LALA land: how I came to be in Santa Monica

March 21, 2016


How do you fancy spending a but more time in LA? My boyfriend asked one evening. In turned out he meant moving. This was a recce trip to see whether it’s something we wanted to do. If you’d have asked a month ago LA probably wouldn’t have been in my top 20 lost of places […]

SoCal: San Diego

August 24, 2015


I’m now mostly based in LA and making the most of living in California, this weekend we hopped in a zipcar and drove down to San Diego, booking Z Hotel last minute on Hotel Tonight (I also hear the W Hotel is particularly cool there too – their pool gets rave reviews). I had high hopes for San Diego from […]

SoCal: Santa Barbara

July 14, 2015


The first thing you need to know about Santa Barbara, apart from the fact is a beautiful seaside Spanish-esque town, is that there is great wine. And when I mean great, I mean I-may-be-drinking-Californian-pinot-noir-and-chardonnay-for-the-rest-of-my-life. We stayed at Brisas Del Mar where the hospitality was incredible. From the constant supply of food – fruit & pastries in the morning, milk […]

A Jordan adventure

May 7, 2015


Jordan has been high on my list of places to go for a long time. When an opportunity came up to go to a wedding there a few days after a scheduled visit to Egypt, I jumped on the opportunity. The journey was nothing short of epic, but an adventure none the less.  With only […]


An Epic Journey: Egypt to Jordan

May 5, 2015


There’s always something that makes me nervous when I am arriving in a country I’ve never been to and all I have is a phone number for someone called ‘Ali’ who, I have been told, will organise a trip to the desert when I arrive. To be fair, it actually gives me a little thrill, […]

Diving at Soma Bay, Egypt

April 16, 2015


Soma Bay is on a small peninsular on the Red Sea, about 45km from Hurghada in Egypt. It’s a tourist resort, but a nice one. Small, with just a few hotels, mostly five star including a Sheraton, Kempinski and Robinson. Reefs surround the peninsular so snorkelling and diving is abundant, and the bay itself, on the […]

I heart NY

March 15, 2015


I’ve just come back from the whirlwind that is New York. God I love that city. Especially when I was lucky enough to be there for the first couple of days of spring. I landed just after a snowstorm. The city had banks of snow everywhere, it was incredible – although New Yorkers had had enough, […]