Paradise in Ponza

Ahhh beautiful Ponza. A few months ago we hadn’t even heard of Ponza, much less thought about visiting. We first came across Ponza when leafing through Conde Naste and we were sold immediately. Ponza is a tiny island, 9km long, off the cost of Italy between Rome and Naples. It is the largest of the…

In the Know – Barcelona

Let’s try a different format. We thought while we were away: wouldn’t it be nice to have a list, in one location, of food, drink and day trip ideas. So rather than writing a day-by-day diary, we thought we would note down the best places to fill your boots (and where to walk in them!)…

A long weekend in gorgeous Bruges

Alix: Finally another travel post from us! Our first holiday since Argentina, and although it was only 4 days we managed to cram a lot in. As with our other travel blogs, if you want to know about museums, art galleries and churches, this isn’t the place for you – but nice walks, great food…

January Detox

Ahhh January. After the indulgence of Christmas, January is when we try to get back into our routine, with healthy eating and exercise back on the cards. Not something anyone looks forward to, but a necessity for most. Luckily for me, most of my friends are on a health kick too, so we try and…

Argentina Cheat Sheet

We wanted to put together some info that we would have loved to have known before we traveled – hope this is helpful! Things to eat: Steak (obviously) Parilla (a small grill bought to the table) Empanadas Fugazzeta – Argentinian pizza covered in cheese and onion Medialuna (small crossiants with a sweet glaze, sometimes served…

Travel Edition – Buenos Aires, Iguazu, Mendoza

Monday 31st October Arriving fresh and ready to go, we landed at Esezia Airport at 9am. We have a cheat sheet of what you should do, and that includes changing your money at the airport. We would also add that you pre-book or arrange a taxi to pick you up from the airport from your…

Columbia Road & Laxeiro Tapas Bar

Having returned from a wonderful holiday (blogpost to come!), and noticing how bare and un-autumnal our flat looked having ditched our flowers before we left; we planned a day out to Columbia Road Flower Market.  For those that haven’t been there, it’s a fantastic road in the East End littered with lots of cute shops…

Restaurant Challenge – Barrafina

Continuing the restaurant challenge in style with number one on Time Out’s top 100…Barrafina Adelaide Street. We knew we would have to queue so we we’re prepared to wait, but despite arriving at 7pm on a Friday night we were pleased to be told the wait was only 45 minutes. We made ourselves at home…

The £100 weekend challenge: South-East London theme

Rob: As the popular film tells us: the first rule of hundred pound weekend is that you spend £100. The second rule is that anything unexpected that blows your budget to smithereens is not part of the weekend.  Hence, our £25 off-the-menu espresso martinis at Opium did not count. We drink a lot of these,…

Restaurant Challenge: Counter Culture

Rob: For the next restaurant challenge,  I booked for Counter Culture, so we could tick off number 2 on Time Out’s top 100 list. This was one we really wanted to try as we both like sharing plates, any restaurant by The Dairy, and BYO. So, the question is: What Can the Owners of The Dairy…

My top five dates

Alix: So this is actually really hard, as we’ve been dating 2 years now and have been lucky to have some awesome dates. One of the things I love about dating Rob is we do a mix of nights in and nights out, free things and expensive things. London has so many activities to suit…

The £100 weekend challenge

Alix: So as you will probably know, living in London is Expensive (capital E). As well as general living costs, going out to eat, drinking and cultural activities can often come with a hefty price tag. After a few expensive weekends last year, Rob and I came up with a game. We would take it…