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Royal Ascot Afternoon Tea at Bond & Brook

Royal Ascot Afternoon Tea at Bond & Brook

Bond & Brook is one of my favourite places in London for a meeting or a calming pre or post shopping cup of tea. Part of the Rhubarb group, the second floor restaurant and cafe at Fenwick of Bond Street always feel peaceful and civilised, even when busy – the perfect retreat [...]

June 17, 2014 × 2 comments
Wedgwood Taste of History Afternoon Tea

Wedgwood Taste of History Afternoon Tea

Last week, Soho was in bloom as Wedgwood hosted a fabulous tea party with peonies aplenty. An expert on tea-ware since 1759, the iconic British brand celebrated its heritage with a Taste of History Tea Pairing Menu.  Food historian Tasha Marks of Animal Vegetable Mineral Curiosities created a tempting afternoon tea with adaptations [...]

May 19, 2014 × 0 comments
‘Le Tea en Rose’ at Sofitel London St James

‘Le Tea en Rose’ at Sofitel London St James

In celebration of the 2014 RHS Chelsea Flower Show, the Rose Lounge at Sofitel London St James has created ‘Le Tea en Rose’, a new floral afternoon tea for the month of May. The Rose Lounge is one of my favourite spots in central London for afternoon tea, with its plush [...]

May 7, 2014 × 0 comments
Matisse Afternoon Tea at Le Méridien Piccadilly, London

Matisse Afternoon Tea at Le Méridien Piccadilly, London

In celebration of the must-see new exhibition Henri-Matisse: The Cut-Outs at Tate Modern, Le Méridien Piccadilly offers its own colourful Matisse Afternoon Tea in the stylish Terrace Grill & Bar. Chef Michael Dutnall took inspiration from the bright colours and angles of Matisse’s iconic works and his birthplace to produce [...]

April 28, 2014 × 0 comments
Dining in Istanbul

Dining in Istanbul

A highlight of a trip to Istanbul is the fantastic food.  The streets are filled with the mouthwatering aromas of delicious ocakbasi chargrilled meat, honey-drench fresh baklava and freshly-pressed pomegranate juice.  Here are some top picks for eating out in Istanbul… Antiochia Tucked away on a side street in Asmalimescit, [...]

March 3, 2014 × 0 comments
Pera Palace Hotel Jumeirah, Istanbul

Pera Palace Hotel Jumeirah, Istanbul

Pera Palace Hotel Jumeirah, Turkey’s oldest European hotel, is steeped in history and full of old world character and charm. Opened in 1895, the Pera Palace was a glamorous destination for the passengers of the Orient Express.  Agatha Christie wrote Murder on the Orient Express while staying at the belle [...]

February 10, 2014 × 0 comments
Le Gouter Pierre Hermé at The Balcon, London

Le Gouter Pierre Hermé at The Balcon, London

Every London luxury hotel has its own take on the quintessentially British afternoon tea, however, Pierre Hermé brings a much-loved French tradition to The Balcon at Sofitel St James with a very decadent ‘Gouter’. The ‘quatre heures’ is an everyday after-school snack for children, usually consisting of fresh baguette, brioche, [...]

November 14, 2013 × 1 comment
Afternoon Tea at The Halkin – London

Afternoon Tea at The Halkin – London

To celebrate The Halkin’s new afternoon tea, in association with JING Tea, I enjoyed a leisurely afternoon of tea tasting, cakes and poetry. Located on Belgravia’s chic West Halkin Street, the petite boutique hotel by COMO has a calm atmosphere, with its unique blend of minimalist Asian and Milanese design. [...]

October 22, 2013 × 0 comments
Afternoon Tea at C’est La B – Hong Kong

Afternoon Tea at C’est La B – Hong Kong

A highlight of my recent trip to Hong Kong was afternoon tea at the newly-opened branch of C’est La B in Harbour City, Tsim Sha Tsui. Founded by lifestyle guru Bonnae Gokson, C’est La B is a stylish, whimsical cafe-bar where the cakes are just as colourful as the interiors. [...]

October 8, 2013 × 1 comment
Afternoon Tea at Hotel du Vin Newcastle

Afternoon Tea at Hotel du Vin Newcastle

Visiting Hotel du Vin Newcastle with my mum always feels like a real treat and the last time I was back up North, we dropped by for afternoon tea before shopping. I would have thought that a good roast would draw the Sunday crowds, but the lounge at Hotel du [...]

June 7, 2013 × 3 comments
Sweet Revenge – West Village, New York

Sweet Revenge – West Village, New York

New York is full of high end, glossy cupcake boutiques but Sweet Revenge on Carmine Street in the West Village offers something a little different.  As the name suggests, Sweet Revenge is purely for grown-ups and serves inventive cupcakes paired with wines and beers. Established by former city slicker Marlo [...]

March 28, 2013 × 0 comments
A Relaxing Day At Sofitel St James London

A Relaxing Day At Sofitel St James London

One of my favourite things about living in London is how close it is to Paris and all of the delightful French things that make their way across the channel.  Sofitel St James is a little corner of Paris in historic Mayfair – a perfect marriage of French elegance and English refinement. [...]

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January 29, 2013 × 0 comments