The Belfry Hotel and Resort | Birmingham

The Belfry Hotel and Resort | Birmingham

Because this is a safe, honest corner of the internet, I’m going to level with you. I didn’t quite realise just how special The Belfry Hotel and Resort was until my husband and brother-in-law found out where we were going for a girls weekend. [Disclosure: we were guests of the Belfry but all argyle diamond knitwear clad enthusings are very much my own.]     The Belfry is an award-winning hotel and resort with a modern spa… View Post

The Pink Afternoon Tea at Ting in the …

The Pink Afternoon Tea at Ting in the Shangri-La London

The incredible Pink Afternoon Tea at Ting in the Shangri-La London has been inspired by the journeys of four incredible women, Gina, Maggie, Mandy and Michele, who received breast cancer treatment at Guy’s Cancer. [Disclosure: we were guests of the Shangri-La London hotel but all enthusings are very much my own.] I wanted to begin the review with their stories – this wonderful afternoon tea is as delicious and luxurious as befits a Shangri-La creation – but as someone… View Post

Luxury Hotel in East London: Town Hall Hotel …

Luxury Hotel in East London: Town Hall Hotel Bethnal Green

It was a grey old day in London, one of those ones where the leeching rain gets under your collar and into your bones – but actually, we didn’t care. Splashing through the pavement puddles, we were bound for a luxury boutique hotel in East London – the Town Hall Hotel in Bethnal Green. I have to come clean – I’d forgotten that I had booked this Friday night stay in – I’d booked it… View Post

Frog by Adam Handling | Restaurant Review

Frog by Adam Handling | Restaurant Review

There is nothing sweeter than a leisurely weekday lunch – it’s one of the joys of running my own business. It’s even more delicious on a Monday with friends – a state of enjoyment which led neatly to this Frog by Adam Handling restaurant review. Before I begin, just let me utter the words Chicken Butter. Mmmmmmm. This wasn’t our first visit to the Frog, but the first that I wasn’t so distracted by the… View Post

9 London houses and gardens in Autumn

9 London houses and gardens in Autumn

Autumn. It’s considered ‘basic’ now to adore the season of rust coloured leaves, snuggling into warm scarves and sipping lattes – but I’ve always loved it. Something I love even more (if that’s possible) is exploring London houses and gardens in Autumn – it is beautiful, calm and cool. So, I thought I’d put together a list of my favourite houses with gardens where the leaves turn vibrant shades of orange and red (oh, and… View Post