Life Lately: My biggest news of the month was the cancellation of our big trip to South America and booking our new adventure to Japan, The Philippines and Hong Kong. I’m even more excited with our new plan as I’ve always dreamed of going to Japan and trying the world’s freshest sushi, plus everyone told us we’d 100% done the right thing in staying safe and avoiding infection by the Zika virus. With eight weeks to plan the trip I’ve been furiously researching, booking hotels and securing restaurant reservations but if you have any more tips for hidden gems in any of these places then let me know.
In March I’ve also been able to indulge in one of my favourite hobbies, hotel hopping! Aside from my fabulous afternoon tea at the Mandarin Oriental and my Italian feast at the Intercontinental, I also enjoyed breakfast at The Four Seasons Park Lane.
Regular readers will know that The Four Seasons is one of my favourite hotel brands and I’m very excited to for some of their upcoming news and events.
I also paid a visit to The Langham to check out The Sterling Suite and The Langham Club Lounge.
I was absolutely blown away by The Sterling Suite which at 460 square metres in London’s largest suite. With six bedrooms the suite is perfect for a rock star to bring their entire entourage, though I’m secretly hoping The Langham will be planning a big blogger sleep over in the suite…
As well as a gorgeous lounge, there’s a dining area, media and TV room and a kitchen complete with private butler. All the furniture in the suite is completely custom made with gold and silver leaf finishes, Murano glass fixtures and luxurious fabrics.
On the floor above the Sterling Suite is The Club Lounge, offering a private getaway for guests only. Best of all there’s a constant supply of food and drink including sandwiches and cakes from The Langham’s famous afternoon tea.
Restaurants: There was lots of birthday fun at the end of February and the beginning of March as I joined in the celebrations for Lauren’s birthday at Coya and Aftab’s at The Delaunay.
I met not one, not two but THREE celebrity chefs this month as I attended the relaunch of Theo Randall’s restaurant at The Intercontinental, celebrated The Craftman’s Dinner with Michel Roux (massive fangirl moment) and bumped into Nathan Outlaw at his restaurant in Cornwall. Get me!!
As well as Restaurant Nathan Outlaw, I also visited The Seafood Restaurant and Fifteen Cornwall during my visit, while closer to home I absolutely loved the food at Bird of Smithfield.
Travel: I hope that you’ve been enjoying my travel tips series; so far I’ve covered how to plan a trip from scratch and how to do your research for the ultimate luxury travel adventure. Please do let me know if there’s anything else that you’d like to see in this series.
In March, I absolutely fell in love with Cornwall during our visit to the gorgeous eco-friendly hotel, The Scarlet in Mawgen Porth. If you’ve been following me on Instagram and Twitter, you’ll know that I just enjoyed a flying visit to Paris, staying at Mandarin Oriental, and as I press publish on this post I’m waiting to board my flight to Florence. I’m so excited about my holiday to Florence, as I’ll be seeing my best friend get married and standing by her side as one of her bridesmaids.
Later in April, I’ll be taking a relaxing weekend trip to Provence, to enjoy some wine tasting, fine food and French culture.
Blog love: Jasiminne’s Edinburgh posts are making me crave of haggis and deep-fried Mars bar, while Gary’s Instagram has made me super excited for my upcoming trip to Jersey. It’s not for another three months but a June trip should mean beautiful weather.
Don’t forget to check out my latest post for Bloggeration, this month I’ve written a guide to Cornwall with a little help and some suggestions from my blogger friends.