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  • Meet Kléopatre at Le Bristol Paris

    Meet Kléopatre at Le Bristol Paris

    Fa-Raon, the pampered Birman cat at Le Bristol Paris, is beloved of guests and known across the world as the luxury palace hotel’s number one VIP. However, no cat is an island and Fa-Raon needed a fellow four-legged friend to accompany him on his adventures around the hotel.  Enter Kléopatre – [...]

  • A Stay at Swinton Park, Yorkshire

    A Stay at Swinton Park, Yorkshire

    Swinton Park is a stunning luxury castle hotel in Yorkshire set among 200 acres of lush, rolling greenery. Owned by the Cunliffe-Lister family since the 1880s, Swinton Park was once the seat of the Earl of Swinton.  It’s full of historical charm, combining the comforts of a luxury hotel with [...]

  • Désirs by Crazy Horse Paris

    Désirs by Crazy Horse Paris

    For my recent birthday trip to Paris, we marked the occasion with a fabulous evening at Paris’ legendary cabaret, Crazy Horse Paris. I’ve always been intrigued by Crazy Horse Paris, but it was Dita von Teese’s guest residency there that really drew me to the glamour of the iconic Paris nightspot. [...]

  • Mulberry: Made with love in England

    Mulberry: Made with love in England

    Last week, I made a trip to Harrods to take a peek at Mulberry’s gorgeous window, as part of the store’s ‘Made with Love’ campaign. Featuring bespoke illustrations by British artist Harry Malt, the window takes shoppers on a whimsical journey from London to deepest Somerset – Mulberry’s rural homeland. Mulberry’s [...]

  • A Stay at The Nadler Soho, London

    A Stay at The Nadler Soho, London

    The Nadler Soho is a game-changing boutique hotel that brings affordable luxury to London’s most exciting neighbourhood. Located on Carlisle Street, The Nadler Soho is just a few steps away from Soho Square and surrounded by an array of buzzing restaurants, terrace cafes, lively bars and renowned theatre. The Nadler [...]

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Dinner at Notting Hill Kitchen

Dinner at Notting Hill Kitchen

Notting Hill Kitchen is the kind of restaurant that perfectly captures the magic of the west London neighbourhood and it would be hard not to be charmed by it. Set across three gorgeous white Edwardian townhouses on leafy Kensington Park Road, Notting Hill Kitchen is understated and quaint with a Portuguese [...]

July 17, 2014 × 0 comments
Moët & Chandon Summer Terrace at Le Méridien Piccadilly

Moët & Chandon Summer Terrace at Le Méridien Piccadilly

Last week, I visited The Terrace Grill & Bar at Le Méridien Piccadilly for the opening of its fabulous new Moët & Chandon Summer Terrace. Perched in a prime position overlooking Piccadilly, the terrace is an elegant spot to sip on a glass of Champagne in the open air, away [...]

July 16, 2014 × 0 comments
Kosmea Australia Natural Skincare

Kosmea Australia Natural Skincare

Kosmea is an Australian, family-run skincare brand that harnesses the natural power of rose hip oil to deliver effective, luxurious products. Founded by natural skincare enthusiast Marie Jenkins, Kosmea offers eight daily skincare products that are formulated to hydrate, calm and nourish the skin.  In fact, the Ancient Greek name means to [...]

July 14, 2014 × 0 comments
Live Your Lunch Break

Live Your Lunch Break

The lunch break is a perfect time to recharge and take a little ‘me time’ before taking on the challenges of an afternoon at work.  Sometimes it can mean picnics in the park with colleagues or at more stressful times, grabbing a sandwich to munch on al desko. Flexioffices, leading [...]

July 10, 2014 × 0 comments
Dinner at Villandry St James’s, London

Dinner at Villandry St James’s, London

Villandry St James’s is the second Villandry restaurant in London (another is at Bicester Village in Oxfordshire) and it is certainly the grandest. Opened at the end of last year, Villandry St James’s occupies a stunning Edwardian baroque building on Waterloo Place, in between Regent Street and Pall Mall.  It brings [...]

July 7, 2014 × 0 comments
One Tower Bridge, London

One Tower Bridge, London

One Tower Bridge is a brand new luxury apartment complex by Berkeley Homes, at the foot of London’s iconic Tower Bridge, which celebrates its 120th anniversary this year. The desirable riverside development features nine blocks – all different in character – and has a prestigious location close to the capital’s [...]

July 4, 2014 × 0 comments
Pavillon de la Reine – Marais, Paris

Pavillon de la Reine – Marais, Paris

Pavillon de la Reine is the true definition of a hidden gem, with all of the romance and charm that you could hope for during a stay in Paris. We stayed at Pavillon de la Reine for my birthday trip to Paris and it was the perfect base for a [...]

June 30, 2014 × 0 comments
Shoryu Ramen Carnaby, London

Shoryu Ramen Carnaby, London

Shoryu Ramen, the small Japanese restaurant chain from the people behind the Japan Centre, is known to offer some of the most authentic ramen in London. Its new Carnaby branch opened just a few months ago in Kingly Court and is in a prime spot (a few steps from Liberty [...]

June 26, 2014 × 0 comments
Fountain of Youth Coconut Water by The Michelberger Hotel

Fountain of Youth Coconut Water by The Michelberger Hotel

Coconut water is having quite a moment and the best one I’ve tasted has got to be Fountain of Youth. A lifestyle project from the hip Michelberger Hotel in Berlin, Fountain of Youth is simply 100% natural, fresh coconut water in an illustrated can (how cool is the ‘founder’ Monkey). [...]

June 22, 2014 × 1 comment
Busaba Eathai Old Street

Busaba Eathai Old Street

When I first moved to London in 2008, I remember being amazed by the queue snaking around the corner to get a seat at Busaba Eathai in Soho.  Luckily, the queues have since calmed down, but Busaba Eathai’s central London restaurants still draw in the crowds.  While hot new restaurants [...]

June 19, 2014 × 0 comments
Jonathan Saunders for Thomson

Jonathan Saunders for Thomson

British fashion designer Jonathan Saunders moves into stylish travel, collaborating with Thomson on his first hotel design project, including a range of beach accessories. Known for his graphic prints and block colours, Jonathan Saunders was commissioned to design a bespoke pool area for the new five star Thomson Sensatori Resort Jamaica. [...]

June 18, 2014 × 0 comments
Royal Ascot Afternoon Tea at Bond & Brook

Royal Ascot Afternoon Tea at Bond & Brook

Bond & Brook is one of my favourite places in London for a meeting or a calming pre or post shopping cup of tea. Part of the Rhubarb group, the second floor restaurant and cafe at Fenwick of Bond Street always feel peaceful and civilised, even when busy – the perfect retreat [...]

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