My travel plans 2016

My travel plans 2016

I’ve always got a trip coming up… I just like having something to look forward to and somewhere to research! My travel plans 2016 are shaping up quite nicely already. So far this year I’ve been to Cape Town, South Africa in February – see one of […]

London: 5 Cheap Eats

London: 5 Cheap Eats

Eating out in central London doesn’t have to be expensive. Here are 5 of my favourite cheap eats – where the food is great but the bill doesn’t make you cringe! Ma’ Pluckers, Soho I’m a big fan of American style chicken ‘n’ waffles – […]

London: My top brunch spots

London: My top brunch spots

Anyone who knows me knows I love brunch – some may say I’m an expert. I have a long list of recommendations but here are my top five current brunch spots in east London: 1. Dishoom: There’s a few branches of Dishoom popping up now, […]

Miami: Luxury at the Standard Hotel & Spa

Miami: Luxury at the Standard Hotel & Spa

Located on Belle Isle in the beautiful Biscayne Bay, The Standard Hotel & Spa, Miami Beach is one of my all time favourite hotels hands down. The Standard group includes hotels in Hollywood, downtown New York and DTLA (a couple of which I have also […]

London: The Sky Garden

London: The Sky Garden

Coming to London for a trip this summer or maybe the marathon at the end of this month? Everyone loves a good view of the city and we have many to boast of – the Shard, the Heron Tower or my top tip – the Sky […]

Cape Town: eat & drink

Cape Town: eat & drink

I hadn’t expected so many great restaurants and cafes in Cape Town, there’s a real scene for cute lunch places and health food. Below are some of my favourites from the trip: The Kitchen Great little spot to stop off for lunch. We had fresh […]

Cape Town: Wine tasting

Cape Town: Wine tasting

Wine tasting Tokara & Boschendal On our last day in Cape Town our local friends arranged for us to take a trip out to the Stellenbosch area – around 45 mins drive from Cape Town centre – to try some of the finest wines in […]

Travel: My long-haul flight hacks

Travel: My long-haul flight hacks

Long-haul flights can be stressful, uncomfortable and leave you drained before you’ve even got there!
Here are my 20 long-haul flight tips to leave you feeling smug and rested on board.

New York: Tips for first timers

New York: Tips for first timers

First time in NYC? Check out my tips for a few shortcuts that will help you enjoy your trip to the max.

Photo: February 1st

Photo: February 1st

February. I’d like to say it’s come around quick, but January has been a long, cold slog for me. And so today -the first of February – feels like a fresh start. So welcome to my blog – Laurahatesmushrooms.wordpress.com – starting now It’s Monday, and […]


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