Looking Back – My Week in London

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London Lifestyle – Cooking, Eating, Drinking – and Learning about the Living Wall: “Why, Sir, you find no man, at all intellectual, who is willing to leave London. No, Sir, when a man is tired of London, he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life can afford.” Samuel Johnson Do […]

Pret a Diner at Cafe Royal – A Dining Experience

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A Dining Experience not a Pop-Up at Cafe Royal with Pret a Diner: As always with the Pret a Diner team, the concept of  their latest dining experience ‘The Bohemians’ is imaginative, challenging and just a little controversial.  Our invitation explained we should dress up Bohemian style and that the Hotel Cafe Royal would be ‘injected […]

Kupp – Paddington – Scandi Bar and Dining

Kupp Paddington

A Scandinavian Inspired Dining Experience in Paddington: I must have picked one of the wettest days in May to visit Kupp.  And, with my notorious lack of any sense of direction, I quickly found myself going round in circles.  Thankfully, when I arrived at the buzzing bar-restaurant, I was greeted by friendly staff and the […]

Royal Horseguards Hotel – a Picnic with a Difference

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Picnic on The Terrace at Royal Horseguards Hotel: When the sun shines in London everything looks better.  People even start to smile a bit.  And, everyone HAS to be outdoors. Finding your own quiet nook can be a challenge and perhaps sharing it is foolish.  But this one is too good to keep a secret. […]

Mamounia Lounge, Mayfair

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Moroccan and Lebanese Dining in Style at Mamounia Lounge: Mamounia Lounge Mayfair is just round the corner from Shepherd Market on Curzon Street itself. It’s the kind of place I’d be tempted to walk past unless I knew what was inside; a shame, because it’s really worth a visit.  The restaurant has recently been refurbished […]

Art15 – London’s Global Art Fair

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Art15 at Olympia: “there is particular pleasure in pushing at open doors and in my experience ace chefs and restaurateurs are always keen to be allied to art and also engage with an international audience alive to all the senses” Fay Maschler for Absolute Taste at Art15.  What could be better than combining art and […]

Lunch at l’Escargot, Soho – Review

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The Club at l’Escargot, Soho and more: It seems that ‘Old Soho’ is having something of a resurgence at the moment.  Have the foodies of London finally tired of queuing for burgers?  I have a feeling that trends in the restaurant world follow trends in fashion – and both are influenced by the state of […]

Ed Baines at Randall & Aubin Soho

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A Sunday Lunch at Randall & Aubin: I must have visited Randall & Aubin when it first opened.  I can remember meeting a friend fresh off a flight from Australia and wandering around Soho looking for somewhere to eat.  He was far more au-fait with the places to go and pulled me into Randall & Aubin […]

All about the Albany, Great Portland Street

The Albany

The Great British Pub – An Evening at the Albany Since I no longer work in Central London, I’d all but forgotten the bliss of after work drinks.  Particularly on a summer evening when the sun is still bright; the last thing anyone should want to do is travel down into the depths of the […]

Cruising on the Anthem of the Seas, Royal Caribbean

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Cruising to Nowhere in Particular on the Anthem of the Seas: “The cruising life isn’t for all of us. It isn’t even for most of us, but it is for some of us, and for a few of us it is essential to survival.” ― Jim Trefethen, The Cruising Life: A Commonsense Guide for the […]

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