Taking the family to Coworth Park, Ascot

Coworth Park is a luxury country estate in Ascot, the Dorchester’s country pad. We take the sprog there to spend the weekend, read on to see what we got up to!


Pied a Terre

Do you have a ‘list’? That seemingly never ending list of all those amazing places to eat out in London – those pop-ups and new openings and more trends that you shake a finger at.
But what about those of the old school? Those steady places that will always be there, quietly rocking away and blowing your socks off while nobody is watching. Those are the ones you really ought to be watching and Pied a Terre is pretty high on that list.

A luxury stay at Jade Mountain, St Lucia

White sands and glittering turquoise seas are some of the first things that come to mind when you picture a Caribbean holiday and landing into St Lucia, your dreams become a reality. The island’s beaches are all open to the public, even if there’s a resort nestled on the beach and because of this, access…


Dining in the sky, flying First Class with BA

“We’re going on a baby-moon”, I exclaim excitedly to friends. Simultaneously, the husband is telling friends “We’re going to watch England test cricket in the Caribbean”.  We exchange incredulous looks – how can two people going on the same trip be taking such different holidays?  I’m thinking sun, sea, sand, virgin cocktails and the husband…


Le Manoir aux’ Quat saisons, gardens and farewell

You’ve now heard me talk about Raymond Blanc’s Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons as a hotel, a world-class restaurant, but what about as a garden? Exploring the 7 acre grounds at Le Manoir is an absolute must – don’t be fooled into thinking that this is some just random pieces of greenery to walk through, this is…


Le manoir aux quat’saisons, tasting menu

Raymond Blanc’s Le Manoir aux Quat’ saisons is a foodie mecca, boasting two Michelin stars, an impressive accolade in itself, but he’s held these Michelin stars for 29 years.  Monsieur Blanc has dedicated his life to constantly growing, developing and perfecting his life’s work, creating memories for his guests all through the medium of great food and…


A luxury stay at Le Manoir aux Quat’ saisons

Raymond Blanc’s Le Manoir needs no introduction. On a much longed for mini-break through Oxfordshire, swerving off the motorway into Great Milton, my senses are on high alert.   Even Husband, who has been known to look at me blankly as I extolled the virtues of chefs unknown – to him that is –  instantly recognised…