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Chopard at The Dorchester

Chopard at The Dorchester

Diamonds are a girl’s best friend, as they say, but surely they’re even better if they come straight from The Dorchester. While the younger generation of luxury and design hotels are adding florists, bookshops and concept gift stores to their public areas, The Dorchester keeps it old school with an [...]

January 15, 2014 × 1 comment
Clinique All About Moisture

Clinique All About Moisture

Clinique Moisture Surge is one of my all-time favourite skincare ranges for year-round intensive hydration, particularly when travelling. It was at an airport duty-free that I first tried Clinique Moisture Surge Extended Thirst Relief gel-crème and years later I still make sure there’s at least one product from the range [...]

January 13, 2014 × 0 comments
Tirage Champagne et Plats, London

Tirage Champagne et Plats, London

Tirage Champagne et Plats is a new spot in The City where the light bites are just as elegant as the bubbles. Set across two floors, the dimly-lit Champagne bar has a slick, urban-luxe feel with exposed brick walls, parquet flooring and plenty of high tables, leather banquettes and bar [...]

January 10, 2014 × 0 comments
Le Chalet des Îles, Paris

Le Chalet des Îles, Paris

Le Chalet des Îles in Paris’ picturesque Bois de Boulogne feels like a little corner of the countryside in the middle of the city and is a real hidden gem.  The postcard pretty Swiss chalet is perched on the edge of an idyllic boating lake and is accessed by taking a [...]

January 7, 2014 × 0 comments
Mulberry Spring-Summer 2014 Campaign

Mulberry Spring-Summer 2014 Campaign

Cara Delevingne returns to Mulberry for a second time, hosting a typically eccentric English tea party for the Spring-Summer 2014 campaign.  However, the lucky few guests to be invited to tea at Shotover House in Oxfordshire (also the location for last season’s shoot) were a menagerie of adorable animals. Animal-lover Cara [...]

January 6, 2014 × 1 comment
Things To Do In Hong Kong

Things To Do In Hong Kong

Hong Kong is full of exciting places and activities to immerse yourself in the city’s unique culture and history.  Why not sample authentic Chinese food with a foodie tour or a dim sum cooking class, visit a historic temple or view Hong Kong from its highest point. Here are some [...]

January 3, 2014 × 0 comments
Top Foodie Moments of 2013

Top Foodie Moments of 2013

2013 has been a year of amazing foodie adventures, from low-key, local discoveries to hot Michelin star restaurants on the other side of the world. My biggest highlight of the year has been visiting China twice and being blown away by the incredible, authentic food there, particularly the addictive dim [...]

December 31, 2013 × 0 comments
Vivo Italian Bakery & Restaurant, Islington

Vivo Italian Bakery & Restaurant, Islington

Italian bakery and restaurant Vivo brings a touch of Milanese chic to Islington with authentic regional food and slick, minimalist design. Vivo is in good company with Upper Street’s Ottolenghi and Fig & Olive, but the all-day dining spot’s concept is quite different, taking inspiration from northern Italy’s high end pasticcerias and [...]

December 28, 2013 × 0 comments
Christmas Gift Guide 2013: Accessories

Christmas Gift Guide 2013: Accessories

Accessories make perfect Christmas gifts, whether it’s a cosy faux fur snood, a piece of designer jewellery or a fabulous handbag.  Hermès bangles are collectible classics while this season’s KENZO bags are unbelievably cool and covetable.  Of course, no one can resist a butter-soft Mulberry leather purse and the new [...]

December 19, 2013 × 0 comments
Le Castiglione, Paris

Le Castiglione, Paris

Le Castiglione is a cosy, family-run brasserie on the rue Saint-Honoré, nestled between the Place Vendôme and the Tuileries. Le Casti, as it’s affectionately know, is a 1st arrondissement institution and a bi-annual Paris Fashion Week haunt. Sofia Coppola declared Le Casti burger the best in Paris and it’s a [...]

December 16, 2013 × 0 comments
BRIKA x The Coveteur at Paramount Hotel, New York

BRIKA x The Coveteur at Paramount Hotel, New York

The holidays are a thrilling time to shop in New York with buzzing stores, festive window displays and winter markets. For a truly unique shopping experience, luxury lifestyle website The Coveteur has teamed up with modern craft online boutique BRIKA to host a holiday gifting shop at The Free & The Brave Pop-Up [...]

December 16, 2013 × 0 comments
Lunch at Rita’s Bar & Dining, Hackney

Lunch at Rita’s Bar & Dining, Hackney

Rita’s Bar & Dining was the talk of Dalston with its temporary residency at Birthdays and now it has a permanent address on the other side of Hackney.  Located halfway up Mare Street, Rita’s occupies an unassuming spot between The Dolphin pub and Bouchon Fourchette. From the maroon exterior, you [...]

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December 12, 2013 × 1 comment