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A Taste of East Africa at the Culinary Discovery Supper Club

This post features sponsored content Booking a reservation for dinner isn’t the simple ‘pick a restaurant, confirm a table’ situation when you live in a big city. To start with, there is still a few stalwarts that refuse to even…

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Burro e Salvia, London – the Best Pasta I’ve Ever Had

I think I’ve taken pasta for granted for too long. My mum’s lasagne is my death row meal and I always have a packet of some variety of the dried stuff in my cupboard for a quick and easy meal,…

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Three Stupidly Delicious Brunches in Williamsburg, NYC

I had no doubt in my mind when planning my first trip to New York that I wanted to stay in Williamsburg. It’s gone beyond up-and-coming and is well and truly here, making a name for itself with boutiques, breweries…

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An Old Lady’s Guide to Travelling With Back Pain

OK, so a slight caveat to this post’s title: I’m only 30 and I’m fully aware that I’m not even middle aged, let alone ‘old’. But I’ve had back pain on and off for about five years now, and recently…

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Cool Hunting in Hamburg, Germany

Hamburg is having a moment. After years of living in the shadow of its big brother Berlin, Germany’s second city is becoming THE a weekend break of choice. It has the classic elements of a great trip to Europe: a…

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An Ode to Whitby – My Favourite Place in the UK

Our long weekend in Whitby came two weeks after we had returned from New York, however, saying goodbye to the North Yorkshire coast, l had holiday blues ten times worse than leaving the Big Apple. I hadn’t been back to…

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An Insanely Good Brunch at Friends Of Ours, Hoxton

It’s places like Friends Of Ours that make me a brunch snob. To be obnoxious enough to merge two core meals of the day and declare something entirely new, you’d better be damn sure that it improves on a standard…

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An Afternoon’s Baking Class at Milk Bar, New York

I’ve never felt comfortable describing myself as a ‘foodie’. People start analysing where you last ate or expecting Michelin- star restaurants to be top of my list, but in reality, some of the best food might be classed as ‘junk’.…

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A Day in the Quaint Town of Heidelberg, Germany

I’ve learned from my previous trip to Frankfurt that it’s not the most exciting of cities. Predominantly a financial hub, it comes to life when the Christmas market rocks into town, which wasn’t massively ideal for me considering I arrived…

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