Instagrammable Amsterdam: canals, clogs and crêpes…

Amsterdam was just what I expected – a maze of charming canals and eclectic coffee houses serving up giant Dutch crêpes. Wandering by foot, every corner looks just like the last –narrow alleyways with pop-up flower markets, street food sellers and bridges stacked with more bikes than people. You can’t go home without trying the…

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Girl’s night out! A boutique break at Malmaison Manchester

I was well overdue a girlie weekend… spa, shopping and getting glammed-up for cocktails. The stylish Malmaison Hotel Manchester boasts boutique bedrooms, its own spa and restaurant; and is surrounded by some of the best shops, bars and clubs in the city. Shopping and sipping champagne at Selfridges… When your feet can take no more,…

Tough Mudder – I did it!

The world’s best mud run 10-12 miles & 20+ Obstacles This weekend I took on one of my biggest challenges yet – Tough Mudder! The past year I’ve pushed myself in the gym – training at Trib3 bootcamps every weekend plus three 5k lake runs mid-week. But I don’t think any training can mentally prepare…

Five secret summer escapes

Escape the crowded tourist hot-spots by travelling off-the-beaten-track to some undiscovered areas of Europe. From secluded Spanish beaches to a Portuguese retreat and Gothic Italian palace…   A Secluded sandy beach in Menorca Open your eyes to the picture-perfect Mascarelleta Beach and you could be mistaken for thinking you’re in the Caribbean islands. The shallow…

New Sheffield coffee shop – the go-to gaff for a carb fix

200 Degrees has opened its doors in Sheffield today! The latest addition to the city’s trendy Division Street. I was invited along to their pre-launch party on Saturday to sample their coffee, cake and sandwiches ahead of the big public reveal. What’s my verdict? It’s pretty swish with some seriously satisfying sandwiches, moreish cakes (with…

A chic weekend in Cambridge

Camera at the ready to admire the beautiful architecture and majestic college buildings of Cambridge. Explore the quaint passages that intertwine between the historic marketplace, coffee shops and colleges… A little luxury with Tailored Stays… THE GRANDE APARTMENT THE MARQUE Experience luxurious living with Cambridge-born-business, Tailored Stays… Bringing a contemporary twist to this ancient city,…