If gourmet dining,
sunbathing and culture are on your to-do list, then Lisbon ticks
them all off nicely.
A vibrant city crammed
with plazas, museums and galleries, some of Portugal's best beaches
are still only an hour away. Stay at the Palácio Belmonte, a
beautifully restored 15th-century palace.
It's not surprising
that Christian Louboutin loves the flamboyance of this place, with
its red chandeliers and medieval tiles contrasting with modern
Be sure to kick off
your own Louboutin heels for the cobbled climb to this hilltop
None of the 11 suites
would be out of place in an interiors magazine, but book the Padre
Himalaya turret for a 360-degree view of the stars.
WOW FACTOR: A champagne
breakfast on your own balcony overlooking the city rooftops as you
watch the boats sailing past on the river Tagus below.
FLIGHT TIME: 3 hours
GO: Chic Retreats www.chicretreats.com offers double rooms from
£255, B&B while British Airways www.ba.com flights start at £141.
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