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Chasing away the post honeymoon blues at Ametsa with Arzak Instruction courtesy of Give Truly

Mr Silver and I had an amazing time on our honeymoon adventure, but sadly all good things must come to an end. When we arrived home from honeymoon we had a huge pile of post containing the usual bills, junk mail and bank statements. But there was one very exciting item in our mountain of… Read more »

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Talking Weddings over Afternoon Tea at The St Ermin’s Hotel

Back in May, before I went away on honeymoon, I visited the recently refurbished St Ermin’s Hotel in Westminster, tucked behind busy Victoria Street and close to St James Park. The interior of the hotel is pretty and lady-like with a gorgeous chandelier hanging from the high ceiling. The signature restaurant of the hotel is… Read more »

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What to eat at the Perfect Wedding – Our Menu Tasting

I have a huge obsession with beautiful hotels, they may just be buildings but many hotels carry important memories for me. My favourite hotel in London is The Dorchester. It reminds me of afternoon tea with my friends, Sunday lunch with my family and romantic dinners with Mr Silver. It seemed only natural that we… Read more »

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SilverSpoon On Honeymoon: One night in Santa Barbara at The Four Seasons, The Biltmore

I am now home from honeymoon and normal service has resumed at SilverSpoon HQ. Over the coming weeks I will be posting the rest of my honeymoon adventures as well as the usual London lifestyle posts. And coming soon….the wedding!! As is often the case with good intentions, ours once again failed… We’d again planned… Read more »

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SilverSpoon on Honeymoon: One of the world’s best hotel’s Post Ranch Inn, Big Sur

Mr Silver and I have been lucky enough to stay in some truly spectacular and out-of-this world hotels. We’ve stayed in a luxurious tented camp in the middle of the Australian desert, a treehouse in the rainforest, an elephant camp in the Golden Triangle and a rice field in Chiang Mai. Now we had a new… Read more »

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Sunday Brunch bunch at the Blue Boar Smokehouse

I have now returned from honeymoon and normal service will soon resume with a mixture of posts about my adventures on honeymoon as well as regular London updates. Meanwhile, here is a post I wrote before going on honeymoon so I can recover from my jet lag!!  I always find it hard to book a… Read more »

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Luxury at Lainston House and a Wedding in Winchester

Mr S and I were attending our first wedding as a married couple, so naturally we wanted to make a weekend of it. The lovely bride-to-be, Amelia who appeared in my Grain Store review, recommended we stay at Lainston House in Winchester. Ever the organisational freak I booked our stay there five months in advance, along… Read more »

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SilverSpoon on Honeymoon: On the Road

Ok, I must admit in my touristy ignorance, I didn’t realise how cold San Francisco was, my childhood diet of Sweet Valley High, 90210 (1st Generation and 2nd) and Buffy the Vampire Slayer led me to believe that California was sunny all year round. But San Francisco was cold, really cold…and I don’t like being… Read more »

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SilverSpoon On Honeymoon: If You’re Going to San Francisco…Here’s a Few Restaurants to Try…

With such close proximity to Napa Valley (my new favourite place) it is inevitable that San Francisco is also an exciting foodie hub. The culinary scene is incredibly diverse and varied with many award-winning restaurants covering a multitude of different types of cuisine. Once again I did my research and got my bookings in early… Read more »

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SilverSpoon on Honeymoon: Cavallo Point, Sausalito

I was so sad to leave Napa Valley, a place dedicated to top quality food and wine was basically my spiritual home but after experiencing a culinary epiphany it was time to head back down South. Before we hit the big city we had planned an over night stay in Sausalito, a charming waterfront town… Read more »