The Maldives is the most breathtaking destination I’ve ever been to. We made the journey there for our honeymoon last year and it’s a place that will always hold a special place in my heart. If you love the beach, crystal clear turquoise water, swimming in the ocean, snorkelling, relaxing, amazing seafood, walking around barefoot and relaxing in the sunshine, then I would highly recommend popping it on your bucket list!
A few weeks before Christmas, Ciaran and I visited a new local to us spot in Brixton called Canova Hall. In a nutshell, Canova Hall is an interesting concept in that it’s a jack of all trades – a cafe/workplace by day and an Italian restaurant/cocktail bar and club by night, located in what was once Le Bon Marche, Britain’s first department store.
2017 has been the best year of my life and I am so sad to see it come to an end! It’s going to be really hard to top but I am looking forward to all of the amazing adventures we’ve got planned in 2018. 2017 was super special and incredibly eventful – we had the most magical wedding followed by an insane honeymoon in the Maldives, I got to see my family and all of my friends from the US not once, but twice, and I have had a blast with all of my London gal pals and friends throughout the year. This year has basically been a really phenomenal non-stop party and we’re ending it on a high note this evening with dinner and a party with all of our friends. As we ring in 2018, I thought I’d say so long to 2017 with a recap of all the highlights and share with you what I am most exited for in the new year.
The Good Egg is a fantastic all-day restaurant serving up Middle-Eastern breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner. There original outpost is in Stoke Newington and I am so happy that they have hatched a cracking new restaurant in Kingly Court. Their Soho location takes inspiration from the Jewish cafe culture of Montreal and Tel Aviv’s vibrant street food scene, and I for sure was not disappointed! I visited with my dear friend and fellow foodie Ayushi from the Foodie Diaries for brunch a few weeks ago and greatly enjoyed the dishes we tried.
Christmas isn’t the the same without a festive cheeseboard to tuck into whilst watching Home Alone with the family after dinner (or any Christmassy movie for that matter). There are endless accompaniments you can add to a cheeseboard – olives, nuts, crackers, bread, figs, the list goes on but what I think really makes a good cheeseboard really standout is a unique flavoured chutney that pairs well several different types of cheeses.
Our trip to NYC for Thanksgiving a few weeks ago was a whirlwind! Every time we visit, it goes by in the blink of an eye. There is always so much to do and see and a plethora of amazing restaurants and bars to enjoy. Our trip was filled with a lot of friends and family time, eating, drinking and being merry in the spirit of Thanksgiving and all of us being together! Needless to say, New York City is a culinary mecca and we visited some awesome restaurants that I wanted to share with you to add to your foodie bucket lists.
I cannot wait for Thanksgiving next week! We are heading to NYC on Friday to spend the holiday with my family, but I have definitely been getting into the festive spirit here in England. Pumpkin Pie the most traditional dessert to dive into after Thanksgiving dinner and I really like introducing my in-laws and friends to traditional Thanksgiving foods over the years, which is why I was so excited when Innovative Bites sent me an entire box of Baking Buddy Natural Pumpkin Purée so I could bake some lovely desserts to share.
London is gorgeous in the Fall – there’s a cold snap in the air, the leaves change colour and it’s one of the best times to visit because it’s a little less touristy than in the summertime. If you are visiting between October – December and wondering what to pack for sightseeing around the city, don’t worry, I’ve got you covered.