About Cristina Alias

As a French native speaker with Master Degrees in European culture & communications, Cristina enjoys writing about luxury travel, gastronomy and lifestyle. With international experience in the communications & marketing industry, Cristina combines her real life passions with a career in Digital Marketing. Thanks to her professional & travel experience. Cristina specializes in first-hand luxury travel & lifestyle topics. Cristina's favorite saying: Keep calm > La vie est belle !

Top 20 richest French people

French richest people

Welcome to 2016, Bienvenus en 2016! If you’ve ever wondered whether France is a great country for a new business venture then you should have a look at France’s top 20 richest people to have a feel for where France’s biggest fortunes are made. The rich of the rich are not doing too badly in France, for instance in 2014 their assets increased by 20% and they are only getting richer. The French elite’s fortune is estimated to be worth more than 325 billion which equals to 25% of French people’s bank savings. Despite France’s economic (and social) crisis, French … Continue reading

Un safari de luxe en Afrique du Sud: Kings Camp

Kings Camp

  Depuis quelques années on entend parler de plus en plus de safaris de luxe et de voyages de noces en Afrique du Sud deux concepts qui nous semblent incompatibles. Effectivement, un safari de luxe en Afrique du Sud est devenu le voyage star chez les fortunés… et les moins fortunés. Dans le secteur du luxe, les demandes de safaris semblent exploser surtout chez les jeunes mariés en quête de sensations et d’établissements uniques. Nombreuses sont les stars qui se rendent dans la savane d’Afrique du Sud pour formuler leur demande en mariage ou bien pour célébrer leur récente union … Continue reading

A Luxury Safari in South Africa: Kings Camp Review

Kings Camp review

If you’ve ever wondered how it would be like to go on a luxury safari then you might want to find out more about my experience at Kings Camp, a luxury safari lodge in the Timbavati, Kruger National Park, South Africa. I was recently honoured to come and experience this iconic safari lodge in South Africa. I must say that my expectations were rather high as I very well know what luxury safari camps are capable of in this amazing country. Also, the collection “Seasons in Africa” is known in the African luxury industry as one of the most iconic … Continue reading

A luxury stay in Santander, Spain

a luxury stay in paris

Amongst Spanish people, Santander remains nowadays one of the most luxurious sea-side towns in the whole of Spain. Even though Santander is not on the sunny and warm Mediterranean coast, its elegance and breathe-taking landscapes attracts year after year holiday makers from Madrid and, mainly, from the North of Spain. But Santander is not only a luxury destination to Spanish people, thanks to a direct Ferry line from the UK, the capital of Cantabria is also very popular within the UK and European market. If you are looking for a luxury stay in Northern Spain with endless sites to explore … Continue reading

A day in Saint-Jean-de Luz: top attractions

a day in saint jean de luz

Saint-Jean-de-Luz -on the South West coast- is certainly one of the most desired sea-side towns in France but despite being one of the most exclusives post codes, Saint-Jean-de-Luz is a holiday destination everybody would enjoy. If you are travelling to the South West of France I would definitely recommend that you spend a day in Saint-Jean-de-Luz. Even though Saint-Jean-de-Luz is a small sized sea-side town, it offers so many things to do that you could comfortably spend  2 weeks there and never get bored, I promise. I have just spent the most amazing 10 days there and every day was … Continue reading

Where to buy Christmas decorations in Paris?

Christmas decorations in Paris

If you are lucky enough to travel to Paris during this festive season you may want to bring back home some Christmas decorations from the most elegant city in the world! Impress your friends and loved ones with the best souvenir ever or simply spoil yourself! Find out below where to buy Christmas decorations in Paris and enjoy the whole experience by visiting the most iconic, luxurious and vibrant boutiques in Paris. Un, deux, trois… c’est parti pour Noël! Les Galleries Lafayette If you are aware of the French fashion and lifestyle scene you would certainly know by now that … Continue reading

Where to have drinks in Paris? Top 5 secret bars

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Of course, Paris is a beautiful city full of charm and a simple glass of wine on a regular bistro’s terrace can become the most romantic and exciting evening because, hey, you are in Paris! However, if you want to feel like a real Parisian and turn the clock back in time you can’t miss a visit to a secret bar. Picture yourself entering a prohibition type bar, through a secret door that no one in the main area knows about. Close your eyes and travel to a secret, exciting, romantic Paris and enjoy a signature cocktail where no one … Continue reading

A day in Paris: walk your way around

A day in Paris

Paris, the cultural capital of the world certainly can’t be discovered in one day only, however a day in Paris is more than enough to feel the French essence and get a feel for what this romantic city is all about.  Whenever I have some spare time in a new city -in between flights or as part of a tight travel itinerary- I try to keep it simple rather than to rush to the most famous museum or try to check the top 20 attractions list published on some travel guide. If I am that short on time, what matters … Continue reading

Stylish Argentian restaurant in Saint Katherine’s docks

CAU restaurant

If you love great steaks but you don’w want to compromise on style then the new CAU restaurant might be your next favourite Argentinian restaurant in London. Although I absolutely adore proper steak houses where they use only the best of grass-fed British meat, I also love treating myself to a tasty Argentinian steak. It is not a secret to anyone that Argentina beef meat is worldly considered to be one of the finest meats. Meat lovers and connoisseurs seek proper Argentinian restaurants all over the world and, to be honest, I do too. I have been trying the most … Continue reading

The best patisseries in Paris

best patisseries in Paris

If you visit Paris for the day, for the weekend or for the whole week you should definitely schedule a visit to one of the most renowned patisseries in Paris. France is, indeed, home to the most talented and prestigious chefs patissiers in the whole world and Paris, being the capital, hosts their boutiques where you can admire and taste their beautiful work. To me, French patisseries are pure art translated into a piece of delicious tangible heaven. Buying a gâteau, a macaron, a tarte, a molleux, a mousse or any of the treats at the patisserie counter is a … Continue reading