A five-star birthday meal at ODE Porto Wine House

My memories of Porto will always involve that first holiday horror story. But it will also involve the most amazing unplanned meals. If you know me well enough, you know that I love holiday spreadsheets and planning itineraries on the basis of where I want to eat. Porto was the…

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A first holiday horror story

RocketMan and I went on our first vacation together to celebrate his advancing years. We decided to go somewhere neither of us had been to, so we ended up in the beautiful coastal city of Porto. Before our mini-break, I got him some pre-birthday countdown treats including a leather passport…

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Arvo Tea at the Crystal Moon Lounge, Corinthia Hotel

Compared to most London hotels, The Corinthia is possibly one of the most underrated gems in town. An enigma on its own, it has this certain vibe about it that I quite like. It’s elegantly discreet, sophisticated and classy. I was invited to try the hotel’s afternoon tea offering at…

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#travellinkup: Côte d’Azur, Mon Amour

The stunning Côte d’Azur is one of those places that seem to change depending on time of day. It’s easily associated with the superficialities presented in media, but it’s also romanticised in in well-oiled works of respected artists and writers. To some, it’s a pretty holiday spot where you’d expect…

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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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