Top 5 Most Romantic Cities in the World

Cosy little villages, mountainsides sprinkled with snow, isolated beaches with powdery white sand, and exotic deserts reflecting the heat and colour of the sun – all well and good for couples looking for Mother Nature, seclusion, and privacy, but what of those of us who like our romantic getaways to be a little more vibrant…

A few of my favourite things: Paris

Everyone loves Paris, right? The Eiffel Tour, the Louvre, the Seine – all famous symbols of the City of Light, all popular on bucket lists for travelers around the world. Paris is a “must-see city”, a “dream destination”. But I am not in love with the City of Love. Not for me the detached, haute…

Yet another day trip to Paris, France

The skies hang low and close as we pull into Gare du Nord. The grafitti and the wet platforms are starting to become, if not familiar precisely, then at least half-remembered. I even remember my way around the station and soon we are meeting Navida, a friend who splits her time between London and Paris….

Rendez-vous à Paris (See you in Paris)

Over cupcakes at Hummingbird at Notting Hill, Debs and I hatched a dastardly plan. We would, we decided, skip over the Channel for a cheeky lunch in the City of Light. Perhaps go shopping. Perhaps eat pastries. Be back by dinner time, with no one the wiser. The world was ours, or Paris, at least,…