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A Sicilian Dinner at IDDU – South Kensington, London

A Sicilian Dinner at IDDU – South Kensington, London

Discovering complex flavours and new fusion dishes can be a joy of living in a city with so many exciting restaurants, however, sometimes simple, rustic cooking can just really hit the spot. I reaffirmed this last week over a fabulous dinner at IDDU, a new Sicilian cafe-restaurant-winebar in South Kensington. [...]

May 25, 2015 × 0 comments
Sakura at Sake No Hana, London

Sakura at Sake No Hana, London

One of my favourite things about the arrival of Spring is the dreamy cherry blossom that makes the city look even prettier.  It may be a fleeting joy, but cherry blossom lasts that little bit longer in Mayfair at Sakura at Sake No Hana. The ground floor bar area of [...]

May 11, 2015 × 2 comments
Shinola Detroit – London Soho Store

Shinola Detroit – London Soho Store

I fell in love with Detroit-based watch and leather company Shinola when it arrived in Europe two years ago.  Ahead of its launch at Colette in Paris, I met up with the Shinola team and found out first hand just how cool and unique the brand is. Shinola opened its [...]

May 4, 2015 × 0 comments
Pret a Diner: The Bohemians

Pret a Diner: The Bohemians

Ultra-cool, nomadic collective Pret a Diner has returned to London, bringing a touch of decadence and culture to the city’s dining scene. Pret a Diner: The Bohemians, from Royals to Rogues, revives the spirit of artistic London and Cafe Royal Hotel is the perfect location, steeped in its own rebellious history.  Creative [...]

April 30, 2015 × 1 comment
The Natural Philosopher, Hackney

The Natural Philosopher, Hackney

East London has a brand new drinking den with the arrival of The Natural Philosopher on Hackney Road. Located in a delightfully odd Mac Museum and repair shop, The Natural Philosopher is a fun addition to the Cambridge Heath bar scene and within stumbling distance of Mission, Peg + Patriot, [...]

April 28, 2015 × 1 comment
Dinner at Holborn Dining Room, Rosewood London

Dinner at Holborn Dining Room, Rosewood London

There’s something quite fabulous about going out to a central London restaurant on a Saturday night when everywhere is buzzing and full of the weekend spirit. A few Saturdays ago, Steven and I dined at Holborn Dining Room, which has been on my foodie wish list for quite some time. [...]

April 27, 2015 × 1 comment
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 [...]

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March 18, 2015 × 0 comments