sky high

As I've probably mentioned (once, twice, a hundred times) already, I adore autumn. But let's be honest, given the choice of trying to enjoy the beauty of the colder months whilst battling the subzero winds and rain currently sweeping through London in the name of hurricane Barney, or staying cosy and warm indoors, surrounded by good cocktails and better friends, I think we all know what the choice would be.
But why not have both?


time for tea @ the thistle

As a Mother's Day treat in April, Sarah and I whisked our dear mothers to the oasis of the The Thistle Afternoon Tea at Marble Arch, a four star Art Deco themed hotel located just minutes away from the hustle and bustle of London's Oxford Street.


on a stage, close to you

Those of you who follow my Instagram and/or Twitter would have seen how much the Criterion Theater enjoyed having me on stage over the weekend's performance of Close To You : Bacharach Reminagined. No! Sadly, I am not now staring in the breathtaking musical after becoming an overnight musical theater sensation, but I did get the chance to enjoy the whole performance on stage, and you can too


last of the summer wine

Seen as we drink enough of it, my best friend decided it was finally time that we learnt a little bit more about wine, and so she booked us into a fabulous wine tasting treat at Dedham Vale Vineyard.


time for tea @ sanderson

March took us down the rabbit hole, and straight into the courtyard garden of The Sanderson Hotel to indulge in their lush signature Mad Hatter's Afternoon Tea.


covert conservatory

This secret garden in the heart of the city is one of my favourite ways to greet the outdoors, without having to suffer any of the cold, wind and rain that falls down over London with the leaves in October.


time for tea @ the palm court

In February, we made our way to The Palm Court, at London's Park Lane Hotel, to indulge in a more traditional afternoon tea in their lavish Art Deco lounge.


summertime serpentine

As September draws to a close I've been reminiscing about some of my favourite things to do on those rare occasions when the sun is shining in London, and my recent trip to the Serpentine Pavilion proves that sometimes you don't need the rain to enjoy the rainbow.


time for tea @ W

To celebrate the last year, my Mum and I made a new years resolution to treat ourselves to an afternoon tea once a month, at all the iconic venues in the city we'd always wanted to go. Indulging in sandwiches, scones, cake, tea and a chit chat once a month was  definitely a resolution that we were able to stick to! So I thought I'd share with you some of the spots in London where you'll find the good, bad and ugly ways of enjoying of this age old English tradition.

Unsurprisingly, our first stop was somewhat unconventional. Instead of going with the traditional, we began with a rock 'n' roll inspired interpretation of afternoon tea at the W Hotel, Leicester Square.


breaking dad

Most people buy their Dad's slippers and roast dinner for father's day... Me? I took my dad to make narcotics. Anybody who has access to a TV / the internet / the outside world will probably have been hooked by the phenomenon that is Breaking Bad. My Dad was so obsessed that he slept on the sofa for a month just so he wouldn't wake my Mum up watching it into the early hours of the morning! So, when I heard that a Breaking Bad inspired pop up bar was opening in London I dragged him down there for a little father's day treat.