A Solo Trip to Paris

When I was much younger, I recall being set on the idea of going to Paris with a boyfriend. It is, of course, the ultimate cliché, but clichés are clichés for a reason, and I had this idealistic notion of being whisked off to Paris by some hot man for a weekend of romance in…

Turning 31

I absolutely loved turning 30. I had a very slight wobble which lasted a few days a couple of months prior and from then on in I loved every bit of it. So why am I finding 31 so much more difficult? It’s just one more year and nothing has really changed. Well, that’s exactly…

How To Have A Stress-Free City Break

I’m a huge fan of a city break. Being able to fit in a whole world of new food and culture in a few short days without the need to use loads of your annual leave – what’s not to love? In particular, if you’re lucky enough to live on the doorstep of Europe, I…

Rome Travel Guide

History and ancient architecture are quite obviously the biggest pulls to Rome. There’s an exceptional amount of Old Stuff here, and so much to see. Naturally extremely touristy and a relatively big city compared to other Italian counterparts given it’s the capital, Rome can feel a little overwhelming at times, but it is undoubtedly special…

To The Brilliant Women I Love

There are dozens of women I admire that I could talk about in name of International Women’s Day. There are so many women in the public eye I look up to for inspiration, whose careers I follow and words I try to live by. I love having these women to admire from afar, and I’m…

The Best of the Bottomless Brunches

It’s no secret that I’m somewhat experienced in the bottomless brunch arena. The long time Manhattan tradition of a boozy weekend brunch finally made its way across the pond a fair few years ago now and it has snowballed with huge effect. From high end hotels to pop ups and even your local boozer, there…

How To Eat Alone Whilst Travelling

Without question the worry people seem most concerned about when they are about to embark on their first solo trip is eating out by themselves. I get it, it’s unusual to go to a restaurant alone. Dining out is a social experience and if you’ve never done it by yourself before it can be pretty…

Let’s Talk About Booze, Baby

I cannot remember the last time I went one week without booze. That sounds really bad when you say it out loud, though I’m aware many of my peers could probably say the same about their own drinking habits. It’s not necessarily a binge drinking session every week; there may not be a hangover. It’s…

The Best First Time Solo Travel Destinations

My first foray into solo travel was, looking back, perhaps a bit punchy. After travelling with my cousin for three months, I set off from Koh Tao in Thailand for the start of the rest of my round the world trip by myself, kicking off with a 32 hour journey to Kuala Lumpur. My three…

How Your Food Shop Can Pay For Your Holiday

Anyone who knows me, knows I’m obsessed with collecting Avios points. I am as strategic as one can be in the pursuit of what I view as one of the greatest pleasures of life: flying business class. Back in September I was extremely lucky to fly business to New York, and it was gloriously exciting…

The Reality of Backpacking

I have a love hate relationship with Instagram. For the most part I love it – I’ve always enjoyed photography, I like the micro-blogging aspect of it and I’ve met some cool people on there, some I now know In Real Life. I enjoy having a (very curated) view into celebrities I admire’s lives, and…

A Week in Goa

I’ve wanted to go to India for a very, very long time. In my head I’ve always thought I’d go for an extended trip, a few months or so – the country is so vast and there’s an unbelievable amount to see, so I never really considered a holiday there, assuming I’d need longer to…