There aren’t many places I want to visit after I pass through on the train, but Berwick-upon-Tweed is one of them. As the UK’s east coast main line service turns toward the Northumberland coast, green pastures give way to wide sandy beaches and arched railway bridges. Eventually the tracks lead to Berwick, the medieval-walled, orange-roofed town that sits picture pretty at the mouth of the River Tweed.
When I think of Florence, I think of heaven. Renaissance blue skies with fluffy white clouds, larger-than-life marble gods, and the most delicious gelato everywhere I go. I can’t think of a more indulgent place to travel. And when I’m traveling in heaven, I need to stay in a place that feels like it. Enter ApartmentsFlorence.it.
It’s high tide on Holy Island. On most islands this wouldn’t matter much, but on this one it’s pretty important. Why? Because Holy Island isn’t always cut off from mainland England. It only becomes an island when high tide sweeps across the sandy stretch of land that connects it to the Northumberland coast. Since it’s an island now, I’m marooned here until the tide recedes. But that’s fine with me, because there’s a lot to explore on a day trip to Holy Island.
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When I first moved to London, I was obsessed with the city’s museums. Some of the best museums in the world are here, and locals and visitors are overwhelmed with options for even the most niche of interests. But one thing I discovered only after my first trips to see some of the city’s top collections is that in addition to amazing art, artifacts, and objects, there are some great restaurants in many of the museums. After nearly 8 years of exploring, today I bring you A Lady in London’s guide to the 8 best museum cafes in London.
I’ve been traveling a lot this year. I’ve only been in London for one full week since April, splitting the rest of them between home and away or just abroad completely. Don’t get me wrong; I love to travel and I’ve been to some amazing places in the last few months. But sometimes I want to stay a bit closer to home, and recently that has meant an amazing weekend break in St Ives, Cornwall.
Do you have a travel bucket list? I certainly do. From countries I’d love to visit to weekend trips I want to take, I keep an ever-growing list of places to go. This summer has been good for checking off island destinations, starting with my trip to France’s under-the-radar Ile de Re and ending with Italy’s sun-drenched Sardinia. The latter is where my boyfriend and I have spent the last four days, and it has certainly lived up to expectations.
I love books. For as long as I can remember, I’ve preferred the company of a good book to that of almost anything else in the world. I can spend an entire weekend lost in a book, in a bookstore, or in a great place to read. And lucky for me, London has an abundance of all of these. If you love books as much as I do, read on for A Lady in London’s guide to the best places for books in London.
I used to be a banker. It was about as boring as it sounds. Now that I spend my days exploring London and traveling all over the world, I enjoy life a lot more. But if there’s one thing I don’t regret about spending three years as an analyst it’s that I learned the value of saving so that I could do the things I love with the people I care about. Like travel. With my boyfriend. Which is why I’ve partnered with the FSCS—the people who protect your savings (free of charge)—to bring you A Lady in London’s tips for planning a romantic weekend away.
It’s harvest time in Burgundy. Velvety purple grapes hang heavy on the vines, and all throughout the Cote de Beaune and Cote de Nuits, families, relatives, and friends move slowly through the fields in the culmination of a year’s work. Given there’s no perfect way to time a visit to wine country with the harvest, I’m lucky to be here during this especially active period. And the best thing about being in Burgundy now is that I discover that as fascinating as the harvest is, there’s a lot more to this region of France than just the wine. Here’s how I found its secrets…
It’s autumn. Well, not technically, but September is close enough to fall and the weather in London has been so cool recently that it might as well be. With the changing seasons, I always start to think about what part of the year sees London at its best. While I love the (sometimes) warm summer months, the city shines in other ways in other seasons, too. As such, today I bring you A Lady in London’s guide to the best time to visit London.
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It’s raining in Pimlico. In fact, it’s been pouring in London all week. My umbrella is defenseless against the sideways spray, which along with the wind sweeps me into the new Cambridge Street Cafe. Just opened this week, the timing couldn’t be better for my impromptu visit. I take a seat along the banquette, soaking up the pretty pink ambiance and open kitchen as my coat absorbs the raindrops falling from my hair. I like this place. In fact, I like all of Pimlico.