A question that has been floating around the office and in conversations for the last week or so now. Officially it isn’t quite autumn yet but it sure feels like it already. The temperatures dropped and nights are drawing in. I love autumn but why are we all so obsessed with it? It may have something to do with the crisp autumnal days and the candle lit nights cosying up inside. There is so much to love about autumn but here’s my highlights. The food The dark rainy nights are the perfect excuse to stay in and cook cosy dinners… View Post

Last week was the first week I had ever taken off work and not had any fixed plans. It was a little weird but exciting not to have any schedules to stick to however, I am a girl that likes a plan. Bank holiday Monday was spent brunching and researching somewhere we hadn’t been in the UK before. South West Wales had been recommended to us so we started researching this area. I couldn’t believe how beautiful the beaches looked and how cute the little coastal towns were. I was sold. Show me white sandy beaches and cosy pubs and… View Post

Do you ever find yourself feeling slightly overwhelmed by how much you have to do..? Or find juggling your work life and social life a challenge..? Well this was me last month, actually it’s me most of the time! But with several work deadlines to meet and a whole load of fun social events, not to mention life admin to attend to, it was a struggle to keep track of what I was supposed to be doing and who I was supposed to be seeing in July. If I look back it’s all a bit of a blur. Having a… View Post

The newest addition to The Ivy’s collection of all-day British brasseries – The Ivy Tower Bridge opened last week and I had the pleasure of visiting the sparkly new eatery. Located along Southbank at the foot of Tower Bridge, you’re not short of a spectacular view from their outdoor terrace. But some may argue the view is better on the inside! From the perfectly polished floors to the beautifully upholstered furniture and marble table tops, this is one very pretty brasserie. We were attentively seen to our table and offered drinks straight away, I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to… View Post

Last minute trips are the best. There’s nothing better than booking a spontaneous getaway. Last Friday that’s exactly what Tom and I did. Googling away at 9 in the evening, that’s when we decided to book a night in Bath. Somewhere neither of us had been before but is only around 2 hours away from home. As it was so last minute there wasn’t a huge choice of hotels left but we found the lovely Dukes of Bath B&B which was in the perfect location. The weather wasn’t the best, but then what did we expect, it’s the UK! It’s… View Post