South Pigalle, once a quieter corner of Paris, has picked up a new nickname, SoPi, and gone all BoBo (bourgeois bohemian) as a slew of stylish restaurants, bars and shops open in the area
"Lights are on – very welcoming," says M, as we let ourselves in to Twenty Queen Street.
I am reliably informed that this small hotel used to be called The Place.
From Galway, across the waves of Galway Bay, lies the tiny island of Inis Meáin, one of the three Aran Islands off the west coast of Ireland.
The Swedes have a phrase, "Ska vi fika?", which translates literally as: "Shall we have a coffee break?" But it denotes an awful lot more than that.
A new British hotel chain, Chapter Hotels, launched this week, in the quiet, stuccoed gentility of Cheltenham.