In Summary: 12 in 2012 (Part 1)

What a year this has been. Never before have I travelled to as many countries and expanded my knowledge of the world as I did in 2012.

Culinary Digest: Defne Terrace, Dubrovnik, Croatia

Luxury Travel Beat’s verdict

Defne restaurant belongs to the only 5-star hotel within Dubrovnik Old Town’s walls – The Pucic Palace Hotel – so our expectations were quite high when we made our way to the restaurant on a breezy Dubrovnik evening.

Culinary Digest: Proto, Dubrovnik (Old Town), Croatia

Luxury Travel Beat’s Verdict

We turned up at Proto on our very last day in Dubrovnik, perhaps sub-consciously seeking a suitable grand finale to the fantastic week we’d just spent in this picturesque part of Croatia. We were not disappointed. Despite the restaurant’s near cult-status – celebrities both minor and major turn up here every season – the staff are service-oriented and welcoming. It’s a hot June afternoon so we are taken to the cool first-floor terrace.

Product Reviews: Ballet pumps

For someone who has recently fallen out of love with sandals, these H&M ballet pumps are a God-send!