Early spring is already very much in the air, making this a tantalising moment for those of us who love this greenest of seasons.
This last weekend, I sat outside on a wonderfully mild day on the magical riverside terrace at the elegant Arden Hotel.
I had come to Stratford to celebrate the official reopening of the Royal Shakespeare Company's two new theatres after years of renovation with an excellent new production of Romeo and Juliet, as well as contemplate a somewhat more modest re-launch our own.
Sitting with Arden General Manager Jason Adams and sipping a glass of champagne (pictured below), we launched a new Best Loved Facebook page, and I hope you will visit and "like" us.
Over the next weeks, the Best Loved Facebook page will feature Best Loved updates as well as exclusive room night giveaways for our Facebook friends. Let us know what you think and click "like" to get the details.
Happy Birthday Hayfield Manor
Special wishes to Hayfield Manor who celebrates its 15th anniversary today. In that short time Hayfield has become the grand dame of Cork Hotels. Toast to the Scally Family and the entire Hayfield team. More info ...
Jeffrey with Jason Adams from the Arden toasts Best Loved's new welcome Facebook page