Where to stay in Istanbul | The Ritz Carlton

I never dreamed that we would get to visit Istanbul, a city steeped with exotic mysticism. When deciding where to stay in Istanbul the Ritz Carlton was recommended to me by several of my friends who had explored the city straddling both Asia and Europe. Flicking though my photos the other day reminded me of how beautiful our stay was – and how I hadn’t shared our time there. [Well, that, and my only regret of… View Post

Dining at The Ritz

As well as visiting Claridges for the best afternoon tea we have ever had (if it’s good enough for the New Zealand Prime Minister…) and trying out the fresh menu at Fera for our last wedding anniversary, enjoying The Ritz has always been on our ‘to do’ list. Languishing on there for far too long, we decided to seize the day, and book ourselves in for a treat. With no real anniversaries, birthdays or special… 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

5 Of My Most Memorable Meals | August Travel Linkup

Over the years we have been lucky enough to enjoy meals in some of the most wonderful places – so I thought I’d share 5 of my most memorable meals. Aftternoon tea at Claridges, breakfasting like lords in a Bordeaux Chateau, dinner at the Ritz, feasting on a bento box near Mount Fuji, lunching at Le Manoir, brunching with glorious London views, drinking ‘arctic whiskey’ under the Northern Lights in Tromso, eating cake in Vienna and so many more… View Post

The Best 12 Christmas Trees in London | 2019 Edit

Looking for Christmas tree decoration inspiration? These were my favourite 12 Christmas trees in London 2019. Most of these will be up until the New Year, if not the 12th Day of Christmas, which is technically Sunday the 5th January. Liberty London | Award for most worthy of a talking caterpillar The Liberty Tree was almost my favourite of the festive season – with a distinct Alice in Wonderland