Cakes in the sky at Ting, Shangri-La Shard

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…


Frolicking in the Lavender Fields, Surrey

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.

24 Karat Gold afternoon tea, St James Court Taj Hotel

Afternoon tea follows a fairly traditional formula, sandwiches, scones, cake all served with a lashing of tea.  To stand out from the crowds, we’ve seen restaurants do a Chinese afternoon tea, chocolatey overload afternoon tea at Oxo tower and even a Cuban inspired afternoon tea! The Taj hotel have jumped on this bandwagon and are…

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…