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This summer we went on a family holiday to NYC and then spent five days relaxing in the Hamptons, and since we took our one-year-old I’d like to rephrase this by saying: “We recently travelled with our baby to NYC and spent five days taking care of our child in the Hamptons”. As I quickly discovered, traveling with a kid is no joke. Nevertheless, it was still really nice so here are my notes that I hope you will appreciate:   BROOKLYN Eat: La Esquina for garden tacos Shelter for pizza Leuca for nice Italian Meadowsweet for brunch Sunday in Brooklyn for brunch…

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I’ve spent the majority of my time in London in Shoreditch, living, working or just hanging. You can get all of my restaurant reccos here, but there’s much more to do so I encourage you to venture to this part of East London to get a taste of a more vibrant and grimy side of the city. TOURISTY THINGIES Columbia Road Flower Market: Every Sunday this tiny street comes alive and hoards of people clamour about to get great deals on flowers and plants. There is often live music and it’s an interesting place to grab a coffee or a pint. Street Art…

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After two years of eating my way around this glorious city, here is the definitive list of vetted and foodie approved restaurants around London Town. EAT ALL OF THE THINGS. Top experiences ($$$): Clove Club: Number 26 on the world’s 50 best restaurants list, very cool Scottish-Japanese cuisine in Shoreditch Lima Floral: From the chefs that created Central in Peru, number 4 on the World’s 50 best, Lima offers amazing Peruvian dishes including ceviche. They have a cool bar in the basement and this was one of my fav restaurants in the city! Well located in Covent Garden, they also have a location in Fitzrovia. Ledbury:…

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Portugal is, in my opinion, one of the most underrated holiday destinations in Europe. It has great food, weather, gorgeous natural beaches and lots of history. It’s also super easy to drive around as the highways are impeccable and it’s kid friendly. Plus – they have amazing wine and Port! We went for a week and visited Lisbon and the Alentejo region, and will definitely be going back to relax in picturesque Algarve as well as spend time in Porto and the incredible Douro wine region, both situated in the northern part of the country.   LISBON Lisbon is a…

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San Sebastian is one of Spain’s top destinations that draws foodies and beach lovers alike. It’s a great little seaside town to spend a few days drinking, eating, strolling and sunbathing.  I don’t recommend going in the off-season or with a pregnant woman however, as there’s not much to do if you strip away the food and beach. That said, there’s plenty to do and see around San Sebastien and it could make for a great road trip pit stop, if not a destination in and of itself. EAT Pinxtos Ok so the peeps of SS go to Pinxtos bars (pronounced…

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The 3rd time’s the charm! I’ve been to Barcelona three times and have had three completely different experiences. Here are some notes from my latest trip in March 2017. EAT I actually don’t have a strong opinion about the food in Barcelona, as tapas is tapas is tapas in my opinion. It’s not a city that I would consider a food haven, but rather a place to visit for the Gaudi architecture, relaxed beaches and love of music/clubbing/football (soccer). So here are some places that I thought were noteworthy: Yummy brunch or lunch with healthy options Granja Petitbo: Smoothies, juices, eggs,…

Berlin is a city I never wanted to visit before I moved to Europe but I’m so glad I did. The artists and entrepreneurs of Berlin are transforming the city into a place where fashion, design, art and good food are valued and easy to come by. This is starkly contrasted by the city’s dark and repressive history, which creates an interesting dichotomy and overall experience. I amalgamated a lot of different recommendations so this list is long and I can’t vouch for everything, but hopefully it works out for you. Here’s a handy map I put together for quick references on…

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As I was preparing a list of recs for my friend who’s visiting this March and doing a quick jaunt to Paris, I decided to collate and share all the great advice I’ve received from my Parisian friends and colleagues with y’all. Breathe in, breathe out, ok let’s go: SIGHTS Paris is a great city for walking and I feel that it’s the best way to see all the major sights. Begin at the Tour d’Eiffel, walk through the Champs de Mars, stop at Les Invalides and continue on across the Seine on Point Alexandre III. Check out the Petit…

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I’m really bad at blogging and I’ve been meaning to share my tips for Vienna since I went last April (insert wide eyed oops emoji here). London life got the best of me I guess, so without further ado here are my recommendations for this beautiful city. EAT I went to “Wein” with my two girlfriends and we decided that we were all having a hard year and deserved to splash out on some fancy dining at Micheline starred restaurants. Konstantin Filippou is class all the way. That said, it attracts more of a business crowd and after a few cocktails…

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So this one is LONG overdue but I absolutely had to share my Morocco travel notes as it has been one of my favourite trips since moving to the U.K. Sure, the Medina in Marrakesh can be a little hectic, but Morocco has such amazing architecture, weather and food that it’s a country you must visit if you can. MARRAKESH Stay  Oh the fancy hotels in Marrakesh are to die for! The interiors alone are a feast for the eyes, add on the pools and spa experience and you’re set for an amazing holiday. That said, I recommend staying in a…