Thursday, 26 May 2016

Britain's Busiest Airport: A Once in a Lifetime Experience.


Last week I was given the opportunity for a once in a lifetime experience; a behind the scenes tour of 'Britain's Busiest Airport', Heathrow (did you know that 70,000 people work there!?). As someone who travels very regularly, and someone who has grown up travelling regularly, this got me super excited! It's not very often I take a day off work for anything other than actual overseas travel (the last time I did this was back in September 2015 to visit Le Manoir), so it has to be something really special for me to do that.


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Friday, 20 May 2016

The Paris-Inspired Chiclanto Cocktail.


You all know how much I love cocktails, and how much I love Paris, and I'm guessing you guys like them too seeing as a lot of you seem to stick around and return despite me talking about both of these things way too much (blogger stereotype or what...ugh, haha). Well I recently found out about a pretty cool new series of videos that London cocktail entrepreneur JJ Goodman has created, so thought I'd tell you a bit about them and share them with you!

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Tuesday, 17 May 2016

A Crazy Weekend of Partying: Home House & Cirque le Soir.


Last weekend was one of those crazy weekends that left my body broken and my mind exhausted. But it was a good one. It was one of those weekends that made me grateful for the friends in my life and the new people you meet along the way. A weekend of debauchery and one that was long overdue after my return to normal life after my recent operation. 



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Sunday, 15 May 2016

St Ermin's Royal Afternoon Tea.


With only a week to go until we head off to Antigua, Claire and I went for afternoon tea last week to plan and discuss the last minute details of the trip! I'd never visited the St Ermin's hotel before, but heard so much about it as it was a favourite of Winston Churchill's for top secret war time meetings. Their Royal Afternoon Tea is currently running to celebrate the Queen's 90th birthday, and as it was a beautiful sunny day, we made the most of it and sat outside on the gorgeous shady terrace.


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Friday, 13 May 2016

Attending the BAFTA Television Awards 2016.


Last Sunday I was very lucky to attend the BAFTA Television Awards as a guest of House of Fraser who sponsored the event. Although I've been to a few red carpet events before, I've never been to the BAFTAs so was super excited to see what they were like! It was a boiling hot day (at least this warm weather is preparing me for Antigua next week though!), so it was pretty tough to look fresh, and I was fully aware of the droplets of sweat dripping down my back at all times. #notsoluxlife. However, despite the heat I still had an awesome time!

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Wednesday, 11 May 2016

Breakfast at German Gymnasium, Kings Cross.


I don't often go to Kings Cross, usually I only go when I'm going to Paris and need to go to St Pancras for the Eurostar. However it's been spruced up a bit in recent years, and with the recent arrival of new D&D restaurant, German Gymnasium (if you're a regular here you'll know how much of a fan I am of their restaurants), I decided to make the trip to try it out for a lengthy Sunday breakfast. So was it worth the trip? Read on to find out...


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Wednesday, 4 May 2016

A Seafood Lover's Dream at Rick Stein, Sandbanks.


It was my Mum's birthday on Bank Holiday Monday, so we decided to drive down to Sandbanks on the south coast and have lunch at Rick Stein's new seafood restaurant there. It's been open for a few months now but every time we've tried to go before they've been completely full, so this time we made sure to book in advance. We picked up my brother and his girlfriend enroute as they live down there, and we had such an incredible lunch, so I thought I'd tell you all about it...



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Sunday, 1 May 2016

Travel Linkup: Travel Blogger Problems.


It's been a while since I took part in the monthly travel linkup as I've just been so busy the past few months. But I saw this one and knew I had to take part! I think many of us travel bloggers are guilty of the following problems, and if it's just me...well...this is slightly awkward. Oh gosh please say some of you do these things too!?

#NotSoLuxLife - a travel blogger's nightmare; people walking in the way of your photo.
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Friday, 29 April 2016

Luxury Chinese at Chai Wu, Take Two.


I first visited Chai Wu when it opened back in 2014. As you can see from my original review of Chai Wu, I was pretty impressed, but the question always remained - where the dickens was my Passion-fruit cocktail?! Well, two years later I finally got it. And it was pretty darn good. I also tried a few different dishes to last time, including the epic dessert platter. And despite being nestled amongst the men's clothing in Harrods, just like before it still impressed me...

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Wednesday, 27 April 2016

Staying in the Heart of London at One Aldwych.


Every so often I love nothing more than a staycation in my favourite city. I adore curling up in a big hotel bed and listening to the noise and sirens whizzing around outside, enjoying the delights of a luxury hotel just down the road from my office and favourite haunts, and then heading home to the countryside at the end of it all. This time I stayed right in the heart of London's theatre district, at One Aldwych, right slap bang next to Covent Garden.



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