Discover and explore the Pink City and it's best kept charms. The most interesting and useful addresses revealed here, as experienced by a British expat living in Toulouse.
A Mexican Hideaway | La Sandia Restaurant

A Mexican Hideaway | La Sandia Restaurant

Let’s be honest, it’s not easy to find international cuisine of the same high standard as French cuisine, here in Toulouse. It’s not surprising, Toulouse is known for its high-quality regional dishes, such as Cassoulet, Foie Gras and the infamous Toulouse Sausage to name a few. However, now and again the...
Les Domaines Qui Montent | St Aubin

Les Domaines Qui Montent | St Aubin

Finding a good wine boutique and caviste has to come close to top of the list, in my opinion, when moving into a new area. If you’re anything like I am: love a good bottle of wine, but stick to the one region I know I like and still haven’t found...
What's Happening in Toulouse
Have a FAT Lie-in

Have a FAT Lie-in

At my recent language exchange night I learnt a new phrase. Faire la grasse matinée. I love this expression which simply means to have a lie-in or literally translated, have a FAT morning. Now, I love my bed and love nothing more than to have a lie-in. It hadn’t escaped my notice that the Toulousains...
Green Juice Monday

Green Juice Monday

It’s Monday morning, rather cloudy outside and a busy day ahead awaits me. No better day than this to start juicing all the lovely fruit and veg I bought in the market yesterday. Inspired by a friend who recently came back from Thailand after a juice detox week, my juicer, collecting dust in the cupboard...
Sound System Culture at Le Musée des Abattoirs

Sound System Culture at Le Musée des Abattoirs

Notting Hill Carnaval legends, Mikey Dread and MC Ras Kayleb of Channel One Sound System, will entertain us at the Abattoirs Museum on Saturday 4th May. Closing the exhibition ‘Sound System Culture’ in the run up to this year’s Rio Loco festival in Toulouse, I-Station Sound System will warm up the crowd before the London duo bring a...
Horticultural Toulouse Weekend

Horticultural Toulouse Weekend

Every year in Toulouse the doors to the municipal greenhouses, where all the flowers around the city are nurtured, are open to the public. This horticultural weekend falls on the 4th and 5th May 2013 and is a great occasion for those with or without green fingers to discover some gardening secrets. I’ve visited the...
"Muay Thai" Boxing with Champions

“Muay Thai” Boxing with Champions

Many moons ago as a student I took up kickboxing. All those memories of watching Karate Kid in my youth came flooding back; I was motivated and already earned a top rank…in my head! Unfortunately it was short lived. I clearly wasn’t ready to put in the hard work and dedication to get that top...
No-Cook Sunday Lunch

No-Cook Sunday Lunch

When I first arrived in Toulouse 8 years ago, the first meal I ate the day after the gruelling car journey from London, was a hearty plate of paella from Place des Carmes market. I always remember how very Spanish the city felt in those early days and the infamous dish from Valencia rubber stamped...