Posts in the Luxury category

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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Change of Plans: An Asian Adventure

The more we read about the spread of the Zika virus, the more Mr S and I worried about our upcoming trip to South America. We would be spending a week in Brazil, where the virus was continuing to spread at an alarming rate and had been declared a public health emergency by the World… Read more »

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The Seafood Tasting Menu at Restaurant Nathan Outlaw

Restaurant Review: The seafood tasting menu at Restaurant Nathan Outlaw in Cornwall

Not only does Cornwall have an incredible landscape, beautiful coastlines and a wealth of history, there is also a thriving the food scene that has never been so good as it is now. Today the county boasts world-class chefs, Michelin star restaurants and some exceptional produce. With so many wonderful places on offer it was… Read more »