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Hubbard & Bell at The Hoxton Holborn

Hubbard & Bell at The Hoxton Holborn

When my Parisian friends Coralie and Sunny came over to London for a whirlwind birthday trip, I knew exactly where they would be staying.  They’re pretty much Hoxton Hotel regulars now and this was the first time they would be trying The Hoxton Holborn. Whether we meet in Paris or [...]

February 23, 2015 × 4 comments
Mast Brothers Chocolate Arrives in Shoreditch, London

Mast Brothers Chocolate Arrives in Shoreditch, London

Brooklyn-based chocolate makers Mast Brothers is finally here in Shoreditch and what better time to launch than on Valentine’s Day? Brothers Rick and Michael Mast teased us with a chocolate pop-up at the nearby Ace Hotel and now London has the full experience at their sleek, minimal chocolate factory on Redchurch [...]

February 19, 2015 × 0 comments
Lunch at Kouzu – Belgravia, London

Lunch at Kouzu – Belgravia, London

London has no shortages of fine dining Japanese restaurants, but Belgravia restaurant Kouzu is rather special. Housed in a Grade-II listed 19th century mansion overlooking Victoria’s prestigious Grosvenor Gardens, Kouzu certainly looks the part.  Inside, the design is sleek and contemporary with a downstairs cocktail lounge and floating mezzanine with [...]

February 17, 2015 × 0 comments
Templeton Place Luxury Serviced Apartments, London

Templeton Place Luxury Serviced Apartments, London

On my most recent travels, I had the pleasure of spending the night at Templeton Place luxury serviced apartments before jetting off from Heathrow to Miami the next morning. Templeton Place is part of London-based Supercity Aparthotels and the stylish sister property of The Rosebery in leafy Clerkenwell, where I [...]

February 3, 2015 × 1 comment
Bonapeti Plant-Based Meal Delivery

Bonapeti Plant-Based Meal Delivery

Nothing can beat the convenience of take-out when you’ve come home on a cold night and just want to have a hot meal and curl up on the sofa.  Sure, an indulgent curry with plenty of sides or a tasty pizza can hit the spot, but sometimes I’ll crave something [...]

February 2, 2015 × 0 comments
Chloé Debuts at Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, London

Chloé Debuts at Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, London

It’s rare that I write about hotel packages, but Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, London’s partnership with French fashion maison Chloé is just too fabulous not to share. I can’t resist a luxury fashion and hotel collaboration when it’s done well and the Chloé Debuts package is a cut above the rest. [...]

January 29, 2015 × 0 comments
A Stay at Urban Villa, West London

A Stay at Urban Villa, West London

As a general rule, hip design hotels can rarely be found on the outskirts of London (least of all perched over the M4), but Urban Villa is set to change that with its first all-suite hotel in Brentford, west London. The 100-suite hotel is designed by New York architects Grzywinski + [...]

January 26, 2015 × 4 comments
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 [...]

January 22, 2015 × 0 comments
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 [...]

January 14, 2015 × 0 comments
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 [...]

January 13, 2015 × 0 comments
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
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 [...]

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