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August 22, 2013 / mousemojo

A day along the Cinque Terre with friends!

Sun and sea!

Sun and sea!

 

A glorious day from Cadimare across the Golf of Poets, past Portovenere and then along the magnificent coastline of the Cinque Terre. Mojo had a few dips in the clear blue Mediterranean (much to her disgust as not a water baby!) and gazed to the terra firma where she wished to be!

 

As the day went on, however, Mojo became more accustomed to life on the ocean but was very happy to return to her home at Casa Glyn in the hills above Fivizzano!

 

 

Doggy paddle!

Doggy paddle!

 

Cinque Terre

Cinque Terre

 

Take me to dry land!

Take me to dry land!

 

Casa Glyn

Casa Glyn

 

 

 

 

June 2, 2013 / mousemojo

MoJo assisting with the photo shoot at Podere Sant Adele!

Hard at Work!

Hard at Work!

Mojo was commissioned recently to go on a photo shoot to 3 villas within the Merrion Charles portfolio. First stop was Villa Casanuova near San Casciano dei Bagni and then Podere Sant Adele near Cetona where Mojo assisted  with everything from acting as stylist to arranging the garden and even taking a few shots herself!

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Mojo and her photo shoot!

April 3, 2013 / mousemojo

MoJo is treated like a Princess during her stay at Hotel Cipriani in Venice!

MoJo heads to the Cipriani for some R&R

MoJo heads to the Cipriani for some R&R

 

It was like arriving with the Queen or a top VIP filmstar  as we walked up the steps with Mojo into the foyer of world-renowned Hotel Cipriani!

Charming concierge at the Cipriani with MoJo!

Charming concierge at the Cipriani with MoJo!

The reception MoJo received will remain in my mind forever and certainly that of MoJo! Plenty of tummy rubs by the charming staff were enjoyed by MoJo and then a call early evening in our bedroom from the kitchen requesting what MoJo would like prepared for her supper!

In our beautiful bedroom MoJo was provided with a  gorgeous soft bed, a cuddly toy and even a food bowl with her name inscribed on it!

Luxurious bed & cuddly toy

Luxurious bed & cuddly toy

After a good night’s sleep MoJo checked out the lovely gardens and surroundings of Hotel Cipriani and enjoyed a few photo shoots as only a VIP would in such a fabled destination as the Cipriani!

She simply can’t wait to return…… and those gorgeous Italian men of course made it even more special for her!

 

MoJo with charming Roberto in the foyer!

MoJo with charming Roberto in the foyer!

 

 

Freshly poached chicken & steamed vegetables - nothing but the best for MoJo!

Freshly poached chicken & steamed vegetables – nothing but the best for MoJo!

 

 

March 11, 2013 / mousemojo

MoJo prepares for her visit to Hotel Cipriani in Venice!

This should be good!

This should be good!

Arguably the most famous, luxurious and renowned hotel in the world , the Cipriani, home to film stars, royalty and all manner of VIPs, is now preparing for the arrival of MoJo!!! Only in Italy could an hotel of such repute and glamour write to MoJo assuring her that she will be very well looked after and how they have already studied her blog!!

Looking forward to some R&R at the Cip!

Looking forward to some R&R at the Cip!

So in readiness for her stay at the Cipriani (or Cip as some love to call it!), MoJo is off tomorrow to her beauty parlour so she looks her very best on arrival.

The joys of travelling in Italy with one’s four legged companion are unending…the same cannot be said for many countries around the globe so MoJo has confirmed that Italy is certainly her country of choice when it comes to pampering, good food and gorgeous men!!!!!!!

MoJo is looking forward to writing her report about the Cipriani after her vist later this month. Indeed, MoJo will be one of the very first guests of the 2013 season!

Can't wait for the trip across the Grand Canal!

Can’t wait for the trip across the Grand Canal!

SHould be some good walks too whilst my mummy maybe enjoys a swim!

SHould be some good walks too whilst my mummy maybe enjoys a swim!

November 29, 2012 / mousemojo

MoJo finds total excellence at Il Salviatino

The very best in hospitality, total comfort and relaxation and exquisite cuisine — once again nothing but the best for MoJo!

