Brunch in Brussels No.6

I am terrribly sorry, I should have shared the details of this spot forever ago when I first discovered it. The truth is, when my food arrives, I eat it immediately and any thoughts of taking a snap evaporate. So I’ve had nothing to substantiate my post with. Peck 20 Famous for their super bowls…

Engelberg, Switzerland

If you follow me on Instagram, you will have noticed that I was recently away on a little ski mini break – three fabulous days of snow. James, some friends and I popped in the car one Friday evening and drove, literally through a snow storm, to get to our top off-piste destination, Engelberg, Switzerland. If the…

Coffee Stops, Brussels

Is there anything better than pausing for a quick coffee? Taking just a few minutes out of your day and sitting still, sipping. Alone or with others. Whether at home, at the office or in a café, for me, a coffee stop, is a real treat. Back in London, coffee for me was all about go-go-go:…

Aszú, Budapest

For our last night in Budapest we wanted to try something a little swanky and picked Aszú on the recommendation of the concierge at the Boscolo Hotel. We were welcomed by the beautiful art decor inspired interior of the restaurant and thoroughly entertained by the traditional Hungarian house band – we even bought their album. This…

Cirkusz Cafe, Budapest

Cirkusz Café is must-stop for a hearty brunch before heading out to visit this fantastic city. According to my friends, they make the best eggs, so really it was obligatory that we visited. Situated on Dob utica 25, the Café is hidden inside a rather unassuming yellow painted building. Inside, it is *on trend* with its decor, iron chairs and…

Macesz Bistro, Budapest

Before I go away, I always ask friends for their recommendations on places to eat and things to do in that City. In anticipation of our trip to Hungary, I asked our dear fellow expat friends in Brussels – who adore Budapest – for their top tips. One of their recommendations was Macesz Bistro in the old Jewish…

The Holocaust Memorial Centre, Budapest

After checking into our hotel and having a spot of lunch, we took a short taxi ride to the Holocaust Memorial Centre. We had planned on doing plenty of walking whilst in Budapest as I believe it is the best way to see a city but with such cold temperatures (b/w -9°C and -14°C in the…

Boscolo Budapest

For our New Year trip to Budapest, Hungary we stayed at the stunning architectural masterpeice Boscolo Budapest. The hotel is situated in the old offices of the New York Life Insurance Company that was built in the 1890s. It took five years for the Boscolo Group to restore and renovate the old building to its…

Let’s Bark

To clarify, I am talking about dogs barking. My dogs to be precise, my lovely poodles, Ruby, Lady and Duffy. They really bark – not squeaking little yappy barking – loud deep barks. They bark when I wake up at the prospect of their day ahead. It’s rather simple, they’re excited so they bark. They…

A night at the Backyard Cinema

A few nights ago, I was treated by my best friend Lauren to a wonderful night at the Backyard Cinema at Lost World & Winter Night Garden in London. I hadn’t heard of it before – I was totally *Clueless*. Just  a short distance from Elephant & Castle tube station (on the Northern & Bakerloo…

New Year, New You

It’s the classic New Year phrase. I can’t help but cringe. Although, it is true for all us who dare to dream and set ourselves goals for the year ahead. We want change. So, welcome 2017 & hello resolutions. Last year, James & I set resolutions for each other. It was quite fun actually. I…

The Holiday Season at Home

After all our pre-Christmas festivities, James & I eventually packed up and headed home to London for the Holidays singing “driving home for Christmas” most of the way. We were so excited, a delay at the Euro Tunnel (aka. Le Shuttle) couldn’t dampen our festive spirit -mainly because we were munching on a Burger King whilst…