I’m a huge foodie, and I love nothing more than Italian food, especially when it’s gorgeous, authentic and actually cooked in Italy, where it obviously originates from. I’ve developed a taste for Michelin Star restaurants in the past year, too, so whenever it’s a special occasion, my boyfriend Dougie and I are trying to make this our ‘thing’. I didn’t really know that we were making this tradition though, and so the surprise of walking into a restaurant of this caliber with such astounding views of the local area on my 25th birthday was absolutely amazing! Roof Garden added that little extra special something to an already incredible surprise trip to Northern Italy.
The Grand Hotel Presolana, funnily enough, in Presolana, Italy, is one of the best hotels I have ever stayed in, the world over. I’ve been to three different continents, probably hundreds of different cities, and yet this four star mountainside hotel in Italy’s beautiful Lombardia region really stood out. As an integral part of my surprise holiday for my 25th birthday, I can honestly say that this place really doesn’t disappoint. It has everything you need – great staff, great scenery, a great spa and even a great setting – it doesn’t get much better than that. I’d go back in a heartbeat, and I reckon everyone else should try it out, too!
I turned 25 a few weeks ago and to celebrate, my amazing boyfriend Dougie whisked me away. We started this tradition last year – he took me to the wonderful, unique Church Spa as a surprise, and I took him for a weekend of activities down in London. This year, he seriously upped his game and took me away to Italy, and I mean it when I say that I had NO IDEA where we were going until we got to the airport. Nice work, but even nicer when we actually got there and I was stunned. Wow, just wow!