La Pubilla – authentic Catalan comfort food in Gracia, Barcelona

“Oh my god – this is incredible!” That’s what his face is saying as he tucks into our first dessert. Though, of course, he’s silent. “Incredible!” is what I imagine he’s thinking. He’s not saying much though, instead he’s guiltlessly tucking into the most glorious chocolate brownie. His smile is contagious – we’re newly engaged so of course I find it adorable. But now he’s…

The Top 10 things to do in Dubai

Occasionally, it feels like everything is conspiring against you, doesn’t it? You got sucked into finishing yet more work that was offloaded onto your plate. You got an unexpected phone call that couldn’t wait. Your train was delayed on the way back from the gym where you were working on that summer body. By the time you got back home you were so exhausted and…

Afternoon tea at St Martins Lane hotel

Last week was National Afternoon tea week. Well, whilst I’ve no idea about the origins of this week, I do know that it provides the excuse we’re all looking for to indulge. Specifically, in the exuberant British tradition of sandwiches, scones and all things sweet, helped along nicely by a pot or two of tea! I also know that this last week has felt absolutely exhausting. Painful.…

Nobu Dubai at the Atlantis Hotel

The Atlantis hotel is pretty famous. You may recall it from every Visit Dubai advert; you would have seen it on every Dubai postcard; you would have heard about it from every family visiting Dubai over the past 10 years. It’s enormous and ostentatious and popular, and I think that a lot of people like it for this reason alone! Personally, I tend to prefer…