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Where to eat & drink in Porto, Portugal

When I visit new cities, one of the first things I think about is where we’re going to eat. If you’ve had a nosey at my Porto photo diary, you’ll know I didn’t do my usual obsessive level of planning, and so we arrived at the hotel at 9pm on a Friday with no reservations […]

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Top 5 Brunch spots in Leeds

Brunch is arguably the best meal of the day… wait, what am I talking about? There is no argument, Brunch = bae. It’s trendy AF too (oh hey unlimited brunch) so there are new spots popping up all the time. Which obviously means an excuse to go for brunch approx. 2035638 times a week (as […]

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Pintura Basque Kitchen Summer Menu Launch*

Pintura is one of those restaurants that has always been on my ‘to visit’ list yet I’ve just never got round to it. I’m a huge fan of Cielo Blanco (read my review here), one of six other restaurants owned by the same company. So when I was invited to take Pintura’s  Summer Menu for […]

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A Weekend in Cologne; exploring the food markets

With my passport in one hand and an overstuffed case in the other, I joined the FABulous Lucy from Lucy Loves for an early morning trip to Manchester airport; final destination: Cologne. Arriving at the hotel with a few hours to spare before the Essence Cosmetics event (the reason we were flown out to Germany […]

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Press for Champagne at Bob Bob Ricard

If there’s one thing I’ve learned in my twenties, it’s that I absolutely, unequivocally NEED a press for champagne button. So I went in search of one and discovered my spiritual home. Oh, and the foods pretty good too…

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Eat, Drink, Disco at Archie’s for Brunch

Eat, Drink, Disco seems to be the mantra at Archie’s, seen as though they have the words lit up as giant marquee letters in the window (not to mention the giant glitter ball inside). It’s located in Granary Wharf (next door to my favourite tapas restaurant which you can check out here). For some reason, the […]

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Lady Betty’s Afternoon Tea

When it comes to afternoon tea, I’d consider myself quite the connoisseur, and by that I mean I blooming love scones and tiny sandwiches! Betty’s is the ultimate northern tearoom (like literally, there is nothing that compares to the hun that is Betty*) that also make incred brunches = perfection much? Oh, and blogger cliche alert […]

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Winter in Paris, part 4

On our final day in Paris (check part one, two and three here) we decided to tick the final major tourist destination off the list and visit Notre Dame. We popped into a cafe to grab an espresso to go before heading to St Michel. After a stroll around the cathedral, we bumped into a […]

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A New Way of Cooking with Chocolate…

With a new Hotel Chocolat cookbook on the way, a night of cocktails, catch ups and chocolate inspired dishes were on the menu for Emily (the gorgeous Auburnantics) and I. Upon arrival we were greeted with Pretty in Pink Prosecco based cocktails and the promise of some seriously scrumptious samples. First up on the to-do […]

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Exploring Brighton and Julien Plumart’s Boutique

This is the final instalment of my Brighton adventures (check out the others here) and I’m sad that it’s over but I can’t wait to tell you all about my Caribbean adventures next! But in the mean time, if there’s one thing I love, it’s sweet stuff, and macarons and ice cream are at the […]

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