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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
Christmas Gift Guide 2014: Foodie

Christmas Gift Guide 2014: Foodie

What better time to indulge the foodie in your life than with some tasty treats at Christmas? Spread the festive cheer with a posh cheese hamper, decadent yule log or a cheeky bottle of Sauternes… Verden Cheese Hamper, £40, Verden Pierre Hermé Bûche Infiniment Mandarine, €48, Pierre Hermé Chateau Haut-Mayne Sauternes [...]

December 6, 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
Christmas Gift Guide 2014: Luxury

Christmas Gift Guide 2014: Luxury

Christmas has a funny habit of making you splurge on decadent things.  If they’re too gorgeous to resist, or can be justified as ‘useful’, then why not?  Here are some ideas for gifts that are sure to impress…   Mulberry Blossom Tote in Hibiscus Calf Nappa, £495, Mulberry Valentino: At The [...]

December 2, 2014 × 1 comment
Celebrity Cruises Eastern Caribbean Getaway

Celebrity Cruises Eastern Caribbean Getaway

When I took my first European cruise last year as part of a group trip, I knew immediately that I’d been bitten by the cruise bug.  As seasoned cruisers will tell you (and we met many), it really is addictive and a fabulous way to see the world. With one [...]

December 1, 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 [...]

October 28, 2014 × 2 comments
Dinner at Vapiano Soho, London

Dinner at Vapiano Soho, London

Vapiano on Great Portland Street was one of the first Italian restaurants I discovered when I moved to London, so I’ve always had a soft spot for it. Already a big hit with restaurants across the world, the group recently opened the two-floor Vapiano Soho on Wardour Street.  The concept at [...]

October 26, 2014 × 0 comments
Pont St, Belgraves London

Pont St, Belgraves London

It’s always a pleasure to find a restaurant in London that suits you personally and ticks all of the boxes for a perfect night out.  This is how I feel about Pont St, the stylish all-day dining restaurant at Belgraves, a Thompson Hotel. Overseen by celebrity chef Sophie Michell, Pont [...]

October 21, 2014 × 0 comments
BFI LFF 2014: My Old Lady

BFI LFF 2014: My Old Lady

Maggie Smith + Paris is the ideal formula for a pleasant Sunday afternoon film,  however My Old Lady is more than a rose-tinted stroll through the city. Playwright Israel Horovitz has adapted his play for the big screen and the story is certainly worthy of the stunning backdrop of Paris [...]

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October 19, 2014 × 0 comments