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  • Pop-Up Mexico Exhibition, London

    Pop-Up Mexico Exhibition, London

    Earlier this week, I headed over to the South Bank to experience modern Mexico in the heart of London. To celebrate the Year of Mexico in the UK, a state-of-the-art pop-up pavilion has arrived in Potters Field Park (previously in Madrid and Beijing), offering an insight into the diverse, fascinating [...]

  • Mulberry A/W 15-16, London Fashion Week

    Mulberry A/W 15-16, London Fashion Week

    One of my favourite parts of London Fashion Week is seeing what Mulberry has in store for next season. I headed over to the gorgeous Mulberry HQ in Kensington to see the Autumn/Winter 2015-16 presentation and was impressed as ever. The British heritage brand’s love affair with old English houses continues, as [...]

  • Hubbard & Bell at The Hoxton Holborn

    Hubbard & Bell at The Hoxton Holborn

    When my Parisian friends Coralie and Sunny came over to London for a whirlwind birthday trip, I knew exactly where they would be staying.  They’re pretty much Hoxton Hotel regulars now and this was the first time they would be trying The Hoxton Holborn. Whether we meet in Paris or [...]

  • Mast Brothers Chocolate Arrives in Shoreditch, London

    Mast Brothers Chocolate Arrives in Shoreditch, London

    Brooklyn-based chocolate makers Mast Brothers is finally here in Shoreditch and what better time to launch than on Valentine’s Day? Brothers Rick and Michael Mast teased us with a chocolate pop-up at the nearby Ace Hotel and now London has the full experience at their sleek, minimal chocolate factory on Redchurch [...]

  • Lunch at Kouzu – Belgravia, London

    Lunch at Kouzu – Belgravia, London

    London has no shortages of fine dining Japanese restaurants, but Belgravia restaurant Kouzu is rather special. Housed in a Grade-II listed 19th century mansion overlooking Victoria’s prestigious Grosvenor Gardens, Kouzu certainly looks the part.  Inside, the design is sleek and contemporary with a downstairs cocktail lounge and floating mezzanine with [...]

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Last-Minute Valentine’s Day Gifts

Last-Minute Valentine’s Day Gifts

Valentine’s Day is the perfect excuse for a bit of a splurge, whether it’s a gift for your significant other or simply a treat for yourself. While I like to spend the most romantic day of the year getting slushy over a decadent meal and movie at home, I’m a [...]

February 10, 2015 × 0 comments
Templeton Place Luxury Serviced Apartments, London

Templeton Place Luxury Serviced Apartments, London

On my most recent travels, I had the pleasure of spending the night at Templeton Place luxury serviced apartments before jetting off from Heathrow to Miami the next morning. Templeton Place is part of London-based Supercity Aparthotels and the stylish sister property of The Rosebery in leafy Clerkenwell, where I [...]

February 3, 2015 × 1 comment
Bonapeti Plant-Based Meal Delivery

Bonapeti Plant-Based Meal Delivery

Nothing can beat the convenience of take-out when you’ve come home on a cold night and just want to have a hot meal and curl up on the sofa.  Sure, an indulgent curry with plenty of sides or a tasty pizza can hit the spot, but sometimes I’ll crave something [...]

February 2, 2015 × 0 comments
Chloé Debuts at Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, London

Chloé Debuts at Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, London

It’s rare that I write about hotel packages, but Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, London’s partnership with French fashion maison Chloé is just too fabulous not to share. I can’t resist a luxury fashion and hotel collaboration when it’s done well and the Chloé Debuts package is a cut above the rest. [...]

January 29, 2015 × 0 comments
Force Majeure Preview at Ham Yard Hotel with Curzon Cinemas

Force Majeure Preview at Ham Yard Hotel with Curzon Cinemas

Last night, I headed to Firmdale Hotels’ gorgeous Ham Yard Hotel in Soho to celebrate its cool new partnership with Curzon Cinemas. I visited just before Christmas for an event in the hotel’s cosy Drawing Room and it was a treat to discover more Kit Kemp’s beautifully-designed spaces. Firmdale Hotels are [...]

January 28, 2015 × 0 comments
The Restaurant at The Setai, Miami Beach

The Restaurant at The Setai, Miami Beach

The highlight of our recent stay in Miami was a beautiful dinner at The Restaurant at The Setai Miami Beach. The luxury five star hotel occupies a prestigious spot on Collins Avenue and brings a touch of the Far East to South Beach with sleek, Asian-inspired interiors. A member of The [...]

January 27, 2015 × 0 comments
A Stay at Urban Villa, West London

A Stay at Urban Villa, West London

As a general rule, hip design hotels can rarely be found on the outskirts of London (least of all perched over the M4), but Urban Villa is set to change that with its first all-suite hotel in Brentford, west London. The 100-suite hotel is designed by New York architects Grzywinski + [...]

January 26, 2015 × 4 comments
Dinner & Champagne at Bistro 51, St. James’ Court, A Taj Hotel

Dinner & Champagne at Bistro 51, St. James’ Court, A Taj Hotel

St. James’ is a part of historic London that feels so elegant, refined and quintessentially English.  With the city developing so rapidly, a stroll through this neighbourhood reminds me of London’s dapper, old world charm. Nestled on Buckingham Gate is the luxurious St. James’ Court, A Taj Hotel.  Its exquisite [...]

January 22, 2015 × 0 comments
A Stay at Tides South Beach – Miami

A Stay at Tides South Beach – Miami

Our recent stay in Miami was a short and sweet weekend break, so we wanted our hotel to be special. Tides South Beach ticks all of the boxes with an unbeatable Ocean Drive location, boutique feel and an outdoor pool.  It’s a stylish haven in the heart of a buzzing, [...]

January 19, 2015 × 0 comments
Eric Lanlard at Telegraph Cruise Show

Eric Lanlard at Telegraph Cruise Show

Last weekend, I headed to the Telegraph Cruise Show at ExCel, to check out the latest in the world of cruising. If you have your eye on a cruise, the Telegraph Cruise Show is the place to come and get inspired by the destinations and talk to a real person [...]

January 14, 2015 × 0 comments
Lunch at Big Pink, South Beach, Miami

Lunch at Big Pink, South Beach, Miami

When in America, it’s a foodie’s duty to hunt out at least one authentic diner where the food is awesome and the portion sizes are obscene. Top of our list was Myles Chefetz’s local institution Big Pink, an all-day retro diner with a typically Miami pastel pink facade.  It’s a hotspot [...]

January 14, 2015 × 0 comments
Dinner at Den Udon – Kings Cross, London

Dinner at Den Udon – Kings Cross, London

2014 was undoubtedly the ‘year of the ramen’, but our waistlines will be thankful for the next Japanese soup trend – the healthier, simpler udon. The team behind new restaurant Den Udon describe themselves as ‘udon evangelists’, which seems accurate as udon is the only type of noodle served. Den [...]

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