop at every artisan boulangerie for the perfect flaky pain au chocolat and soak in the intricate architecture lining the tiny streets and majestic boulevards. Definitely make time to wander Le Marais district for the cutest independent cafés and shops filled with unique pieces curated with unique Parisian flair.
London in bloom in the spring is beyond beautiful. Purple wisteria, pink magnolia, sweet scented jasmine and creeping ivy overtake the city’s classic townhouses, transforming the streets into a floral wonderland. Don’t worry if you miss the spring blooms, though! Floral facades run rampant across the city’s shop fronts and restaurants, guaranteeing a picture-perfect floral moment whatever the season. You can also seek out greenery at Kew Gardens or the many luscious florists and plant nurseries spotted throughout the city, before stopping for a classic afternoon tea at one of the stately London institutions, such as the Lanesborough Hotel or the Thomas Café at Burberry.
There is something magical about visiting Pisa at dusk when all the daytrippers have left the city and the complex around the Duomo empties out, leaving the majestic architecture to come to life on its own.
Cinque Terre, Italy
These rainbow towns built into the cliffsides along the Mediterranean Coast capture the Italian exuberance for enjoying the small moments in life. Hire a boat or take the ferry between the towns for a unique viewpoint on these Italian icons.
Hire a car for a day to get out of the city to explore the never-ending colorful flower fields at Lisse. The flowers are cultivated for their bulbs and are grown to full bloom before being cut, creating a seemingly endless canopy of tulips and hyacinths spreading in every direction. Book your trip for mid to late April to ensure you capture the best blooms! Once tired of the flower fields, take a detour through Zaandam to admire the eclectic architecture of the Inntel Hotel at Zaandam, which was designed from the traditional facades of the houses in the surrounding suburbs.
Intricate mosaics in sublime color combinations surround you at every turn in Marrakech. Wander the complex of La Mamounia to experience stunning courtyards, beautiful cactus gardens and the most Instagrammable pool in all of Marrakech.
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