Our evening started as the sun set over the Hyde Park tree canopy. Shaking off my long day at a desk and having sat for a reflective half an hour, I was more than ready to slip into the Sheraton Grand Park Lane hotel, to try out the limited edition Jazz Afternoon Tea with Binny & Aftab. Disclaimer: We were invited guests of the Sheraton Grand Park Lane Hotel but my verbose words are all… View Post

72 hours in Chester

72 hours in Chester

Chester is the first holiday I’ve ever booked through the power of Instagram alone. We had been looking for somewhere as a long weekend break (well, I say we, but I had actually been put on a travel ban which Mr Kiwi now mostly denies, his baby blues all innocent) when I spotted that a friend of mine had day tripped up to Chester. It was beautiful. So firing up the laptop, I booked us… View Post

Afternoon Tea at the Baglioni Hotel, a chic …

Afternoon Tea at the Baglioni Hotel, a chic corner of Kensington

There is no delicate pinky waving of gossamer pastries or wafer-thin slivers of sandwiches that leave your appetite wanting at the Italian style Baglioni Hotel afternoon tea, but a delectable selection of molto bene classics that sets this apart as the Maserati of Kensington teas.   Disclaimer: We were invited guests of the Baglioni Hotel but I would definitely take this Afternoon Tea out for another spin on my own dime. The hotel is a quiet… View Post

Egerton Hotel: A pawfectly luxurious doggie afternoon tea.

Egerton Hotel: A pawfectly luxurious doggie afternoon tea.

My cutest afternoon tea date (ever) arrived at our Egerton Hotel rendezvous wearing a blue bow tie and his salt & pepper hair suavely combed – just right for a Kensington afternoon tea.  Paws down, this is the cutest afternoon tea I’ve ever done. Ever. And I shan’t be apologising for the litany of puns about to litter this post. #Sorrynotsorry As my date for the day is still rather young, he also brought his gorgeous… View Post

A handful of unusual London foodie destinations

A handful of unusual London foodie destinations

Do you ever find yourself in an out-of-the-ordinary corner of London, and hankering for bite to eat? How about when you have to run an unusual errand or meet up with a friend halfway between your place and theirs? Nb: Post contains a couple of blogger invites**/discounts##. Or even, when your friends have left it up to you as the ‘foodie’ to pick a venue for dinner in an awkward part of town not known… View Post