Travel

The Trip of a Lifetime: The Northern Lights

The Trip of a Lifetime: The Northern Lights

People talk about crossing things off their bucket list and to be honest I’ve never really thought about this idea myself, until I experienced standing on a frozen lake witnessing the Northern Lights with my two young daughters staring up at the sky in awe, […]

Gone to the Dogs:  The Isle of Dogs, that is.

Gone to the Dogs:  The Isle of Dogs, that is.

I’ve always wanted to visit the Isle of Dogs, in all honesty more for its name than anything else, so when I got the opportunity to visit I was determined to discover some of history behind this curiously named part of London. Canary Wharf situated […]

Is the Future of Chocolate Pink?

Is the Future of Chocolate Pink?

A pink hued chocolate termed as ruby chocolate could be hitting the shop shelves in the United Kingdom as early a six months time. Swiss chocolate giant Barry Callebaut have created a chocolate with a natural rose tint that they proclaim to be the biggest […]

Bar Pozo Ilquierdo – Gran Canaria

Bar Pozo Ilquierdo – Gran Canaria

Whilst taking a break in Pozo Ilquierdo,  Gran Canaria I found myself at Bar Pozo Ilquierdo;  a family run restaurant that is popular with the locals. It enjoys a lovely position near the beach, but from the outside it is unassuming, being slightly reminiscent of […]

The Earthly Art of Cooking – A food Historian and Celebrity Chef create a feast from a fire-pit

The Earthly Art of Cooking – A food Historian and Celebrity Chef create a feast from a fire-pit

Long slow cooking techniques are something that we seem to have lost in our modern, fast paced society, however, there is something to be said for the flavour that can be achieved through slow-paced cooking. As humans we also derive great pleasure from the idea […]

Champagne and Castles: the colourful life of Naughty Norah

Champagne and Castles: the colourful life of Naughty Norah

  Lady “Naughty Norah” Docker, who married three millionaires and spent their money with flair, was accustomed to being emblazoned across the front pages of the tabloids. Her spending, talent for tasteless excess and calculated outrageousness made her a popular choice with journalists. Indeed Lady […]

Finding a Stairway to Heaven – a retreat that is Fit for a Queen

Finding a Stairway to Heaven – a retreat that is Fit for a Queen

When you are looking for a sanctuary that will give you fresh mountain air and a fascinating history then you can’t do much better than Ynyshir Hall- after all it was once the retreat of Queen Victoria. With such an impeccable pedigree, I packed my […]

From Humble Beginnings to a Household Name: Laura Ashley

From Humble Beginnings to a Household Name: Laura Ashley

When I think of the ‘Laura Ashley look’, I immediately think of the feminine floral dresses that were the hallmark of the company for so long, but some of her early pieces were incredibly practical and included oven gloves and gardening smocks. It is also […]