‘Theatre Not Afternoon Tea’ At The OXO Tower

OXO Tower Theatre Not Afternoon Tea - The LDN Diaries London Lifestyle Blog

If you are a regular follower of the blog you will know I love my afternoon tea and this month Harvey Nichols have launched Theatre Not Afternoon Tea, a new type of themed afternoon tea at the OXO Tower. The afternoon tea is an array of sweet treats and cocktails carefully paired with a theatrical theme, taking inspiration from some of London’s top West End productions.

I popped down or is that up to try out the new afternoon tea. The OXO Tower restaurant, bar and brasserie is located on the eighth floor of the OXO Tower on the Southbank, which gives you an ample view across the river. It’s lovely and light inside and has a great vibe, we went on a Sunday afternoon and there was a female singer performing. Theatre Not Afternoon Tea as it suggests is not your usual afternoon tea. There are no sandwiches and no savoury options, this is all about the sweetness and the alcohol, so if either of those are for you then you will love it.  Read More »

Afternoon Tea, Food, London

6 Hair Styling Products I Can’t Live Without

Sam McKnight Cool Girl Texture Spray Review

I haven’t done a hair update in a little while. It seems like there is a new hair launch every day of the week right now and I’ve been trying out lots of products over the past few months. I feel like I now have some my absolute favourites, the ones I reach to every time I do my hair and the ones I know work for my hair type, that don’t overload my thin hair and really do make a difference to my blow-drying and styling. Read More »

Beauty, Hair

Best Steak In London

Hawksmoor Grass Fed Bone in prime rib

Despite what some people say, we are incredibly blessed for restaurants in London, especially for carnivores like me. We have access to cuts and types of meats that we have never before and there are always new restaurants opening with a focus on steak, for instance butcher and restaurant Boxcar in Marylebone.

Here are my personal favourite steak restaurants in London that I always recommend. Read More »

Food, London, Steakhouse

21 Things To Do In London

View Over London from Tate Modern

When I first moved to London about ten years ago, to be honest I didn’t really get out and see the city, it was just work and nights out and I loved it.

It wasn’t until I started the blog, that I actually decided to start exploring more, taking opportunity of everything on my doorstep, from museums and exhibitions to trying some of the best restaurants in the world.

Whether it’s your first visit to London, your tenth or you live in the City, I’ve compiled 21 things you must do. Read More »

Lifestyle, London

The £100 Anti-Ageing Foundation Testing Out Sisleya Le Teint

Sisleya le teint anti-ageing foundation review

Sisley Paris is the ultimate luxury beauty brand and their black rose skincare line is one of my absolute favourites. One I will happily splurge on as I just love it so much and know that it delivers for my skin. So I was intrigued to try the anti-ageing Sisleÿa Le Teint foundation, which combines their skin care knowledge with make-up to create a formula that improves skin over time so it becomes more radiant, smoother and firmer, encourage less wrinkles and give skin a plumpness. That’s some pretty big claims and one I’ve never really seen from a foundation so I was excited to put it to the test.
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Beauty, Make-Up

Christian Louboutin Beauty

Louboutin Perfume Tornade Blonde

When Christian Louboutin launched a beauty line back in 2014, it started off with a nail polish collection which being Louboutin it wasn’t just any nail polish range, it was a stunning spiked bottle, with a luxury price tag. Over the last few years the beauty collection from Louboutin has expanded to lip products including lip lacquers and lipsticks, again in incredible packaging, as well as a few eye products and also perfume.

I have a few beauty items from Louboutin, so I thought I would share my thoughts on them and whether I think they are worth the splurge. Read More »

Beauty, Make-Up, Nails