York, UK

The Champagne Afternoon Tea at The Ivy, York

Ever since The Ivy opened their doors in York about a year ago, I’ve been desperate to visit. I was kindly invited to visit a couple of weeks ago to try their Limited Edition Poppy Afternoon Tea with my Mum and it was well worth the visit. Throughout November, there was an incredible installation outside of the restaurant with over 2,000 poppies to commemorate 100 years since the end of the first world war. The Limited Edition Poppy Afternoon Tea was been served alongside the installation to support The Royal British Legion’s North East and Yorkshire branch.  You’ve probably heard…

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Leeds, UK

Tasting The Festive Menu at Dakota Deluxe Leeds

Is it too early to be talking about Christmas? It might only be October but the Festive season seems to be creeping upon us already. On Wednesday, Stefan and I went across to Leeds to the Dakota Deluxe to taste their new Festive menu which will be launching on the 23rd November until Christmas Eve. The Dakota Deluxe which is located on Russell Street in Leeds City Centre is an absolutely stunning hotel. We’ve stayed here earlier in the year and the rooms are to die for, the whole decor is just beautiful. Given that the weather was in the…

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London, UK

Exploring Covent Garden with Hotels.com

Covent Garden is one of my favourite areas in London so when Hotels.com asked me to spend the day exploring the area for the best places to eat, see and visit, I jumped at the chance. Yes, Covent Garden is seriously touristy but there are some great little spots such as Neal’s Yard tucked away from the hustle and bustle. The street acts and market stalls are the essence of London and there are some amazing places to eat in the area. We usually stay near Covent Garden when we are visiting London as there’s so much to do in…

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Kirkby Lonsdale, Lancashire

A Luxury Stay and Dining Experience at Hipping Hall

Last month, my boyfriend and I spent a couple of days exploring the Lake District. We stayed at Hipping Hall which is just on the outskirts of Kirkby Longdale and a short drive to the Lakes and the Yorkshire Dales. It’s in a good location for exploring so many different areas, we were mainly focusing on visiting the Lake District and it took around 30 minutes from Ambleside. Hipping Hall is actually quite a small residence with every room whether it’s one of the six rooms in the main house, stables or cottages being different. On arrival, we were greeted…

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Berlin, Germany

Three Places You MUST visit for Food in Berlin

Berlin seems such a long time ago now, it’s been nearly five months! 2018 is just flying by – it will be soon Christmas. I did previously say that I’d be doing a Berlin Food Diary but in the end, I’ve chosen three places I ate at in Berlin which I absolutely loved. They aren’t the most typical German establishments but all three are all must visits and incredibly delicious! The Bird First up is a restaurant which we visited on our first night in the city. I’d heard about The Bird from Haydy who had recommended it to me and…

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York, UK

Tasting the new menu at The Cosy Club, York

A few weeks ago, I headed over to York to try out the new menu at The Cosy Club. The restaurant is located down Fossgate in one of my favourite areas and if you’re familiar with York, you might remember that this property used to be a huge vintage store! I’ve previously dined at The Cosy Club before but only from their lunchtime menu which is served until 5pm and has some deals! It was my boyfriends first time here and we were both excited to see what was on the new menu. There was also a new drinks menu…

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