London at Christmas is one of the best times to be in the City. There is so much to do that it can be hard to decide what to choose. Whether it’s ice-skating, eating all the food or just admiring the Christmas lights. I’ve picked out my six must-dos this festive season. Read More »
St Paul’s might not be the first place in London you think of to visit for lunch or dinner, unless you work in the area or are visiting St Paul’s Cathedral. But it has everything you might want, the quick and easy bites, the trendy burger places and also the fancier restaurants on and around Bread Street.
Paula and I often pop to One New Change on the weekend, as it’s a great place to shop for avoiding the crowds, I swear on occasions we have had shops to ourselves. However one part of the centre that is always busy is Madison restaurant. We headed up (it’s on the sixth floor with the viewing platform) to sample their ‘Soul Sunday’ lunch menu. Read More »
It’s not an unfamiliar sight at home for me to be in my loungewear, with a face mask or two on and covered head to toe in body lotion. I absolutely love a home pamper, give me a night in with a hot bubble bath and beauty treats any day. So, when Ted Baker The Porcelain Rose Garden Collection arrived on my doorstep, I knew this was going to be the ultimate pampering gift – to myself.
The Ted Baker Christmas Gifts Collection is beautiful this year. The packaging has a vintage glamour feel with a floral fantasy design and of course everything is a lovely delicate pink colour. I mean when it matches your pyjamas exactly, you know it’s goals. The Porcelain Rose Garden Collection comes with two boxes filled with nine bathing treats, perfect for a night in and some much-needed ‘me-time’.
If you have been a long time reader of the blog you will know I love my afternoon tea. So when I realised that I hadn’t actually been for one this year I had to quickly rectify the situation. Luckily for me I had just received an invite in my inbox to try out Afternoon Tea at Lord’s Cricket Ground.
The Long Room within the Pavilion at Lord’s Cricket Ground is where members of the club would watch the cricket, so it’s not somewhere you would normally have access to. And if you want to join as a member there is just a twenty-nine year waiting list, that’s after your three recommendations from a previous member and so this was quite an experience to be invited into the member’s club. There is also a dress code, jacket and tie for gents and smart for the ladies. It was nice to dress up and have a true English Afternoon Tea. Read More »
When it comes to Winter, I am all for nights in. So I like to make sure our flat, which definitely has the cosy vibe going for it already, has all the right things to make it perfect for snuggling up watching Netflix, with plenty treats of course. I’m thinking a hot chocolate and a big bag of sweet’n’salty popcorn, a must. Ok now I’m just dribbling so let’s move on.
I wanted to share with you some cosy homeware pieces I picked up recently after my visit to The Bentall Centre. The shopping centre is based in Kingston and is about a twenty-five minute train ride from London Waterloo and not too far from Hampton Court Palace. Sometimes it’s nice to escape the dreaded hustle and bustle of Oxford Street and have everything under one roof. I was pleasantly surprised by the choice of shops, a great mix of fashion, beauty and home and Bentalls itself is a massive department store, with everything you could need. Read More »
Buying for men isn’t as easy as buying boxers and socks, men are becoming increasingly picky for what they really want for Christmas, whether it’s the latest tech gadgets and gizmos, grooming products or drink.
I’m sharing my top gift ideas for men this Christmas and for even more inspiration, head over to Pinterest.