All Posts By Catriona Rowntree

New designer digs in Paris

by Tuesday, April 30, 2019

A native of the city of Courbevoie, near Paris, Enrica Lotti proudly looks after the front office at ROOM MATE ALAIN, a designer hotel in Paris. Of everything Enrica does in her varied role, she says above all she loves meeting and welcoming "in the warmest way, our beautiful guests". Let's meet this charming Parisienne...  ...

When you wish upon a star

by Monday, April 29, 2019

Caroline Webber had never been a fan of theme parks or fairground rides – preferring to keep her feet firmly on the ground – so when the word ‘Yes’ popped out of her mouth when her partner suggested they take their boys (aged 6 and 4) to Disneyland, LA, she took herself completely by surprise! We ...

Catriona’s Top 10 Travel Scams to avoid

by Sunday, April 28, 2019

A friend shared this story with me yesterday. It's about being scammed in Paris. She was sitting in a cafe, when a young person came up to her. They asked her if she’d sign a petition to help a children’s charity.  While she was distracted, another youngster swiped her phone from the table. Bugger! I have so much compassion for anyone who’s had this ...

A city with energy to match theirs

by Saturday, April 27, 2019

Interview with the Rancan Sisters – twins Lisa & Adele Rancan:  Los Angeles, California. We are regular visitors to LA. With our business and the love for fitness, the trip is usually based around work or a fitness conference but we always discover something new. Adele was a local at Pacific Palisades for six years with ...