UK Staycation – Ten Great Places To Stay In West Cornwall

Cornwall in the UK is a beautiful and popular destination for British holidaymakers, especially during Summer. To avoid tourist traps and overpriced hotels, I have listed ten places that you can safely look into booking. We have either stayed in one of them or they regularly feature in the recommended places-to-stay lists. I have done…

Hotel Review – The Birch Community

Last summer, we stayed at The Birch Community, a relatively new boutique hotel set on a 55-acre estate in the English town of Cheshunt, occupying a heritage-listed brick mansion that dates back to 1763. We opted for their Midweeker deal (currently unavailable) where you pay for three nights and get the fourth night complimentary.  STAY…

UK Staycation – Where to Eat and Drink well in Southampton

We only got to spend a long weekend in Southampton but we made sure each restaurant we visited came recommended so that we didn’t lose precious time on bad meals! Here are some of my recommendations if you are spending a few days or an staying overnight to catch one of the cruises. RESTAURANTS Carnicero…

Affordable UK City Breaks with Zeni Stays

We recently had a long weekend in Southampton where we stayed with Zeni Stays.  Zeni Stays is a newly launched affordable accommodation concept to help with the demand in UK staycations. They use off-peak high-end university accommodation, located in major UK cities and towns, as short-term holiday lets. A lot of their properties are in…

Staycation at Your Apartment, Clifton Village

During the recent May Bank Holiday, we visited Bristol for a mini-staycation. We had a lovely stay at the newly opened Your Apartment in Clifton Village. Your Apartment is a collection of serviced apartments, short term lets and co-working spaces in and around Bristol. Our apartment was a short cab ride away from Bristol Temple…

UK Seaside Staycation – 24 hours of Eating and Drinking in Deal.

The idyllic and charming seaside town of Deal was the last stop on our week-long trip to the Kent seaside (Margate, Ramsgate and Botany Bay). With the uncertainty of the pandemic still looming, a lot of places were still closed for business so we didn’t explore much from a culinary perspective. However, there was one…

UK Seaside Staycation – Places to Eat and Drink in Ramsgate/Broadstairs

Our next stop from Margate was the historic seaside town of Ramsgate, followed by Broadstairs. For our stay in Ramsgate we booked the Albion House, a charming boutique hotel set inside a 18th Century building overlooking the seafront. The hotel is minutes from the coastline, the beach and the main town centre. Situated on a…

20 must-visit London restaurants with outside spaces (Part 2 of 2)

Jae/Untitled Untitled in Dalston is one of our favourite cocktail bars in London, one we discovered as part of London Cocktail Week. They have a secret garden at the rear that really is magical in the evening. The permanent residency is called Jae by Chef Jay Morjaria, showcasing Korean Anju (drinking food).  We are by…

20 must-visit London restaurants with outside spaces (Part 1 of 2).

Roll on April 12th! If you have been busy scouring through restaurant websites to find places to book that have outside spaces, here are some personal recommendations of places that should be on your radar! Smokestak Smokestak is the mecca for meat lovers, especially smoked meats. They also do some killer cocktails and curated list…

Fresh Pasta Kits to Try at Home

Can’t find any available slots to book at your favourite pasta restaurant or your friendly neighbourhood Italian? Below are some fresh, handmade pasta kit recommendations so you can whip up a restaurant-quality pasta meal in minutes whilst still refreshing the bookings page! PASTA EVANGELISTS Pasta Evangelists are the original players of the ‘pasta by post’…

Luxury Afternoon Tea at Home

2020 and the subsequent Lockdowns 1/2/3 have reshaped our dining-in habits in a major way. Who knew we can make gourmet burgers and pizzas from scratch in our humble kitchen, have Michelin-starred meals sent to our living room and sip on enticing homemade cocktails on a Friday/Saturday night from the comfort of our sofa? But…