Travel post : Dubai and Abu Dhabi 2018

A recent visit with the family introduced me to this magnificent city of contrasts – Dubai. The first thing that hits you about Dubai as you stare out of the window as your aeroplane is descending is the perpetual dust haze that seems to envelope this city. As you get closer, you can start to…

My New York Travel Itinerary – Part 2

This is the second part of my two-part blog series on New York. For the first half, please click here. DAY 6 Back from DC and we were looking forward to yet another day of discovering the sights and sounds of NYC. After a breakfast of epic portions at Juniors, we proceeded to cross-over from…

My New York Travel Itinerary – Part 1

One of the key reasons I started this blog was to share my personal travel experiences. New York as a travel destination is nothing new. Like London, there are several layers to this city and the more time you spend here, more is revealed in front of you. This post captures part of my trip…

My Pick of the Places to Eat and Drink in New York 2018

We recently had an epic holiday in New York during the summer season. We were undoubtedly spoilt for choice in terms of places to eat and drink. Even after 10 days of meandering our way through the city, we felt that we had barely scratched the surface. Below are some of the top places we…

My Travel Guide : Top Places to Eat and Drink in Budapest

In the second part of my series of Budapest blogs, I want to take you to the places I discovered during my short stay in this fabulous city. Budapest as a city is cool, casual and urban with chilled out vibes. The downtown is filled with lovely caf├ęs, restaurants and bars. Food and drinks are…

Hotel Review : Continental Hotel Budapest

Isn’t it great when a decision you make on a whim turns out to be one of the best decisions ever? Our choice of Continental Hotel Budapest was exactly like that. To cut a long story short, a last minute change of plans meant that we ended up booking this place without our usual in…

Hotel Review: Internacional Design Hotel, Lisbon.

If you are looking for an urban, boutique hotel in Lisbon, with chic and quirky interiors, look no further than the Internacional Design Hotel. Part of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World, not only is it located in the midst of a thriving and bustling part of the city (Chiado) but it is also…

Birthday Meal : The Hand & Flowers

Contrary to popular belief, birthdays are never really my favourite day of the year. Like New Year’s Eve, there are a lot of expectations from this day and I almost always end up feeling disappointed, underwhelmed (and older) by the time the day ends. This year, thanks to my new found passion for food blogging,…

Melbourne Food Review : Osteria Ilaria

Our last night in Melbourne and we wanted to make it really special. Enter Osteria Ilaria, voted number three on Eater’s Hottest New Restaurants in Melbourne 2017. Coincidentally, it also turned out to be the sister restaurant to Tipo 00 (you can read all about it here) and situated right next to it, on Little…

Melbourne Food Review : Tipo 00

London has Padella. Melbourne has Tipo 00. What an apt name for a pasta bar! And what an impressive selection of dishes. Kris found this gem whilst researching on top places to eat in Melbourne. What we did not anticipate was its extreme popularity. Case in point – Monday night and it was already fully…

Melbourne Food Review : Cumulus Inc.

When you are a true foodie at heart, the right restaurant will always find you. This was pretty much the case when we stumbled upon Cumulus. We were in Melbourne for only a few days and trying to fit in as much time with the beloved family as possible. But my inner food blogger was…

Hotel Review : The Grand Hotel, Eastbourne

Kris and I recently whisked ourselves away for a long weekend in Eastbourne. Nothing quite relaxes us more than the sight and smell of fresh sea air. Coupled with a relatively fuss free journey (just over an hour from Clapham Junction) and off-season prices, it was an ideal getaway destination. What exceeded our expectations was…