What clothes to pack for backpacking

Very soon I am off to backpack Thailand for 5 weeks with two of my best friends. One of the questions I’ve been asked, SO many times, when I come back from travelling is “how do you live out of a backpack on holiday?” My friend Tanya has been one of those people so Tan I hope this helps! This post explains how I pack.…

Paris in a day

A picture is said to paint a thousand words… I don’t know about that but I take thousands of pictures and occasionally words don’t come naturally! My final two days in Parisian paradise were fab. The sun decided to come out from hiding and boy did it come out! The skies cleared and the sun was beaming. It was hot, sunny and fabulous.    …

Where to eat in Paris

Paris is a food-lovers dream. Endless choices of excellent food both subtle and flavoursome too. Cheese, pastry, chocolate, wine… the words alone make me hungry. Anyone who knows me would know how much I love gastronomy and food in general. Paris did not disappoint! Eating in Paris was a total pleasure. We had breakfast of croissants in the market, picked up warm baguettes from boulangeries…

Charming Montmartre

Our next day in Paris was spent with a few hours looking around the church, having a rummage in Fauchon, my favourite luxury food boutique and the incredible Mariage Fréres, an amazingly vast tea shop (think Charlie’s chocolate factory for tea!) We walked up the Champs-élysées, hit Sephora for some make-up rummaging and did some typically touristy posing at the Arc du Triomphe!    …

Paris – Lunch at La Madeleine

Paris is a beautiful expense; expensively beautiful. They say the best things in life are free and the second best are very very expensive! After my wander about Rue Royale and Rue Saint Honoré, streets laced with Chanel, Dior, Miu Miu and the like, and after getting my fair share of pricey window-shopping in, I regrouped with my aunt for lunch. As I wanted to…