The Laura Ashley Iliffe Hotel – An Afternoon Tea Fuelled UK Staycation

Sometimes in this life, you just need to stand still, take stock and appreciate elegant simplicity with a couple of friends. Our stay at the Laura Ashley Iliffe hotel was just that – an overnight that was beautifully easy. Disclosure: we were guests of Laura Ashley but all cheesily posed photos and musings are very much my own. Where to stay in Coventry I adore staycations. (Goodness knows I’ve written about many here, and I’m… View Post

The Shangri-La London Hotel | Pink October Afternoon Tea

The Shangri-La London has again turned pink in support of Breast Cancer Awareness month, with vibrant pink décor, pink-inspired artworks and a rather special Pink Afternoon Tea at @tinglondon Restaurant. [Disclosure: we were guests of the Shangri-La London hotel but all enthusings are very much my own.] This wonderful afternoon tea is as delicious and luxurious as befits a Shangri-La creation and the fact that the Shangri-La team continuously supports Breast Cancer Awareness Month with rose-hued dining, means so… View Post

Luxury Hotels in Manchester | King Street Townhouse

No word of a lie, of all the luxury hotels in Manchester, I’ve been looking for an excuse to book a stay in the King Street Townhouse for years. Finally, our Liverpool and Manchester joint staycation gave me that very excuse to book a stay there. There’s lots to do in Manchester, but we just relaxed.

UK Restaurant Hotspots 2021 – How well do you score? | AD

I was so intrigued to read this recent list of UK restaurant hotspots 2021 – it features a collection of really interesting foodie cities, a few of which I’ve been lucky enough to visit already. The rest, they’ve moved straight up my ‘to visit’ list. Disclosure: this post was comissioned by CIA Landlord Insurance who have researched which cities have the top restaurant hotspots. Interestingly, they found that the UK’s restaurant hotspot is not London, as many would… View Post

Where to stay on a Chichester Staycation | The Goodwood Hotel

The elements to the perfect night away – fun things to do, excellent food, great company (or a great book on a solo trip) definitely pivot around somewhere delicious to lay your head – and the Goodwood Hotel is a great place to stay on a Chichester staycation. Set in an enormous estate (12,000 acres of park and woodland – complete with golf course, it’s hilarious how I keep up ending at golf hotels) the Goodwood… View Post