The spa at The Midland


The spa at The Midland is a truly incredible place to pass a Monday. It’s just had a 1.5 million pound renovation, and it is heavenly. I love a good spa and this place really does go above and beyond. The finish and attention to detail is quite spectacular.  The pièce de résistance has to be the hanging nap pods. I brought my good friend Mol along with me to put the spa through it’s paces. We spent the morning swimming and snoozing…

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London Adventures


Mol and I decided we were due a little last minute trip to London. She needed a break from her dissertation and you know me, I want to eat! We arrived  at about lunchtime and went straight to our hotel, The Rookery. It’s a leisurely two minute stroll from Farrindgon Tube station, nestled in an unassuming corner of Clerkenwell. We were greeted like old friends by the staff and swept to our room. The rooms are absolutely stunning with heavy oak carved beds, thick braided curtains, wood-panelling…

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W Retreat Koh Samui


The frantic, fast pace of Bangkok had left me craving a bit of blue. A blue so bright it would even get Heisenberg a little excited. After a short flight I’d found my fix. Ladies and Gents, may I welcome you to the W retreat of Koh Samui. Standing and taking in this view felt like a bit of a dream come true. A stay at this particular resort has been on my bucket list for as long as I can…

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Bangkok has to be my absolute favourite Asian city, it has so much to offer, from stunning hotels, to awe inspiring temples, unbelievably good food and out of this world rooftop bars.  It’s also one of the best destinations if you love markets, rummaging and eating as much as I do. This trip was all about exploring the W hotels of Thailand and boy, was my trip kicked off in true W style. Check out my airport pick up.  After 18…

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Evelyn’s cafe bar, Manchester


Something monumental has happened. I think I may have found somewhere for us all to go for a guilt free January brunch! I stumbled across Evelyn’s  between Christmas and New Year and had unknowingly found a temporary antidote to my bloated, over indulged self. The cafe itself is absolutely gorgeous. Light and airy with exposed brick to give it a bit of an edge and wild flowers on every table. It’s all rather dreamy. As you can see, the menu…

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Siam Smiles, Manchester


I’m absolutely over the moon to have finally found my go-to Thai restaurant in the city. Hidden away in a supermarket in China town, a tiny kitchen cooks up the most delicious soups, noodles and nibbles. On one side you have the supermarket selling everything edible and Thai that you could possibly think of. The other side homes the tables and chairs. It has a real ‘street food’ vibe to it and no airs and graces whatsoever. Head over to the fridge…

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Northern Soul, Manchetser


I’m a big fan sandwiches.  I don’t mean those flimsy, little things you buy in plastic from your local supermarket. I’m talking an absolute beast, oozing its’ fillings all over the place and seducing you with a glance. There is a little joint in Manchester that has it all going on. A little stall/shack on the Northern Quarter end of town. They serve up the mac daddies of the sandwich world. The menu changes quite regularly so I had to visit twice, naturally. On my…

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