I’m always looking for ways to cook my favourite meals while eating healthy at the same time. And, when you've got a carb crush like me, it isn't easy. Pasta is one of my staple foods. Lasagne, Penne, Ravioli, Tortellini - are all my best friends. But, sadly, they're not kind on my body: carbs … Continue reading Seaweed Tagliatelle: a Tasty and Healthy Substitute for Pasta?
Last week I was at The Living Room, so I thought it would be fun this week to visit its next door neighbour - The Botanist. Although it is close in proximity, it has a very different vibe. More relaxed, organic (mind the pun) feel, with hanging plants and shabbily-renovated wooden furniture. It's a hipster's dream, serving … Continue reading The Botanist – Deansgate, Manchester – Review
The Living Room is an elegant and laid-back bar hidden amongst the busy chains in Deansgate, Manchester. What first catches your eye is an open terrace area, with wicker seats, perfect for a relaxed drink al fresco. Oh, and by the way, if you take anything from reading this: Their happy hour is from 5pm Mon-Thurs and … Continue reading The Living Room – Deansgate, Manchester – Review
If you’re stuck for something to do on a weekend, an Afternoon Tea in the centre of London is the perfect way to spend your time. Amba Hotel Charing Cross sits among the hustle and bustle of Trafalgar Square and The National Gallery but is peacefully quiet. You can get a little lost on your … Continue reading Champagne Afternoon Tea in London – Amba Hotel Charing Cross
You never realise you’re an addict until you try to give up. My realisation came during a night shift. I work 10pm till 9am, and it was around 5am when a colleague offered me a cup of coffee. I looked around my desk and there were already seven mugs piled up… So, I reluctantly declined … Continue reading Cutting the caffeine and discovering decaf – how to drink great coffee, without the buzz
I had planned to fill this blog with tales of cultural sightseeing from my recent trip to Edinburgh but ... this is Scotland and naturally, it rained NON STOP. Luckily, I've already visited and done the Camera Obscura, the battered mars bars and Arthur's Seat (well, half of it) - so I didn't feel too disappointed. … Continue reading Eating and drinking in Edinburgh
I want to share a secret with you: La Xampanyeria. Can Paixano is my favourite eating spot in Barcelona. It's not just my favourite because it sits on a tiny side street called Reina Cristina, which literally translates as Queen Cristina... but I'd be lying if that wasn't part of it. My mum is from Barcelona … Continue reading Can Paixano: My favourite place to eat tapas in Barcelona