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Month: March 2017

Dining Out: Flat Iron

Dining Out: Flat Iron

Girly catch ups are the best! I decided to meet my girls for Sunday lunch (would have been brunch but we just couldn’t make it that early). We rocked up to Flat Iron in Soho around 3.30pm and got a table straightaway, which was absolutely […]

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Dining Out: The Drawing Room, Maidstone

Dining Out: The Drawing Room, Maidstone

So the bf and I decided to take a little road trip last weekend; our first stop after checking into our hotel was this cute little restaurant right on Maidstone high street. The Drawing Room at the Townhouse Hotel was an absolute find!

Real Life in: Canterbury

Real Life in: Canterbury

Last weekend my friend and I took a quick “road trip” to Canterbury. I use quotation marks because a drive of less than two hours can hardly be called a road trip lol.

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We bundled ourselves in the car on Friday evening and headed to Tudor Park, a Marriott hotel and country club in Maidstone. We were determined to get some R&R and a head-start for the Saturday morning drive to Canterbury. Our arrival time was just after 9pm, so we checked in and headed straight to dinner at The Drawing Room. (In case you missed it check out the Canterbury post here.) Dinner was fabulous and more than enough to cause a healthy food coma so we slept very well!

The next morning we were able to see a bit more of the hotel and let me just say, it was gorgeous. We got a full English breakfast in the dining room overlooking part of the golf course. At £15 per person, I think it was quite pricey for bog standard food but I guess we were paying for the location too.

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After breakfast it was straight to the pool for a quick dip before hitting the road. They had a steam room, sauna and the works so I was very happy!

The hotel staff were super-friendly and were more than happy to let us check out late so we hit the road around 1pm.

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I was a bad passenger and slept basically the whole drive to Canterbury but I’m guessing it went quickly and smoothly 😁😁. When we arrived the sun was out in full force and the town was exactly what I expected it to be…just good vibes!

We strolled around for a while taking pictures but sadly weren’t able to go punting. Although I was really looking forward to it, I guess it’s an adventure for another day.

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Till next time,

Lou xx

Where The Pancakes Are

Where The Pancakes Are

Hi lovely people! Hope you’re all having a great weekend. One of my top weekend activities is brunching…it makes me so happy! And where better to go than the self-proclaimed home of pancakes – Where The Pancakes Are – in Southwark? What I love (slightly) […]

Just Do It!

Just Do It!

We've all been there – we're in a job we hate but we continue to work there, complaining about how awful our boss is, or how long our hours are, or how boring the work is. Or it could be a relationship: stuck with someone […]

Real Life in: Cuba – Part 1

Real Life in: Cuba – Part 1

My heart! Cuba is literally EVERYTHING. I’ve wanted to go ever since I was about 12 years old watching Vanessa Williams slay the salsa and about every other dance in the movie Dance With Me. Thinking about it, that may have been where my obsession with salsa and ballroom dancing started but I digress.

Another thing that makes this trip so special to me was that it was my first holiday with my bf Leo 🙂

Two weeks in Havana was everything I dreamed of (well except the food on occasion tbh, but we managed to find a few lovely places)

We made sure to get a quick tour of the city by a guide in a classic car – living the dream ey? It was really great to see some of the major landmarks as well as some gorgeous greenery, and of course who wouldn’t want to drive around in a hot pink convertible? Again, childhood dream – tick.

We started the tour outside the hotel Habana Libre, which was our regular stop for most meals. We were staying in a “Casa Particulares” which is basically a private house that you can rent as a tourist) but of course had no plans to cook for ourselves so tried to find nice places to eat everyday.

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Of course we had to stop at the “Plaza de la Revolucion” alongside many other tourists to take pictures and marvel at the collection of classic cars we were each touring in 😀 You could also see the Jose Marti monument from here.dsc_0812dsc_0814dsc_0827

Leo was absolutely loving posing in the car, he was about half a second from driving off in it…if he could only figure out how to work it!dsc_0847-2dsc_0837dsc_0818

We stopped in this gorgeous wooded area for a while. I have no idea where we were but it was absolutely breathtaking.  All the greenery was so lush out there.

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We then moved on to Old Havana… dsc_0917-2dsc_0985dsc_7556

These ladies were so colourfully dressed, we had no idea what they were there for. They insisted on giving the men a kiss on the cheek, and naturally we had to take photos 🙂 All fun and games till they turned around and demanded money from us. I guess their business is a makeshift kissing booth?? *Kanye shrug* dsc_0932-2

The “Plaza de la Catedral” was just stunning! Such an imposing building, and against the backdrop of such a clear sky…wowdsc_0940

Wandered around for a bit…dsc_0951

Camera ever-ready for the next shotdsc_7497dsc_0927-2dsc_0924-2Well that’s all for now, but there’s lots more to come. I’ll post some more pictures of the other places we visited, including our beach trip to Varadero

Chat soon! xx

Lou

Burger and Lobster

Burger and Lobster

I haven’t been to Burger and Lobster in a while so thought Friday night would be a good opportunity to try it again, I was ravenous too! Without a booking it can be a long and tedious wait for a table, but at the Threadneedle Street […]