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Adventuring in the Pocono Mountains

Akeela Bhattay | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Akeela Bhattay

Just 75 miles from New York and 85 miles from Philadelphia, the Pocono Mountains make for a convenient retreat and with so much to offer throughout the seasons, from outdoor adventures, fine dining, shopping and pampering, it's a destination that can be enjoyed by all.

In Pursuit of the Perfect Flat-White, in Montreal

Akeela Bhattay | Posted 12.04.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Akeela Bhattay

On my recent visit to Montreal, I decided to try out as many coffee shops as possible within two days (not an easy feat!) to produce a 'starter' guide to coffee in Montreal.

Escape to Turkey | Six Senses Spa at Kempinski Barbaros Bay

Akeela Bhattay | Posted 05.10.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Akeela Bhattay

You might assume the life of a travel journalist is all fun and frivolity, but the truth is, travelling for work is just that - work.

A Taste of Italy | Acetaia San Giacomo - Traditional Balsamic Vinegar of Reggio Emilia

Akeela Bhattay | Posted 20.09.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Akeela Bhattay

As you might imagine, a bottle of Traditional Balsamic Vinegar is pricier than what you might pay for a bottle of the non-traditional variety, but if you enjoy good food, investing in a bottle or two (to be used sparingly, of course) should not disappoint. And if you are ever in Emilia Romagna or planning a trip to the region, I would highly recommend this tour!

Destination Diary: Discovering York

Akeela Bhattay | Posted 01.09.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Akeela Bhattay

As someone who spent almost every major school holiday in Yorkshire, I should have visited York at least a handful of times by now and yet my visit earlier this year was my very first - shameful, no? So it was with great enthusiasm and excitement that I accepted an invite from Visit York, to discover 'Britain's most beautiful city'.

Me, My Skin and Melvita | A Review

Akeela Bhattay | Posted 08.08.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Akeela Bhattay

In just a year I've converted from being unbothered and uneducated where Skincare is concerned to becoming a highly curious, knowledge seeking and experimental Skincare junkie.

Swedish Hasbeens - Better Shoes, for a Better World | An Interview With Founder Emy Blixt

Akeela Bhattay | Posted 05.06.2012 | UK Style
Akeela Bhattay

I must confess; I am not a fan of the cuspate, six-incher heel. Yes, they look very fetching and yes, they can add a prominent elegance and sometimes ...

Supper with Zandra Rhodes | Showcasing her Autumn/Winter 2012 Collection

Akeela Bhattay | Posted 29.05.2012 | UK Style
Akeela Bhattay

Last week, British designer, the eclectic pink-haired Zandra Rhodes, hosted a dinner party for an intimate group of journalists and I was privileged to be one of the guests

Iron Maiden Rock Glasgow

Iain Fraser | Posted 20.09.2011 | UK Entertainment
Iain Fraser

Well here we are, Iron Maiden live in Glasgow, tonight!! This is indeed going to be an awesome event for any fan of the Iron's.