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Under the Tuscan Sun in the Chianti Countryside

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Away from the beautiful city of Florence and into the Tuscan hills, Mr S and I sat back as a driver from the Four Seasons Firenze drove us into the beautiful Chianti region. Characterised by undulating green peaks, large vineyards, olive groves and small villages; Chianti was utterly beautiful. It was a fairly short drive… Read more »

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Fine Dining in Florence

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As well as trying some gorgeous trattoria for lunch, Mr S and I also ate in some of Florence’s top fine dining restaurants. My favourite place that we visited was Borgo San Jacopo, or BSJ, which is perched right over the Arno river with a stunning view of the Ponte Vecchio. It’s also rather special moment… Read more »

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Top Ten #TravelBloggerProblems

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I absolutely love blogging and writing, and taking photos of everywhere I go…but I don’t think Mr S necessarily loves it all the time. Amongst other things the inability to switch off and simply be in the moment is compromised by the constant need to take photos, tweet and Instagram. Which is why I loved… Read more »

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April Adventures: Monthly Round Up and WIN a case of Prosecco

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Life Lately: With just under two weeks until our big Asian adventure, Mr S and I have been gearing up for our holiday. Well…I’ve been preparing spreadsheets, booking restaurants and making lists and Mr S has been buying new t-shirts… Anyway we’re both incredibly excited to soon be trying authentic Japanese food, lying on the beach… Read more »

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Farmed and Foraged at Rabbit

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As soon as I walked into Rabbit, I knew I was going to like it… Light flooded into a room that was decked out with stripped-wood tables, roughly painted brick walls and quirky details everywhere…  The overall look is a rustic barnyard feel that reflects the menu of wild and foraged ingredients much of which… Read more »

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Exploring Duke of York Square with Taschen and Manicomio

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Being an English Literature graduate and having worked in publishing for years, I’ll always have a passion for real books. Those palpable pages that you touch, turn, going back to your favourite bits or skipping forward to the end. No, I don’t think I’ll ever choose a kindle or an e-reader over a real book. … Read more »

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Sakura: Cherry Blossom Season at Sake No Hana

Review of the Sakura set menu at Sake No Hana

Mr Silver and I will be heading to Japan just after the famous cherry blossom season but fortunately I could still enjoy some beautiful blooms at Sake No Hana, one of my favourite restaurants in London. The restaurant in St James has got all dressed up to celebrate the bloom of sakura in Japan, a period of… Read more »

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A Relaxing Day and Afternoon Tea at The Landmark London

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One thing that I love about London’s luxury hotels is that many of them are intrinsically linked with the history of the city. The Landmark London was one of London’s original Victorian era railway hotels and during the First World War it was used as a place for officers to convalesce, and at the end of… Read more »

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The Morning after the Night Before, Hungover in Florence

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We woke up the day after the wedding, it had been a late night with a serious amount of drinking…we missed breakfast (sob!) and I was determined to find somewhere amazing for lunch. Dragging ourselves out of bed and making ourselves some what presentable, we headed out into town in search of some really good… Read more »

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A Walk in Florence and Lunch at Cantinetta Antinori

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After breakfast and a tour of the gorgeous Four Seasons Hotel Firenze, Mr Silver and I headed out on to the streets of Florence. I’ve only been to Florence once before, when Mr S and I visited two years ago for a mini moon straight after our wedding, but I’m absolutely in love with the… Read more »