Thursday, August 25, 2011

☂ Bank Holiday treats

The Alternative Village Fete
The quintessential fete with an unconventional twist at the National Theatre

Spa Breaks 
Great Spa deals for a lovely bank holiday pampering

Skylon Grill 
£15 for 2 courses at Skylon which overlooks the South Bank

The Press Photographers Year
The only competition that showcases the outstanding photography commissioned and used in the UK media.

Friday, August 19, 2011

As it's my BIRTHDAY tomorrow...

Here are my favourite cake shops : ) 

Maison Bertaux, 28 Greek St
The perfect place for tea and cake after a little shopping in Soho.

Patisserie Valerie, 37 Brushfield St
There are quite a few of these dotted around town but my favourite's in Spitalfields.

Primrose Bakery, 69 Gloucester Ave
Lovely little place in Primrose Hill, near the park.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

All you need is ♥

Lovely things I spotted around town... 

50 Years sign in Selfridges shoe department

Dandy Star 'LOVE' print

Heart mugs in Liberty's

James Hopkins, artist

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Sign from Smythson stationary and leather goods shop

George Watson piece in the window of Potassium, Shoreditch

Monday, August 15, 2011

✩ Up on the Roof. Our favourite London bars with a view...

Vista, The Trafalgar Hotel
Recently revamped bar with amazing views across central London. 

Skylounge at Mint Hotel, Tower of London
A new hotel and a new bar. Again, great views over a beautiful part of London. It gets busy tho so get there early or try Sunday... 

Boundary Rooftop Bar
The Boundary project is designed by Terence Conran and also features a boutique hotel, Albion Cafe and Boundary Restaurant. Lovely. 

Ok, the following two aren't rooftops but they're great anyway...

Experimental Cocktail Club
Behind a secret door in Gerrard Street lies a New York speakeasy style bar with the best cocktails in town. Great service too.   

Callooh Callay
Inspired by Lewis Carroll, this bar is imaginative and funky with it's very own walk through wardrobe to the members only Jubjub Bar.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

★ The Best Hotel Bars in the world

Banyan Tree Hotel, Bangkok
The Moon Bar and Rooftop dining are just spectacular.  

The Ritz, Paris
The cosy and authentic atmosphere with original cocktails by Colin Field make you realise why Forbes voted The Hemingway Bar the best in the world.  

The Connaught Hotel, London
The Connaught Bar is sumptuous and glamorous. A must. 


Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Summer at last...

Gin & Tonic jelly. Lovely recipe from Nigella.

Bompas & Parr. Extarordinary food designers with a penchant for jelly!!__about

The Dorchester. Award winning afternoon tea at The Dorchester Hotel.