To socialize or talk informally preferably over a drink. Word forms: 3rd person singular present tense hobnobs, present participle hobnobbing, past tense, past participle hobnobbed.
But honestly. Hobnob is a safe space for women who prefer iced coffee over a perfectly curated wardrobe. It’s a daycare center for women who are intrigued by trends, but also don’t care. It is an open bar for those who swear on vintage Chanel and whose pension funds hang in their closets.
Enjoy rural simplicity in a white-stoned farmhouse surrounded by spectacular olive trees, revel in astonishing views from a dramatic and mysterious resort in Greece or go living a French parallel universe together with a donkey. Here are seven experiences you should treat yourself and your adventurous close ones to this summer. It doesn’t get better than this.
Surrounded by spectacular olive trees in Puglia, Italy, you’ll find Masseria Moroseta in a white-stoned farmhouse. The architecture and interior design are a mix of traditional elegant lines and contemporary minimalism with natural elements. This small hotel is for sure a place for you who are looking for an intimate place to stay where there is room for relaxation and rural simplicity.
In the middle of nowhere in the Greek countryside, you will find the dramatic and mysterious hotel, The Tainaron Blue Retreat. The hotel is situated on the cliffs, offering astonishing views of the southern cape of Greece, and is within walking distance of the beautiful Marmari ‘twin beaches’. The 19th-century stone tower carries a historical character, and the rooms are all unique with a subtle modern touch.
Even though Belcombe Court is only available to rent for events such as weddings – it had to be on this list. If this isn’t the English countryside fairytale dream, then what is? Belcombe Court, located in the picturesque countryside of Wiltshire, England, was built in the mid-18th century by a wealthy cloth merchant and has since been passed down through several generations of the same family. The interior of this stunning Georgian mansion is just as impressive as the exterior, beautifully decorated with antique furniture, ornate chandeliers, and intricate wallpaper.
If you’re more of a city person, The Ivens is an oasis hiding in Lissabon city. The founders welcome everyone “born with a blessed curiosity” and offer an experience beyond the ordinary. It might look like a calm, sophisticated, and mysterious place from the outside but the inside says otherwise – tropical plants, velvet armchairs, a famous jazz club, and one of the best bars in town.
On the private island of Isola delle Rose in Venice awaits The luxurious hotel and spa JW Marriott Venice. It’s like living in a painting when you arrive via the water at the 40-acre resort filled with a spectacular garden of flowers and olive groves. Spend your days in the spa or by the poolside and make sure to enjoy the rooftop restaurant, fine dining options, a pizzeria, a cooking school, and jogging tracks, away from the crowded streets of Venice.
The Sicilian countryside surrounds the Hotel Susafa – a stunning stone hideaway among the hills. The old granary has been converted into a restaurant where delicious pasta and wine are served to late in the evenings. An intimate and magical place where you can and want to get lost to rediscover yourself.
Have you missed what seems to be a parallel universe at villa Magnan? Then you’re in for a treat. The place in Biarritz where everything seems to be taken from a movie. The people, the food, the interior, not to forget the donkey, Hector. This is simply a fantastic place we all should visit someday. Why not this summer?
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