Glam birthday brunch

London: The American saturday brunch at Helene Darroze at the Connaught is an experience every lady who lunches must try. This was a 40th birthday treat for a good friend and secretly for me… We had a planned a self-indulgent day of brunch first, then spa treatments in the intimate basement spa and pool of [...]

Big hitter

October 30, 2014 No Comments

Big hitter

London: ‘Alain Ducasse at the Dorchester’ , just saying this with a french accent gets me excited! I was lucky enough to receive a hefty contribution from Squaremeal (thank you) for this 3 michelin starred temple of gourmet cuisine. At £500 for the total bill, including a moderate amount of alcohol, this place is for [...]

Sushi in the skies

London: It has taken me a while to find my way to Sushisamba, probably due to the Shard and its many foodie offerings. I had an eagerly needed girlie night ahead, so I put on my best dress (Roksanda illinc) and Burberry mac and hot-footed it to this vertiginous swanky venue, only to be nearly [...]

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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 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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