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  • Melba at The Savoy, London

    Melba at The Savoy, London

    The Strand just got a little bit sweeter with the opening of bijou patisserie Melba at The Savoy, a Fairmont managed hotel, this week. Located at the corner of Savoy Court, the gourmet counter is perfect for tasting executive pastry chef Ludwig Hely’s daily creations on the go. Open seven days [...]

  • Yelloh! Village – the Finest Open-Air Hotels

    Yelloh! Village – the Finest Open-Air Hotels

    With the summer quickly approaching, it’s time to start thinking about where to spend the holidays.  If you’re visiting a sunny European destination, why not make the most of the warm weather at a Yelloh! Village high-end campsite? Yelloh! Village operates more than 65 destinations across France, Spain and Portugal [...]

  • Penhaligon’s Ostara, Inspired by Daffodils

    Penhaligon’s Ostara, Inspired by Daffodils

    Spring is definitely in the air and what better way to get in the mood for such a glorious season than with Penhaligon’s new fragrance, Ostara. Named after the Goddess of Spring, Ostara celebrates the season’s quintessential golden flower – the daffodil.  Is there anything that signifies Spring, renewal and sunshine [...]

  • Ultrasun Once-a-Day Sun Protection

    Ultrasun Once-a-Day Sun Protection

    The warm weather seems to have just sprung upon us this week, so now is the time to start protecting skin in the sun.  On my Celebrity Cruise of the Caribbean, I had the chance to try out some Ultrasun sun care products tailored to my skin requirements. Highly-acclaimed sun protection [...]

  • Hamburgé Party at Big Fernand London

    Hamburgé Party at Big Fernand London

    After trying Big Fernand in Paris last year, I was counting down the days until it arrived in London.  It’s now open in Fitzrovia and set to convert us to its signature ‘hamburgés’. London can be a tough burger market to crack, since we have so many fantastic home-grown options [...]

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Dinner at Les Niçois, Paris

Dinner at Les Niçois, Paris

On the first night of our recent trip to Paris, we caught up with our Parisian friends Coralie and Sunny for a bite to eat. Since we were staying just a short walk from their apartment at Hotel du Petit Moulin, we decided to go local for the evening so [...]

April 8, 2015 × 0 comments
Jones & Payne St. Martins Lane, London

Jones & Payne St. Martins Lane, London

Jones & Payne is an award-winning independent hair salon with a Shoreditch flagship and boutique salon in Covent Garden. The two salons were founded by Ricky Lee Jones and Stuart Payne, who met when working at Taylor Taylor London in Spitalfields, east London.  When creating their own salon, their vision [...]

April 7, 2015 × 0 comments
Hotel du Petit Moulin, Paris

Hotel du Petit Moulin, Paris

A stay in Paris doesn’t get much more romantic or magical than at Hotel du Petit Moulin in the stylish Haut-Marais. Housed in what was once one of the oldest boulangeries in Paris, Hotel du Petit Moulin is the very definition of a hidden gem.  Only a few clues give [...]

April 6, 2015 × 2 comments
Afternoon Tea at Profiterole Chérie, Paris

Afternoon Tea at Profiterole Chérie, Paris

On my recent trip to Paris, I caught up with my friend Coralie for an afternoon of shopping and a bite to eat in the Marais.  Steven headed over to the Palais de Tokyo to check out the latest exhibition, allowing us a few hours of girl time. We met [...]

April 2, 2015 × 2 comments
A Weekend at The Westbury, Dublin

A Weekend at The Westbury, Dublin

My weekend trip to Dublin with my mum was made especially memorable with our stay at The Westbury Dublin. Part of the family-run Doyle Collection, The Westbury is a luxury, five star hotel in the heart of the city, just off Grafton Street.  It’s also a member of The Leading [...]

April 1, 2015 × 2 comments
Sodashi Facial at Sense Spa at Rosewood London

Sodashi Facial at Sense Spa at Rosewood London

The colder months in London can be tough on the skin, so what better to way to get the glow back than with a revitalising facial? For a few hours of uninterrupted ‘me time’, I visited Sense Spa at Rosewood London – an urban sanctuary within the five star luxury [...]

March 30, 2015 × 0 comments
Persian New Year at Dindin Kitchen, London

Persian New Year at Dindin Kitchen, London

Persian New Year in London is rarely a big occasion for me, as I usually spend it cooking delicious Persian dishes at home for just me and Steven. The Persian side of my family is spread across Iran, Germany and the UK (not London, though) and growing up in Newcastle, [...]

March 23, 2015 × 0 comments
Goya at The Courtauld Gallery, London

Goya at The Courtauld Gallery, London

Goya: The Witches and Old Women Album at The Courtauld Gallery is a fascinating new exhibition that explores the artist’s later works. The ground-breaking exhibition reunites all of the known drawings from one of Francisco Goya’s private albums, produced between 1819 and 1823. The eight albums (named A-H) were broken up [...]

March 18, 2015 × 0 comments
Things To Do On A Weekend In Dublin

Things To Do On A Weekend In Dublin

Last weekend, I took my mum on a luxury girls’ trip to Dublin, filled with sightseeing, shopping and plenty of eating. It was our first time in the Irish capital and we were both absolutely charmed by the city’s culture, elegant architecture, friendliness and of course, the craic! Our stylish [...]

March 16, 2015 × 3 comments
Pierre Hermé Paris Fetish Infiniment Vanille

Pierre Hermé Paris Fetish Infiniment Vanille

Pierre Hermé’s creativity never fails to amaze me, but his innovation goes far beyond presenting unexpected new flavour combinations.  Even classic tastes are elevated to divine new levels. Last week, I visited the gorgeous new Pierre Hermé store on Covent Garden’s Monmouth Street for an exclusive preview of the new [...]

March 13, 2015 × 0 comments
Dim Sum Lunch at Royal China Baker Street, London

Dim Sum Lunch at Royal China Baker Street, London

Royal China is quite an institution in London for traditional Chinese dishes and authentic dim sum.  The first Royal China restaurant opened in 1996 and has since expanded to six branches across London (plus one in Singapore). Royal China has been on my foodie ‘to do list’, so last week [...]

March 12, 2015 × 2 comments
Macaron Making at L’Orchidée, Westfield Stratford

Macaron Making at L’Orchidée, Westfield Stratford

Whenever I go to Westfield Stratford, I can’t resist grabbing a bite at one of its tempting eateries. I’ve worked my way through many of the shopping centre’s cafes and restaurants, but am always lured to the Great Eastern Market that offers a tasty selection of artisan bread, authentic Italian [...]

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