• Argentina: La Bamba de Areco

      Pampering in Las Pampas La Bamba de Areco is a slice of Argentine countryside heaven. It’s empanadas and asado. Malbec on tap, horse riding and gauchos steeped in tradition. Relaxation and luxury, family and friends. It’s a unique experience and one of the highlights…

    5 Kinds of Online Man Caves

    Ladies, ever wondered what websites men visit? From the disgusting to the totally weird to the downright hilarious, my inside man George reveals where men really go on the internet.

    (Christmas) Party Like a Swede

      Glögg Christmas is celebrated across many different cultures in different ways. This is a little story about my time at a Swedish Christmas party in Portugal. A few Fridays ago I was having one of those days. Mum to the rescue, she came to…

    London: Top Five Burgers

      Patty. Bun. Cheese. London is one of the best cities for chowing down on filthy delicious burgers, with no shortage of burgerias to be found within the M25. I bring you my ultimate top 5, and crown Bleecker Street Burgers the winner. Long gone…

    TV Series: Top 20

      Miss Portmanteau’s Top Picks From fantasy dragons to horror zombies, big-time drug traffickers to small-time suburban mom pushers. Friends old and new, series both made up and true. Out of over 100 TV Series that I’ve watched and enjoyed, this is my Top 20.    …

    Game: Settlers of Catan

    Bring. It. On. The festive season is almost in full-swing with appetites to venture outside fast approaching the temperature: zero. Consumption of food and alcohol is on the rise, in parallel with body-fat percentages, whatever you must do to stay warm. Forgotten relatives are now…

    New Fashion Brand: CLEONICE

      Made to Fit, Made in Lisbon Founded in 2016, CLEONICE explores the relationship between clothes and identity, seeking to empower women through fashion and design. The brand celebrates individuality with on-trend outfits tailored to fit your unique shape and style. CLEONICE uses high-quality fabrics…

    Cafe de Klos: World Famous Spare Ribs in Amsterdam

    Cafe de Klos is a world-famous restaurant and bar that dishes up the best grilled ribs in Amsterdam. Centrally located just off Leidsestraat in a small brown bar that’s definitely worth waiting for.

    I Heart Broad City

      Yassss Queen! Broad City is the hilarious kick-ass show from Comedy Central created by and starring Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson. The show really is one-of-a-kind at the moment. Comparisons have been made, although each one ends with, “but Broad City is way better.”…

    The Couples Christmas Gift Guide

      The “Snog, Marry, Avoid” of Christmas Gifts Christmas gift shopping for your significant other can be a real nightmare. Just when you’ve nailed it one year, next Christmas comes around, looks you in the eye and says “show me what you got.” And it…

    Why Barbados is the Perfect Winter Escape

      December is the best time to go Early December is my favourite time to escape the British winter when prices are at their lowest and the weather is at its best. Although December through April is the driest time to visit the island, with…

    King’s Quest Adventure Game

    The new release of King’s Quest is a great game to play as a couple, as it’s more about putting your heads together than control over the remote. Great for people both with or without gaming experience, the gameplay is easy, but the puzzles can be tricky.

    Noel in Athens

      Noel: Where every day is Christmas Around the world, people are getting ready for Christmas. But by the end of December it will be all over, except at Noel in Athens. Noel is a Christmas themed restaurant and bar in central Athens, on the…

    Have you Watched Power on Netflix?

    8.1/10 on IMDB (2014-)   Power is one of my top TV series obsessions produced by 50 Cent, available on Netflix. You have to check out Power, a friend said to me. You can thank me later. Well here’s me thanking you, Xenofon! The show revolves around the life,…

    The Evolution of Sushi

      Sushi Worldwide Ever since the 80s (the best decade ever), the popularity and accessibility of sushi exploded around the world from London to Lagos. Largely as a result of restauranteurs seeking higher margins but also clientele seeking something more exotic. Sushi can now be eaten…

    Fukuzumiro: Ryokan Stay the Japanese Way

      Ryokan: a Traditional Japanese Inn A stay at a ryokan should be on every itinerary of first-time visitors to Japan. It’s not a gimmick and very popular with Japanese and Western tourists alike. Ryokan’s are typically found outside city centres in scenic locations and near…

    Drop in to Your Local Farmacy

      Vegetarian Brunch Spot in Notting Hill Farmacy is my favourite brunch spot right now. Hands down they do the best avocado toast in town. Smooth fresh avocado atop a toasted multigrain muffin, garnished with pea shoots, bean sprouts and a recurring favourite of mine,…

    Recipe: Greek Shepherd’s Pie

    English comfort food with a Greek twist Greek Shepherd’s Pie is what happens when you combine the concept of a traditional English Shepherd’s pie with Greek moussaka. The result? Delicious, soulful comfort food that takes just 15 minutes to prepare and 1 hour to cook.…

    Recipe: Aubergine Amatriciana Pasta

      A smokey, sweet and sour pasta recipe This is one of my favourite pasta dishes. I’ve taken inspiration from the Italian Amatriciana sauce, a bacon and tomato sauce originating from the town of Amatricia two hours from Rome, and Caponata, a sweet and sour aubergine…


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