Classic Italian at Lina Stores

I’ve been wanting to go to Lina Stores for ages but every time I went to book, they didn’t have any availability! That’s how popular it is. I finally managed to get a table for lunch on Saturday, so was it worth the wait? Lina Stores, the deli on Brewer Street, has been a Soho institution since 1944! It’s an absolute treasure trove of Italian delights and it’s where we go to buy our guanciale for making amatriciana. They also make fresh pasta and sandwiches on site, every day. Back in May 2018, they decided to open a restaurant around…

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Ultimate relaxation in the Seychelles

Growing up in South Africa, the Seychelles or Mauritius was always a popular holiday destination for people as they’re only about a five hour flight away, yet I’d not been to either. In November we combined Mumbai with a week in the Seychelles – a bit of an odd choice, but it’s a long story! We love to combine city and beach breaks though, so you get the fun and excitement of a city and then the relaxation of a beach break. We had a very early flight to the Seychelles from Mumbai – as there was only one flight…

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Ten happy things – December 18

At the end of each month, I look back and choose ten things that made me happy and that I’m thankful for. Here are my Ten Happy Things for December. Blogosphere Festival At the beginning of December I attended my first ever Blogosphere festival, which was at the Landmark hotel in Marylebone. I only went to the morning session but I really enjoyed it – especially as I got to meet Kerry from Kerry, Life and Loves and Sima from The Curious Pixie in real life and made two new friends – Lauretta from Home and Horizon and Jessica from…

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My year in travel – 2018

Here’s all the places we visited in 2018 – including Boston, Rome, York, Mumbai, the Seychelles and Chicago.

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An evening with Comté cheese

An evening with Comté cheese, pairing Comté with drinks such as Sake and Sloe Gin.

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