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 […]

Paris: Guerrisol thrift store

Paris: Guerrisol thrift store

Around 4-years ago when I took my first ever trip to Paris as a fashion student I hunted down Guerrisol thrift store after reading about it in a shopping guide. It was described as having ‘more of a whiffy jumble-sale flavour’ but that designers looked […]


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