Christmas Afternoon Tea: The Intercontinental Hotel Park Lane

I grew up on the other side of the world, but that doesn’t stop me embracing the traditions of a winter Christmas – especially the sheer cosy joy of a Christmas afternoon tea. This year the Wellington Lounge of the Intercontinental Hotel on Park Lane has a fabulous twelve days of Christmas theme that will delight the senses of the most hardened grinch. Disclaimer: We were delighted to be a guest of IHG and afternoontea.co.uk… View Post

‘We Love Saturday Brunch’ at the InterContinental Hotel, Doha

I can’t tell you how many times I’ve opened Polly’s instastories and looked on in envy as she and her friends settle down to beautiful Middle Eastern brunch feasts on the weekends. Seemingly endless selections of international cuisines, icy glasses of bubbly and the chatter of much loved friends. Friday brunch (the first day of the weekend there) has become an art form in the Middle East, and sadly we missed out on our trip… View Post

Peninsula Restaurant at the Intercontinental Hotel: A girl’s night

They say that people come into your life for a reason, a season, or a lifetime. Friendship as an adult expat is a weird thing. You find yourself in a strange land having abandoned a lifetime of connections to dive deep in a culture that is strange yet wonderfully familiar all at the same time and having a good friend can simply make all of the difference in the world. Miss Runaway Kiwi and I… View Post

Afternoon Tea at the Intercontinental, Park Lane – Reviewed

When hunting for Christmas themed Afternoon Teas came up, we couldn’t resist the choux swans at the Intercontinental Hotel winking merrily at us for a blogger date (‘blate’ for the lingo lovers) to catch up and gossip over. By the time we had Christmas shopped ourselves out around Old Spitalfields market (my new discovery, what a place!) and tripped back through London to Marble Arch, I can tell you we were two hungry bloggers. Once we had… View Post

Christmas Afternoon Tea at the InterContinental London Westminster.

One last wisp of Christmas cheer. One last twinkle of tinsel. One last morsel of festive indulgence. And one more sip of champagne whilst sugar plum fairies dance overhead.   Buckle in for a detailed rundown – you might want to have a cuppa to hand.    We thought we would sneak in a trip to the InterContinental London Westminster just before Christmas – and before everyone panics about their Christmas weight in the New Year… View Post