Lunch at Luca in Clerkenwell

If you’re a regular reader, you’ll know that we always eat out on Saturdays for lunch and 95% of the time they’re Italian restaurants. I can’t remember how I first heard about Luca, which is an Italian restaurant in Clerkenwell, but it looked lovely decor-wise and I liked the look of the menu so off we went one sunny Saturday. There are two parts to the restaurant – as you enter there is a bar area where you can have drinks and lighter bites to eat and the restaurant is at the back. The restaurant has a lot of natural…

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It’s ok to say ‘no’

Recently I was listening to Emma Gannon’s Podcast, CTRL ALT DELETE, where she was chatting with journalist Anna Hart about her career. Anna writes about travel and culture for a number of publications, including the Telegraph, Condé Nast Traveller, Suitcase Magazine, the Guardian and Stylist Magazine (which is where I first came across her writing). Basically Anna has the career I would die for! There was one part of the interview which really resonated with me. Anna said, Your career in your 20s is about saying yes to everything that you can, whereas your career in your 30s is about what…

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How to get from London airports to the city

I don’t know about you but when I travel to a big city I always search for the best way to get from the airport to my hotel – whether that’s by taxi, bus or train. Sometimes it’s quite tricky to find the information in one place and some websites will vary with their information. So as I live in London and have travelled to and from every airport in the city, I thought I’d create a simple guide for you with all the information on public transport in one place. I hope it’s useful! London Heathrow London’s biggest and…

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20 reasons I know I’m a Londoner

London is arguably one of the best cities in the world to live in but also one of the most stressful, I think. I love how you could probably live to be 200 years old and still not have seen everything there is to see. There’s always something new to do – if you can be arsed to see it, that is! Because London is also very tiring… the pace of life is hectic and the older I get, the more I choose Netflix and my couch over the latest bar opening. I’ve only lived in London since 2006 but…

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Fabulous homemade pasta at Flour & Grape

Flour & Grape is the new kid on the Bermondsey Street block. Located in what used to be Antico (another Italian restaurant we loved) it was pleasantly familiar when we stepped inside on a Saturday for lunch. The decor is largely the same, with a few changes here and there. The most notable is the trays of fresh pasta which greet you in the window as you approach the entrance. We had only recently discovered Antico and had been a couple of times before it closed. It had even made my list of our favourite Italian restaurants in London and…

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