It was very very early in the morning, I hadn’t had coffee (!) and I was meeting my sister at the crack of dawn at the less than glamorous spot of Gatwick Airport. But we were there to celebrate a very special occasion, my baby sister was turning 30 and we were whisking off to a surprise getaway!
The Shard – shiny, pointy, futuristic and dominating London’s skyline for as far as the eye can see.
Shangri-La hotels – luxury, charming and all with a wow factor of their own.
This is a tale of when Shangri-La hotel met the Shard and laid on afternoon tea (With cake!) in the sky…
At this time of year, there’s a 25-acre corner of Surrey that’s devoted to the purply blue fragrant haze of lavender. It’s the perfect season to walk through fields of scent and wash it all down with a fragrant tea afterwards.
Potatoes, Taters, Spuds, this humble vegetable has the power to fill you up and filling dependent, can transform itself to suit any tastes. The Potato Project focuses on the spud and the spud alone and I go to Boxpark in Croydon to check it out.
“What’s for dinner”? 3 little words, so innocuous but so stressful. And if you’re craving anything exciting, then that’s not even possible out of my kitchen! So I was pretty happy to try out a new range of ready meals that offered up delicious meals with no effort required at all.
Groceries delivered, endless volumes of nappies delivered and my personal favourite delivery – the Nespresso boxes all magically appear at my home on a regular basis. And now there’s one better, carefully curated wines can also arrive direct to your front door, all at the click of a button!
Keeping a firm eye on the bank account when dining in London is made so much easier when you can take advantage of canny tricks and excellent deals. We had the chance to visit Oblix in the Shard and bagged ourselves a bargain at the same time with Bookatable’s Feast on London deals – check them out for yourself!
Down under, they start the day off right – breakfasts and brunches are something special and these Aussie tastes have come to London, now in the newest form of Timmy Green.
Craving a taste of the Antipodes brunch, I planned in a family brunch visit…