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Fashion, Food, London

Afternoon Tea at Aqua Shard

Afternoon Tea at Aqua Shard

I love The Shard. I love afternoon tea. Throw those two together and you get the perfect London afternoon… Since opening last year, Aqua Shard has become a firm favourite of mine, so I obviously couldn’t wait to check out the afternoon tea when it launched a while back. For such a contemporary building and restaurant, the afternoon tea is quite traditional, with a focus on real quality rather than a gimmicky themed offering you seem to find everywhere these […]

April 24, 2014 × 3 comments

Art, Design & Music, Fashion

Inside Frieze Art Fair 2013

Inside Frieze Art Fair 2013

Frieze Art Fair – an annual highlight of the London art scene – has just come and gone, and as ever it was a feast for the eyes. I don’t just love the art, but I’m always secretly more excited to see the style of the people attending. As per usual, I took my trusty camera with me to capture some of the best artworks as well as outfits that caught my eye during the exclusive preview last week. There […]

October 21, 2013 × 0 comments

Food, London

Restaurant Review: Hutong Shard

Restaurant Review: Hutong Shard

A couple of weeks ago, I finally managed to get myself a table at Hutong Shard, the Northern Chinese counterpart of Aqua Shard, which is situated two floors lower in the iconic London landmark. When I reviewed Aqua Shard a few months ago, I was so in awe and wrote such a glowing review certain friends and family members even asked me whether I had been paid to write that review – I can assure you I was not, I […]

September 30, 2013 × 0 comments

Food, London

Restaurant Review: Aqua Shard, London

Restaurant Review: Aqua Shard, London

Last night I had the immense pleasure of dining at the brand new Aqua Shard, set to open to the public next week. It was – without exaggeration – one of the best things I’ve experienced in London since I moved here a decade ago. See, I have this weird fascination with The Shard. For the past couple of years, I’ve been looking at it from my street every single day. During the construction, I initially thought it was a […]

June 27, 2013 × 3 comments

Events, Health & Fitness, Me Me Me

A day at the tennis with Evian

A day at the tennis with Evian

  After a treasure hunt around London and not one but two nights at the BAFTA’s, I’ve learned that when an invite from Evian lands in my inbox, I am bound to have an incredible experience. This invite asked if I fancied going to the pre-Wimbledon BNP Paribas Tennis Classic tournament at the stately Hurlingham Club to enjoy some big names in tennis playing friendly matches, a fashion show hosted by My Wardrobe, a delicious lunch, oh and… would I […]

June 26, 2013 × 0 comments

Food, London

7 Things I Learned at Ping’s Pizza Masterclass

7 Things I Learned at Ping’s Pizza Masterclass

7 THINGS I LEARNED AT PING’S PIZZA MASTERCLASS 1: Pizza dough is no laughing matter – it’s a science. An exact science. 2: Consequently, Ping’s chef Bruno is a basically a scientist – probably a mad scientist. For months, he has worked on creating the perfect recipe for dough in his science lab his kitchen, and it’s amazing. I’ll never look at pizza the same way. 3: Ping’s Pizza is some of the best you’ll ever have. Seriously. 4: Making […]

June 11, 2013 × 3 comments

Food, London, Travel

Top 10 Rooftop Bars In London

Top 10 Rooftop Bars In London

I don’t know why, but there’s something about drinking on a rooftop that is simply far more exciting than drinking on a ground floor. It could be the incredible views, or the fact that you can unashamedly stare at the world and people below or simply feeling like you’re part of this secret club up in the sky. Whatever it is, I love rooftop terraces, and luckily for me, London has plenty of amazing ones. Here’s my top 10 of […]

May 17, 2013 × 29 comments

Beauty & Fragrance

Introducing Shay & Blue London

Introducing Shay & Blue London

Meet Shay & Blue, London’s newest boutique perfumery. The brainchild of Dom De Vetta (former Senior Vice President of Chanel and Global General Manager of Jo Malone – take that for a CV!) and perfumer Julie Massé, Shay & Blue is a new British fragrance house with a difference. Made by hand and with real flowers, fruits and spices, Shay & Blue use time-honoured artisanal expertise to create a number of timeless luxury scents available in both fragrances and candles – […]

March 4, 2013 × 8 comments

Fashion, Personal Style

Snow Day

Snow Day

I have been LOVING the snow. It brings out the child in me and I tend to go a little crazy… Over the weekend, I went for a long snowy walk with my friend Kate (Fabric of my Life), and I finally got to take out my new Topshop fedoras for a spin. The beautiful scenery was also the perfect excuse to play around with my RadLab vintage filters, which made the harsh white of the snow a lot ofter. […]

January 22, 2013 × 14 comments

Events, London

Review: Singin’ In The Rain, Palace Theatre

Review: Singin’ In The Rain, Palace Theatre

The last time I set foot in the beautiful Palace Theatre in London, it was an evening of pink and glitter and singing and dancing and a lot of campness for Priscilla, Queen of the Desert. Now the Palace Theatre is playing host to Singin’ In The Rain, a musical based on the 1952 MGM classic movie starring Gene Kelly, and the venue is once again home to an all singing, all dancing extravaganza (if not a little less glittery […]

December 17, 2012 × 2 comments

Hotels, London, Travel

The Hoxton Hotel, London

The Hoxton Hotel, London

Over the past couple of years, I think I’ve come to know the Hoxton Hotel quite well: I’ve gone to a number of events and dinners in its meeting rooms. I’ve spent many late nights having drinks in the lobby bar. I’ve had brunch/lunch/dinner in the Grill. I’ve sent dozens of Belgian friends looking for a fun, trendy and affordable hotel in the Hoxton’s direction – my point being, although I knew the Hoxton pretty well, I never had the […]

November 20, 2012 × 7 comments

Events, London

Forever Crazy London

Forever Crazy London

Legendary Parisian cabaret Le Crazy Horse has opened its doors on the Southbank London and I was invited to attend a performance of their latest show, “Forever Crazy”. Walking in the beautiful, purpose-built Spiegeltent, you’re immediately transported into the naughty world of cabaret, with its plush velvet seats, 2 bars serving champagne and cocktails, mirrors and gold everywhere. The 90-minute show features a bunch of different routines by the 10 dancers – from perfectly coordinated group dances to solo performances […]

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October 5, 2012 × 2 comments