Reid's Palace is a historic luxury hotel in Funchal, dating back to the late 19th century. It used to be a meeting point for the Edwardian high society, and a must-see attraction for passengers on ocean liners on their way from Europe to New York. The renovated interior of the hotel still reflects this era of opulence and glamour:
The hotel is perched on a cliff overlooking Funchal Bay, so the view from the Tea Terrace is quite spectacular:
The other end of the terrace offers an equally beautiful view of the sub-tropical garden.
This experience got me thinking that 'smart casual' is definitely a concept I should explore a bit more. So, I put together another outfit, based on the same jacket (as that was the only jacket I had packed) and bag. I look forward to showing it to you...
And of course I have a couple of posts on Madeira coming up in the next few weeks, with some pictures and travel tips.
What's your opinion on dress codes?