I was always determined that for me ‘turning 30’ wouldn’t be this awful thing that everyone dreaded. And when I turned 30, I think I possibly celebrated more times than the queen! Starting with a night out in Amsterdam (Awards event at the Koepelkerk, Champagne at the Okura, Dancing like maniacs at Air), followed by a best friends wedding, a… Read more →
California Road Trip!
I have been to California numerous times in my life, as my sister moved there when I was young. So I grew up visiting great spots like Manhattan Beach, Disneyland and Universal Studios – any young kid’s dream. As it came to planning our next holiday, I really wanted to take ze German to Las Vegas, as he wasn’t convinced… Read more →
Last Friday, I finally got to try out Chotto Matte in Soho! Where to begin? The restaurant opened in September 2013 and I have been dying to get there and sample the Nikkei cuisine on offer, for some time. So what is Nikkei? It is the culinary fusion of Japanese and Peruvian cultures. Apparently Peru has the second largest Japanese… Read more →
A Dublin Guide
From the very first time I visited Dublin, I fell a bit in love with it. It was 2008, and Holly Golightly and I decided that we should be in Dublin for St Patrick’s Day to celebrate her father’s Irish heritage and well, Aer Lingus flights were £35 return so it would be just rude not to! I have been… Read more →
A perfect spot between Great Portland Street and Moorgate for Holly Golightly and I to have a BFF ‘ladies that lunch’ moment during a working week. We walked around the area to see what we fancied and settled with Polpo – we were not disappointed! Polpo in Smithfield is a little hidden gem. Located on Cowcross street, the exterior is… Read more →
London in January
Having a Dry/ Lean/ Frugal January? Commiserations… and welcome to the club! To beat the January Blues… most of us are in the gym, sweating away and hoping that by the time we come out of there we will be svelte and the sun will be shining. I believe this is modern hibernation. After the holidays we are all over-indulged in… Read more →
A Barcelona Guide
There are just SO many things I could recommend that you do in this great city of design, art, culture and food! I have put a few key things here that you can pick and choose from, as I am sure you will find other things to do as you wander (as in the best vacations!) and ultimately have a… Read more →
Goodwood is absolutely in its own right absolutely glorious. Each year when I have had the great opportunity to visit as a guest of a firm that I work with, the sun has been shining and the English countryside has never looked more radiant. It makes you understand why poets have written about this so passionately. (image courtesy of www.goodwood.co.uk) So what… Read more →
American Independence Day Parties!
After all this time, we might still not be pleased that America once declared its independence from the wonderful United Kingdom, however we seem to have come to terms with the fact that it has. And we celebrate this fact. Ok, no we don’t, but at least in London there are enough ex-pats and tourists so that we throw caution… Read more →