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A Theatre of Food at Tickets in Barcelona

When we planned our trip to Barcelona there was once restaurant that was firmly at the top of my list: the world-famous Tickets by Albert Adrià. The younger brother of the legendary Ferran Adrià, Albert spent 23 years working at three Michelin starred ElBulli – voted the best restaurant in the world five time. In Barcelona, the brothers… Read more »

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Beachfront Dining in Barcelona

For Mr S’s Barcelona birthday trip, the beach front location of Hotel Arts was perfect. Away from the city we really did feel like we were on holiday as we strolled along the soft sands of Barceloneta Beach, one of the oldest and most loved in the city.   With the looming structure of the Hotel… Read more »

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A Stylish Stay at Hotel Arts Barcelona, Spain

Having always valued experiences over things, I decided to treat Mr S to a weekend away for his birthday. A huge fan of Spanish food and culture, Barcelona seemed the perfect city break – it would be Mr S’s third time in the city and my first and we couldn’t wait to explore together! Carefully… Read more »

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A Ladies Lunch at Launceston Place

Some restaurant march loudly on to the restaurant scene, big and brash, celebrity-filled always making a big noise in London. Others are quieter…those London stalwarts who remain on the scene not really making much sound but producing great food for years and year. Launceston Place in South Kensington is one such hidden gem. The fact… Read more »

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10 Reasons Why Mr S is the Perfect Instagram Husband

As social media rapidly continues to take over the world, the phrase ‘Instagram Husband’ has entered our vocabulary and has become a common phenomenon. So what exactly is the somewhat elusive Instagram Husband? He’s the man behind the lens, the one getting in awkward positions as his wife or girl friend demands the perfect photo…. Read more »

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September Shenanigans: Monthly Round Up

Life Lately: He’s here!! My sister’s second son, Jackson finally came into the world and was welcomed by everyone with open arms. He’s a lovely baby with a sweet temperament and we’re all so in love with him!! Welcoming our son to the world! Jackson Solomon Press 4th September 2017 4.29pm, 3.75kg (8.2lbs), 50cm long…. Read more »

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Happy 15th Birthday Zuma London

My fellow London foodies are often ‘chasing’ the new restaurants and the next exciting opening. But some London restaurants have truly stood the test of time to become London institutions. Not only has Zuma been a stalwart on the London restaurant scene for fifteen years but was the first of a highly successful international brand…. Read more »

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Asian Tapas at StreetXO in Mayfair

Pursuit of Instagram perfection means spontaneous reviews on this blog have become more and more of a rarity. Instead they are carefully planned to make the best use of light and with heavy DSLR camera in tow. In the spirit the f*k the ‘Gram which I know bloggers are feeling more and more these days… Read more »

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Dreaming of The Palm Beaches at Four Seasons Ten Trinity

As the days get shorter, the weather gets cold and winter coats are unpacked, I’m sure all my fellow UK residents are dreaming of sunnier climes and warmer weather. The Palm Beaches in Florida is an area renowned for its beautiful spas, health and wellness so the gorgeous spa to Four Seasons Hotel London at Ten… Read more »

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Total Relaxation at Whatley Manor in Wiltshire

I do love a great British staycation and Whatley Manor in Wiltshire had long been on my list of places to visit but I’d never quite made it there. When the opportunity arose it was the perfect chance to meet Theresa half way for a girls night away, taking me about two hours door to… Read more »