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Get the ‘Pecking Order’ right, in Stanmore, London

A few minutes walk from Stanmore tube station, Pecking Order is positioned along The Broadway offering an American-style dining experience and promises of high quality service. Continue reading Get the ‘Pecking Order’ right, in Stanmore, London

Foodie heaven in Brooklyn, New York

For my first visit to New York I had arranged to stay in Brooklyn – and was so pleased that I did. Not only was it a lively, culturally diverse part of the city, but it also had some fantastic restaurants to satisfy the foodie in me at non-Times-Square prices.

During the visit, I found three fantastic restaurants that I needed to share. Each one offered fresh, quality food, great flavour and a range of appetising drinks, along with friendly service and welcoming atmospheres. They all seemed to be consistently busy, always a positive sign in my opinion.

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My top 5 foodie delights of Brussels, Belgium

imageTowards the end of 2012, my friend and I were able to take a trip to Brussels for a one night stay, taking in as many sights as possible during our limited time there. From wandering around the Grand Place to restaurants like Manneken, to checking out the museum area and a late night trip to L’Archiduc – quite simply the best bar that I have visited in a long time – we had a great time for our first girly weekend break away together.

In between taking in the sights and developing achy feet from our thirst to explore, we made many stop off’s to sample the food of Belgium. From sweetly-topped waffles to savoury dishes like Moules-Frites, Belgium offers such a range of gastronomy that you simply can’t avoid absorbing it. I thought I would use this post to share to few photos of foods that we tried during our stay in the country. Continue reading My top 5 foodie delights of Brussels, Belgium

‘Wandermania On Tour’ hits Caribbean Scene Royale, Docklands

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Open-kitchen at Caribbean Scene Royale

As part of my plans to attend World Travel Market 2012 at the Excel Centre, London, I made plans to meet up with the travel bloggers that are part of Wandermania On Tour.Wandermania, founded by Tracey Friley is a series of travel blogger meet-ups in cities around the world, aimed at inspiring multi-cultural attendees to take their work to the next level through creative marketing and social media campaigns.

The evening provided a fantastic opportunity to meet up with travel bloggers that, to date, I had only been virtually introduced to through social media. Having a get-together on my home turf in London was not a chance to be missed, especially when the venue was announced as Caribbean Scene Royale by the Docklands, an award-winning restaurant  bringing a slice of Caribbean culture to the diversity of London. The evening consisted of an intimate chat, giving us all a chance to be heard and find out more about each other throughout the evening. An in-depth, fun and structured evening in excellent surroundings. Continue reading ‘Wandermania On Tour’ hits Caribbean Scene Royale, Docklands

Spirit House, Koh Samui, Thailand

Fresh coconut water – delicious!

During a recent stay in Koh Samui we had the pleasure of visiting Spirit House by Chaweng Beach. Set in beautiful surroundings, this restaurant, spa and cookery school creates the perfectly idyllic experience of Thailand.We were recommended to try the restaurant by a local as we were searching for a romantic dinner setting and a memorable experience for our holiday. We were so impressed with the venue that not only did we dine there, we also booked into the spa a couple of days later and followed this up by taking part in the 1-2-1 cookery school.

On each occasion the staff were welcoming, friendly and so keen to ensure that we had a good experience which is indicative of the Thai attitude. So, I thought that I would use this post to summarise my love for all three aspects of Spirit House that we were able to enjoy. Continue reading Spirit House, Koh Samui, Thailand

The Old School Yard, Borough, London

Old School Yard Bar cocktail
‘Liquid Libido’

I debated whether to post this simply because, well, I like my little hideaways. But here goes 😉

It’s a Thursday evening in London, the hunt is on for a place to eat, drink and catch up with a friend. We considered a few options before settling upon The Old School Yard, on Long Lane close to London Bridge and Borough underground stations.

First impressions… It’s a little off the beaten track and I did wonder whether we had the right place however the brightly coloured signage left no trace of doubt. This place is true hidden gem in the hustle and bustle of crowded London bar’s, particularly during happy hour with a good sized bar and plenty of seating including an outdoor area.

The school yard theme throughout the bar is impressive. A mix of 1990’s icons such as the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and graffiti-covered school lockers gave it the authentic touch along with a range of old school music to really take you back a few years. We were in our element to say the least! Continue reading The Old School Yard, Borough, London