Waking up at No. 38 The Park

After a day exploring Cheltenham in the sun we were craving a cold drink, some great food and a blissful sleep on that unbelievably comfortable bed (check out my earlier post here). We decided to make life easy and to go to the restaurant at No. 38’s sister hotel – No. 131. Now my fear […]

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A weekend at No. 38 The Park, Cheltenham

A few weekends ago Mr Kelly and I hopped in the car and headed to Cheltenham to check out one of Lucky Onion’s boutique hotels, No. 38 The Park. Mr and Mrs Smith has always been our go-to website for hotels. If you hate chains, love style and your worst nightmare is a giant monstrosity […]

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Mezze feast at Honey & Smoke

If you’ve ever been to Honey & Co. (and if you haven’t – book a table now) you can probably understand why I was so ridiculously excited to see that they were opening a new restaurant just around the corner. Honey & Smoke opened it’s doors to us hummus-loving Brits last year but, testament to […]

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Cocktails south of the river at Brick & Liquor

When Brick and Liquor asked if we wanted to come down to Tooting to try some of their cocktails and sharing plates, we took one look at the menu and decided this was definitely worth the journey. Mr Kelly had already mentally ordered the Salted Caramel Old Fashioned and I couldn’t wait to get my […]

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A very decadent Sunday at Trinity

Whenever someone tells me their favourite restaurant in London, it goes firmly on my ever-expanding “to visit” list. This city is overrun with incredible restaurants offering up some of the best food in the world and so when someone singles out a specific place, you know it’s going to be good. Our great friends Laura and Steven […]

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Kerala – Part Four – Exploring the backwaters

Our last two days in Kerala were the ones we had been most excited about. When planning our trip, everyone we talked to said that floating through the backwaters of Kerala was one of their top travelling experiences. After trawling the internet for hours we booked ourselves in for two nights on our own private houseboat with […]

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Kerala – Part Three – Thekkady

At the end of our magical stay at Spice Tree Munnar (post on it here), we kissed goodbye to the jaw-dropping views from our private terrace, had one last dip in our dreamy infinity pool and hopped back on the road in search of a tea factory.

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Kerala – Part Two – Munnar

After a morning exploring Fort Kochi we hopped in the car for the five hour drive up into the hills of Munnar to our next home. Five hours sounds like a lot but when you’re winding your way up and around endless hilltops carpeted by emerald green tea plantations with incredible valley after incredible valley to […]

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Kerala – Part One – Fort Kochi

In the midst of February Mr Kelly and I jetted off on our honeymoon in a bid to escape the last few weeks of winter. We decided almost immediately to embrace the newly weds’ cliché and spend a week in the Maldives but we wanted to combine this with some sort of adventure and a dose of culture too. […]

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Stairway to foodie heaven at The Other Naughty Piglet

Naughty Piglets is one of our favourite date night spots (check out my post here if you missed it), so when we heard that the power couple behind it were opening up a sister restaurant in town, we made a booking immediately. It’s always a worry that the quality will drop when a restaurant branches out but I was pretty confident […]

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