The Weekly Favorites: Sicily, luxury train rides, and cheesecake (7/27–8/3)

Photo of the Week: The amazing tomato salad at Restaurant Eve

tomato salad

There was a ton of great content to share this week, but we managed to narrow it down for you!


4 Seasons Sydney Review (Travelling King)
The Four Seasons hotels never fail to impress, and this Sydney hotel is no exception. Check out that stunning view!

Faith of Ages in Taormina, Sicily (Hole in the Donut)
Barbara over at Hole in the Donut consistently posts some of the most beautiful pictures of her travels. Here, she describes a Good Friday procession in Sicily coupled with some photos that you just have to see.

5 Dutch Cities that are not Amsterdam (Go! Girl Guides)
Amsterdam looks beautiful and like it would be a lot of fun, but these smaller cities definitely have a more charming appeal that I’m dying to see in person.

‘The Dinner’ onboard the Belmond British Pullman (Mrs. O Around the World)
Train rides just aren’t what they used to be, but Mrs. O shows us her experience having dinner on a luxury train which she describes as a “5 hour fine dining experience.” Sign me up!


Mini Mascarpone Cheesecakes with Strawberry Balsamic Topping (Boulder Locavore)
Even though these are mini, I still don’t think I could be trusted around an entire batch of these…

Caramelized Peach Pancakes (Food 52)
The sweets continue with these gorgeous pancakes. I’ve never heard of peach pancakes before, let alone caramelized peach pancakes, but it looks phenomenal.


Five Things (Cupcakes and Cashmere)
Just a simple post with some colorful pictures. What really caught my eye, though, was the photo of the iconic wallpaper at the Beverly Hills Hotel. We’ll have a post up about the hotel soon and this just got us even more excited to visit!

Lately (Atlantic-Pacific)
I’m obsessed with the Kate Spade sun hat in the first photo.