When you live on a small island, you have to spend a little more time getting to places than you otherwise would. When we lived in London, we lived a 15 minute drive from Paddington station. We used to grab anĀ Uber or just a bus and be on the Heathrow Express before we knew it. Front door to check-in took less than an hour. And now they’ve introduced the…

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I never knew you could go paddleboarding on the Thames. So when I was invited to go along to try it out on a sunny September day with a bunch of friendly folk, I couldn’t help but jump and accept the invitation. It was even more lovely to be able to bring my boyfriend’s sister, Dyanne, too, who was in town for a family wedding. (Thanks to the Tenderstem team…

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It’s no secret that I’ve recently fallen in love with Italy and the diversity of Italian cuisine. After a recent trip to Tuscany (more on that to come, but see my Instagram in the meantime), that love has only grown. There really is more to Italian food than pizza and through a series of guest chef events, Evoluzione, Hotel Xenia’s in-house restaurant are showing the best of the country’s varying…

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Sometimes there are days that just never go to plan. They just aren’t meant to be. For me, Friday was one of those days. I set my alarm early to fit in a workout but woke up with the worst ‘girly’ pains imaginable and ended up hitting snooze for two hours. Fail 1 of the day. There was then a minor issue in that my boyfriend couldn’t find any of…

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