The Pink Afternoon Tea at Ting in the Shangri-La London

The incredible Pink Afternoon Tea at Ting in the Shangri-La London has been inspired by the journeys of four incredible women, Gina, Maggie, Mandy and Michele, who received breast cancer treatment at Guy’s Cancer. [Disclosure: we were guests of the Shangri-La London hotel but all enthusings are very much my own.] I wanted to begin the review with their stories – this wonderful afternoon tea is as delicious and luxurious as befits a Shangri-La creation – but as someone… View Post

Afternoon Tea Fit for a New Prince at the Shangri-La London (or in this case, two Princesses)

I don’t think I’ll ever tire of the London skyline. It’s been a dozen years already, and my heart still thumps every time I get to admire the beautiful views of London town – even more when it’s accompanied by champagne and afternoon tea at the Shangri-La London. Disclaimer: We were guests of Shangri-La London, but all flute tinkling, fork twirling and London skyline admiration is pure, unadulterated me. Celebrating motherhood and the eagerly anticipated… View Post

A dreamy Shangri-La Hotel stay in Sydney, Australia

To sit in my hotel room window, and gaze over the Sydney Harbour – the waters enfolded by the Sydney Harbour Bridge on one side, and the iconic Sydney Opera House on the other  – is a memory I won’t forget for a long time. I mean, this was the view from my bed. When planning my epic holiday, it just so happened that one of my favourite London buddies, Madam Globetrotter Postcards (a regular… View Post

11 Dream Hotels Around the World | Travel Linkup

Over the years we’ve been lucky enough to have some incredible experiences and stay in some breathtaking places. This collection of 11 dream hotels around the world are all special for so many reasons; from ancient castles to modern skyscrapers with infinity pools overlooking city horizons. (Tap the linked title to read more about each individual stay.) CASTLE HUNTING: GLOUCESTERSHIRE PRINCESSES FOR THE NIGHT | UK Once upon a time, two Kiwi girls voyaged across… View Post

Sipping Cocktails in the Tanqueray Gin Garden at Bar 31 in the Shangri La

The sun was shining gloriously, my apple green soft-top Maserati was parked neatly under the shadow of the Shard and I had a generously proportioned gin cocktail in front of my hand for sipping*. We’d popped into the Tanqueray Gin Garden at Bar 31 in the Shangri La (disclosure: we were invited guests of the Shangri La) right next to London Bridge Station, and life was good. * One of these things isn’t quite accurate – I’ll… View Post