Il Salviatino, with its spectacular views to Florence from the hills of Fiesole, has recently been approved by MoJo as a very special addition to www.merrioncharles.com

MoJo in heaven!

MoJo was more than happy with her bedroom fit for a princess with its frescoed ceiling and magnificent bathroom…and she particularly enjoyed aperitivi on the terrace one evening and the views to the glittering lights of Florence.

Fine wine & olives

It was also a real pleasure to partake of the complimentary shuttle into the centre of Florence and stroll around the churches and shops and stop for a lite bite at Cantina Antinori! MoJo drew a lot of attention wherever she went (as usual!) and enjoyed a few photo shoots with her mummy.

Back at Il Salviatino MoJo inspected the wonderful gardens, pool & spa…what a joy!

Top treatments!

Gardens

 

This is the best!

MoJo’s bathroom!

MoJo left Il Salviatino 100% satisfied in every way. Charming staff and really luxurious accommodation but even more importantly, the cuisine was the best ever accompanied by a fine wine list.MoJo would highly recommened Il Salviatino to all her readers and looks forward to assisting with any bookings! 

November 3, 2012 / mousemojo

Friends come to stay with MoJo at Casa Glyn

 

Look at me!

MoJo was delighted to host her two delightful friends Annie & Jennefer last week at Casa Glyn. She snuggled up by the fire with them, posed on the terrace and accompanied them to Portovenere and a delicious fish lunch at Trattoria da Iseo.

Where have my lizzards gone?!

 

What a fine day for exploring!

 

October 31, 2012 / mousemojo

MoJo checks out La Posta Vecchia near Rome

What a great place!

The life of Princess MoJo just gets better and better! Eminently renowned La Posta Vecchia on the coast near Rome hosted MoJo in October in absolute style and luxury. Previously owned by John Paul Getty, La Posta Vecchia certainly lives up to expectations and MoJo found the staff charming and welcoming.

In the morning she watched her mummy enjoy a swim in the glorious pool before breakfast on the terrace overlooking the Tyrennhian Sea.

The heated indoor pool at La Posta Vecchia

And then it was time for some R&R in the sunshine before pasta lunch!

TIme for prosecco!

And with our nightcap there were delicious fancy biscuits which MoJo certainly had her eye on……!

They look yummy!

 

October 30, 2012 / mousemojo

Palazzo Avino in Ravello – a top MoJo favourite!

MoJo enjoying the view of the Amalfi coast

 

Infamous Palazzo Sasso in the heart of Ravello is changing its name to Palazzo Avino so MoJo wants EVERYONE  to know! Despite the inclement weather when MoJo arrived it really didn’t matter because everything at Palazzo Avino was perfect. Greeted by the wonderful staff, MoJo was taken to her suite where she gazed from her balcony to the wonderful coastline below. Walking around Ravello was fascinating too not to mention the attention made of MoJo by many North Americans!

The 2* Michelin Restaurant Rossellini’s was much appreciated by Merrion and the next day a light lunch was enjoyed in the Cafe dell Arte..MoJo quickly understood that at Palazzo Avino nothing was too much trouble and she is looking forward to returning sooner than later!

Spaghetti please!

 

October 19, 2012 / mousemojo

MoJo goes on tour again to some fabulous Italian locations…first stop Civita di Bagnoregio

MoJo set off mid October from her home in Cotto to check out some more properties for her ‘boss’ Merrion….its  MoJo who decides which properties are appropriate for www.merrioncharles.com after all!

First stop was really special and MoJo just can’t wait to return..the hospitality, the comfort and the tranquility were out of this world. We are talking about recently completed La Corte della Maestà in the captivating village of Civita di Bagnoregio. MoJo gave a 5* and 10 out of 10 approval!

I want more please!

Ready for breakfast

Divine bedroom at La Corte della Maestà

I want to get my paws on MoJo!

MoJo loved the view and scenery

October 9, 2012 / mousemojo

MoJo has a visitor to stay at Casa Glyn!

Some R&R at Casa Glyn

Last week MoJo enjoyed the company of Carlotta for a few days at Casa Glyn whilst Merrion went on her travels. It was great to cuddle up together and play in the garden. Neither dog took a dip in the pool!