I recently went skiing for the first time (review coming soon) and on the way back to Geneva airport I stumbled across the most beautiful town in south eastern France called Annecy. It sits at the most northern tip of Lake Annecy and it was quite possibly the most beautiful town I have ever seen. We only spent a few hours wandering around its narrow streets, cute cafes, bars and patisseries all held together by lots of winding canals that make every single view very special but it was enough to know I want to go back. Not only is…

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After eating far too much in Copenhagen and telling you allll about it in Part One , here is where I pretend I’m actually much more cultured when I head on a city break and don’t spend all my time eating (honest). There are so many amazing things to do in Copenhagen, here’s a selection of my faves. P.S. I’m currently listening to The Year of Living Danishly and so far I LOVE it! Review to follow… DO Even if you don’t stay in SP34 (mentioned in part one), do visit the Latin Quarter anyway. It’s full of seriously cool…

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Is Copenhagen the best place for a city break outside of New York? I think so. I recently came back from three nights in the Danish capital and honestly, I want to go back immediately. We must have uttered the word ‘cool’ about 4,000 times an hour: “Look at that cute street, so cool!”, “Look at that guy holding a beer while cycling home from work, so cool!”, “Look at her minimal, chic scandi outfit, SO. FLIPPING. COOLl!” etc. etc. Copenhagen residents are said to be the happiest on the planet and it’s easy to see why. The city just…

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I love that phrase ‘my happy place’, it conjures up memories with people I love, be it Liverpool, the Lake District (I went there so much growing up), the Ile de Re in France (where I sit penning this) or my much-loved Cornwall and Devon. I’ve been going to Kingsand and Cawsand in South East Cornwall (they’re basically one tiny village on the border but in fact Kingsand is technically in Devon and Cawsand is in Cornwall) since I was 17. Every year various members of my family decamp to a house or two in these beautiful, sleepy hamlets that…

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I came back last week from five days in Chicago to visit a friend who has relocated to the windy city. I’ve done New York and Boston but didn’t know what to expect from my first visit to Chicago. I fell in love. It’s a city full of character, charm and super friendly people. It’s got a uniqueness about it – you could only be in Chicago but it’s less intense than New York (which I also love), Chicago had a different pace and vibe.  My friend Georgie lives downtown in the centre of everything, so close to Michigan Avenue…

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