The Shangri-La London Hotel | Pink October Afternoon Tea

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

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.

Where to stay in Istanbul | The Pera Palace …

Where to stay in Istanbul | The Pera Palace Hotel | Historical Luxury

When I was researching where to stay in Istanbul, the Pera Palace Hotel kept coming up, time and time again. It was simply fate – even before I discovered the writers legacy living between the perfectly manicured walls. I have to apologise in advance for the photo dump, but it was such a breathtaking hotel that I couldn’t resist. This was a break we took awhile ago, so apologies for the grainy photos – but… View Post

Where to stay in Istanbul | The Ritz Carlton

Where to stay in Istanbul | The Ritz Carlton

I never dreamed that we would get to visit Istanbul, a city steeped with exotic mysticism. When deciding where to stay in Istanbul the Ritz Carlton was recommended to me by several of my friends who had explored the city straddling both Asia and Europe. Flicking though my photos the other day reminded me of how beautiful our stay was – and how I hadn’t shared our time there. [Well, that, and my only regret of… View Post

Virtual Cheese Tasting with Paxton and Whitfield

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