December 1, 2019

It's been precisely two years since my last visit to Mount Pleasant B&B in Chapel Allerton and I'm pleased to say that its reputation has remained unchanged - this is still the gorgeously quirky countryside dream that it was in 2017 and I'm thrilled to see that it's going from strength to strength.

With a few more awards under her belt, Daisy (Mount Pleasant's creator) continues to over-deliver with her truly special getaw...

May 5, 2019

Despite my Devonshire heritage, I'd never spent much time in the village of Dunsford - let alone heard of the boutique hotel that resides there, Weeke Barton. Hidden away in rolling hills, just outside of Exeter, this modernistic country retreat stands - ready to welcome it's travelling inhabitants with a big, cosy hug.

Owned by two ex-Londoners (a restaurant manager and a graphic designer), Jo and her husband Sam have done a f...

March 3, 2019

To book a stay at Cadbury House, visit their website here:  

* This stay was kindly gifted by Cadbury House.

December 18, 2018

 Hidden away in the idyllic countryside of Frome, you'll find boutique bed and breakfast Swallow Barn. Consisting of two beautifully renovated barn houses, beautiful surroundings and even more beautiful hosts - this is one of Somerset's best-kept secrets you'll want to get to know in 2019.

Swallow Barn - 

*Get 10% off your stay when you book before 31st January - just quote 'Alex'.

July 7, 2018

It's been two weeks since myself and my newly-gained pasta belly have returned from Italy, and boy are the post-holiday blues hitting hard. No more 3pm gelato stops, no more lazing on the beach and certainly no more Aperol - oh, did I mention no more gelato?

But hey, that's what holidays are about really aren't they - living your best life that is as far removed from the reality of our usual routines, so that you savour th...

May 3, 2018

As I sit writing this from my IKEA bedroom desk, I can’t help but feel gobsmacked that my visit to Highcliffe B&B was almost a month ago today. I’ll admit, it’s taken me a while to put this one together - but I’ve concluded that great things just simply can’t be rushed.

The last time I took a trip to Falmouth I was 14, a moody adolescent that would rather be in her room playing cupid on The Sims than going on a Cornish day trip...

April 9, 2018

In the midst of full-time employment, it’s easy to get caught up in the swell of modern day stresses. Work, money, relationships and health are all thoughts that zoom through our minds on a daily basis – and that’s usually before we’ve allowed ourselves time to sit down for breakfast. Although this 21st century hamster wheel is inevitable, it doesn’t mean that it can’t be put on pause from time to time – just for a little whil...

March 10, 2018

What happens when you take a derelict Devonshire country house, add a touch of design vision and a whole lot of faith? A huge project that has seen the birth of the recently reformed Paschoe House – a luxury hotel based in the depth of the expansive Crediton countryside.

I first heard about Paschoe House last year when I’d seen a couple of fellow blogger enthusiasts talking on social media about their re-launch (and enviable Af...

February 3, 2018

Fresh off the plane from Heathrow (well, four days later and not actually that fresh) and it’s official – I’ve fallen completely in love with New York City.

I know what you’re thinking, what a modern day millennial cliché – but hear me out.

Like others before me and certainly more to come, I’ve realised it’s pretty much impossible to dislike this buzzing American hot spot – unless you’re opposed to cultural vibrancy, good food,...

October 18, 2017


Despite my love for being by the sea during the summer, there’s something incredibly British about a beach trip in the autumn months. The waves crash harder, the wind blows faster and the idea of cosying up inside underneath a warm blanket seems all the more comforting – which is why my perfectly timed trip to Cornish retreat Watergate Bay Hotel came at the perfect time.

After an eight-week hiatus from my travel blogging, I’ve...

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Hi, I'm Alex.

A Bristol based Blogger and Social Media Manager eating and tweeting my way through the South West's finest. Befriended easily by caffeine. 

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