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Early Valentine’s Day at Corinthia Hotel London

I’m a strong believer that couples should have multiple honeymoons per year, so why not multiple Valentine’s Days too? It’s not everyone’s favourite day of the year but personally I love an excuse to buy Mr S a cute card, prepare him some heart shaped toast and head out for a romantic dinner. After seeing… Read more »

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Five Restaurants for Fine Dining in Budapest

Previously eclipsed by more gastronomic capital cities, Budapest is now emerging as a fine dining destination. With four Michelin-starred restaurants, Hungary’s first city has become a top place in Central Europe for great food and fantastic service. Here’s a selection of the best restaurants that we tried: 1. Onyx Restaurant The second restaurant in Budapest… Read more »

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A Trip Home and Lunch at Hawkyns by Atul Kochhar at The Crown Inn, Old Amersham

Isn’t there something so wonderfully nostalgic about returning home? Getting on the train you always used to get, passing by where you went to school, your favourite restaurant as a kid, and that old pub that you always used to go to on Friday night? Well that’s exactly how I feel when I go to… Read more »

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Post-Christmas in the Cotswolds at Calcot Manor

The best thing about blogging is that you meet people on line and soon these virtual strangers become close friends who you communicate with at least once a day through the medium of What’s App. Which is why when Polly asked us to come up to the Cotswolds for lunch on the 2nd of January… Read more »

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Five Ways to Relinquish Control when you’re a Controlling Travel Planner

It’s been well documented on this blog that I have a type A personality meaning I’m highly organised, an over-planner, meticulous with sticking to deadlines, always punctual but often highly stressed. Mr Silver is the relaxed, laid back and patient type B counterpart to my overly controlling personality. Generally this means we complement each other… Read more »

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Szimpla Kert and Mazel Tov: Two Very Different Ruin Bars in Budapest

Ruin Bars – a phenomenon that started in Budapest in 2001 with dilapidated or condemned buildings being turned into drinking dens and party places. Szimpla Kert, meaning simple garden, was the original ruin bar and many still say the best, and with that in mind I was keen to visit.   How honestly, I wasn’t quite… Read more »

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Borkonyha Winekitchen: A Michelin-Starred restaurant in Budapest

When organising our perfect trip to Budapest, Mr S was keen to not only pick the perfect restaurants but also to visit them at the ideal times. Borkonyha Winekitchen is one of the four Michelin starred restaurants in Budapest but it has a more casual cosy vibe than Onyx Restaurant and is ideal for a fine… Read more »

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Travel Plans and Wanderlust Wishlist for 2018

Its that time of year again and every 1st of January as part of the travel link up I publish a list of my upcoming plans plus the places fuelling my wanderlust. This will be my fourth post of the kind and taking a look through the last three years of wish lists I’ve so… Read more »

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Top Ten Restaurants of 2017

‘One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.’ – Virginia Woolf. And dined well we did! Here are my top ten restaurants on 2017. 1. Araki, London  The Araki had been on my to visit list for a while but when it was awarded its third Michelin star in September… Read more »

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My Fifteen Favourite Hotels of 2017

The end of the 2017 and it’s time for my round up of my favourite hotels of the year! Beautiful Beach Hotels 1. Rosewood Mayakoba, Mexico Visiting Rosewood Mayakoba, part of  the Mayakoba resort in Mexico, was my first taste of sunshine in 2017 and it was also my first ever visit to Mexico. I… Read more »