Hutong at the Shard: A 5th Birthday Taste of Northern China

Every time that I’ve written about Hutong at the Shard, I’ve always started off with the amazing views of the London skyline, and actually, that isn’t fair. There are so many restaurants that bank so much on their views that they let their menu quality slip, but Hutong (part of the Aqua group) isn’t like that.  Disclaimer: We were invited guests of Hutong at the Shard, but my palette and misuse of ancient Chinese proverbs… View Post

Hutong at the Shard: Luxurious dining with a London vista

Breathtaking London views, incredible flavours from Northern China, elegantly arrayed surrounds and a beautiful Wishing Tree, every branch perpetually hung with lucky red wishing cards. Hutong at the Shard is both everything that you think it will be, and yet nothing quite like your imagination. Disclaimer: We were invited guests of Hutong at the Shard (part of the Aqua group) but my palette and misuse of ancient Chinese proverbs are all very much my own.… View Post

The Future of Travel | Thoughts & Musings

I’ve got to be honest, I don’t even know where to start with a post on the future of travel. It’s so hard to know what to do, or even what to say. (Even though I’m one of the travel linkup hosts who pick/suggest the linkup topics every month.) 2020 would have been an amazing year for adventures – we managed to slip a long weekend in Bilbao before lockdown came into effect – and… View Post

When it’s all over…

When I spotted this Q&A on Audrey Louise’s blog, something compelled me to take her lead [inspired by Kezzie originally] and throw my answers in as well about when it’s all over. If I’m being completely honest, I haven’t thought very much about the future. I’ve always been a very firm proponent of living in the moment (except when it comes to travel plans, it’s always nice to have the next adventure in the making) and… View Post

My 13 favourite London dishes of 2018 (because 12 clearly isn’t enough)

Each year I think back over the best dishes I’ve enjoyed, and 2018 has been utterly delectable. So delicious that I had to share my 13 favourite London dishes of 2018. London is in her cuisine groove and 2019 is only going to get better.