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Kosmea Australia Natural Skincare

Kosmea Australia Natural Skincare

Kosmea is an Australian, family-run skincare brand that harnesses the natural power of rose hip oil to deliver effective, luxurious products. Founded by natural skincare enthusiast Marie Jenkins, Kosmea offers eight daily skincare products that are formulated to hydrate, calm and nourish the skin.  In fact, the Ancient Greek name means to [...]

July 14, 2014 × 0 comments
Live Your Lunch Break

Live Your Lunch Break

The lunch break is a perfect time to recharge and take a little ‘me time’ before taking on the challenges of an afternoon at work.  Sometimes it can mean picnics in the park with colleagues or at more stressful times, grabbing a sandwich to munch on al desko. Flexioffices, leading [...]

July 10, 2014 × 0 comments
Dinner at Villandry St James’s, London

Dinner at Villandry St James’s, London

Villandry St James’s is the second Villandry restaurant in London (another is at Bicester Village in Oxfordshire) and it is certainly the grandest. Opened at the end of last year, Villandry St James’s occupies a stunning Edwardian baroque building on Waterloo Place, in between Regent Street and Pall Mall.  It brings [...]

July 7, 2014 × 0 comments
One Tower Bridge, London

One Tower Bridge, London

One Tower Bridge is a brand new luxury apartment complex by Berkeley Homes, at the foot of London’s iconic Tower Bridge, which celebrates its 120th anniversary this year. The desirable riverside development features nine blocks – all different in character – and has a prestigious location close to the capital’s [...]

July 4, 2014 × 0 comments
Pavillon de la Reine – Marais, Paris

Pavillon de la Reine – Marais, Paris

Pavillon de la Reine is the true definition of a hidden gem, with all of the romance and charm that you could hope for during a stay in Paris. We stayed at Pavillon de la Reine for my birthday trip to Paris and it was the perfect base for a [...]

June 30, 2014 × 0 comments
Shoryu Ramen Carnaby, London

Shoryu Ramen Carnaby, London

Shoryu Ramen, the small Japanese restaurant chain from the people behind the Japan Centre, is known to offer some of the most authentic ramen in London. Its new Carnaby branch opened just a few months ago in Kingly Court and is in a prime spot (a few steps from Liberty [...]

June 26, 2014 × 0 comments
Fountain of Youth Coconut Water by The Michelberger Hotel

Fountain of Youth Coconut Water by The Michelberger Hotel

Coconut water is having quite a moment and the best one I’ve tasted has got to be Fountain of Youth. A lifestyle project from the hip Michelberger Hotel in Berlin, Fountain of Youth is simply 100% natural, fresh coconut water in an illustrated can (how cool is the ‘founder’ Monkey). [...]

June 22, 2014 × 1 comment
Busaba Eathai Old Street

Busaba Eathai Old Street

When I first moved to London in 2008, I remember being amazed by the queue snaking around the corner to get a seat at Busaba Eathai in Soho.  Luckily, the queues have since calmed down, but Busaba Eathai’s central London restaurants still draw in the crowds.  While hot new restaurants [...]

June 19, 2014 × 0 comments
Jonathan Saunders for Thomson

Jonathan Saunders for Thomson

British fashion designer Jonathan Saunders moves into stylish travel, collaborating with Thomson on his first hotel design project, including a range of beach accessories. Known for his graphic prints and block colours, Jonathan Saunders was commissioned to design a bespoke pool area for the new five star Thomson Sensatori Resort Jamaica. [...]

June 18, 2014 × 0 comments
Royal Ascot Afternoon Tea at Bond & Brook

Royal Ascot Afternoon Tea at Bond & Brook

Bond & Brook is one of my favourite places in London for a meeting or a calming pre or post shopping cup of tea. Part of the Rhubarb group, the second floor restaurant and cafe at Fenwick of Bond Street always feel peaceful and civilised, even when busy – the perfect retreat [...]

June 17, 2014 × 2 comments
Persian dishes at dindin kitchen, Holborn

Persian dishes at dindin kitchen, Holborn

dindin kitchen is the new Persian ‘fine fast food’ restaurant in Holborn that I’ve been raving about to anyone who will listen since visiting recently. Being Persian, I’ve grown up on a diet of slow-cooked stews and Basmati rice studded with vegetable or dried fruit.  Typically, I have the Persian [...]

June 16, 2014 × 0 comments
Sunday Jazz Brunch at Chotto Matte, Soho

Sunday Jazz Brunch at Chotto Matte, Soho

Chotto Matte is a three-floor Japanese-Peruvian restaurant that opened towards the end of last year in Soho. The slick, colourful restaurant serves its own take on Nikkei cuisine – an interesting mix of ceviche, tiraditos, gyoza and robata grill dishes.  Rather than keeping the two cooking styles separate, the ingredients are [...]

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June 10, 2014 × 0 comments