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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 × 1 comment
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. [...]

January 29, 2013 × 0 comments
La Galette Des Reines At Le Meurice, Paris

La Galette Des Reines At Le Meurice, Paris

January in France means the return of the delicious traditional Galette des Rois.  Made from layers of puff pastry and an almond paste filling, the seasonal galette marks the feast of Epiphany and features a charm hidden within.  The lucky person who finds the charm, or fève, becomes king or queen [...]

January 17, 2013 × 0 comments
Afternoon Tea At The Twelve Apostles – Cape Town, South Africa

Afternoon Tea At The Twelve Apostles – Cape Town, South Africa

Rebecca Brett swaps afternoon tea in London for the sunny backdrop of the Twelve Apostles mountain range and the Atlantic Ocean in Cape Town… Afternoon tea in London is a quintessential treat that takes one away from the stresses and strains of every day life for a little luxury. No [...]

January 15, 2013 × 0 comments
Little Cupcake Bakeshop – Nolita, New York

Little Cupcake Bakeshop – Nolita, New York

While staying at The Nolitan in downtown New York, we were drawn to the Little Cupcake Bakeshop and popped in for an afternoon treat. Established in 2005 in Brooklyn by four brothers, Little Cupcake Bakeshop is a cupcake shop with a difference.  It’s the world’s first carbon neutral bakery, built [...]

January 3, 2013 × 0 comments
Pierre Hermé Paris – Les Jardins Macarons 2013

Pierre Hermé Paris – Les Jardins Macarons 2013

A few weeks ago,  I had the pleasure of meeting the legendary Pierre Hermé, as he visited London to present an exciting preview of his new Les Jardins collection for 2013. Les Jardins is a collection of 12 limited edition macarons inspired by the sensory delights of a garden – flowers, [...]

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