Festive Drinks for Christmas and New Years

Roll up, roll up, and welcome to the London Kiwi Lounge. We’re serving a litany of festive drinks for Christmas and New Years, all guaranteed to tempt you to sip a few glasses and linger in front of the fire (whether real flame or faux flickers – available on Youtube in a variety of choices.) [Disclosure: some of these were gifted.] There is something about winter that just calls for hearty, spiced drinks. They warm you… View Post

A Christmas Afternoon Tea With a London View | Aqua Shard

My friend and I have explored Christmas markets around the UK, solved innumerable escape rooms together, and have a joint love of festive afternoon teas. So I knew exactly who I wanted to hang out with whilst trying this year’s Christmas afternoon tea with a London view – up on the 31st floor of The Shard. Disclosure: We were guests of Aqua Shard but all festive puns and wayward musings are always my own. We… View Post

The Mary Poppins Afternoon Tea at Aqua Shard: Above the London Chimney Pots

In the words of London’s most famous Nanny herself, the Aqua Shard Mary Poppins Afternoon Tea was practically perfect in every way. With breathtaking views of the London skyline, the fabulous Angie and Binny by my side and the time-worn pages of PL Travers’ tales setting the scene, we knew from the start it was going to be a sumptuous afternoon. Disclaimer: We were invited guests of Aqua Shard but my (very many) thoughts and all misappropriation of… View Post

Ukiyo Brunch Review | Aqua Kyoto

It doesn’t matter what the weather is like outside,  especially when you’re cozily tucked away from the rain and enjoying a brunch feast. This weekend in particular a few of us gathered at Aqua Kyoto to try their newest brunch offering;  Disclaimer: We were invited guests of Aqua Kyoto but my (very many) thoughts are only ever mine – repeat visits on my own dime time and time again attest to simply how much I enjoy their… View Post

6 Luxurious Winter Cocktail Hotspots in London.

Christmas time, mistletoe and wine… Disclaimer: we have been invited guests to the bars marked with a star,  but I’ve been to most of these already on my own dime, and more than once… It’s unmistakable. It’s the time of year that people get a twinkle in their eye, rosy cheeks and feel the need to get out an celebrate with their nearest and dearest. And why not, indeed. The last few weeks have already… View Post