Mumbai luxury at the Four Seasons

We did a fair amount of research when looking at hotels in Mumbai and the Four Seasons stood out for its style, elegance and value for money. I read a few reviews and every one of them was really positive and many said how great the location was so we arrived with high expectations. I’m going to be completely honest in that, as we pulled up in the hotel car, my expectations were dashed as I wasn’t that keen on the area. For some reason I thought the hotel was closer to the sea, but it wasn’t – it’s actually…

View Post

Exploring Mumbai like a local

Mumbai is unlike any place I’ve ever visited! It’s such a busy, bustling city crammed full of people, cars (and even animals) everywhere you look. The way people drive is … interesting to say the least and it’s definitely a 24 hour city that never sleeps. Although there are buses and trains (and they are building a Metro), for tourists, it’s one of those cities that’s not that easy to navigate on your own. Sure, you can hire a driver who will drive you wherever you want to go – and we did that one Sunday – but you won’t…

View Post

Ten happy things – October 18

I am so late with this post but better late than never! October was a busy month and here are ten things that made me happy and that I’m grateful for. Cooking with Parma Ham I was invited to a Parma Ham workshop at the prestigious Le Cordon Bleu cooking school to cook two delicious dishes, using Parma Ham, with Chef David Duverger. Apart from burning my arm with hot oil, it was such a great night!  A birthday stay at Sopwell House It was my husband’s birthday so for one of his presents, I took him to Sopwell House…

View Post

A birthday celebration at Sopwell House

Sopwell House in St Albans is just 20 minutes from central London yet feels like a million miles away.

View Post

Parma Ham workshop at Le Cordon Bleu

Cooking with Parma Ham at Le Cordon Bleu.

View Post

Cheese heaven at The Mac Factory

Last week I was invited along to the launch of The Mac Factory pop-up in Debenhams on Oxford Street. I absolutely LOVE mac and cheese so I was excited to go along to try it out. I took my lovely friend, Genevieve, with me as my guest. The Mac Factory was established in 2014 by South African chef Graham Bradbury and is a firm favourite in Camden Market and festivals around the UK. Having a reputation as the go-to gourmet mac and cheese brand in London (with an Instagram account to DROOL over), led to the pop-up partnership with Debenhams.…

View Post

Three reasons to revisit a place

Travel is all about exploring, adventure and experiencing something new. When you visit somewhere for the first time, it’s exciting! But it can also take a lot of planning and research to make sure you see everything you want to see, as well as find great restaurants, bars, coffee shops, that ‘must visit’ cronut bar/ice-cream shop etc etc. It can end up being wonderful but also a little stressful.  But it doesn’t always have to be this way.  When we find somewhere we love, we like to return – sometimes, again and again! Last year we visited Polignano a Mare…

View Post

Ten happy things – September 18

This month has been reeeeeaaaaally busy! Hence why I’ve not posted much on my blog at all… oops. Anyway, here are ten things that happened in September that made me happy and that I’m grateful for. We finally sorted out our holiday Last month I had a bit of a nightmare sorting out my South African passport which meant abandoning plans to visit this year. Well, we’ve finally planned our next holiday – we’re off to Mumbai and then the Seychelles! I am so excited to see India again! I’ve only been once and it was way back in 2005…

View Post

A guide to the Amalfi Coast

Thinking of visiting Italy’s beautiful Amalfi Coast? Here’s all the information you need to plan your trip.

View Post