#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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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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A walkabout in Mortmartre, Paris

In my teens, I dreamt of living in Paris, in an area I used to “J’adore”, Montmartre aka The Mountain of Martyrs. I blame it on a few old-age theories: a) that I lived a previous life from the Belle Epoque era; b) that I am the real deal Amelie;…

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Travel link-up: Remini-scent of pungent memories

Scent has always been a massive thing for me and when it comes to travel and memories, it definitely plays a big part. You know, like how a plate of food takes you in flight to an exotic place you’ve traveled to last Summer, or how a passerby’s perfume triggers…

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