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Eyescream and Friends, Barcelona

Eyescream and Friends, Barcelona

Eyescream and Friends in Barcelona is one of the coolest ice cream parlours that I’ve ever seen. Nestled on the Paseo Joan de Borbo – the main street leading down to the Barceloneta beach – Eyescream and Friends is a tiny concept store with minimalist, laboratory-style interiors. Designed by Estudio [...]

September 15, 2014 × 0 comments
Dim Sum at Ping Pong Westfield Stratford

Dim Sum at Ping Pong Westfield Stratford

Ping Pong has been one of my ‘go to’ places for quick and easy dim sum since living in London, particularly for its decadent Lazy Sumday with unlimited dim sum.  Luckily there’s now an outpost on my doorstep at Westfield Stratford. It’s one of the ‘new look’ Ping Pong branches [...]

September 8, 2014 × 0 comments
Kanada-Ya Ramen Bar, London

Kanada-Ya Ramen Bar, London

London’s ramen craze continues with the opening of Kanada-Ya this week on St Giles High Street. Opened in Japan in 2009, Kanada Kazuhiro’s popular ramen restaurant also has a branch in Hong Kong.  The London restaurant is the brand’s third outpost and judging by the enormous queues during the soft [...]

September 3, 2014 × 0 comments
How To Be Parisian Wherever You Are

How To Be Parisian Wherever You Are

Ever wondered the secrets behind the life and style of Parisian women?  Their cultural DNA has been decoded by a number of books, but none do it as well as How To Be Parisian Wherever You Are. It’s a light-hearted guide to adding a little je ne sais quois to [...]

September 3, 2014 × 0 comments
Weekend Staycation at Belgraves, A Thompson Hotel

Weekend Staycation at Belgraves, A Thompson Hotel

Belgraves, a Thompson Hotel is a stunning design hotel in the heart of London’s chic Belgravia. It’s the only hotel outside of the US and Canada by hip lifestyle brand Thompson Hotels.  While many Thompson hotels are all about downtown cool, Belgraves adds a youthful vibe to a sophisticated, well-heeled [...]

September 1, 2014 × 0 comments
Salthouse Harbour Hotel, Suffolk

Salthouse Harbour Hotel, Suffolk

Salthouse Harbour Hotel is a contemporary boutique hotel with lots of character, nestled on the quayside of Ipswich Harbour. It’s the perfect spot for a relaxing weekend getaway, located just over an hour away from London by train and five minutes from the train station in a taxi.  Beyond enjoying [...]

August 27, 2014 × 0 comments
Errol Douglas: Red Carpet Looks

Errol Douglas: Red Carpet Looks

Loved the red carpet looks at this year’s MTV VMAs and The Emmys?  Mane master Errol Douglas MBE shares his favourite looks from the award ceremonies and shares the secrets behind the ‘dos. Cascading ombre curls seems to have been replaced with sleek, shoulder-skimming tresses for the awards (a sign for autumn perhaps).  [...]

August 26, 2014 × 0 comments
Dinner at The Noodle House, London

Dinner at The Noodle House, London

The Noodle House opened on London’s busy Shaftesbury Avenue earlier this year and has grown throughout Asia since launching in Dubai in 2002. The casual South-East Asian street food restaurant offers signature dishes from a number of countries including Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand.  It also takes inspiration from Asia’s tea [...]

August 25, 2014 × 0 comments
A Stylish Stay at The London EDITION Hotel

A Stylish Stay at The London EDITION Hotel

The London EDITION is one of the city’s hottest hotel openings last year and has received much acclaim since its arrival. Behind the game-changing Fitzrovia design hotel is hospitality guru Ian Schrager – a pioneer of the boutique hotel experience who brought us Sanderson and St Martin’s Lane.  The inaugural EDITION [...]

August 22, 2014 × 0 comments
Luce e Limoni, Clerkenwell

Luce e Limoni, Clerkenwell

Luce e Limoni is a charming neighbourhood restaurant in leafy Clerkenwell that I’m delighted to have discovered, thanks to the lovely folk at Zomato. The day I visited, Chiltern Fire House was being heralded on the cover of a magazine as the hottest restaurant in London and I couldn’t help [...]

August 21, 2014 × 0 comments
Viva La Juicy Gold Couture

Viva La Juicy Gold Couture

Viva La Juicy Gold Couture is a vibrant new interpretation of Juicy Couture’s popular Viva La Juicy fragrance. The sparkling fruity floral fragrance is uplifting, girly and glam – exactly what you’d expect from the LA-born, casual luxury brand.  With a touch of punk rock and lashings of gold, it’s [...]

August 18, 2014 × 0 comments
GAIL’s Artisan Bakery Ice Cream Sandwich Pop-Up

GAIL’s Artisan Bakery Ice Cream Sandwich Pop-Up

The sun may be hiding right now, but GAIL’s Artisan Bakery is keeping the summer vibes going with its ice cream pop-up at its Soho bakery. From 20th August for just two weeks, GAIL’s will become a stylish ice cream bar with plenty of sweet treats to stay cool. ‘Ice cream [...]

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August 14, 2014 × 0 comments