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…

SodaBottleOpenerWala – New Delhi

I have never tried Parsi food before, so when my brother (and fellow foodie) suggested I try Parsi food, I was game! You can read all about Parsi cuisine here. Delhi has an enviable selection of restaurants specialising in regional cuisine and it seems Parsi food is a firm favourite. We went to a restaurant called SodaBottleOpenerWala,…

Ziu, New Delhi

During my recent visit to my hometown Delhi, I had the opportunity to try a newly-opened modern Thai restaurant called Ziu. It is owned by Chef Gurmehar Singh Sethi who spent some time travelling in Thailand, learning about the intricacies of Thai cuisine and gaining experience in some top international restaurants before opening Ziu. Ziu is a contemporary space with…

72 hours in Stockholm

Stockholm as a city is rich with experiences. One of its significant assets is its museums. On a recent visit to this city, we had a chance to check out a few of them though we barely scratched the surface! Below are my top picks. ABBA MUSEUM Call me cheesy, but I am a massive fan…

My Stockholm food story

Stockholm has a seriously good food scene, so it was very hard to choose places to eat during a recent visit to the city. But every meal I had there was absolutely top notch. For most restaurants in Stockholm, I highly recommend booking in advance. Please note prices of dishes are steep compared to London, but…

Review : Hotel Rival, Stockholm

One of the key highlights of my recent trip to Stockholm was my stay at the stylish Hotel Rival. From their website, I was immediately drawn to this rather glamorous looking boutique hotel. Upon further research online, we found an exceptionally good deal on Expedia to stay for four nights and five days during December. Prior to our…

Postcards from Vienna: A Photoblog

Vienna is one of the most beautiful and charming cities in the world. Every nook and corner of this city is full of elegant palaces, stunning churches, and magnificent museums. Every now and then, as you walk around this gorgeous city, you will stumble upon some grand examples of construction – whether it is in the façade or in…