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. http://www.bonedaddies.com/flesh-and-buns/promotional-offers/sunday-brunch-at-flesh-and-buns/

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Bye bye, Uggs

December 5, 2015 No Comments

Bye bye, Uggs

When Ugg boots first became “big”, I first said I wouldn’t be seen dead in a pair as they looked so ugly. And then I went for a short break to NYC and experienced one of the coldest winters. I love walking around NYC and in such weather, in desperation, I saw an Ugg store [...]

For some reason, I have lost the fashion shopping bug and acquired the home decorations shopping bug (might be related to moving house!!). I have a few home furnishing tips. Best sales are high street favourite Heals, Habitat, Zara Home/ kids (particularly good for children’s duvet sets). Selfridges and Liberty often have some unique quirky [...]

Sales are ending

January 23, 2014 No Comments

Last minute further reductions are upon us. Net a porter 80% off clearance, harvey nics finishes this wkd, liberty only has a few bits (although just purchased a classic black roland mouret galaxy dress for 80%off). Matches are 50-70% off but they often do an extra 20% in due course. Far fetch has the last [...]

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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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