Summer is just around the corner, and I couldn’t be happier!
May was a top month in the capital, with the opening of the London Wonderground, the floral scents of Chelsea Flower Show and tonnes of top music acts from around the globe. But now it’s time to get ready for another busy month in the city…
Whether you’re visiting for a holiday, or London is your home, get planning your month with my top 10 things to do in London in June 2016.
One of the capital’s most popular food festivals is back, with over 30 food stalls representing some of the top restaurants in the city. Launched by foodie powerhouses Thomasina Miers from Wahaca, and Laura Harper-Hinton from Caravan, restaurants taking part this year include Tom’s Kitchen, Ottolenghi, The Ledbury, Granger & Co, Polpo and The River Café. It’s not just about food… head down for the afternoon to enjoy live music, wine tastings, talks and more.
Lush gardens, ancient vines, bright blue sky with pool to match, a gourmet restaurant and views of the snow-capped Andes… Villa Mansa is a secret hideaway in the heart of Mendoza’s wine country.
After escaping the traffic of downtown Mendoza, we found ourselves in the picturesque countryside, passing several upmarket hotels, wineries and mansions along the way. My main reason for wanting to visit the region was for the Malbec, but on top of the incredible wine, it turned out to be a great spot for a bit of R&R. Villa Mansa is at the end of a long, narrow drive, which opens out onto several rows of beautiful grapevines and antique wine making equipment.
As I was handed a large blue hard hat, I knew straight away it wouldn’t fit. “I have a weirdly small head,” I said. They handed me another, and again it wobbled around. “Hmmmm…” I blushed. “Do you have any for children?”
Helmet on and mild humiliation almost over, I fixed the GoPro to my head, clambered into my harness, and waddled over to the first high line. I was about to go ziplining in one of the most beautiful places on the planet.
If you read this blog regularly you’ll know how much I love Morocco. It’s a relatively recent love affair. While my sister has lived over there for over 10 years, I’d never explored much of it. Until last year.
I headed off for a week of adventures, checking out Marrakech, Essaouira, Agadir, Ouarzazate and the Sahara Desert.
From the most luxurious of hotels, to the Sahara Desert camps and the goats in the argan trees, it really was an eye opening experience.
I popped some of my highlights together for Metro, so check out my 16 photos that will make you want to leave your desk and jet off to Morocco! Just don’t ask me to reimburse your flights…!
Feeling inspired? Read more about my adventures in Morocco here.