Fortnum & Mason, You, me & the Queen

Fortnum’s is an unusual mix of grocery/department store and tourist attraction.    Situated just off the tourist nightmare attraction of Picadilly Circus, in the frightfully posh area near Jermyn Street, an area which “dates back to 1664 when Charles II authorised Henry Jermyn, the Earl of St Albans, to develop an area close to St James’ Palace. It holds a worldwide reputation for high quality British artistry and craftsmanship.” As a part of this area… 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

Virtual Cheese Tasting with Paxton and Whitfield

Whilst it’s not the same as in-person, I’ve actually loved trying out all kinds of online events over the last few months; quizzes, games, comedy events and music gigs. But, top of the list has to be the virtual cheese tasting with Paxton and Whitfield. Disclosure: this tasting was given to us courtesy of Paxton and Whitfield, but all fromage excitement is completely my own. Now I already love Paxton and Whitfield. I love popping in… View Post

11 of my Favourite Christmas Traditions [Travel Linkup]

Every single year there are 11 of my favourite Christmas traditions that I insist we fulfil without fail. And if we can’t, I’ll find a workaround that somehow leverages them in, anyway – here’s looking at you 3-foot high neon green Christmas tree of ’15.   London is one of my favourite cities to spend Christmas in. Whether it snows or dawns a clear blue sky there is something magical in cool December days spent… View Post

11 of my favourite Christmas Traditions [Travel Linkup]

Every single year there are 11 of my favourite Christmas traditions that I insist we fulfil without fail. And if we can’t, I’ll find a workaround that somehow leverages them in, anyway – here’s looking at you 3-foot high neon green Christmas tree of ’15. London is one of my favourite cities to spend Christmas in. Whether it snows or dawns a clear blue sky there is something magical in cool December days spent under… View Post