Honey and Smoke

These are strange and difficult times for the hospitality industry, with restaurants and cafés heeding government advice to close their doors during the Covid-19 pandemic. While this means that our dining lives are currently confined to messy home kitchens, this hasn't stopped me from reliving my (formerly taken for granted) restaurant experiences – quite the…

Fringe Coffee

Fringe Coffee, Paris

Strolling along Rue de Turenne, a street filled with concept stores and chic boutiques (not to mention the mouth-watering Jacques Genin chocolatiers), you'll be hit by an irresistible wave of sweet cinnamon, courtesy of Fringe Coffee's home-baked buns. The conspicuous café suits its name, situated on the fringes of both the labyrinthine Marais and its…

A visionary feast in Marrakech

Keen to unlock the treasure troves of the Red City, I exchanged grey English weather for Marrakech’s warm light and century-old sights. In little over three hours, the plane descended to reveal a terracotta city overlooked by the snow-capped peaks of the Atlas mountains.  Enchanting accommodation Upon arrival, we made our way to our home…

Detour Café, Shepherds Bush

Shepherds Bush is home to many treasures, preserving its love of independents regardless of the commercial spell of the forever-expanding Westfield Shopping Centre in White City. Adjoining the two main hubs of Goldhawk Road and Uxbridge Road lies the charming Askew Road, a discreet high-street with a village feel and friendly locals to match. Granted,…

Schlappin, Klosters-Serneus

Tucked away above the village of Klosters-Dorf lies Schlappin, a peaceful valley with varied walking trails and a lake fit for energetic puppies. In the summer months, where temperatures can reach up to 34 degrees in the valleys, Schlappin provides shelter from the blistering heat thanks to its higher altitude and breeze. To reach this…