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 cafés, 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…

Day out in Lymington, Hampshire

Lymington is a pretty little port town, full of English seaside charm, on the outskirts of the New Forest in Hampshire. This was our second visit; the first one was four years ago when we hiked around New Forest National Park and stayed above a lovely little pub called The Bosun’s Chair. Unfortunately, I was…

Weekend break : Macdonald Elmers Court Hotel and Resort, New Forest

My husband recently whisked me away for a surprise long weekend to Lymington where we stayed at the stylish Macdonald Elmers Court Hotel and Resort. One of several luxury hotels in the Macdonald Hotels group, it is a stunning, high-chimneyed, Tudor-gabled Manor House, which dates back to the 19th century. Over the years, it has…

A day out in Lewes (England)

I have long been fascinated by Lewes. This quaint and idyllic little town in East Sussex represents everything quintessentially English for me. Located within a short 15 minute train ride from Brighton, you can also get some fabulous views of the South Downs. We took a day trip to Lewes on a bank holiday weekend….

Lavaash by Saby – New Delhi

When my brother mentioned that there is an Armenian – Bengali restaurant operating in New Delhi,  I was intrigued. This was a cuisine combination I was not expecting, so needless to say I was quite looking forward to visiting this restaurant. Lavaash is situated in the historic and stylish Mehrauli Qutb complex. It is more of…