Sunset at Polignano a Mare

Sunset at Polignano a Mare

After spending several relaxing days in Monopoli, we hopped back in our rental car and set off for the popular beach town, Polignano a Mare (only 15 minutes drive away). The atmosphere in both towns are on complete opposite ends of the Puglian scale. As soon as we arrived in Polignano a Mare, it quickly became obvious where […]

The Best of Monopoli, Puglia

The Best of Monopoli, Puglia

My latest travel adventures took me to Puglia, a region in Southern Italy with overwhelming beauty. Coming here is the ultimate escape from the tourist masses. The whole of Puglia is incredibly laid back, where time gratefully slows down and you can instantly feel your body relax. But to be honest, if there’s one reason to come here, it […]

The Best Lasagne Recipe

The Best Lasagne Recipe

Whether there’s any real truth in it, they say you’re meant to ‘fuel up,’ or ‘carb load’ before a big running event. And that’s exactly what I did. The night before my last half-marathon race, I conjured up the best lasagne recipe yet. This lasagne is honestly so tasty and satisfying. It’s the perfect dish to treat yourself if you’re after […]

Lima Restaurant, London

Lima Restaurant, London

If you’re looking for a restaurant to check out in London for a special occasion, the creative and eclectic Peruvian menu at Lima Fitzrovia could be the perfect choice. I came here with my family after reading several great reviews, particularly that it’s the first and only Michelin starred Peruvian restaurant. So I was eager to see what […]

La Gomera: The Forgotten Canary Island

La Gomera: The Forgotten Canary Island

Most people have never even heard of La Gomera, and neither had I until earlier this year. Having stumbled across it whilst doing some travel research, the more I read, the more I knew I had to go. I booked a flight straight away, and left the rest as a mystery until I arrived. Getting to the island does […]

Ultimate Breakfast Smoothie

Ultimate Breakfast Smoothie

After buying my new Nutribullet Rx recently, I’ve been obsessed with trying different breakfast smoothie variations each morning. I’ve always loved making smoothies for my family – this healthy banana & blueberry smoothie or this banana, fig and cashew smoothie always go down a treat – however I think this one is my new favourite: the ultimate breakfast smoothie. […]

Restaurant 100 Maneiras, Lisbon

Restaurant 100 Maneiras, Lisbon

The Tasting Menu at restaurant 100 Maneiras is truly something special. Since the intimate restaurant at Bairro Alto has no menu, you’re welcomed to experience a succession of 10 exquisite and delightfully surprising dishes from chef Ljubomir Stanic. It’s worth opting for the wine pairing too (and it doesn’t hurt that they’re served by a very charming sommelier), to complete a […]

Time Out Mercado da Ribeira

Time Out Mercado da Ribeira

As promised in my last 48 Hours in Lisbon post, this one is dedicated to my brunch feast at one of Lisbon’s best food markets, Time Out Mercado da Ribeira. Bringing together some of the city’s most revered names in food and drink, the former fish market is now home to a selection of popular vendors as […]

48 Hours in Lisbon

48 Hours in Lisbon

Spending a lot of time in London this year means I can take regular trips to Europe, which I absolutely love. Little weekend getaways to always look forward to. One of the best weekends so far was a whirlwind 48 hours in Lisbon. This post shows some of the highlights from our weekend, which would make a great […]

Healthy Bean Salad Recipe

Healthy Bean Salad Recipe

This is possibly the quickest and easiest healthy bean salad recipe. After a long day at work, I love just getting a big bowl and throwing together a mix of fresh and pantry ingredients, drizzled with a delicious dressing. This mixed bean salad is perfect because it involves no cooking and can be whipped up […]