Gran Melia Palacio de Los Duques, Madrid

Disclaimer: The below blog post is from a past visit and to highlight a particular hotel and provide inspiration and ideas for future travel. In the wake of the ongoing COVID- 19 virus situation, please apply caution, due diligence, common sense and follow government guidelines on keeping you and your family safe. Back in January…

Celebrating our Wedding Anniversary at The Pig Hotel

We recently celebrated our fourth wedding anniversary with a trip to The Pig Hotel’s latest opening at Bridge Place. After a train and short taxi ride later, we found ourselves on the grounds of the hotel, which is located just outside Canterbury, in the historic village of Bridge. The magnificent building is listed and was…

Bloggers Afternoon Tea – Malmaison Hotels

Recently, I was invited to a Bloggers Afternoon Tea organised by Nicola King (East London Girl) and Nadia Evans (founder of Flavour Venue Search and one half of Mr. and Mrs. Flavour). For those who don’t know, Nicola is one of London’s top bloggers and an expert on the food and drinks scene in London….

Revisiting Céleste, The Lanesborough

Recently I was invited to review the three course Menu Du Jour lunch at Céleste, the Michelin-starred restaurant at The Lanesborough. This was my second visit to the restaurant but the first for Kris. To recap, last time I was bowled over by their stunning interiors (who wouldn’t be!) and impressed by the food in…

London Restaurant Reviews : Fera at Claridge’s, Mayfair

Last weekend, as I sat in my living room, writing this blog, on a gloriously sunny Saturday, the rest of the world around me was getting super excited for the Royal Wedding. Yet, somehow I couldn’t help but feel that the food that we enjoyed at Fera was nothing short of gastronomic royalty. Through the…

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…

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…