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  • A Sicilian Dinner at IDDU – South Kensington, London

    A Sicilian Dinner at IDDU – South Kensington, London

    Discovering complex flavours and new fusion dishes can be a joy of living in a city with so many exciting restaurants, however, sometimes simple, rustic cooking can just really hit the spot. I reaffirmed this last week over a fabulous dinner at IDDU, a new Sicilian cafe-restaurant-winebar in South Kensington. [...]

  • Celebrity Eclipse: A Taste of Modern Luxury

    Celebrity Eclipse: A Taste of Modern Luxury

    Last week, I joined Celebrity Cruises in Southampton for a two-night Taste of Modern Luxury sailing to Paris onboard the recently refurbished Celebrity Eclipse. I first experienced Celebrity Cruises with a 7-night Eastern Caribbean Getaway onboard the Celebrity Reflection late last year and was excited to see how the two ships would [...]

  • A Stay at Hôtel Bourg Tibourg, Paris

    A Stay at Hôtel Bourg Tibourg, Paris

    Hôtel Bourg Tibourg is a real hidden gem in the heart of the Marais with the feel of an exquisite private residence. Nestled on the chic rue Bourg-Tibourg, just a few steps away from high end tea emporium Mariage Frères, the hotel is so discreet that it may only be [...]

  • STAY Paris Le Faubourg by Yannick Alléno

    STAY Paris Le Faubourg by Yannick Alléno

    On my recent trip to Paris, I had the pleasure of enjoying dinner at STAY Paris Le Faubourg, the new restaurant by three Michelin star chef Yannick Alléno at Sofitel Paris Le Faubourg. The renowned French chef brings his exciting Simple Table Yannick Alléno concept directly from Asia, where he has already [...]

  • Cooking at Home with Gousto

    Cooking at Home with Gousto

    Cooking at home is one of my pleasures in life, however it can quickly feel like a chore without the right preparation.  Coming home to a fridge filled with only alcohol, condiments and nail varnish or lacking meal ideas can easily give me the cooking blues. So, when Gousto offered [...]

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Royal Caribbean Anthem of the Seas

Royal Caribbean Anthem of the Seas

Royal Caribbean has just launched its new game-changing Quantum Class ship Anthem of the Seas, sailing for just one season from the UK.  The world’s third largest cruise ship is truly impressive with cutting-edge technology and a number of exciting new features. A few weeks ago, I attended a two-night [...]

May 13, 2015 × 1 comment
Sakura at Sake No Hana, London

Sakura at Sake No Hana, London

One of my favourite things about the arrival of Spring is the dreamy cherry blossom that makes the city look even prettier.  It may be a fleeting joy, but cherry blossom lasts that little bit longer in Mayfair at Sakura at Sake No Hana. The ground floor bar area of [...]

May 11, 2015 × 4 comments
Shinola Detroit – London Soho Store

Shinola Detroit – London Soho Store

I fell in love with Detroit-based watch and leather company Shinola when it arrived in Europe two years ago.  Ahead of its launch at Colette in Paris, I met up with the Shinola team and found out first hand just how cool and unique the brand is. Shinola opened its [...]

May 4, 2015 × 0 comments
Pret a Diner: The Bohemians

Pret a Diner: The Bohemians

Ultra-cool, nomadic collective Pret a Diner has returned to London, bringing a touch of decadence and culture to the city’s dining scene. Pret a Diner: The Bohemians, from Royals to Rogues, revives the spirit of artistic London and Cafe Royal Hotel is the perfect location, steeped in its own rebellious history.  Creative [...]

April 30, 2015 × 1 comment
The Natural Philosopher, Hackney

The Natural Philosopher, Hackney

East London has a brand new drinking den with the arrival of The Natural Philosopher on Hackney Road. Located in a delightfully odd Mac Museum and repair shop, The Natural Philosopher is a fun addition to the Cambridge Heath bar scene and within stumbling distance of Mission, Peg + Patriot, [...]

April 28, 2015 × 1 comment
Dinner at Holborn Dining Room, Rosewood London

Dinner at Holborn Dining Room, Rosewood London

There’s something quite fabulous about going out to a central London restaurant on a Saturday night when everywhere is buzzing and full of the weekend spirit. A few Saturdays ago, Steven and I dined at Holborn Dining Room, which has been on my foodie wish list for quite some time. [...]

April 27, 2015 × 1 comment
2015 Sony World Photography Awards Exhibition, London

2015 Sony World Photography Awards Exhibition, London

This week, I headed over to Somerset House for an early morning preview of the 2015 Sony World Photography Awards Exhibition as a guest of Celebrity Cruises. The world’s largest photography competition presents its winning and shortlisted images across a number of rooms in Somerset House’s elegant West Wing.  We [...]

April 26, 2015 × 0 comments
Hayes and Jarvis Shop NYC App

Hayes and Jarvis Shop NYC App

New York is famed for its amazing shopping and it’s one of my favourite cities for finding those cool hidden gems. While I love wandering around the Big Apple and discovering hotspots as I go, it can be easy to take a wrong turn and miss the best shopping streets. [...]

April 23, 2015 × 0 comments
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 [...]

April 17, 2015 × 2 comments
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 [...]

April 15, 2015 × 2 comments
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 [...]

April 14, 2015 × 1 comment
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 [...]

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