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July Jollity: Monthly Round up and WIN a bouquet of Flowers from Beards & Daisies

Luxury Hotel Review: COMO Metropolitan London
Life Lately: Don’t you feel like everything slows down in summer, I mean I’m still doing all the usual things like hanging out with Mr S, meeting bloggers, working away on new blog posts but it just feels like everything is moving at a slower pace.

Anyway, this month I met up with Polly, Emma, Jessi and Aftab to meet Polly’s little blogger in training, Sophia, and we had a fab mid afternoon meal (lunch / dinner / tea) at the gorgeous Ivy Brasserie in Kensington. While we discussed all things blogging and ate chocolate pudding we left blogger husbands Mr Silver and Mr Sunshine to talk about football and the perils of being married to a blogger….

THAT chocolate bombe at @theivybrasserie

A photo posted by Angie Silver (@angiesilverspoon) on

I also collaborated with About Time Magazine to give a social media workshop as part of their summer school programme. After all our hard work myself and the other attendees were rewarded with a delicious two course brunch at Kensington Place.

I’ll be giving another workshop on How to Create an Amazing blog later in the summer, watch this space for further details.

You won’t have been able to escape me going on about how much I loved Jersey this month, so much so that BBC Radio Jersey asked me to appear on the their morning slot to talk about luxurious things to do on the small island. It was my radio debut so as you can imagine I was pretty nervous, but I think I did ok…I always knew that I had a face for radio 🙂

I was also honoured to be nominated ‘Social Media Hero’ in the THIRTY PLUS awards for bloggers and I headed to the glamorous awards ceremony at The Charlotte Street Hotel last night. I didn’t win but I met lots of bloggers and received a very generous goody bag from The Body Shop…fingers crossed for next year.

Restaurants: Hotel restaurants seem to be a trend on the blog this month and I tried the best steak in town at CUT at 45 Park Lane. I also revisited one of my favourite sushi restaurants, Nobu Old Park Lane at The Metropolitan Hotel and tried the Thoughtfully Sourced, Carefully Served menu at The Montagu at Hyatt Regency London – The  Churchill. One my absolute highlights was enjoying the ‘Journey Through British Summertime’ afternoon tea at Four Seasons Hotel London at Park Lane paired with a flight of refreshing JING Tea…aren’t these pastries just gorgeous?Afternoon Tea at Four Seasons Hotel London at Park Lane
Outside of hotels I enjoyed four fantastic Asian-fusion meals with London’s best dim sum at Yauatcha and the most delicious seafood at Sexy Fish. I had a fab double date with Lauren and Andy at Hutong and tasty Chinese at Chai Wu – I’ll be blogging about both soon.

Travel: I think you can tell that I fell in love with Jersey, seeing as I wrote five posts about our two night stay! We loved The Atlantic Hotel and Mark Jordan on the Beach as well as lunch at The Oyster Box, a spin on the Fizz Too and a day at Longueville Manor.A Luxurious Day in Jersey
I’m still finishing off all my posts from the epic Asian trip and check out my visit to Osaka where we stayed at the St Regis Hotel and ate ALL the food. We also had a fantastically luxurious stay at Amanpulo where we also ate ALL the food…. eeek!
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At the beginning of month, I had a wonderful time exploring Lausanne on my first ever visit to Switzerland. I very much enjoyed my stay at Hotel Royal Savoy Lausanne as well as a luxurious day enjoying chocolate, wine and beautiful views…is there anything better? Talking of food, I also wrote a guest post this month for The Travel Hack so check out my top tips for choosing the best restaurants while traveling.
A Luxurious Day in Lausanne
Finally on a hugely exciting note, with a British Airways companion voucher to use I was scrolling through the flights available on air miles when I stumbled across flights to Kenya. After a quick consultation with Mr S, we booked them and are now making plans for a trip in October! Watch this space for more details to come but we’re looking to combine safari with a beach break so that we can get the best of both worlds.

Blog love: Big love to Binny from Binny’s Kitchen who has given me some great advice about Kenya and whose travels are always an inspiration to me. Also huge congratulations for Amanda on her beautiful wedding and to Lauren and Aftab for passing their exams.

Competition: 

Beard & Daisies – The Letterbox Florist take the hassle out of sending flowers by delivering their bouquet in luxurious packaging that can be popped straight through your letter box.DSC_1128
My flowers arrived fuss-free in this smart box and, though some of the flowers were a little squashed, I put them in a vase of water over night and woke up to these beautiful blooms!DSC_1153
I’m collaborating with Beards & Daisies to offer my readers the opportunity to win a bouquet which will arrive straight through their letterbox! Just follow me on Instagram and write the hashtag #beardsanddaisies underneath the above photo and then head over and follow Beards & Daisies on Instagram too.

Delivery in available throughout mainland UK and in Northern Ireland. Competition closes 5th August.

  • Flipping eck, how on earth do you keep up?! I’d need my own PA if I had a social life this busy! The only “event” in my diary for next week is the dentist and I forgot about even that till I got reminded!! Kenya trip sounds amazing, what an exciting impulsive plan to look forward to! 🙂

  • Ohh how exciting, I’d love to go to Africa – can’t wait for your posts on it! Sounds like a fab month 🙂

    • I loved South Africa and safari so I’m super excited to be doing it again.

  • Melissa Beare

    Check out the Bataleur camp at Kichwa Tembo in the Masai Mara. It’s absolutely stunning, luxurious and has incredible views of the Serengeti. The animal viewing in that area was the absolute best – we saw all the Big Five. The food, dinner and wine at the camp was fantastic and they even have a resident warthog that wanders the property and may stop by your table when you eat lunch!

    • Thank you so much for the tip Melissa, I’ll definitely check it out. Safari hotels are just the best and a resident warthog sounds awesome.

  • Ah – thank you so much for the mention! 🙂 I can’t wait to read your future posts on Kenya! x

  • Kenya will be amazing, I’ve only transited through it on route to Tanzania so looking forward to reading about it

  • I cannot wait to see what the next month brings!

  • Love your dress – sounds like an amazing month!!!

    http://lizziedailyblog.blogspot.com

  • Oh wow, I was convinced these flowers were some fancy jewerly!

  • Another fab month Angie!! Love the Ivy Kensington Brasserie too – such a fun place for catching up with friends 🙂 xx

  • What a busy month?!!! That chocolate bomb looks AMAZING!!! And congratulations for being nominated for Social Media Hero! Being nominated for anything must feel pretty great. You should post a link to your radio debut!

  • Luxury Travel Diva

    I’m off to the Philippines, so loved reading about Amanpura. Look forward to reading more about your stay!

  • Ellie Adams

    Any restaurant you recommend, I am there. Mainly because all of the desserts in your photos look insane!! Sounds like it was a fab month though lovely, and such a nice giveaway, flowers are my fave.

    Elle
    http://www.theellenextdoor.com
    xx

  • Alfredo Ciano

    Angie , Flowers , Food : Nice Mix…

  • Enjoyed your blog. Karibu Kenya – welcome to Kenya. Looking forward to your updates.

    Paul | Kenya Travel Tips