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Amore

My love affair with Italy started as a teenager.  I remember watching a whimsical, cute love story called ‘Only You’ with Marisa Tomei on her journey to find her destiny.  The backdrop of Tuscany, her driving down the windy roads of the breath taking Amalfi Coast or running through the majestic streets of Rome in search of her true love. My journey was a little different to Marisa’s however both on a journey of love.  So my Italian adventure started in Naples for the best pizza, then Sorrento (actually paradise) and finally the iconic and enchanting city of Rome. With so much expectation there was no way I was going to be staying in a full board soulless hotel.  I had found the prettiest little guest house called Lubra Casa Relax and relaxed it was. Massa Lubrense is one of the oldest villages of the Sorrento Peninsula. As well as being authentically beautiful they also ran an Italian cookery class.  I was sold from the word go.  All this beauty and I get to learn how …

From Mumbai with love…

Pali hill Cafe (Pan european food) So it was Christmas day in Mumbai where the closest thing to Rudolph was the friendliest waiter at our hotel whose name was actually Rudolph and perhaps a passing cow!  Jai and Anya (my little terrors) where unified in their plea ‘no more curry’! Ten days in and good old blightly felt quite far away.  I was on a mission…we were all going to sit around a table and eat Christmas dinner. After a lot of googling and racking up my phone bill (note to self get a chip next time) I came across Pali Hill Café, and they had Christmas dinner on, jackpot! We all met in the lobby, and looking back now, the excitement we all had of eating turkey and brussel sprouts is quite hilarious. Pali hill café is in the fashionable district of Bandra.  It has a somewhat cosmopolitan, creative feel.  If you happen to start speaking to a local, you’ll find out that New York is their second home and an insight into their fascinating …