• The Shangri-La London Hotel | Pink October Afternoon Tea

    The Shangri-La London has again turned pink in support of Breast Cancer Awareness month, with vibrant pink décor, pink-inspired artworks and a rather special Pink Afternoon Tea at @tinglondon Restaurant. [Disclosure: we were guests of the Shangri-La London hotel but all enthusings are very much my own.] This wonderful afternoon tea is as delicious and luxurious as befits a Shangri-La creation and the fact that the Shangri-La team continuously supports Breast Cancer Awareness Month with rose-hued dining, means so… View Post

    The Best Kiwi Cafes in London | Sweet As Kiwi Brunches

    Researching this post of the best Kiwi cafes in London has been the result of 15+ years of extensive footwork. Flat whites are available all over (though I have deep misgivings about McDonalds doing them) and you can get sweetcorn fritters on many brunch menus – but you can’t beat the laidback hospitality and inventiveness of brunch in a Kiwi run cafe/restaurant. I’ve arranged these by classic & inventive, then tried to (very) roughly run… View Post

    5 of my Favourite Sky-high Hotel Spas and Pools

    I just had to share 5 of my favourite sky-high hotel spas and pools as I’ve been dreaming about past travels recently. They’re all favourites for a variety of reasons – lovely hotels with great memories attached both here in England and across the globe.

    Luxury Hotels in Manchester | King Street Townhouse

    No word of a lie, of all the luxury hotels in Manchester, I’ve been looking for an excuse to book a stay in the King Street Townhouse for years. Finally, our Liverpool and Manchester joint staycation gave me that very excuse to book a stay there. There’s lots to do in Manchester, but we just relaxed.

    72 Hours in Liverpool | All You Need Is Love (and this Staycation Guide)

    We’ve always meant to explore Liverpool, but with the sunny climes of Europe beckoning we kept pushing it unfairly down the list. Our 72 hours in Liverpool were a whirlwind of mischief, music, cocktails and naps. Yep. Naps.  Oh, Darling! It was a proper awesome city staycation – there’s Something in the water. It’s a city where we had a very vague idea of what we wanted to do, but nothing set in concrete. The… View Post