We caught up with the founders of budget boutique hotel company Doris & Dicky to learn about some of their favourite travel experiences and where their adventures are taking them next...
What influences do you draw upon to fuel your creativity?
Is it too obvious to say travel?! Nothing sparks my creative energy more than taking a trip - whether it be somewhere new, or somewhere I've been before but was compelled to go back - there is something so mentally liberating to a change of scene.
What is your current passion project?
I'm getting married in September, so 'the wedding' has come somewhat of a passion project though not necessarily by choice!
What is your idea of food Heaven? Food Hell?
Food heaven is a perfectly ripe mango enjoyed in the sea. Food hell is snails - I'm half French but just can't come round to them no matter how much garlicky butter goodness is thrown in.
Inspirational quote that you live by?
'Fortune favours the brave.'
What life lessons (if any) have your travels taught you?
Be open and exciting things will come to you.
What city do you find the most:
- Inspirational? Rio
- Invigorating? Marrakech
- Relaxing? Porto
- Like your home away from home? Paris
Favourite ‘blow the bank account’ place you like to stay when you’re treating yourself?
Château les Oliviers de Salettes - a gorgeous converted château in Provence is one of my favourite spots. I wouldn't say it 'blows the bank' but we're all about boutique hotels on a budget at Doris & Dicky.
Favourite restaurant in the world?
L'Entrecôte in Nantes.
Favourite holiday memory?
Skinny dipping in phosphorescence on a deserted beach in a national park in Costa Rica.
What are your 'must-have' travel essentials?
A book and a bikini.
What is your next adventure?
We're off on a road trip around Scotland to recce some new hotels for Doris & Dicky. I'm excited for bracing dips in the lochs and plenty of whisky!
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