September 2010 / UK

Eat Pray Love

A married woman realizes how unhappy her marriage really is, and that her life needs to go in a different direction. After a painful divorce, she takes off on a round-the-world journey to "find herself".

 

The Solution

 

Eat in Roma with a gastronomic extravaganza at some of the finest restaurants in the city.
A most delicious voyage starts with breakfast at La Terrazza on the 6th floor of  the Hotel Eden. Part of the city’s fabric for over 120 years, the view across the roof tops stirs both appetite and emotions.

Lunch at Casina Valadier, a favourite with celebrities and dignitaries. Perfectly landscaped within the heart of Villa Borghese, it’s a feast for all the senses.

High Tea at the Tiepolo Lounge makes for a very civilised affair. It offers the charm of English afternoon tea married with typical Italian flair and panache. Waiters appear with finger sandwiches, scones, miniature pastries and fruit sushi, quails’ eggs, caviar, truffles and canapés. For those who love to eat this is heaven on earth.

Finally dinner is served at the best restaurant in town - La Pergola. With an unprecedented 3 Michelin stars; the cuisine, ambience and location ensure that this one of the finest dining experiences in Europe. Against the stunning backdrop of the Eternal City, sample the sumptuous 6 course tasting menu.

Say a little prayer at the astonishing Temple of Askhardham in Delhi. Built by 11,000 volunteers and taking 300 million man hours to complete, this masterpiece pays homage to both cultural and spiritual India.

New Delhi and old Delhi, both offer the spice of life from vibrant bazaars and world class shopping to the magnificent Red Fort.  Within the fort lies the Pearl Mosque, a prayer hall used by the harem of Shah Jahan; a most exclusive ladies’ chapel.

Emperor Jahan gave the world one of its seven wonders and the epitome of love – the Taj Mahal.  Marvel at its beauty or simply imagine the devotion of one man to his wife , Mumtaz Mahal. One could not pray for more.

Love is the beautiful Indonesian Island of Bali. The Jimbaran Puri Resort on Jimbaran beach is like heaven on earth offering all that a heart may desire. For a romantic getaway, a marriage or just exotic relaxation, it’s easy to fall in love with this place.

Let healing hands soothe away the stresses and strains of everyday life during a traditional Balinese massage.  It’s a wonderful way to start the day.

Stroll along one of the most beautiful beaches in Bali where shimmering white sands run into the glistening Indian Ocean.  Could this be paradise?

Dispense with love or laughter lines with a rejuvenating facial at the appropriately named Beach Spa. Emerge refreshed and head over heels in love with this special place.