WHAT A GIRL EATS: SEPTIME IN PARIS

Septime restaurant review Any foodie in Paris knows Septime, the mother restaurant of seafood heaven, Clamato. While I haven’t had the chance to feast at the second, I’ve definitely dined visually (not as satisfying but definitely less calories) via social media and it’s on the list for my next trip across the Channel. This post is about the rustic little…
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BAUR AU LAC: THE PRETTIEST HOTEL IN THE CITY

    You’ve never experienced picture perfect this way before: complete clarity as far as the eye can see, stretching out across 40km of Zurich lake and finally, resting upon the jagged snow-dusted mountains. And visible from the balconies of the city’s prettiest hotel, Baur au Lac. The mid-19th century property has a delightful yet modest terrace and garden, with…
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48 HOURS IN SOUTH AFRICA’S WINE REGION

My favourite place I’ve visited last year? Cape Town and the surrounding wine region in the Western Cape. After four days exploring the city and all of the natural beauty flung about, from the penguins at Boulders Beach, the gusty winds at Cape Point and a safari at a private reserve, it was time for a few days of rest…
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WHAT A GIRL EATS: PACHAMAMA EAST

Peruvian food has fast become one of my favourites, who can resist a succulent, tangy ceviche, even during the coldest months of the year? It’s like taking an exotic holiday with none of the jetlag. London has an abundance of restaurants offering up the South American cuisine and if you thought that the hype was dying out, you haven’t tried…
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A STORY IN PINK: BELMOND MOUNT NELSON HOTEL

I believe in love at first sight. That is when it comes to hotels. When I first set eyes on that tiny thumbnail of Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel in South Africa on Booking.com, my pulse was racing, my pupils dilated…  I had found The One. Until then, I had never seen better proof that a Malibu Barbie mansion exists in…
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THE HOTEL FOR FOODIES: ST JAMES HOTEL AND CLUB

Turn down a side street in Mayfair or amble by a quiet(er) road by an iconic shopping stretch and you’re likely to find elegant old boutique hotels. As much as I love the pomp of a luxury chain, when booking a staycation or travelling, I like something that feels unique and homely. Even better when there’s a highly acclaimed restaurant…
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