Gold Coast

Earlier this month I was lucky enough to be able to travel to Australia for the first time! It’d been on my list of places to visit for so long, so I felt so lucky to have the opportunity to be taken there for an event! Since I was competing I didn’t have much free time and having just started a new job I couldn’t justify extending my time there to fly to Melbourne and Sydney (where my list of brunch spots is growing at almost as rapid a rate as my London list!!) but during the couple of days I still managed to discover some amazing places!

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Gramercy Tavern

First Christmas as a married woman down, and I can’t believe it’s already been over 6 months since we got back from our honeymoon! Apologies for another very belated blog post, but one I’ve been meaning to finish this post for months – it was the only ‘fancy’ meal we had in NYC so I can’t compare it to other well known restaurants but we loved it and it’s most definitely somewhere I’d recommend!

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I’m surprised by how many messages I got asking for food requests from New York citizens and foreigners alike – I’m sorry I can’t reply to everyone individually but hopefully this blog post helps!

Although we were only in New York for 5 days and there were many places we didn’t make it to I think we still probably managed to eat what the average couple would’ve got through in a month 😛 So I’ll do my best to list some of my favourites including a few absolute must-visits if you’re only there for a few days!

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Boucan Restaurant (Hotel Chocolat)

As absolutely huge Hotel Chocolat fans we couldn’t have been much more excited when we found out they were based in St Lucia. We couldn’t wait to eat at their restaurant – Boucan – we’d even considered staying at their hotel but we’d fallen in love with the beautiful Sugar Beach resort.

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Safari Accommodation

Although I’ve been lucky enough to go on many holidays and see many countries from a young age, I think this is the first holiday I’ve been on where I stayed in multiple hotels, and also the first holiday I’ve been on where I had absolutely no idea what to expect from each one! I’ll admit that I really love my home comforts – I have plenty of friends who are perfectly happy to camp, or wing it and stay in dingy hostels but while I can hack being hot and sweaty during the day, when it’s time to sleep I like a nice shower, fresh sheets and a cool room. Obviously I knew that being on safari isn’t exactly synonymous with luxury, but the hotels varied wildly in quality (and some were actually really lovely) so I thought I’d write a separate post in case anyone else is planning a similar trip!

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