22 June 2017

An annual afternoon tea at Dalloway Terrace, Bloomsbury Hotel

A year ago we met here. We gathered amidst green boughs, tinkling teacups and marbled table tops. On the table champagne flutes sparkled, delicately dove grey striped crockery nestled arranged just so and green blooms drew the eye to the space left for our afternoon tea towers to occupy.

Luxury Afternoon Tea Dalloway Terrace Adventures of a London Kiwi
Luxury Afternoon Tea Dalloway Terrace Adventures of a London Kiwi
Disclaimer: We were again invited guests of the Dalloway Terrace at The Bloomsbury Hotel but my (very many meandering) thoughts are still mine.

It is amazing how simultaneously so much, yet so little can change in 365 days .

19 June 2017

How to travel in-between "travelling"

Alas, our lives aren't always a constant flurry of airport lounges and glamorous glasses of champagne poured at 30,000 feet. Mine certainly hasn't been - for the last 5 years I've been balancing a full-time job with running a blog, trying to sneak travel in as much as I can, and lately freelancing for clients.

How to travel in-between "travelling" Adventures of a London Kiwi

This has meant that I have had to become creative when trying to slake my wanderlust around a 9 to 5 desk job. Luckily, I live on one of the best islands in the world. People often worry about becoming a travel blogger, thinking that they don't jet off to all corners of the world every weekend and they won't have enough content. Well, to that I say phooey.

17 June 2017

Kiwifruit Moscow Mules Recipe (in conjunction with thebar.com)

Te Puke, Eastern Bay Of Plenty, New Zealand.

Population: 8,000, Orchards: 70+, International Bragging Rights: 1, Traffic Lights: 0, Family Members: 9, Town Name Mispronounciations: approx. 15 an hour.

Cocktail Recipe Kiwifruit Moscow Mules Adventures of a London Kiwi

When thebar.com got in touch about putting a twist into one of my favourite cocktail recipes, I knew exactly what I had to do. And flying nearly 12,000 miles (11,703.583 to be exact) to do it didn't seem like too much of a stretch at all.

15 June 2017

Hitting the high notes - A limited edition jazz afternoon tea at the Sheraton Grand Hotel Park Lane Hotel

Our evening started as the sun set over the Hyde Park tree canopy. Shaking off my long day at a desk and having sat for a reflective half an hour, I was more than ready to slip into the Sheraton Grand Park Lane hotel, to try out the limited edition Jazz Afternoon Tea with Binny & Aftab.

Luxury Afternoon Tea Sheraton Grand Hotel Park Lane Adventures of a London Kiwi
Disclaimer: We were invited guests of the Sheraton Grand Park Lane Hotel
but my verbose words are all mine.

As I sank into the luscious carpet, the harpist gently strummed the final chords of a catchy pop tune (the song escapes me now) and I looked up to see the mischievous grin of Binny float through the door, Cheshire Cat style.