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The season of being jolly has arrived but so has the rain and the cold. The weather conditions can make it difficult to enjoy the city walking around so here is a bit more of an ‘off the beaten path’ guide to a few of my favourite things to do on a rainy day. Science Museum Not off the beaten path but the less famous neighbour to the Natural History Museum, is one of my favourite getaways on a rainy day. Who doesn’t love a bit of a science moment. The reason I love this museum is its interactivity. I…

I found Only Hotel Atocha by accident. My usual hotel was fully booked and I looked around the area when I spotted it. It is one of my coolest Madrid finds so far. Very understated entrance, at the corner opposite the hustling and bustling Atocha station (the King’s Cross of Madrid). The moment you enter though, there is nothing understated about it. The decor in the lobby is industrial, funky and vibrant. There is music playing and also jars and jars of pick and mix candy for guests to enjoy while they mingle around reception. The staff was super friendly…

The animal lover in me squirmed with joy when I got to know that I am walking with alpacas, as part of the #GreatBritishSurprise campaign. I bloody LOVE alpacas. They are the softest being on earth, the cutest beings and also the most curious beings. I feel like I need to calm down my excitement to actually write this article. Let’s start from the beginning. Alpacaly ever after was born as an interesting idea between Terry and Emma, thinking what to do in their spare time. I completely agree with them – there is nothing better than raise a herd…

One of the most surprising destinations for me has been Ljubljana. I did not necessarily have an expectation to what it should be, however the only word to describe it is – magical. Going to Slovenia for a day and half as I did is merely not enough to admire this stunning country, however even with limited time try and give it a visit. Also, it is almost Christmas time, and if you are in a bit of wonder where to go and what to do, I would strongly recommend this beauty. It will also give you an opportunity to…

Why aye man, I made the trip up North and it was champion. OK, this is all I can handle from my new Northern dictionary. Joke aside, Newcastle and the Lake District – put those destinations on your must visit list in the UK, as they are both amazing. When I opened my #GreatBritishSurprise envelope and it said Newcastle and the Lake District, I was excited but at the same time I did not know what to expect from newcastle in particular. Given most of my information about the town was based on watching Geordie Shore back in the day,…

The Chelsea Harbour Hotel is part of Millennium Hotels and Resorts and is a new discovery for me. Nestled as you may guess – in the Chelsea Harbour – it is a beauty. The location is private, quiet and a little bit more Monacco than London. With yachts slowly moving from side to side in the harbour, the Thames running right behind the hotel and what brings you back to London is the stunning view of the London Eye, and the City in the distance. The Penthouse suite The suite is absolutely gorgeous, floor to ceiling windows opening up to…

Lodore Falls Hotel and Spa is located in the stunning Lake District, and more precisely the Borrowdale valley. Driving up to the hotel in the winding countryside routes, surrounded by greenery and the lake, is an experience of its own. On arrival, you are greeted warmly by the local team, making you feel at home straight away. There is something about countryside hotels – they feel more like a home, more cosy and kind of like you are entering a warm hug when you check in. The warmth of the staff in Lodore Falls Hotel and Spa, makes this experience…

The perfect weekend, dreaming of it on a Tuesday. I am sure I am not the only one either, so let’s talk about it. A few weekends ago, I had a beautiful weekend spent with my lovely Matilde @mylondonfairytales , and here is a quick weekend getaway idea for you. East London is diverse, so what do you say we mix it up a bit, start at the Four Seasons, all 5 stars, end with a .40p bagel to die for? Up for it? The read on. Lunch at Mei Ume at the Four Seasons Matilde knows how to treat…

I merely do not venture East often enough, so having the opportunity to do a quick staycation with Andaz London, Liverpool street was a welcome incentive. The Location The hotel is located right off Liverpool street station and is super convenient to access the city or central London. It is also super convenient to access one of my favourite places in the East – The bagel shop Beigel Bake (about that later on). Andaz Liverpool street is nestled in a red brick Victorian building and is one of the original Railway hotels, dating back to 1884. The interiors however are…

August has been a busy and exciting month discovering new places and visiting some Insta famous ones. 39 Steps coffee, Soho This was a surprise find. I have never seen it or been to it before but it is perfect and I definitely recommend a visit if you are in Soho. Even if you are not in Soho, put it on your list to visit. The pancakes are to die for – I cannot wait to go back and eat another portion as they are perfect. Fluffy, not too sweet and just with the right fruit to sauce ratio. The…