Champagne Afternoon Tea in London – Amba Hotel Charing Cross

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 …

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Cutting the caffeine and discovering decaf – how to drink great coffee, without the buzz

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 …

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Can Paixano: My favourite place to eat tapas in Barcelona

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 …

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Pisco Sours Masterclass – How to make a cocktail with just three ingredients

If you're an alcohol aficionado like me,  you might be looking to branch out from your usual gin and tonic or vodka, lime and soda. Recently, I discovered Pisco, a super easy spirit which turns into a cocktail when mixed with just three other ingredients. Pisco, a brandy, is strong and tastes a lot like …

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How to host the perfect dinner party with La Belle Assiette

I've got a serious case of chef anxiety. I can cook perfectly for myself but, as soon as somebody else enters the equation, my dishes are better off in the dustbin. When serving others, I have burned soup, created an unidentifiable slop meant to be lasagne not dissimilar to the meals in Orange is The New Black …

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