What To Do In Reims | Champagne, France

What To Do In Reims | Champagne, France

Over a dozen years ago, my Mum and I visited Reims as a day trip from Paris – our first sip of the fabled Champagne region. I can’t tell you how excited I was to visit Reims again as a guest of the Régionale du Tourisme Grand-Est but all thoughts are very much my own. With train trips as quick as 45 minutes from Paris, Reims (or Rheims as the city is also known) is the perfect gateway to… View Post

Where to Stay In Rheims | Champagne, France

Where to Stay In Rheims | Champagne, France

On this trip to Rheims, instead of simply visiting as a day trip from Paris, we stayed overnight in the Continental Hotel, a very short walk through beautiful gardens from the train station. I was a guest of the Régionale du Tourisme Grand-Est and I would 100% stay in this beautiful hotel again on my own. Where to stay in Rheims We wheeled our suitcases straight from the train station – so fresh from Paris you… View Post

Four Seasons Afternoon Tea | The Burlington

Four Seasons Afternoon Tea | The Burlington

Park Lane is a beautiful place to while away an afternoon, especially when a stand filled with Four Seasons Afternoon Tea delicacies has been gently placed before you. Disclosure: we were guests of the Four Seasons Hotel, but all my musings are very much original. Inspired by the historic halls of the world-famous arcade, Executive Pastry Chef David Oliver has created five bespoke pastries that take you on a sensorial journey, mirroring the visual experience… View Post

Nipa Thai at the Royal Lancaster Hotel: Travelling …

Nipa Thai at the Royal Lancaster Hotel: Travelling to Thailand by Fork

I haven’t yet graced the shores of Thailand, but in my dreams it’s a fragrant tropical paradise. One with coral seas and sparkling white beaches where the air is redolent with… massaman curry. Disclosure: We were guests of Nipa Thai, a delicious restaurant in the Royal Lancaster Hotel – it’s always, always a pleasure to dine there. All random musings are mine and mine only as ever. Forget the scents of orchids, jasmine, lemongrass, ratchaphruek and… View Post

Galvin at Windows – Restaurant Review over the London …

Galvin at Windows – Restaurant Review over the London skyline

In some respects I have a ridiculously long memory: flavours, kindnesses, lyrics to 90s pop songs, houses that have friendly cats. It’s also in respect to restaurants that I fancy visiting. and Galvin at Windows is somewhere that had been on my list for more than an age.  We just hadn’t quite gotten around to booking a table, but luckily my Mr Kiwi has an even longer memory than me (or is just more susceptible… View Post