Where to stay in Lombok, Indonesia

            I’ve just come back from a perfect 3 weeks of holidaying in the Indonesian islands of Bali and Lombok. I’m back with a bucketful of very happy memories, a lot of foodie inspiration, and a strong tan! Lombok is still a pretty much tourist-free Island. It’s east of Bali and Lombok is still a pretty much tourist-free Island. It’s…

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!    …