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What to do for a weekend in Lille

Lille is rather underrated, but it’s actually a decent place to spend a weekend from London especially as Travel time is only an hour and a half from King’s Cross/St Pancras International It’s cheaper than having a UK staycation The city is quaint enough to explore in two days –…

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Lunch in Taberna Puerto Lagasca, Madrid

Finding Puerto Lagasca was a pleasant accident. We initially wanted to try the original StreetXO in El Corte Ingles in Salamanca, but when we got there for 3pm, 1) the queue was absolutely phenomenal and 2) they weren’t letting any more punters in. Slightly deflated and hungry for good Spanish…

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Salmon Guru: Best Cocktails in Madrid

I love a good cocktail in a good cocktail bar. Hotel bars in London have great offerings (negronis at the Ham Yard Hotel, sidecars at The Fumoir in Claridges, Manhattans at The American Bar in the Savoy, martinis at The Connaught, etc.). However, it takes major cojones and skill to…

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A Story of Love

So, it’s been a while, eh? I’ve not neglected the blog, I’m just simply not neglecting life. My grandmother passed away last month and I’ve been in a bit of a haze. Head’s been a bit of a jungle –  juggling normalcy on one side and proving work-life balance on…

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Bloempot, Lille: tales from a rocking Top Chef

I have a thing for reality TV shows that feature professional chefs. It’s a platform to see who the next culinary rising star may be, with their careers kickstarted by endless challenges in front of a camera. I loved the US series of Top Chef (Padma Lakshmi is fire) and…

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