Last week I went to test out the new Chinese New Year menu at Yauatcha in the City (the things I do for you guys ;)). Last year I tested out the Hakkasan Chinese New Year menu, so this year I wanted to mix things up a little bit. It was a really delicious meal, however we did miss one of the mains (more on that later in the post...), but the thing that really made it awesome? Gin macarons, and a Gin cocktail pairing flight. Yes. You read that right.
Monday, 8 February 2016
After a very heavy night of drinking at Distil and Mezzaluna, we awoke bright and early at 7:30am to get a private river taxi organised by Lebua. Our boat took us down the canals, and we ate a delicious fresh breakfast of champagne, fruit, and sandwiches while seeing a totally different side of Bangkok. The boat then dropped as off at Wat Arun, which in English is called The Temple of Dawn.
Sunday, 7 February 2016
The State Tower in Bangkok that houses Lebua Hotel and Tower Club at Lebua, also houses their myriad of restaurants and bars. Two of these restaurants are Al-fresco; Sirocco, and Breeze. Sirocco is the more famous of the two,with the multi-award winning Mediterranean restaurant having 270-degree views over the Chao Phraya River and city of Bangkok, while Breeze is the trendier one, with similarly impressive views and the most epic restaurant entrance I've ever seen.
Saturday, 6 February 2016
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.
Thursday, 4 February 2016
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.
Tuesday, 2 February 2016
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!
Monday, 1 February 2016
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 ;)).
Saturday, 30 January 2016
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!
Thursday, 28 January 2016
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!
Wednesday, 27 January 2016
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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