• Recipe: Asian Seared Tuna with Sesame Noodles

      Beautifully seared tuna on a bed of noodles, ready in just 10 minutes! Tuna steaks are absolute rockstars seared in a pan with heavy doses of sesame seeds. Serve over fine egg noodles slathered in oyster and spring onion sauce and combine with baby pak choi…

    Recipe: Smoked Mackerel

      High Protein Mackerel Meals Smoked mackerel is one of my go-to ingredients for a healthy, quick and easy lunch or dinner. It’s ready to eat straight out of the packet – taking no time at all to prepare – and satisfies my savoury tooth…

    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…


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