Alan Yau has the midas touch for eastern cuisine in London, Hakkasan, Busaba Eathai, HKK, to name a few. The Duck and Rice, a Chinese gastropub in Soho central has hit the mark yet again. This is a 2 floor temple of chinese takeaway classics but done to perfection. The ground floor is a shiny [...]

Smart dinner in town

L’autre Pied is the classy but cool little sister to Michelin powerhouse Pied et Terre. For me, my favourite member of the family, as there is less pomp and ceremony and a more relaxed fine dinning affair. The head chef cooks up a storm of delicate flavours with top notch ingredients on picture perfect plates. [...]

Girls night out in Peru

I had to organize our ladies supper club and chose Pachamama, good central chi chi location (Marylebone, short walk from Bond st),lots of healthy punchy ceviche and pisco sours in a cool basement den, all boxes ticked. There are quite a few Peruvian hotspots already in London e.g. Coya and Ceviche, so we know London [...]

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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 [...]

Coolest ankle boots

December 3, 2013 No Comments

Coolest ankle boots

Having a bit of an obsession with Jil Sander’s buckle ankle boots.  Perfect with skinnies, fab toughener-upper with dresses and a subtle, cool eye-catcher whatever the outfit. And the block heel means comfort and a bit of oomph!  At 756 euros though – ouch…  I’m going to wait for the sales (3-4 weeks to go!) [...]

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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. [...]

Bargains for kids

December 3, 2013 No Comments

Zulily.co.uk is a fab bargain site with all sorts of gear for kids and expectant mums. Subscribe and you’ll get email alerts to their daily discounts on kids’ wear (ranging from very cute to practical rain/snow gear from well-known brands to the more exclusive), top quality toys, nursery stuff, those expensive Gruffalo merchandised gear, sought-after Trunkies, [...]

Book people

November 6, 2013 No Comments

Book people

Are your kids getting through books like one gets through biscuits on a bad day?  Yes? I have the perfect bargain basement website to order from,’ The Book People‘. I got this little tip from a clever bookworm nanny. They have a great range of old and new favourites for kids plus lots of booksets. Prices [...]

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