Ten happy things – February 19

At the end of every month I like to look back and reflect on ten things that made me happy and that I’m thankful for. February is my birthday month so there was lots to be happy about this month! A trip up to Edinburgh Earlier in the month I went up to Edinburgh for 5 nights to see my dad who had gone into hospital for an operation. Obviously this didn’t make me happy but what did was spending more time in Edinburgh than my usual flying weekend visit. We were staying in an absolute stunning West End AirBnB,…

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The perfect city break at Thompson Chicago

Having never been to Chicago before, we were looking for a hotel that was in a good location, had a spacious room, was decorated well and had a good bar. We found all of this and more at the Thompson Chicago when we stayed six nights over New Year. Situated in downtown Chicago, the hotel is just a few minutes walk from Michigan Avenue and the Magnificent Mile and close to lots of shops, bars and restaurants. The hotel interior has been designed by British designer Tara Bernard and is just simply stunning. Low but warm lighting, rich textures and…

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9 places to eat in Chicago

Chicago is the food capital of America. Here’s 9 places we really enjoyed eating at, to suit every budget.

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Ten happy things – January 19

At the end of each month I like to look back and reflect on ten things that made me happy and that I’m grateful for. Here’s my ten happy things for January! Ringing in the New Year in Chicago We spent New Year in Chicago and loved it! What a fantastic city and thank goodness it wasn’t too cold either. In fact, it was way warmer than it was in Boston last year and not that much colder than London. We spent five nights in Chicago and explored the city, ate great food (like pancakes for breakfast) and did some…

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A Luxury stay at Four Seasons Desroches

For our two week holiday last year, we visited Mumbai and then the Seychelles. We stayed six nights at the Four Seasons Desroches and then one night at the Four Seasons Seychelles on Mahé as we had an early flight home the next day. Here’s what we thought of our stay on Desroches. To get to the Four Seasons Desroches, you have to get on a small plane and take a 30 minute flight as it’s one of the outer islands of the Seychelles. There are only two flights a day, one in the morning and one in the afternoon…

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