Posts in the Luxury category

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A Lunch Date at The Ninth

After reading few reviews of The Ninth, the first solo project by Chef Jun Tanaka, I knew it would be a restaurant I would like and the perfect venue for lunch with Samanta Stewart, the blogger behind Food Expectations. I’d been reading Sam’s blog for a while and I already knew we’d have lots in common,… Read more »

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Oliver Maki: A Little Sushi Stop in Soho

Word of a new sushi place in London always gets me excited so when Oliver Maki opened in Soho recently, I quickly made a lunch reservation for Mr S and I.  A family-owned restaurant group, Oliver Zeitoun and his brother Amer already have four popular restaurants in the Middle East and this is their first… Read more »

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L’Avenue: The Top Hot Spot in Paris

If you’re looking for somewhere super sexy, trendy with a great vibe, L’Avenue is the place to go in Paris. When Andrea first suggested I try the restaurant, I googled it and found Beyonce is a fan, Justin Bieber goes there, I even found a picture of Kim Kardashian and Kanye West bumping into Mel… Read more »

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A Love Letter to My Husband

Dear Mr Silver, It’s rare that you have a whole blog post dedicated to you but I can’t believe we’ve just celebrated five years together and with Valentine’s Day coming up I thought it was time to devote a little time to write to you. As we go about our day to day lives, I… Read more »

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Ten Luxurious Things to Do on Hamilton Island, Australia

Imagine a paradise island; almost totally uninhabited, pristine landscape, perfect white beaches and brilliant turquoise water that actually sparkles. I want to tell you about one of the most beautiful places in the world, Hamilton Island, one of the Whitsunday Islands in Queensland, Australia.  At the end of our incredible trip exploring Australia and before heading… Read more »

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Some Secret Sights in Paris and Lunch at Les Ombres

When you visit a major city it’s great to see the major sites, I wouldn’t ever want to visit New York without setting eyes on the Statue of Liberty or come to Rome and not see the Colosseum. But what about when you’ve visited a city several times before and you want to see it… Read more »

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A Special Dinner at Alain Ducasse at Hôtel Plaza Athénée

A few years ago (when my legs were somewhat skinnier…) Mr S and I stayed a the Hôtel Plaza Athénée in Paris for his birthday… We had the dreamyist day ever, with a trip down the river in the hotel’s private boat…drinking champagne and eating cakes from a world-renowned pastry chef… The wonderful experience culminated in a… Read more »

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Seasonal Flavours at Wild Honey

With so many exciting new restaurants opening in London it can be easy to forget about the wonderful ones that have been around for years. Wild Honey has been open in Mayfair since 2007 and I remember having an amazing meal there several years ago but never revisited. However, one weekend the restaurant’s location made… Read more »

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Classic cooking at Bernardi’s

With so many clever concept restaurants popping up in London, sometimes I just love going to a restaurant that serves classic food cooked simply. As someone who frequently chooses restaurants on the basis of their Instagram feed, Bernardi’s caught my eye and I loved the fact that they buck the latest trends and just serve… Read more »

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Tree to Bar: Making our own chocolate at Hotel Chocolat, St Lucia

Cocoa is one of St Lucia’s most important crops….yes that’s right cocoa…in other words chocolate….see I told you this island was perfect! Chocolate is actually a big part of the country’s culture and heritage dating back to 1745 when the Rabot Estate, St Lucia’s first cocoa plantation, was established in Soufriere.  Fast forward to 2003… Read more »