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  • Pont St, Belgraves London

    Pont St, Belgraves London

    It’s always a pleasure to find a restaurant in London that suits you personally and ticks all of the boxes for a perfect night out.  This is how I feel about Pont St, the stylish all-day dining restaurant at Belgraves, a Thompson Hotel. Overseen by celebrity chef Sophie Michell, Pont [...]

  • BFI LFF 2014: My Old Lady

    BFI LFF 2014: My Old Lady

    Maggie Smith + Paris is the ideal formula for a pleasant Sunday afternoon film,  however My Old Lady is more than a rose-tinted stroll through the city. Playwright Israel Horovitz has adapted his play for the big screen and the story is certainly worthy of the stunning backdrop of Paris [...]

  • BFI LFF 2014: Hungry Hearts

    BFI LFF 2014: Hungry Hearts

    A New York indie flick with Adam Driver sounded like the perfect start to a Monday morning, but Hungry Hearts is not quite the complicated love story that you might expect. Director Saverio Costanzo’s Italian drama explores a turbulent parental relationship and questions who knows best when raising a child. [...]

  • Win Tickets to London Wine Experience By Bettane+Desseauve

    Win Tickets to London Wine Experience By Bettane+Desseauve

    Do you know your Shiraz from your Sauvignon, or your Malbec from your Merlot?  Whether you’re a connoisseur or a want to train your palate, the London Wine Experience at Saatchi Gallery is the place to explore the world of wine. Hosted by French wine critics Bettane+Desseauve, the third edition [...]

  • No.1 Traveller Airport Lounge Stansted

    No.1 Traveller Airport Lounge Stansted

    When I travelled to Lisbon from Stansted Airport this year, we started off the trip in style at No.1 Traveller Lounge. It was an early morning flight, so we arrived in a zombie-like state (these early trips never get any easier) and luckily our lounge pass granted us complimentary fast-track [...]

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BFI London Film Festival 2014: What To See

BFI London Film Festival 2014: What To See

55th BFI London Film Festival kicks off today with a stellar line-up of world premieres, new feature films, documentaries and shorts. It’s the perfect chance to catch a preview of this year’s must-see films ahead of their general release and celebrate all kinds of cinema from around the world. Here’s a [...]

October 8, 2014 × 0 comments
Roast at Borough Market, London

Roast at Borough Market, London

Roast Restaurant in Borough Market is a London institution, serving up modern British dishes in an elegant setting. The restaurant is located in the market’s very pretty Victorian Floral Hall and has great views over the bustling stalls and a glimpse of St Paul’s Cathedral on the other side. The [...]

October 5, 2014 × 0 comments
SALT at W Barcelona

SALT at W Barcelona

W Barcelona is one of the city’s most striking contemporary luxury hotels, towering over the Barceloneta beach. Designed by Catalan architect Ricardo Bofill, the shimmering glass and metal structure has a distinctive sail shape and is one of the city’s tallest buildings.  It’s where Barcelona’s chic set hang out, boasting [...]

October 3, 2014 × 0 comments
Win a Meal for Two at Evoluzione, Hotel Xenia – London

Win a Meal for Two at Evoluzione, Hotel Xenia – London

Hotel Xenia opened in chic South Kensington last year, set across a row of charming Victorian townhouses.  It boasts an enviable Cromwell Road address and is close to the V&A, Natural History Museum, Kensington Gardens and Knightsbridge designer shopping. The cosy, contemporary boutique hotel houses Evoluzione, a stylish Italian restaurant [...]

October 2, 2014 × 0 comments
Dinner at Hotel Amour, Paris

Dinner at Hotel Amour, Paris

The restaurant at Hotel Amour is one of my favourite spots in Paris for a fun, stylish night out. Tucked away on rue Navarin in hip South Pigalle (SoPi), Hotel Amour is an affordable boutique hotel with a popular restaurant and terrace.  Co-owned by the inimitable graffiti artist and entrepreneur [...]

September 30, 2014 × 0 comments
Blanc, Mandarin Oriental Barcelona

Blanc, Mandarin Oriental Barcelona

Blanc Brasserie & Gastrobar at Mandarin Oriental Barcelona has to be one of the city’s prettiest restaurants.  It was the dreamy design that drew me to the casual all-day restaurant, but also its Mediterranean and Asian menu sounded particularly tempting. Mandarin Oriental Barcelona occupies a prestigious location on the chic [...]

September 28, 2014 × 0 comments
Jimmy Choo Townhouse London

Jimmy Choo Townhouse London

During London Fashion Week, I was treated to a sneak peek of the very first Jimmy Choo Townhouse on Mayfair’s New Bond Street ahead of its launch. Designed by David Collins Studio, the glamorous three-floor boutique houses the whole world of Jimmy Choo.  Inspired by an haute couture atelier, the townhouse [...]

September 24, 2014 × 0 comments
Hotel Arts Barcelona

Hotel Arts Barcelona

Hotel Arts has been on my travel wish list since I first visited Barcelona many years ago.  It’s one of the most prominent contemporary luxury hotels in the city, soaring above the Barceloneta beach and Port Olimpic. Owned by Ritz-Carlton, the five star hotel is most often recognised for its [...]

September 22, 2014 × 0 comments
Tapas at Ocaña, Barcelona

Tapas at Ocaña, Barcelona

Ocaña is a stylish spot on Barcelona’s popular Plaça Reial that stands out from the copious bars and restaurants for its opulent design and cool branding. The multi-purpose venue is a tribute to daring performance artist Jose Perez Ocaña who lived on the palm tree-lined square and was known for his flamboyant [...]

September 16, 2014 × 2 comments
Eyescream and Friends, Barcelona

Eyescream and Friends, Barcelona

Eyescream and Friends in Barcelona is one of the coolest ice cream parlours that I’ve ever seen. Nestled on the Paseo Joan de Borbo – the main street leading down to the Barceloneta beach – Eyescream and Friends is a tiny concept store with minimalist, laboratory-style interiors. Designed by Estudio [...]

September 15, 2014 × 0 comments
Dim Sum at Ping Pong Westfield Stratford

Dim Sum at Ping Pong Westfield Stratford

Ping Pong has been one of my ‘go to’ places for quick and easy dim sum since living in London, particularly for its decadent Lazy Sumday with unlimited dim sum.  Luckily there’s now an outpost on my doorstep at Westfield Stratford. It’s one of the ‘new look’ Ping Pong branches [...]

September 8, 2014 × 0 comments
Kanada-Ya Ramen Bar, London

Kanada-Ya Ramen Bar, London

London’s ramen craze continues with the opening of Kanada-Ya this week on St Giles High Street. Opened in Japan in 2009, Kanada Kazuhiro’s popular ramen restaurant also has a branch in Hong Kong.  The London restaurant is the brand’s third outpost and judging by the enormous queues during the soft [...]

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