How to Choose Wine

Gone are the days of “second up from the top”, or bottom, depending on your income bracket. While there remains a lot of mysticism about wine - and rightfully so, it takes opening one to truly know what is inside - people everywhere are getting much more savvy about the grape juice. But with so [...]

By | 2017-06-13T11:04:44+00:00 19 May 2017|Blog, Culture, Lifestyle, Travel|

Sri Lanka Part II: Two Week Itinerary

Until recently Sri Lanka was not really on my radar, which now feels like a major oversight. The island is incredible. Pristine beaches, waterfalls, tea plantation highlands, ancient and colonial cities, temples, wildlife, safari... Sri Lanka needs to be explored. And to do that, you need at least two weeks. While it’s not that big, it takes quite [...]

By | 2017-05-16T15:24:21+00:00 13 April 2017|Blog, Travel|

Sri Lanka Part I: All in a Weekend

Last month I spent two weeks in India with my fiancé and his two colleagues. Since we were staying in Chennai, about an hour’s flight from Sri Lanka, we figured we absolutely must go that weekend. I drew up three plans for the team: Option A: Wildlife and Temple Adventure Visit the Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage and see [...]

By | 2017-05-16T15:24:33+00:00 5 April 2017|Blog, Travel|

Sunday Lunch at Herodion Hotel, Athens

Modern Greek-inspired cuisine The Herodion Hotel sits right at the doorstep of the Acropolis. Visit for incredible rooftop views and excellent food at its two restaurants, Atrium and Point A. Over the last few years the Herodion Hotel in Athens has been stepping up its gourmet game, establishing the very popular summer rooftop bar and [...]

By | 2017-04-13T17:23:42+00:00 17 March 2017|Blog, Food, Restaurants, Travel|

Exclusive: Mykonos Villa in Agios Ioannis

Bougain Villa in Agios Ioannis Miss Portmanteau brings you an exclusive opportunity to book the perfect Mykonos villa for your 2017 summer vacation. Bougain Villa is re-opening for bookings this summer following a major renovation to upgrade the property to today’s luxury standards.  Highlights: 3 bedrooms, 3 en-suite bathrooms, sleeps six Private luxury villa for families or [...]

By | 2017-03-08T16:08:11+00:00 1 February 2017|Blog, Lifestyle, Travel|