Thai to die for

October 29, 2015 No Comments

Thai to die for

Okay not literally to die for, but ‘The Begging Bowl’ is that rare, elusive find of that x factor, cosy, neighbourhood favourite restaurant, which is a little bit hip and will have you begging for more and more and more. Thai restaurants are generally good or excellent around London, usually classic or contemporary but not [...]

Escape to Jerusalem

September 22, 2015 No Comments

Escape to Jerusalem

On yet another miserable rainy August evening in London, we escaped from frenetic Leicester Square to soak in some of the beauty of The Palomar. The vibe is warm and welcoming with friendly staff and funky tunes. The restaurant starts with a buzzing bar area and in the back are a handful of cosy tables [...]

boozy sunday brunch?

September 1, 2015 No Comments

boozy sunday brunch?

Check out this offer at Flesh and Buns in Soho….limitless prosecco and spicy food… boo I wish I had lazy sundays.

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Cool everyday watch

My favourite everyday timepieces are from Lars & Jennings.  A London-Stockholm company, you see its Scandi influence from the minimalist style.  I have the rose gold-plated one with a suede black strap.  Nice and oversized, it’s understated but will get noticed as it’s so lovely.  Another plus, it won’t cost you the earth either.

Perfect spring shoes

I’ve found what looks like the perfect shoes for spring or summer.  Perfect in that they cover your toes (for the days when your toes are in need of a thorough pedicure and fresh polish), won’t make your feet hot and sweaty (all them holes), are slingback (which I usually find more comfortable in general [...]

Bargain makeup

February 21, 2016 No Comments

Bargain makeup

Expensive makeup can be such fun to use with its lovely packaging and they’re usually good quality to boot. Two of my favourite brands are Charlotte Tilbury and Tom Ford – very expensive but divine to use. Being a bargain-hunter at heart, however, I love it when I discover a “cheap” product which is as [...]

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Family meal recipes

December 5, 2015 No Comments

Check out the Cooking Them Healthy website – written by a chef and nutritional therapist, there’s a great selection of recipes which are healthy, relatively easy (and realistic when there are little children!) and crucially, actually delicious for the whole family to enjoy.  I know so many families who have one dish for the kids [...]

1. Porto sani village- Greek resort with marina, kids clubs, extra touches (e.g. champagne on arrival, supervised kids table at breakfast, nobu like restaurant in Marina, unbeatable service), kids pool etc 2. Westin Costa Navarino – Greek modern but classy resort with own aqua park (posh centre parks like), amazing restaurants with varied cuisine, fab [...]

Winter escape

February 18, 2014 No Comments

Are you bored of the rain and the gales and lack of vitamin D? Me too. Options with kids include Centre parcs,although you cannot escape all those elements, there is a sort of rewarding feeling in a biology field trip sort of way! Note get one of the nicer woodland lodges, v spacious and contemporary. [...]

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