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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 [...]

June 10, 2014 × 0 comments
The Rosebery, Clerkenwell

The Rosebery, Clerkenwell

The Rosebery is a contemporary luxury aparthotel set in a beautifully-restored Victorian red brick building in leafy Clerkenwell. Part of Supercity Aparthotels, it is ideal for medium to long stays in London and offers the extra home comforts and space that most city hotels can’t. The stylish design and fabulous location attracted [...]

June 10, 2014 × 0 comments
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 [...]

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May 17, 2014 × 0 comments