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  • Dinner & Champagne at Bistro 51, St. James’ Court, A Taj Hotel

    Dinner & Champagne at Bistro 51, St. James’ Court, A Taj Hotel

    St. James’ is a part of historic London that feels so elegant, refined and quintessentially English.  With the city developing so rapidly, a stroll through this neighbourhood reminds me of London’s dapper, old world charm. Nestled on Buckingham Gate is the luxurious St. James’ Court, A Taj Hotel.  Its exquisite [...]

  • A Stay at Tides South Beach – Miami

    A Stay at Tides South Beach – Miami

    Our recent stay in Miami was a short and sweet weekend break, so we wanted our hotel to be special. Tides South Beach ticks all of the boxes with an unbeatable Ocean Drive location, boutique feel and an outdoor pool.  It’s a stylish haven in the heart of a buzzing, [...]

  • Eric Lanlard at Telegraph Cruise Show

    Eric Lanlard at Telegraph Cruise Show

    Last weekend, I headed to the Telegraph Cruise Show at ExCel, to check out the latest in the world of cruising. If you have your eye on a cruise, the Telegraph Cruise Show is the place to come and get inspired by the destinations and talk to a real person [...]

  • Lunch at Big Pink, South Beach, Miami

    Lunch at Big Pink, South Beach, Miami

    When in America, it’s a foodie’s duty to hunt out at least one authentic diner where the food is awesome and the portion sizes are obscene. Top of our list was Myles Chefetz’s local institution Big Pink, an all-day retro diner with a typically Miami pastel pink facade.  It’s a hotspot [...]

  • Dinner at Den Udon – Kings Cross, London

    Dinner at Den Udon – Kings Cross, London

    2014 was undoubtedly the ‘year of the ramen’, but our waistlines will be thankful for the next Japanese soup trend – the healthier, simpler udon. The team behind new restaurant Den Udon describe themselves as ‘udon evangelists’, which seems accurate as udon is the only type of noodle served. Den [...]

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Ombre Detox at Errol Douglas, Belgravia

Ombre Detox at Errol Douglas, Belgravia

For the past few seasons, I’ve had ombre highlights in my hair and love the sunkissed look that they give.  My best ombre look was courtesy of Errol Douglas Salon in Belgravia, when I asked for an SJP look before heading off to New York. Since then, I added more [...]

January 9, 2015 × 2 comments
Art Deco South Beach, Miami

Art Deco South Beach, Miami

After our recent Celebrity Eastern Caribbean Cruise, we spent two extra nights in Miami before flying home.  It was a great chance to explore the port city and felt like the perfect end to a relaxing, inspiring trip. Discovering Miami can take time, as it’s quite a spread-out city with [...]

January 7, 2015 × 1 comment
Wynwood Arts District, Miami

Wynwood Arts District, Miami

Miami’s Wynwood Arts District was high on our list of sights to see and even a tropical storm couldn’t deter us from visiting. Wynwood is a semi-industrial neighbourhood north of Downtown Miami where derelict warehouses have been given a new lease of life as art galleries, artist studios, restaurants, cafe-bars [...]

January 4, 2015 × 0 comments
Celebrity Cruises Eastern Caribbean: Philipsburg, St. Maarten

Celebrity Cruises Eastern Caribbean: Philipsburg, St. Maarten

The third destination on our Celebrity Eastern Caribbean Cruise was the stunning island of St. Maarten.  It was our favourite day onshore, thanks to our fantastic excursion – the 5-hour Sightsee Marigot and Beach Getaway. St. Maarten is a unique island, as it has both a Dutch and French side [...]

January 2, 2015 × 0 comments
Top 5 Travels of 2014

Top 5 Travels of 2014

2014 feels like it has flown by, but luckily it’s been filled with some unforgettable travel experiences, from European city breaks to a long, relaxing cruise in the Caribbean.  Here are some of my favourite moments from over the year… Cocktail Masterclass at Le Bristol Paris My first stay at [...]

December 31, 2014 × 1 comment
Dinner at L’ETO Caffe Brompton

Dinner at L’ETO Caffe Brompton

L’ETO Caffe is a boutique chain of cafes that I always recommend to friends looking for a stylish, cosy place to enjoy exquisite tea and cake in London. There are now six branches across west London and central and the latest opening - L’ETO Caffe Brompton – is perfectly located for [...]

December 30, 2014 × 2 comments
Christmas Gift Guide: Stocking Fillers

Christmas Gift Guide: Stocking Fillers

For an extra Christmas gift, fill a stocking with small gifts that are sure to delight.  Tangerines and nuts and optional. Bleach London Spin The Bleach Bottle Colour Kit, £12, Boots Flowers of Liberty Betsy Liberty Print Disc Charm Bracelet, £14.95, Liberty Kate Spade Set of 10 All Wrapped Up [...]

December 18, 2014 × 0 comments
Christmas Gift Guide 2014: Beauty

Christmas Gift Guide 2014: Beauty

Christmas is the time to splash out on friends and family with something they may not usually buy themselves.  What could be better than finding luxury beauty gift under the tree, whether it’s a Bobbi Brown limited edition eye palette, a gorgeous Bella Freud candle or an elegant Penhaligon’s Christmas [...]

December 17, 2014 × 0 comments
What To Bake & How To Bake It by Jane Hornby

What To Bake & How To Bake It by Jane Hornby

Baking is one of those things that I love to do, but often leave it to the experts.  I get lured in by London’s exquisite cake shops, but it can be much more rewarding to make your own baked goods and share them with family and friends. But, what if [...]

December 16, 2014 × 0 comments
Celebrity Cruises Eastern Caribbean: Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas

Celebrity Cruises Eastern Caribbean: Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas

The second destination of our Celebrity Cruises Eastern Caribbean Getaway was Chalotte Amalie on the beautiful island of St. Thomas in the US Virgin Islands. One of my favourite parts of a cruise is sailing in to the port of a new destination and feeling the excitement build as the scenery [...]

December 15, 2014 × 0 comments
Celebrity Cruises Eastern Caribbean: San Juan, Puerto Rico

Celebrity Cruises Eastern Caribbean: San Juan, Puerto Rico

On our recent Celebrity Cruises Eastern Caribbean Getaway, the first destination we visited was San Juan in Puerto Rico. After two glorious days at sea relaxing and finding our way around the Celebrity Reflection, we were excited to start exploring the Caribbean.  The ship docked at 4pm and we headed [...]

December 12, 2014 × 0 comments
Lucy Choi & Philips Beauty UK Lumea Heels

Lucy Choi & Philips Beauty UK Lumea Heels

This week, I attended the unveiling of Lucy Choi’s stunning new Lumea Heels in the plush Drawing Room at Ham Yard. Designed in partnership with Philips Lumea, there’s something rather special about the Lumea Heels.  Not only are they unbelievably gorgeous, but only 30 pairs have been made! As you [...]

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