| Everyday Luxury Travel Europe Iceland

The Midnight Sun and a stay at 101 Hotel Reykjavik, Iceland

After our bucket list worthy dip in the Blue Lagoon Iceland, Mr S and I jumped in a cab for the forty drive to the capital city of Reykjavik. We left the lagoon at around 9.30 but it was still light outside owing to the ‘Midnight Sun’. The natural phenomenon occurs in the summer months in… Read more »

| Everyday Luxury Travel Europe Iceland

The Luxury Experience at The Blue Lagoon Iceland

The thing I love most about travel is when dreams really do come true! Iceland is a country I’d been wanting to visit for years and after lots of research on the perfect places to go I finally booked my dream trip to Iceland. One particular item that I was keen to tick off my… Read more »

| Everyday Luxury Travel North America St Vincent and The Grenadines

All Aboard Beauty: Setting Sail at Petit St. Vincent Private Island

Her name was Beauty and she would be our ride for the day… A 49 foot sailing sloop equipped with everything that we needed for a day riding the ocean wave and navigating the islands and reefs surrounding Petit St. Vincent Private Island… It was our first day at Petit St. Vincent and after an… Read more »

| Everyday Luxury Travel North America St Vincent and The Grenadines

Eco-Chic and Fabulous Food at Petit St. Vincent

When you’re relaxing on a private island such as Petit St. Vincent days are spent enjoying the beach, indulging in spa treatments, dipping your toes in the water and of course, eating! General Manager, Matt Semark, began his career in hospitality as a chef meaning the importance of good food made with fresh, local ingredients… Read more »

| Everyday Luxury Travel North America St Vincent and The Grenadines

Petit St. Vincent: A Private Island Paradise in the Caribbean

Do you ever want to escape the fast pace of life? The constant hum of technology and the flicker of screens? Well I know a place where you can get away from it all; an emerald island in the Caribbean sea called Petit St. Vincent Private Island. Getting there isn’t easy but that just makes… Read more »

| Everyday

WIN Dinner at Aqua Kyoto London

Aqua has long been one of my favourite restaurant groups, I’ve had several birthdays at Aqua Kyoto London, afternoon tea at sister restaurant Aqua Shard and several fantastic meals at Chinese counterpart, Hutong. In fact, I’m such a big fan that I’ve even eaten in their Hong Kong restaurant AND been on the boat, Aqua… Read more »

| Restaurants

Mei Ume at Four Seasons Hotel London at Ten Trinity Square

A new hotel opening in my home town is always going to excite me and when the hotel is from my favourite brand, Four Seasons, the excitement is even greater. And when I heard that the Four Seasons Hotel London at Ten Trinity Square would also house an Asian restaurant I couldn’t get there fast… Read more »

| Everyday Events

The Summer of Love at The Grove Hotel

1967. It was the Summer of Love and a social movement of 100,000 people converging in Haight-Ashbury in San Francisco. They were a community of artists, musicians and poets who wore hippie dress, rejected consumerism, opposed the Vietnam War and spread a message of peace and love. Fast forward 50 years… and we’re not in… Read more »

| Everyday Luxury Travel Personal

My Travel Fears

Two years ago in the early days of this blog I wrote a post about how travel has made me face my fears and confront my phobias head on. When Maggie suggested writing about scares and fears as part of this month’s travel link up, I thought it would be the perfect time to revisit… Read more »

| Everyday Restaurants

Sushi on Sloane Street at Sumosan Twiga

Always on the look out for new and different places, Mr S and I were excited to be invited to review the new Sumosan Twiga in Knightsbridge, having missed the opportunity to try the contemporary Japanese food when the Mayfair branch closed. Located in a super-chic townhouse on Sloane Street (near Prada, Valentino and Jimmy… Read more »