‘Off the beaten track’ sunshine destinations

Sunshine gods and goddesses will know exactly where to go for the rays at this time of year, but what if you are looking for somewhere a little bit different? Somewhere new to explore. Go where others don’t and take a trip off the beaten track with these spring/summer holiday destinations.  Continue reading “‘Off the beaten track’ sunshine destinations”

8 Edinburgh restaurants to try in 2017

Mid-February. We’ve long forgotten the feeling of being festively full, drinks and nibbles everyday are a distant memory, and believe it or not, a honey-glazed cocktail sausage sounds rather appealing… It’s time. We’re finally ready to re-indulge, and where better to start than with a list of some of Edinburgh’s must-try foodie destinations.  Continue reading “8 Edinburgh restaurants to try in 2017”

Top five places to cosy up in Edinburgh this December

Evenings are now spent wandering winter markets, fairy-lights can be found wherever you look and a mulled wine stand is never too far away. December has arrived in Edinburgh. Here’s my top 5 places to cosy up with a festive tipple and some friends this winter.  Continue reading “Top five places to cosy up in Edinburgh this December”

Christmas Gift Ideas

If you’ve not yet drawn up your Christmas shopping list (let alone finished it and got it all wrapped, yes, we’ve all got those organised friends!) then you’ll be wondering where to start. Here are my top suggestions of where to head, in person and on those rainy days when you are sofa bound, for the very best festive shopping inspiration. Continue reading “Christmas Gift Ideas”

5 new restaurants to try this autumn

Don’t think about hibernating for the autumn/winter months just yet! From swanky, 7 course tasting menus to places to grab a relaxed meal after a long day at work, these eateries are all worthy of a visit. Read on and discover 5 new restaurants to try this autumn. Continue reading “5 new restaurants to try this autumn”

The Promise of a Proper Burger

For a while it felt like every new restaurant opening up in Edinburgh was doing Thai food, and now it seems we’ve moved on to burgers. Burgers and Beers, Bread Meets Bread, just Burger or maybe even just Bun… I’m not sure, it’s quite confusing! Continue reading “The Promise of a Proper Burger”

Villa Gadea, Altea

The Costa Blanca is one of the most popular European holiday destinations. Whilst certain spots are often overrun with hen and stag dos, scattered along the coast you will find some of the old, traditional fishing towns and villages. Little pockets which have escaped the wave of tourism and modernisation that has already claimed much the Spanish coastline.  These places are hidden gems, and just waiting to be explored. Continue reading “Villa Gadea, Altea”