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A Spa Day at Four Seasons Hotel Hampshire

Looking for the perfect luxury spa getaway just outside of London? I’ve got the place for you! Despite my unwavering loyalty to the Four Seasons brand, I’d never actually been to their UK country retreat, Four Seasons Hotel Hampshire. That being said, I hadn’t realised how easy the hotel was to get to and how… Read more »

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An Israeli Bottomless Brunch at Bala Baya

I mentioned in a previous post that Mr S is rather mystified by the concept of brunch and he doesn’t quite ‘get’ it. Personally, I think is it even the weekend if you don’t have brunch accompanied by cocktails? Anyway after loving Timmy Green, he’s starting to fall in love with breakfast / lunch hybrid… Read more »

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Exquisite Food and Total Romance at Velaa Private Island in The Maldives

Just like with the accommodation and activities on offer, Velaa Private Island takes food to another level of luxury in The Maldives. Think Michelin-standard cuisine, stunning locations and impeccable service… Let’s start with Aragu Restaurant and Cru Lounge, the hotel’s signature restaurant and fine dining experience.  For starters the restaurant’s location is simply perfect. Hovering directly… Read more »

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Beyond Luxury at Velaa Private Island in The Maldives

When owner Jiri Smejc built Velaa Private Island, it was his goal to create the ultimate private hideaway and the most luxurious resort in the Maldives. With absolutely no expense spared yet still with focus on authenticity, local materials and being at one with nature, Velaa opened in 2014 and has since been hailed as among… Read more »

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Arriving at Velaa Private Island: The Most Luxurious Hotel in The Maldives

All too soon our time at Gili Lankanfushi was at an end and it was back on the boat to Malé airport enroute to our next destination, Velaa Private Island. Located 187 kilometres from the airport on the Noonu Atoll, to get to Velaa we had to catch a seaplane and head North across the… Read more »

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The Secret Garden Dinner with Champagne Laurent-Perrier at St Ermin’s Hotel

I’m always looking for new and original experiences around London and there’s something rather special going on at the Caxton Grill at the St Ermin’s Hotel. My friends and fellow bloggers, Laura, Gary and I were invited along to try the Secret Garden Dinner with Champagne Laurent-Perrier at the hotel and when a cold glass… Read more »

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Tea and Dim Sum at Hakkasan

One of my favourite parts of going for a feast of Chinese food is the dim sum. Those delicious bite sized morsels which contain a total flavour sensation in just a few mouthfuls – actually I’m quite happy to forgo anything else and just order the dim sum! Yum Cha or a dim sum brunch… Read more »

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Seafood By the River at Rick Stein, Barnes

Last year Mr S and I fell head over heel in love with Cornwall during our stay at the beautiful Scarlet hotel. Part of the reason for this love affair was the incredible food that we tried during our weekend stay in the county especially the fresh fish. One of our favourite restaurants was The… Read more »

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Travel as a Metaphorical Meal

This month’s travel link up combines two of my favourite things, travel and food!! We’re posing the question, if travel was a menu, what would be your starter (short haul), main (long haul) and/or dessert (a place with a lasting impression). Starter Having lived in the UK all my life, Europe has always been a… Read more »

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Monthly Round Up: April Antics and my new YouTube channel!!!

Life Lately: Spring is in the air!! Days are longer, evenings are lighter and everyone’s mood has lifted now that the dark days of winter are behind us!  There’s lots of news blog wise, the biggest of which is that I’ve finally taken the plunge and started a YouTube channel!! I’ve obsessed with watching YouTube… Read more »