Asolo, Italy: A Hidden Gem

Asolo is one of those small towns that you would never find without a recommendation. It’s a tiny Italian town nestled atop a hill in the Treviso district, north of Venice. The views are stunning, looking out across prosseco vineyards and straight at the Italian Alps, snow-capped for much of the year. It’s these views…

Exotic Brunch At Berber And Q

Berber And Q is a name you will have seen in the (endless) lists of best new openings in 2015, and with good reason, this East London arrival takes Middle Eastern cuisine a long way away from the late night Kebab stop. Set in the arches of a railway bridge this Middle Eastern fusion restaurant…

Crazy Cocktails At Bar NightJar

Cocktails have made a huge comeback in recent years, and there’s a lot of locations that are over hyped on the drinks front. Thankfully Bar Nightjar is not one of them. This is the bar that caused controversy a few years ago by having something that may have come from a whale in one of…

High Tea At Harrods

I’ve always adored Harrods and have visited numerous times for coffee, icecream in the fantastic parlour, Oysters and champagne in the food hall or macarons and decadent hot chocolate at Laduree.  This time the purpose of my visit was high tea at Urban Retreat which, as the name suggests, is a little oasis away from…

Love Rosie, Tauranga, NZ

Love Rosie is a little gem my parents introduced me to. This boutique bakery/cafe in Tauraunga is on an unassuming road but was still packed when we visited. After tasting their delicious treats I understood why they were so full. Every cake is of the highest standard, nothing is stale or unexciting, and everything is…

Joe’s Southern Kitchen, Covent Garden

Located in the heart of Covent Garden Joe’s Southern Kitchen & Bar, American style eatery, caters to the tourist scene with gimmicky dishes and kids size options. Despite being located in tourist grand central, and being yet another American style eatery, the food here is of a fairly decent quality with a few genuine Deep…

Once Upon A Wigwam

There’s only two more nights of festive frivolity before the hangover kicks in and the January blues hits. For a final Christmas fling head to my favourite winter spot, the Queen of Hoxton, where the infamous rooftop wigwam is full of fairytale surprises and Yuletide beverages.

Pop Down: Grub Club, Waterloo Vaults

On a cool autumn evening we drive through London’s Lower Marsh to a mysterious venue. It was a surprise anniversary date and I had no idea where we might be going. I was somewhat sceptical as we make our way down a seedy graffiti covered tunnel but pleasantly surprised when we arrived at the notorious…

Visiting The London Cat Village

There’s one cat cafe in town that you can get a reservation at. He’s why you should be visiting The London Cat Village.

Chapter 8 Games With Chambord

Back when summer was shinning its final rays I attended a great pop up hosted by Chambord. The Chapter 8 Games picked up on 2015’s top theme, Alice in Wonderland, with a stylised game of flamingo croquet. The setting was an astro turf covered rooftop bar near London fields. The playing field was small but…