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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 × 2 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 [...]

December 30, 2014 × 2 comments
WIN Tickets To The Great New Zealand Wine Pop-Up Shop

WIN Tickets To The Great New Zealand Wine Pop-Up Shop

With the festive season in full swing, it’s time to think about what tipple you’ll be serving at your Christmas and New Year celebrations. So what perfect timing for The New Zealand Cellar to host its hotly-tipped Great New Zealand Pop-Up Shop. Sample some of New Zealand’s finest wines and [...]

December 9, 2014 × 0 comments
A Stay at The Runnymede-on-Thames Hotel & Spa

A Stay at The Runnymede-on-Thames Hotel & Spa

London life can sometimes get a little hectic, so where better to recharging and unwind than at a country retreat just 40 minutes away from the city? The Runnymede-on-Thames is a delightful 4 star hotel in leafy Egham, Surrey, perched on the tranquil banks of the River Thames.  It’s the sister [...]

December 9, 2014 × 0 comments
Dinner at Finch’s, Moorgate

Dinner at Finch’s, Moorgate

Finch’s has the feel of one of London’s ‘new generation’ pubs, where slick design and interesting food are just as important as the drinks. Now part of Young’s Pubs, Finch’s was founded by Henry Hobson Finch in 1865 and was previously known as The Master Gunner.  It was recently re-named as a [...]

December 4, 2014 × 1 comment
The Backstage Tour at The Hoxton Holborn

The Backstage Tour at The Hoxton Holborn

The Hoxton Holborn is one of central London’s most exciting new hotel openings, bringing a welcome dose of cool to the area now coined as ‘Midtown’. The Hoxton Shoreditch was a game-changer on the hotel scene when it opened in 2006 and The Hoxton Holborn takes it to the next level. [...]

November 27, 2014 × 3 comments
Bite Me Pizza, Notting Hill

Bite Me Pizza, Notting Hill

Bite Me Pizza in Notting Hill is the kind of pizza shop-restaurant that could easily become a local favourite.  In fact, I hope to lure it over to the opposite side of the Central Line, so it can be my local pizza place, pronto. At first glance, Bite Me Pizza [...]

November 22, 2014 × 0 comments
Pierre Hermé Paris Fetish Infiniment Chocolat

Pierre Hermé Paris Fetish Infiniment Chocolat

Pierre Hermé is renowned for his game-changing marriage of flavours, however at the heart of his mastery is pure, unadulterated chocolate. The new Fetish Infiniment Chocolat limited edition collection is a celebration of exquisite chocolate made with the finest cocoa from far-flung plantations around the world. I visited the Lowndes Street [...]

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October 28, 2014 × 2 comments