Hotel in Lucca

Hotel in Lucca: Hotel San Marco Lucca is a gorgeous walled city with plenty of accommodation within the immediate vicinity. However, we wanted a hotel in Lucca with a swimming pool as we wanted a couple of days of complete chill time. We found the lovely Hotel San Marco, one of the few hotels in…

3 Day Rome Itinerary

3 Day Rome Itinerary Rome is one of the most beautiful and interesting cities I have had the pleasure of visiting. Set out below is my 3 day Rome itinerary which is pretty jam packed! Walk everywhere if you can as the public transport is not that great. There are also so many water fountains…

The Parrot Bar

Cocktail Bar in Aldwych We visited the Parrot cocktail bar in Aldwych, situated within the Waldorf Hilton on a Friday evening. The bar is a partnership with Lee and Nicky Caulfield and is intended to draw on the exotic inspiration of the Palm Court where the Waldorf has traditionally hosted entertainment events. The Cocktails! Wow,…

Sticks and Sushi

Japanese Sushi Restaurant in London Sticks and Sushi is a Japanese sushi restaurant in London with 7 locations to choose from. They have venues in Soho, Covent Garden, Wimbledon, Chelsea, Canary Wharf, Greenwich and Victoria. We visited their newest venture on Beak Street in Soho. Spread out over two floors, the restaurant is slick and…

Omnino

Brazilian Barbecue in St Paul’s Omnino Brazilian Barbecue in St Paul’s serves up mountains of meat carefully delivered and sliced at your table in such a gorgeous setting. The restaurant features dark red leather seats and booths, hanging lights and an open kitchen. We loved the exposed brickwork and artwork on the walls. It felt…

Dishoom Carnaby

Bombay cafe in London Dishoom is an amazing Bombay cafe in London paying homage to the Irani cafes which welcomed all and tried to break down barriers by bringing people together over food and drink. The popularity of Dishoom has spiraled with five new openings in London – Shoreditch, Covent Garden, Kensington, Carnaby Street and…

Bars in Rome

Bars in Rome There are so many great bars in Rome from enotecas to rooftop bars and speakeasies. Read on for some of the bars I visited! Salotto 42 (near the Pantheon) Salotto 42 is situated in the gorgeous Piazza Di Pietra opposite the amazing temple of Hadrian. It is open from 10.30am serving coffee…

Restaurants in Rome

Restaurants in Rome Set out below are the restaurants in Rome I visited and their location. The trattorias and osterias are the most traditional, offering authentic Italian food at affordable prices. Try not to visit restaurants very close to the main attractions or in a square. Just wander through the cobbled streets and that is…

Rome Segway Tour

Rome Segway Tour When visiting Rome, there are so many sights to see! The public transport is not great and getting around involves lots of walking. So what better way to nip around the city to all the top attractions than on a Rome Segway Tour! We chose to go with Segway Fun Rome on…

Wine Tour in Rome

Wine Tour in Rome We experienced a wonderful night wine tour in Rome with Local Aromas, a Rome based company run by two foodie sisters, Bernadette and Valeria. Between the two of them, their expertise include being a wine sommelier, an olive oil sommelier, a professional cheese taster and a trained pastry chef. Very well…

Boutique Hotel in Rome

Getting to Rome and No 1 Lounge Before I tell you about our lovely boutique hotel in Rome, I thought I would share our journey to Rome! We travelled from Gatwick South Terminal to Rome Fiumicino Airport with Vueling which takes 2.5 hours. If you book in advance, you can get fares for as little…

Kitchen at Holmes

Restaurant in Baker Street Kitchen at Holmes is a restaurant in Baker Street offering all day dining inspired by seasonal produce. The bar area as you enter has a sophisticated yet homely feel (no pun intended!) with DJs playing background music. We started off our evening with cocktails on the sofa! Cocktails Please! The cocktail…

Loyal Tavern

Restaurant in Bermondsey Loyal Tavern is a brand new restaurant in Bermondsey by Tom Cenci (former executive chef at Duck & Waffle) and Adam White (Riding House Café). Located on Bermondsey Street, it’s close to the hustle and bustle of London Bridge. Tom Cenci and Adam White’s aim for the new spot is to bring…

Blame Gloria

Cocktail Bar in Covent Garden Blame Gloria is a cocktail bar in Covent Garden situated underground in the old space of Adventure Bar. The bar is open until 3 am every Saturday and is a great place for a party! As their website says, Gloria always throws the wildest parties, she has the best legs…

Bermondsey Bar and Kitchen

Bar on Bermondsey Street Bermondsey Bar and Kitchen is a great bar on Bermondsey Street. Situated in a large venue which used to be a BBC underground car park, it has a large inside and outside area. The interiors don an industrial look with a large open plan layout. The outside area has lots of…