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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
Hamburgé Party at Big Fernand London

Hamburgé Party at Big Fernand London

After trying Big Fernand in Paris last year, I was counting down the days until it arrived in London.  It’s now open in Fitzrovia and set to convert us to its signature ‘hamburgés’. London can be a tough burger market to crack, since we have so many fantastic home-grown options [...]

April 9, 2015 × 6 comments
Jones & Payne St. Martins Lane, London

Jones & Payne St. Martins Lane, London

Jones & Payne is an award-winning independent hair salon with a Shoreditch flagship and boutique salon in Covent Garden. The two salons were founded by Ricky Lee Jones and Stuart Payne, who met when working at Taylor Taylor London in Spitalfields, east London.  When creating their own salon, their vision [...]

April 7, 2015 × 0 comments
Sodashi Facial at Sense Spa at Rosewood London

Sodashi Facial at Sense Spa at Rosewood London

The colder months in London can be tough on the skin, so what better to way to get the glow back than with a revitalising facial? For a few hours of uninterrupted ‘me time’, I visited Sense Spa at Rosewood London – an urban sanctuary within the five star luxury [...]

March 30, 2015 × 0 comments
Persian New Year at Dindin Kitchen, London

Persian New Year at Dindin Kitchen, London

Persian New Year in London is rarely a big occasion for me, as I usually spend it cooking delicious Persian dishes at home for just me and Steven. The Persian side of my family is spread across Iran, Germany and the UK (not London, though) and growing up in Newcastle, [...]

March 23, 2015 × 0 comments
Goya at The Courtauld Gallery, London

Goya at The Courtauld Gallery, London

Goya: The Witches and Old Women Album at The Courtauld Gallery is a fascinating new exhibition that explores the artist’s later works. The ground-breaking exhibition reunites all of the known drawings from one of Francisco Goya’s private albums, produced between 1819 and 1823. The eight albums (named A-H) were broken up [...]

March 18, 2015 × 0 comments
Pierre Hermé Paris Fetish Infiniment Vanille

Pierre Hermé Paris Fetish Infiniment Vanille

Pierre Hermé’s creativity never fails to amaze me, but his innovation goes far beyond presenting unexpected new flavour combinations.  Even classic tastes are elevated to divine new levels. Last week, I visited the gorgeous new Pierre Hermé store on Covent Garden’s Monmouth Street for an exclusive preview of the new [...]

March 13, 2015 × 0 comments
Dim Sum Lunch at Royal China Baker Street, London

Dim Sum Lunch at Royal China Baker Street, London

Royal China is quite an institution in London for traditional Chinese dishes and authentic dim sum.  The first Royal China restaurant opened in 1996 and has since expanded to six branches across London (plus one in Singapore). Royal China has been on my foodie ‘to do list’, so last week [...]

March 12, 2015 × 2 comments
Macaron Making at L’Orchidée, Westfield Stratford

Macaron Making at L’Orchidée, Westfield Stratford

Whenever I go to Westfield Stratford, I can’t resist grabbing a bite at one of its tempting eateries. I’ve worked my way through many of the shopping centre’s cafes and restaurants, but am always lured to the Great Eastern Market that offers a tasty selection of artisan bread, authentic Italian [...]

March 6, 2015 × 0 comments
Pop-Up Mexico Exhibition, London

Pop-Up Mexico Exhibition, London

Earlier this week, I headed over to the South Bank to experience modern Mexico in the heart of London. To celebrate the Year of Mexico in the UK, a state-of-the-art pop-up pavilion has arrived in Potters Field Park (previously in Madrid and Beijing), offering an insight into the diverse, fascinating [...]

March 1, 2015 × 0 comments
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 [...]

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February 19, 2015 × 0 comments