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Home Decoration Inspiration

Home Decoration Inspiration

This year, I’ve been thinking about how I can make my modern but very white apartment look a lot more exciting and personal.  A splash of colour and some interesting furnishings are definitely needed, but where to start? Here are some of my favourite 2014 interior design trends that are [...]

June 8, 2014 × 0 comments
Benihana’s 50th Birthday

Benihana’s 50th Birthday

This week, I attended Benihana Japanese Steakhouse’s 50th anniversary party at its Chelsea restaurant on the King’s Road.  It was the first time I’ve visited and it was even more fun and quirky than I’d expected. Founded by the late Hiroaoki ‘Rocky’ Aoki in 1964 with just four tables, Benihana [...]

June 8, 2014 × 0 comments
Big Fernand – Montorgueil, Paris

Big Fernand – Montorgueil, Paris

Big Fernand is a hip burger bar that does things a little differently, bringing a taste of the country to the centre of Paris. The ‘atelier du hamburger’ first opened on rue du Faubourg Poissonnière, with next door Little Fernand specialising in hot dogs, but I visited the second restaurant [...]

June 2, 2014 × 0 comments
Pavilion Kensington by Adam Simmonds

Pavilion Kensington by Adam Simmonds

Pavilion London is a stylish new all-day dining brasserie on Kensington High Street, overseen by Michelin star chef Adam Simmonds. Opening today, the restaurant is part of the Pavilion (formerly Dryland) business members’ club, with four floors of slick, luxury serviced offices and working spaces.  However, with its relaxed, non-corporate feel, [...]

May 30, 2014 × 1 comment
Hotel Josephine, Paris

Hotel Josephine, Paris

Hotel Josephine is a charming four-star boutique hotel in Paris, inspired by France’s beloved queen of the Jazz Age, Josephine Baker. Located on the corner of Rue Blanche in the 9th arrondissement, Hotel Josephine is conveniently close to romantic Montmartre, the Sacre-Coeur, lively Pigalle and the legendary Moulin Rouge. Josephine [...]

May 27, 2014 × 1 comment
Friendship with Monica Vinader

Friendship with Monica Vinader

My jewellery collection is one of the most treasured things that I own and each piece tells a story.  Whether a piece of jewellery was given to me by a friend, picked up on my travels or worn on a special occasion, it remains dear to me. One of my [...]

May 26, 2014 × 0 comments
Wedgwood Taste of History Afternoon Tea

Wedgwood Taste of History Afternoon Tea

Last week, Soho was in bloom as Wedgwood hosted a fabulous tea party with peonies aplenty. An expert on tea-ware since 1759, the iconic British brand celebrated its heritage with a Taste of History Tea Pairing Menu.  Food historian Tasha Marks of Animal Vegetable Mineral Curiosities created a tempting afternoon tea with adaptations [...]

May 19, 2014 × 0 comments
Romeo & Juliet by Scottish Ballet

Romeo & Juliet by Scottish Ballet

This week, I had the pleasure of attending Scottish Ballet’s performance of Romeo & Juliet at Sadler’s Wells. Shakespeare’s iconic love story is transported from the romantic Renaissance period to 20th century Italy, spanning from the 1930s through to the nineties.  Choreographer Krzysztof Pastor created the exhilarating production for Scottish Ballet [...]

May 17, 2014 × 0 comments
Pizza Union Spitalfields, London

Pizza Union Spitalfields, London

Pizza Union brings ’Superveloce Italiana’ to Spitalfields, offering express Italian pizza at a refreshingly affordable price. Tucked away on a cobbled street close to Spitalfields Market and Liverpool Street Station, Pizza Union may not be known to passersby, but it already has a loyal following.  Open seven days a week, 11 to 11, [...]

May 16, 2014 × 0 comments
Dining at Le Bristol Paris

Dining at Le Bristol Paris

I recently stayed at five star palace hotel Le Bristol for a special masterclass with Head Bartender Maxime Hoerth and a fun cocktail tour of Paris’ best bars. We had the pleasure of dining mostly in Le Bristol for our two days in Paris, making for a very decadent, relaxed [...]

May 11, 2014 × 0 comments
‘Le Tea en Rose’ at Sofitel London St James

‘Le Tea en Rose’ at Sofitel London St James

In celebration of the 2014 RHS Chelsea Flower Show, the Rose Lounge at Sofitel London St James has created ‘Le Tea en Rose’, a new floral afternoon tea for the month of May. The Rose Lounge is one of my favourite spots in central London for afternoon tea, with its plush [...]

May 7, 2014 × 0 comments
UNITE Haircare Collection

UNITE Haircare Collection

UNITE is a line of luxury haircare products created by LA-based hairstylist Andrew Dale.  The high end brand was developed to treat hair concerns that he encountered both in the salon and behind the scenes on photo shoots and at international fashion weeks. Andrew Dale trained with Vidal Sassoon in London [...]

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May 6, 2014 × 0 comments