Duke of York Square Christmas Fun in Chelsea

Coming back from unusually warm and sunny weather on holiday in the US (lovely enough to swim in outdoor pools) to the cold streets of London was rather disheartening except that we planned it so we would arrive just in time for the Christmas lights to go up over England. Disclaimer: We were invited guests of Duke of York Square and my (very many) opinions are only ever my own. Almost everywhere you go (spot… View Post

One of the best walks in London | Chelsea to Marylebone Station

Once upon a time, a young kiwi lass moved to one of the most enchanting cities in the world. Fast forward more than a decade, and she still takes the time to stroll some of the best walks in London, breathing in the wonder of the city, wandering along the smaller side roads, marvelling at the history they hold. This Kiwi, she [will subequently switch to a first person narrative voice, don’t worry] often skips… View Post

Luxury Date Night Suggestions | London

There are over 2,000 restaurants in London. The sheer choice available in terms of interesting things to do, world-class restaurants to enjoy and then quirky bars for a luxurious nightcap is astonishing.      Mr Kiwi and I try to make sure that we book in regular dates (ones where we have to talk, rather than staring at our respective phone screens.)

A Christmas corner of London: Chelsea

We’ve decided to fill our cups with Christmas cheer this year, and visit the 4 “corners” of the Circle Line (in true London style) to enjoy the different faces of festive London. This weekend I found myself brunching with some of the crew in Chelsea (at the beautifully instagrammable no.11 Pimlico Road) so went for a meander. The short walk from Sloane Square tube station to Pimlico Road was a revelation alone. Christmas trees adorned… View Post

4 ways to keep your skin protected – travel bloggers listen up!

Walk into a New Zealand school, and the first thing you’ll notice (bar the frenzied kids screaming around the place) will be posters advocating “Slip, slop, slap.” Surprisingly it’s not an 80’s disco tune, but an Australasian health campaign to protect kids from the ravages of sun damage. Disclaimer: I was an invited guest of the Cadogan Clinic but all of  my very, very many thoughts and laboured metaphors are only ever my own… It… View Post