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Scarlett Green: Sizzling Aussie-Inspired Food in Soho

Regular readers will know how much I’ve raved about my local Aussie-inspired restaurant Timmy Green which has become a regular haunt for Mr S and I (the shakshouka is the perfect hangover cure and the coffee is just dreamy). Part of the Daisy Green Collection, it’s a tribute to this brand’s popularity that new restaurant… Read more »

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Top 5 Bars for Summer Drinks in London

Being mid-August I may have slightly missed the boat on this one. This post could be titled ‘nice bars I’ve been to recently’ but that wouldn’t be as good for SEO so here are my current favourites for summer drinks… 1. L’Azur at Four Seasons Hotel at Park Lane  Fancy a taste of the South… Read more »

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23 of the World’s Best Restaurants with a View

For me there’s nothing quite like dining with a view to elevate the whole restaurant experience. The view give a sense of place and a context to the cuisine and some how makes the food taste even better!! Here are my top 23 restaurants with a view: 1. La Sponda at Le Sirenuse, Positano, Italy… Read more »

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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 Ukiyo Weekend Brunch at Aqua Kyoto

Last year I told you all about my favourite bottomless brunch in London. Aqua Kyoto just get everything right; great food, fantastic drinks (and plenty of them) at a great value price. The restaurant is always coming up with new and fresh ideas whilst maintaining the consistent high standard that you’d expect from such a… 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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Exquisite Cuisine at Hide Restaurant by Ollie Dabbous, London

It came as a big surprise to me when Dabbous, the incredibly popular restaurant by Ollie Dabbous, closed last year but I was excited to see what the Michelin-starred chef would be up to next. And the answer was Hide, a restaurant and bar in Piccadilly in partnership with Hedonist wines. It’s clear to see… Read more »