Saturday, 6 February 2016

Dinner and Dancing at 100 Wardour St.


Last night Mimi and I hit the town to party at the newly launched 100 Wardour St in Soho. We started with a delicious dinner in the restaurant, then moved to the dance floor where Nick Grimshaw DJ-d and rocked the house with awesome tunes, and we danced the night away! Mimi and I were long overdue a catch up, we've been friends for over 10 years but I hadn't seen her since last summer as she's been living up in Stratford-upon-Avon while performing with the RSC, but she's finally back in London! If you've been watching Mr Selfridge lately you may recognize her, as she's currently playing the part of Tilly for the final season.


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Thursday, 4 February 2016

Innovative Thai Cocktails at Distil Bar.


Thailand is full of awesome bars. Due to our hectic schedule and terrible jetlag the only ones I visited were the ones at my hotel, Lebua. I checked out Sky Bar, Flute, and Distil, and absolutely loved the cocktails at Distil, which is on the 64th floor of the State Tower in The Dome right at the top. The head barman Joel, is an intriguing guy who creates innovative cocktails with a heavy influence from food. I had a fair few cocktails from the menu, so I thought I'd tell you a bit about them and about the bar.


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Tuesday, 2 February 2016

Exploring Bangkok's Grand Palace and Wat Phra Kaew.


My first day in Bangkok was a free day, as the other days were planned out with various group trips. I really wanted to visit the Grand Palace while I was in Bangkok, as everyone had told me how amazing it was and how it's a 'must visit'. Well...I can confirm they are all right. It was breathtaking, and absolutely stunning. I took way too many photos, and it was so difficult deciding which ones to use in this post!


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Monday, 1 February 2016

Mezzaluna, Bangkok.


Mezzaluna is regularly on the 'best restaurants' in Bangkok lists, and it's easy to see why. The luxury restaurant housed in The Dome itself on the 65th floor of Lebua Bangkok, once created a tasting menu that was sold for 1 Million Thai Baht (around £15,000) per head. I told you the other day how Lebua Hotels focus on providing luxury food and beverage experiences, and Mezzaluna is a prime example of that. I dined at all of Lebua's restaurant while I was there, and despite the al-fresco Sirocco being the most famous, Mezzaluna was without a doubt my favourite...and hands down one of the best meals I've ever had (and no, I didn't have the 1 Million Baht meal ;)). 


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Saturday, 30 January 2016

Launch of The World's Highest Open-Air Champagne Bar.


On Thursday 22nd January, Lebua Hotels launched their new champagne bar; Flute A Perrier-Jouet bar, in partnership with Perrier-Jouet champagne. Located on the 64th floor of Lebua in Bangkok, sipping champagne at Flute is an exclusive one-of-a-kind experience that you won't get anywhere else in the world. I attended the launch along with Bangkok's 'HiSo', so thought I'd tell you a bit about it!


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Thursday, 28 January 2016

Ultimate Luxury at Tower Club at Lebua Hotel, Bangkok.


The Tower Club at Lebua in Bangkok is one of the most luxurious hotels in the city. However Lebua is no ordinary hotel, housed within the State Tower of Bangkok, and with the famous Sky Bar on the 64th floor, they pride themselves on exclusivity and high quality service, and the hotel was even chosen for the filming of The Hangover II! Tower Club is the only luxury hotel in Bangkok which is all-suite and all-club, with breathtaking views of Bangkok and the Chao Phraya River from every suite!



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Wednesday, 27 January 2016

The Ritz Restaurant, Mayfair.


I've been to The Ritz many times over the years, mainly to The Ritz Club, however, which is an opulent and outrageously beautiful private members club in the basement of The Ritz Hotel. 

I have fond memories of drinking champagne in the bar there, listening to the Thursday night jazz music, and one time in particular when I was 20 and there with a group of friends (I actually blogged about it briefly here); I was sat in the middle of two men, one of them I was dating, and the other I had dated in the past...needless to say they didn't see eye to eye and while everyone sat there awkwardly doing the wide-eyed 'shit, what do we do?' eyes at me, I sat there gleefully with a grin on my face relishing the moment. I can be a bit of a bitch like that sometimes. #sorrynotsorry


Anyway, last night I finally tested out The Ritz Restaurant upstairs in the hotel. It was as beautiful as the club, with gold everywhere and artwork that makes you swoon. Every part of The Ritz makes you feel as though you've gone back a hundred years, if it wasn't for the way people were dressed and the cameras and phones everywhere, you could easily have believed you were in an era where the monarch was a King and the party in power were the Liberals.
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Monday, 25 January 2016

Mandarin Oriental, Paris.


Back in August I was invited to review the bar at the Mandarin Oriental in Paris, it was a pretty magical experience, and in the height of summer the bar was a tranquil oasis in a hot and busy European city. I’ve been to Paris three times since August, and the last time I was very fortunate to be invited to review the Mandarin Oriental hotel. I took my mum with me, and bought her Eurostar ticket for Christmas as a treat. She’s done so much for me over the years and we’ve never had a girlie weekend just the two of us, so we were both pretty excited.


 I already had an idea of what the hotel would be like as I had a tour the same time I reviewed the bar, however the experience of actually staying there was even more impressive. We arrived on Saturday afternoon and as soon as the car pulled up to the entrance the doors were opened, bags removed, and we were given a warm welcome. While we waited to check in we sipped on champagne, before being taken up to our room.

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Sunday, 24 January 2016

The Hurlingham Club Comedy Night.


So I haven't blogged in almost two weeks, I was in Thailand last week and the week before was crazy busy (is it just me or does anyone else get super booked-up and busy the week before you go away?!), so I thought I'd take some time to tell you a little bit about the Hurlingham Club Comedy Night I went to recently! At first I wasn't sure if I was gonna go because it was the night before I had to head to Paris before Bangkok, but a few of my friends were going so I decided to just do it. It was a pretty awesome night, and I'm so glad I went now.


I wore the gorgeous 'Monroe' Dress from littleblackdress.co.uk, which is currently on sale FYI. I had so many compliments on it, it's classy and classic but the cut of it is super sexy.
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Monday, 11 January 2016

The Sisterhood of World Bloggers - Travel Tag.


I don't often do tag posts, but after Angie recently tagged me in the 'Sisterhood of World Bloggers' one, I thought why not! The questions are kinda fun and they'll give you a little insight into me and my travels. So without further ado...

Swanbourne Beach Western Australia





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