Month: February 2015

Bruges: Best places to eat & drink

Bruges: Best places to eat & drink

Bruges is famous for two reasons – beer and chocolate. And a weekend in the city cannot be complete without sampling both…in copious amounts. But after three short days there, I soon realised there so much more Bruges has to offer to whet your appetite! 

A Londoner’s guide to Chinese New Year

A Londoner’s guide to Chinese New Year

The Year of the Monkey is nearly upon us and it’s time to celebrate the Chinese New Year in London. On Monday 8th February 2016, the city will come alive with all things Oriental but the celebrations don’t stop there… The Sunday after the big 

Brunch in SW London: Scoffers Kitchen

Brunch in SW London: Scoffers Kitchen

My love for a good brunch knows no bounds. And regular readers of the blog will know just how far I’ll go for a good Eggs Royale on a Saturday morning. But this week, I deterred slightly from the usual. I went for something different. 

What to do in Bruges: Weekend Guide

What to do in Bruges: Weekend Guide

Arriving in Bruges is like stepping into a fairy tale. And although discovering this city is best on foot without a map, I wanted to narrow down the essentials must-sees and dos. So here’s our Weekender’s Guide on what to do in Bruges! The streets 

Review: Les Jardins du Marais

Review: Les Jardins du Marais

The Marais district, literally translated as ‘the marsh’, is certainly one of the trendiest areas of the French capital. But with boutique hotels at every corner, it’s difficult to know where to stay in The Marais. Les Jardins du Marais hotel is located in this 

Review: Lough Eske Castle Hotel & Spa

Review: Lough Eske Castle Hotel & Spa

As I made my way through emerald-green countryside, the rugged Blue Stack Mountains in the distance lit up in a glorious golden glow as the sun punched through the misty clouds above, I could see straight away why Donegal is one of the most popular 

Review: Gilpin Hotel & Lake House

Review: Gilpin Hotel & Lake House

Tucked away off a quiet country road, Gilpin Hotel immediately gives the impression of a hidden hideaway and I soon realised what sets it apart. The hotel may be high-end, but it’s also family run and retains a sense of homeliness and warmth; especially when it 

Review: 42 The Calls, Leeds

Review: 42 The Calls, Leeds

The boutique hotel 42 The Calls – a converted 18th century corn mill on the banks of the River Aire – is situated in the winding, cobbled streets of The Calls, once the heart of the industrial revolution in Leeds. The building was saved from