Probably the best cafe in Santiago?

This is probably my favourite cafe in Santiago. Chances are it’s yours too. I held off writing about this place for sometime, because quite frankly everyone knows this place. But in case you’re new in town, or have been living down a rabbit hole, then allow me to enlighten you. Quinoa is a charming, sun drenched oasis of calm in…
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How to make your own organic cosmetics: A masterclass with Qulla

A few weeks ago I tried a make your own organic cosmetics class here in Santiago de Chile. Qulla is an organic, plant based, natural skincare brand and its founder, Daniela runs workshops for both English and Spanish speakers in the city. To date, I’ve tried out two Qulla classes – make your own moisturisers and balms, as well as…
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The most instagrammable breakfast cafe in Santiago?

Last week was fun, but sad. A friend who helped me immensely when I first moved to Chile is moving back to the UK. She’d organised a breakfast meet up for a few girlfriends and I reckon she chose the most instagrammable cafe in Santiago. It’s called Botanica Bistro and is just across the corner from the Casa Costanera mall…
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The best vegan health store in Santiago?

I’m 90% vegan, 80% plant based and 100% loving life here in Santiago, Chile. Up until recently I loved Santiago a little less. Grocery shopping here is rather a struggle, all the more if you’re vegan, on a special diet or living with an allergy. Last week I checked out a store recommended to me by several local and Expater friends…
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World Vegan Month: It’s not the meat that will kill you

This November it’s World Vegan Month and I’ve been thinking about different diets around the world. I’ve been vegetarian most of my expat life and then I had to give up dairy when I found out that my son whom I was breastfeeding had a cow’s milk protein allergy. After years as a British milk slurping, American ice cream guzzling,…
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How to travel with an allergy

My family and I are in Barcelona and really enjoying our time here, although one member is finding it a little tough. My youngest child has a cow’s milk protein allergy and he’s been struggling. Thankfully the Lego his grandmother has been buying him seems to be compensating. Allergic reactions and travel: not a good recipe  Technically my son has…
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My favourite pubs with rooms in Yorkshire

Like most Expaters, I’m a city girl. I love the shops, bars and nightlife that come with urban life. Having said that, I do yearn for the clean air of the country and a piece of me will always call rural Yorkshire home. Right now, a Yorkshire town is my temporary home and as we kiss farewell to a very…
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An insider’s guide to the best restaurants in London

Street food galore, hipster diners, Michelin star fine dining. London is a foodie’s heaven. But not for everyone. As an Expater, you don’t have time to research the best restaurants in town, and besides there are so many new places that you just can’t agree among friends. In any case, the reservation waiting list is six months long and you’ll…
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Foodie Antwerp

I’m the fussiest eater and a sucker for a wacky diet (I once took advice from a ‘doctor’ and avoided blue food). As a near vegan married to a whisky slurping carnivore dining out can be tricky, but in Antwerp that’s because there is so much choice. You won’t have much time to eat here though. You’ll be whizzing round…
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