Six great places to eat in Miami

We visited Miami in October (here are five fun things to do in Miami) and these were our favourite places to eat. In no particular order: 1. Yardbird Yardbird is a Southern bar and restaurant when chicken is the star of the show. We enjoyed it so much, we went twice. Good value for money, excellent service and a great ambiance – Yardbird should definitely be on your list. Situated in Miami Beach, close to Lincoln Mall. 2.  Sushi Samba We had lunch one day at Sushi Samba, and unlike London, did not need to book in advance. The sushi is…

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Exploring new places in London

I’ve lived in London eleven years and I’m still surprised when I discover new places. As the weather’s really nice this weekend, we decided to go to Brighton on Saturday. Until I remembered I had a hair appointment… So where could we go in London that was somewhere new, near water that had restaurants with outdoor seating? And then I remembered, St Katherine’s Dock near the Tower of London. I’ve only been to St Katherine’s Dock once for an event and didn’t see that much of it but I remembered there were a few places to eat. So, I Googled…

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A wonderful foodie weekend in Amersham

Years ago my husband and I decided to go to Amersham in Buckinghamshire on a Saturday after my friend Mandy suggested it for a day out. It’s the last stop on one of the branches of the Metropolitan line and only takes about 40 minutes from where we live. Amersham is a small market town and, as such, there are not a lot of dining options. We chose to eat lunch at a restaurant called The Artichoke. And we’ve never looked back. Over the years this restaurant has seen key moments in our life. We first went before we were…

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Five fun things to do in Miami

We visited Miami in October 2014 – combining it with a trip to Barbados and loved this vibrant, colourful and laid back city. We stayed at The Redbury, a five minute walk away from South Beach. It’s the sister hotel to The Raleigh, which means you can use their facilities (read: amazing swimming pool). So what’s there to do in Miami apart from lying on the beach? 1. Discover art deco gems I LOVE art deco and Miami is full of art deco buildings. They are mostly found along Ocean Drive and in around South Beach. Either walk or hire…

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Five free things to do in New York

New York is one of my absolute favourite cities. I’m lucky to have visited three times already – once in Spring and twice over New Year. Like London, New York can be expensive but there are lots of free things to do. Here are my favourite five: 1. Walk the High Line Admittedly, this is better to do during Spring or Summer when it’s warmer and you can sit at one of the pop-up bars, but it’s still a great walk even in the colder months. The High Line is essentially a public park that runs along an old rail…

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