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  • Weekend Staycation at Belgraves, A Thompson Hotel

    Weekend Staycation at Belgraves, A Thompson Hotel

    Belgraves, a Thompson Hotel is a stunning design hotel in the heart of London’s chic Belgravia. It’s the only hotel outside of the US and Canada by hip lifestyle brand Thompson Hotels.  While many Thompson hotels are all about downtown cool, Belgraves adds a youthful vibe to a sophisticated, well-heeled [...]

  • Salthouse Harbour Hotel, Suffolk

    Salthouse Harbour Hotel, Suffolk

    Salthouse Harbour Hotel is a contemporary boutique hotel with lots of character, nestled on the quayside of Ipswich Harbour. It’s the perfect spot for a relaxing weekend getaway, located just over an hour away from London by train and five minutes from the train station in a taxi.  Beyond enjoying [...]

  • Errol Douglas: Red Carpet Looks

    Errol Douglas: Red Carpet Looks

    Loved the red carpet looks at this year’s MTV VMAs and The Emmys?  Mane master Errol Douglas MBE shares his favourite looks from the award ceremonies and shares the secrets behind the ‘dos. Cascading ombre curls seems to have been replaced with sleek, shoulder-skimming tresses for the awards (a sign for autumn perhaps).  [...]

  • Dinner at The Noodle House, London

    Dinner at The Noodle House, London

    The Noodle House opened on London’s busy Shaftesbury Avenue earlier this year and has grown throughout Asia since launching in Dubai in 2002. The casual South-East Asian street food restaurant offers signature dishes from a number of countries including Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand.  It also takes inspiration from Asia’s tea [...]

  • A Stylish Stay at The London EDITION Hotel

    A Stylish Stay at The London EDITION Hotel

    The London EDITION is one of the city’s hottest hotel openings last year and has received much acclaim since its arrival. Behind the game-changing Fitzrovia design hotel is hospitality guru Ian Schrager – a pioneer of the boutique hotel experience who brought us Sanderson and St Martin’s Lane.  The inaugural EDITION [...]

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Luce e Limoni, Clerkenwell

Luce e Limoni, Clerkenwell

Luce e Limoni is a charming neighbourhood restaurant in leafy Clerkenwell that I’m delighted to have discovered, thanks to the lovely folk at Zomato. The day I visited, Chiltern Fire House was being heralded on the cover of a magazine as the hottest restaurant in London and I couldn’t help [...]

August 21, 2014 × 0 comments
Viva La Juicy Gold Couture

Viva La Juicy Gold Couture

Viva La Juicy Gold Couture is a vibrant new interpretation of Juicy Couture’s popular Viva La Juicy fragrance. The sparkling fruity floral fragrance is uplifting, girly and glam – exactly what you’d expect from the LA-born, casual luxury brand.  With a touch of punk rock and lashings of gold, it’s [...]

August 18, 2014 × 0 comments
GAIL’s Artisan Bakery Ice Cream Sandwich Pop-Up

GAIL’s Artisan Bakery Ice Cream Sandwich Pop-Up

The sun may be hiding right now, but GAIL’s Artisan Bakery is keeping the summer vibes going with its ice cream pop-up at its Soho bakery. From 20th August for just two weeks, GAIL’s will become a stylish ice cream bar with plenty of sweet treats to stay cool. ‘Ice cream [...]

August 14, 2014 × 0 comments
Sunday Brunch at Le Méridien Piccadilly

Sunday Brunch at Le Méridien Piccadilly

Sunday Brunch is quickly becoming an established London ritual with so many different cuisines and concepts to choose from. For a truly indulgent Sunday, the best luxury brunch can be found at the Terrace Grill & Bar at Le Méridien Piccadilly.  The three-course brunch is set out as a bountiful [...]

August 14, 2014 × 0 comments
Feitoria at Altis Belém Hotel & Spa, Lisbon

Feitoria at Altis Belém Hotel & Spa, Lisbon

Our first evening in Lisbon was spent in style with a spectacular dinner at one Michelin star restaurant Feitoria at Altis Belém Hotel & Spa. The sleek five-star design hotel has a picturesque seafront location in historic Belém with stunning views over the Tagus River.  Its design is super-minimal and chic [...]

August 13, 2014 × 0 comments
The Source Juice Cleanse

The Source Juice Cleanse

My first juice cleanse was a daunting prospect – would the juices be bearable and would I be starving by the afternoon? There are a number of juice cleanses on the health and well-being market now, but The Source Juice offers tailored cleanses for all levels of experience – beginners, intermediates and [...]

August 11, 2014 × 0 comments
Elizabeth Arden Flawless Future Powered by Ceramide

Elizabeth Arden Flawless Future Powered by Ceramide

Last week, I attended the launch of an exciting new skincare range from Elizabeth Arden.  Flawless Future Powered by Ceramide is a range dedicated to the first signs of ageing among 26-35 year-olds (conveniently my age bracket). Elizabeth Arden notes that we are ‘generation stress’.  The challenges of life in [...]

August 5, 2014 × 1 comment
Lunch at Flores do Bairro, Lisbon

Lunch at Flores do Bairro, Lisbon

Flores do Bairro is a stylish, bijou restaurant on the ground floor of Lisbon’s five-star Bairro Alto Hotel. A member of Leading Hotels of the World, Bairro Alto Hotel boasts a prime position on Luís de Camões Square between historic Bairro Alto and hip Chiado. Its acclaimed restaurant Flores do Bairro [...]

August 4, 2014 × 0 comments
Plan a Price-Focused Trip with GeniusFlight.com

Plan a Price-Focused Trip with GeniusFlight.com

GeniusFlight.com looks set to change how travellers plan their trips as the world’s first price-focused search engine for worldwide flights. This first launch from the Amsterdam-based start-up GeniusTravel Group was created by Dutch entrepreneur Gennie Freen, who saw a gap in the market for a price-focused online travel tool. GeniusFlight.com [...]

August 1, 2014 × 0 comments
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 – [...]

July 31, 2014 × 0 comments
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 [...]

July 30, 2014 × 1 comment
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. [...]

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