Posts in the Everyday category

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WIN A Luxury Afternoon Tea at one of 250 locations in the UK

You may have noticed that I’m rather a fan of afternoon tea, and it’ll be no surprise to you that I’m very much looking forward to Afternoon Tea Week next week. I’ve teamed up with BuyaGift in order for you to join in the fun as part of their campaign #afternoonteawithyourbff. As not all of… Read more »

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Playing Jane Austen Heroines and the Laurent-Perrier Pink T at Blenheim Palace

Growing up, Jane Austen was one of my favourite authors…romantic novels featuring fearless heroines meeting their perfect match often again the backdrop of the beautiful stately home. Of course, I often imagined myself at one of those stately homes, taking a turn about the lawn like Elizabeth Bennett or having a picnic like Emma Woodhouse… Read more »

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The Eight Most Romantic Places in Italy

Mr S and I have made a habit of going to Italy every year for our wedding anniversary. It’s not only our favourite country but for me it’s the most romantic place on earth for the beautiful scenery, fabulous fashionable people, luxury hotels and above all … the food!! There are so many places in… Read more »

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Ten Fun Things I Did in July

1. Let’s start this round up post with a very British comment about the weather… fellow UK dwellers were hit by a heat wave this month and alternated between loving the uncharacteristically warm summer and hating the muggy conditions. As I write this the weather has broken and it’s pouring with rain so it won’t… Read more »

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A Practically Perfect Mary Poppins Afternoon Tea at Aqua Shard

‘A spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down….’ ‘Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious’ ‘Chim Chim Cher-ee’… There’s absolutely no mistaking these songs from the classic Disney film, Mary Poppins. Songs that for many not only bring back memories of that magical film but also evoke nostalgic memories of childhood. As one of my favourite films, the adventures of… Read more »

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Endo at The Berkeley

When I visited Japan two years I had some of the greatest culinary experiences of my life including the highest level multi-Michelin-starred Kaiseki cuisine and omakase menus at intimate sushi restaurants presided over by sushi masters. These are not experiences that are easily replicated in London; there is the Araki and a few others such… Read more »

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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 »