Nicole Burfitt-Williams

Nicole hails from a half Lebanese, half Australian background. Since a young age, Nicole has maintained a deep passion for the food and wine industry, coupled with over 8+ years experience in five star hotels and Michelin restaurants across the world. Using her finance degree, she entered the corporate world, but it wasn't long before her wanderlust set in. After a trip to Lebanon, she was amazed by the incredible wines the country had to offer. Nicole has since started Vins Du Liban - Wines of Lebanon, a business where she endeavours to share the amazing wines of her Lebanese heritage with the Australian market.

 
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Accommodation
 

RAAS Chhatrasagar, India

After spending the first part of my Rajasthan stay in the beautiful RAAS Jodhpur. The second part of my Rajasthan trip featured a stay at RAAS Chhatrasagar, the hotel group’s incredible new property in the district of Pali. Loc...
 
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RAAS Jodhpur, India

A recent journey to India for a friend’s wedding, saw the beguiling country mesmerise me with its remarkable society and generous hospitality. When the opportunity arose to re-visit a mere month later, I instantly jumped at the...

 
Australia / NSW / Central Coast
 

Wining & Dining through the Hunter Valley

When Jen, the editor of I Ate My Way Through emailed me to say there was an opportunity to attend a Wine Media Conference in the Hunter Valley (and of course drink bountiful amounts of wine), I instantly jumped at the invite. W...
 
Breakfast
 

The Grand Sunday Brunch, Sheraton Grand Sydney

I long remember the Sheraton on the Park buffet as a special and well-regarded excursion in the minds of many a Sydney sider. I recall being taken by my grandmother at the age of 15 with my cousin, and having to dress up nicely...
 
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East Hotel, Canberra

Canberra acts as the country’s capital, but offers so much more particularly in winter and spring, when the city showcases some of its best highlights. Recently a girlfriend and I decided to venture down on a Friday night for a...

 
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Beit Trad, Lebanon

It takes a lot for me to be truly impressed and blown away by a hotel. So many factors come into play: the location, the décor, the staff, the service, the food, the vibe and so much more, however when one place manages to nail...
 
 
Asia / South
 

The Westin Maldives Miriandhoo Resort

From the minute I exited my plane at Male International Airport, a rush of warm air struck me and I finally felt on holiday. As a true sun worshipper, I will take a summer beach vacation over a winter holiday any day of the wee...

 
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Shangri-La Villingili Resort & Spa, Maldives

I have stayed at many Shangri-La Hotels now, ranging from the hotel’s signature Chinese properties in Shanghai at Pudong and Xi’An, to visiting their first European hotel in Britain, the Shangri-La at the Shard London, to the n...
 
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Anantara Dhigu, Maldives

The Maldives is one of the most beautiful destinations in the world renowned for its crystal clear waters, gorgeous palm tree strewn beaches and world class snorkelling. This island nation filled with hundreds of little atolls ...
 
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Blue Wren Mudgee

Mudgee has long been a thriving wine region in Australia, producing some amazing reds from their world acclaimed vines. The drive from Sydney through quaint country towns with picturesque sweeping plains is a joy in itself. A g...