Croatia – Part I

Croatia – Part I

Dubrovnik Old Town Harbour
Dubrovnik Old Town Harbour

 

I have wanted to go to Croatia for over 15 years. I distinctly remember seeing an article about it in the Sunday Telegraph’s Stella Magazine harping on about how it was an undiscovered jewel in the Adriatic, and to go before it joined the Eurozone.

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My Top 10 Restaurants in the Capital #3

My Top 10 Restaurants in the Capital #3

Clos Maggiore
This is the beautiful interior and draping ceiling of Clos Maggiore Credit: Telegraph

I’m back with my third instalment on my fave restaurants in London. I’m sorry I’ve fallen off the bandwagon since my last post in May. I’m crap I have no excuses other than I’ve been flying solo a week on and week off since then, then we had a family holiday (blog coming soon!), Little Lex’s birthday and now I’m back with you. Eek!

So as I’ve harped on before, Paris has our heart but London is our life. It’s where we met, had our first date, bought our first home, and more. In the past 8 years we’ve been to a fair amount of French restaurants, all of my Parisian husband’s choosing, and I thought I’d make a series of our top 10.

Introducing Number Three….Clos Maggiore.

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“A House With No Fireplace Is A House With No Heart” – Gladys Taber

“A House With No Fireplace Is A House With No Heart” – Gladys Taber

French Farmhouse
Woodburning Stove Dreams

Scrolling through Instagram recently I came across two posts featuring beautiful fireplaces. What struck me was how different they are and how fireplaces are actually really versatile features in the home.

Some people have a surround, some don’t. Some people have brick, some marble. Some people like the feature and some people block it in (god forbid!).

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Amsterdam – Part II

Amsterdam – Part II

This is the second instalment on our fabulous Spring break to Amsterdam. We fell in love with Amsterdam the moment the tram took us through the streets to our park side apartment in Pijp.

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The horses welcomed us in Dam Square

Before arriving, we booked a 360 City Tour (link below), to show us the highlights of Amsterdam in two hours, and give us bearings on the city.

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Typical tulips on with a cyclist passing a bridge in the Dam

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Amsterdam – Part I

Amsterdam – Part I

It has always been a dream to travel to Amsterdam in the spring. Infact, it’s been a dream to visit Amsterdam full stop.

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Me and my lil monkey rubbing noses in a quiet courtyard in Amsterdam

Hubs and I decided that rather than exchange Christmas presents, let’s invest in new memories. We booked a trip to look forward to and keep us going through January and February. By the time March was here, we were ready for a break.

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Little Lex smelling the flowers outside our apartment in De Pijp

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My Top Ten French Restaurants in the Capital #2

My Top Ten French Restaurants in the Capital #2

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Top Ten French Restaurants in London

While Paris has our heart, London est la vie, it’s where we met, had our first date, bought our first home, and more. In the past 8 years we’ve been to a fair amount of French restaurants, all of my husband’s choosing, and I thought I’d make a series of our Top 10.

So here’s the second instalment, much overdue if you ask me! My next best French restaurant is in SW4. Our first home was a flat in Clapham, a part of London with a vibrant social scene, full of restaurants, bars, and dare I say it nightclubs (if you can call Infernos a night club?!).

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