Windsurfing in Alaçati

When my mum was in her 20’s she was a windsurfing instructor in the south of France so I’ve always thought it’s fairly ridiculous that I’ve never really tried it. With this in mind and once we learnt that Alaçati was one of the best places in the world for windsurfing, we had to give […]

Read More

Izmir Bazaar

We’d known that in late October the weather wouldn’t be boiling and we wouldn’t be spending all our days lazing in the sun so after a quick coffee down by the water we hopped in the car and headed to Izmir, Turkey’s third largest city and home to a bustling market. What we hadn’t quite […]

Read More

Ephesus

One of the reasons we were drawn to Turkey was it’s history. Both self confessed classics geeks, we love a good ruin and handily, this region has one of the best. Just over an hour’s drive from Alaçati lie the ruins of Ephesus so after fuelling up with our usual breakfast feast we headed off. […]

Read More

Alaçati

Apparently this is the time of year when most people plan their summer holidays, the cold, dark days making us long for the long lazy days of summer (myself very much included). With that in mind, I have somewhere to share with you if you’re in need of some inspiration. At the end of October […]

Read More

Dublin Sunday

We woke up feeling a little less perky than we had done the morning before but luckily the weather was on our side, meaning an alfresco brunch was on the cards. Also just around the corner from our hotel was L’Gueuleton, the quaintest little French restaurant. We grabbed a table outside and immediately ordered pots […]

Read More

Savelletri

After a few days gallivanting around it was time for a slight change of pace. A little bit of time to lie around and do nothing other than waffle at each other and drink cocktails.  We checked into Masseria San Martino, where I promptly jumped into the pool whilst H busied himself sorting out our […]

Read More

Olive Oil Farm

Seeing as we were in Puglia, home to endless olive groves, we decided it was time to pay one a proper visit. We stopped in Masseria Brancati, just outside of Ostuni for a tour and a tasting and were lucky enough to have the place pretty much to ourselves.  When even the car park has stunners […]

Read More

Sunday in New Orleans

After a rather lazy morning and breakfast in bed we spent the afternoon wandering around the beautiful French Quarter, dipping in and out of shops and taking endless photos Being a lover of all things chilli, I couldn’t resist popping in here. There are lovely antique shops dotted around and I totally fell in love […]

Read More

New Orleans

After about 770 miles and countless hours in the car, we finally arrived in New Orléans. Now, I could tell you that we pulled in and marvelled at the charm and energy of the city, but , well, it would be a bit of a lie. We arrived late afternoon and were greeted by swarms of […]

Read More

The Brick Pit

Now, I don’t know about you but to me, there are few things better than really good bbq, preferably with served without ceremony and with a giant roll of kitchen paper to mop up the inevitable mess. Well my friends, if that sounds good to you and you ever happen to find yourself in southern […]

Read More