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

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

Staying Safe As a Woman In The 21st …

Staying Safe As a Woman In The 21st Century

Very recently a woman went missing in a fairly central London area. She was walking home after dark on her own, and sadly she never made it. My heart absolutely breaks for her family. Staying safe as a woman in the 21st century is no easy feat, especially compared to the indifference that men have. As a staunch feminist and a solo travel lover, it very much brought to mind all the things that I… View Post

Quirky Hotels in London | Hazlitt’s in Soho

Quirky Hotels in London | Hazlitt’s in Soho

Of all the quirky hotels in London, I have to admit that the reason that Hazlitt’s – a boutique Georgian hotel in the heart of Soho -caught my eye because of one of the permanent inhabitants. One with four paws and a tail… Note: Please excuse the ‘snap’ quality of these images – I’d left my camera at home as we were having a relaxing staycation, but couldn’t get over just how lovely the hotel… View Post

Adam Handling | Gourmet Restaurant Kits

Adam Handling | Gourmet Restaurant Kits

Something we’ve started to indulge in are the restaurant kits that are being developed – and we started with Adam Handling’s HAME offering. We fancied the roast chicken lunch the most so popped an order in. Adam and his team put their heads together and created ‘Hame’ – the Scottish word for home – to offer a taste of their restaurant experience from the comfort of your own house.