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Prêt-à-Portea: A Fashion Afternoon Tea at The Berkeley

Ask a London foodie to name the most well-known afternoon tea in London and inevitably the response from many will be Prêt-à-Portea at The Berkeley Hotel. Not only is the fashion-inspired tea one of the most famous but it’s also one of the first that I tried! I managed to dig up a photo from 2007… Read more »

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CUTCakes & Tea at 45 Park Lane

With stiff competition in London, afternoon tea has to be highly innovative or it’s just not going to make the cut, so to speak… But I’ve found one that is well and truly unique.  45 Park Lane is is the younger more trendy sister to London stalwart, The Dorchester. With a contemporary design, a focus… Read more »

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Steak and Seafood at Laurent London at Hotel Café Royal

One of my favourite things about living in an old city like London is little pieces of history everywhere you go. The hotels of London have seen history in the making, scandals, intrigue, celebrities, famous politicians and their fair share of royalty. One of London’s most enduring hotels is Hotel Café Royal, a hotel that… Read more »

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24 Hours in Barcelona

I’ve always been a planner, and never one to do anything spontaneous… however with the deadline for my British Airways Tier point collection year coming up, I started thinking… I needed one more flight to maintain my Executive Club Member Silver status and so a ‘points run’ was in order. It may seem decadent to… Read more »

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Wining and Dining at The Goodwood Estate, West Sussex

The roar of the engine of a classic car as it whizzes past me on the race track, an excited crowd of people dressed in vintage clothing, drinking champagne and taking a ride in a helicopter. Those were just a few of the amazing experiences that I had last year at the Goodwood Revival, a… Read more »

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A Taste of Summer: Rekorderlig Botanicals at the Underbelly Festival Southbank

I’ve made it my mission to bring you some of London’s best alfresco drinking spots this summer and I’ve got another new and exciting venue to tell you about. Last weekend Mr S and I headed to Underbelly Festival Southbank, a fusion of live circus, comedy and cabaret, currently in the tenth year at this… Read more »

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Five Fantastic Restaurants Around The Amalfi Coast

Not only did I fall in love with the beautiful hotels of the Amalfi Coast, but the restaurants were also exquisite. With fresh seafood, the aroma of lemons everywhere and simply the best pasta, I was in seventh heaven! Here are the restaurants that we visited and places that I would recommend. 1. Zass  Located… Read more »

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Hotels with Heart: Six of the Best Hotels that Give Back

At the end of May our co-host Polly tweeted about spreading some sunshine with an act of kindness – her tweet went viral spreading love along with it! With that in mind we decided to stick with the theme of kindness for our travel link up. It’s a growing trend for luxury hotels to not… Read more »

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10 Things I did in June

Following last months ten things format, I thought I’d do another one to let you know all my June highlights. 1. I took a Private Jet from London to Nice for Lunch Probably one of the coolest trips I’ve ever done through my blog organised by PrivateFly, an online a global booking platform for private jet… Read more »

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Rustic Luxury at The Pig in The New Forest

Sitting in the garden, drinking our coffees with the sun beaming on to our faces…we could almost be back in Italy. But we’re not…we’re in the New Forest for the weekend experiencing a perfect slice of British country life. And The Pig Hotel in Brockenhurst is the ideal way to do it… you’re sort of… Read more »