Posts in the Luxury category

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Top Places to Instagram in London for Christmas 2019

Ever since the popularity of Instagram, the Christmas decorations in London have hit the next level. The facades are more creative, the baubles are bigger and the lights are shining brighter! Here are a few of my favourites to visit! Keep an eye on this post as I’ll be adding to it as the festive… Read more »

| Luxury Events

Meeting Raymond Blanc at The Chelsea Flower Show

I’ve had some fantastic opportunities to meet some of my foodie heroes through this blog, most notably my introductions to Michel Roux Jr and Wolfgang Puck last year. But last weekend I had the opportunity to meet a chef who I’ve admired for a great many years. But more on this later…. I was super… Read more »

| Everyday Luxury Restaurants

Christmas at The Four Seasons

Christmas was all set to be a quiet one this year, with Mr S’s whole family family away in various far flung destinations and my sister spending it at her boyfriend’s, it would be just my parents and us for once. Spending Christmas morning just the two of you is rather rare for us as… Read more »

| Everyday Luxury Restaurants

City Scapes at Peninsula Restaurant at Intercontinental London – The O2

There are so many fantastic restaurants in London with an incredible view. But I have a new one for you, with a whole different vista… Until now, when visiting the O2 arena there’s been little in the way of choice for fine dining options but Peninsula Restaurant at the Intercontinental London – The O2 changes… Read more »

| Everyday Luxury Spa

Science meets Skin at The House of ELEMIS Day Spa

The House of ELEMIS had always been one of my favourite day spas but some how it had slipped off my radar and I hadn’t visited for quite a while. So when I turned up at the beautiful Townhouse in Mayfair I was surprised to see quite a change. Gone were the swaths of silk… Read more »

| Everyday Luxury Restaurants

A Sunny Day and Afternoon Tea on Dalloway Terrace

In the early 20th century there lived a group of intellectuals, writers, artists and politicians known as The Bloomsbury Group who lived or worked in the Bloomsbury area of London…the group met on a regular basis to discuss art, literature, politics and philosophy. Fast forward to the early 21st Century and there lives a group… Read more »

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Fine Dining in Florence

As well as trying some gorgeous trattoria for lunch, Mr S and I also ate in some of Florence’s top fine dining restaurants. My favourite place that we visited was Borgo San Jacopo, or BSJ, which is perched right over the Arno river with a stunning view of the Ponte Vecchio. It’s also rather special moment… Read more »

| Everyday Luxury Restaurants

Perfect Plates at Pied à Terre

Restaurants in London are always opening and closing; I’ll visit a restaurant and six months later it’ll be closed with a new one in its place. But really good restaurants stand the test of time which is why Pied à Terre has been on the same site in Charlotte Street for 25 years. I visited the restaurant… Read more »

| Everyday Luxury Restaurants

An Artful Lunch at Bonhams

Word of Bonhams, located in the one of the world’s oldest and most established auction houses, soon spread quickly. And it wasn’t because of any faddy gimmicks, sexy interiors or a huge marketing campaign. It was down to just really good food which won the restaurant a Michelin-star not long after opening. The chef is… Read more »

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Food from both sides of the Pond at The Colony Grill Room

My family and I are big fans of Corbin and King restaurants; whether it’s schnitzel at Fischer’s, breakfast at The Wolseley or Egg’s Benedict at The Delaunay…you know you’re in safe hands with the famous duo of restauranteurs. In 2014, the partners added a hotel to their portfolio and The Beaumont is a glorious art-deco… Read more »