I’ve been engrossed in some real #firstworldproblems recently so sorry for the blog silence of late. The effort of not doing my usual pre-holiday panic of getting myself sorted just days before flying has just felt a bit consuming at times. Then there’s working out the craziest year yet for events and weddings, where I’m managing the fine art of being calendar controller, hotel booker and finance magician all at the same time. Not to… View Post

Ladies and gents, I have finally had brunch at Duck & Waffle. I’ve never been the leader of the pack when it comes to restaurants, much preferring to let others check it out first and report back, but fours years after the restaurant opened its doors 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, is a long wait. Since then I’ve dribbled over Dan Doherty’s Instagrams (enjoying countless virtual sunrises/sunsets too), let my stomach rumble… View Post

London in bloom is becoming one of my favourite times of year, not only does it signal the end of winter, it also makes the city so pretty. Each spring I seem to find something new, last year it was all about spotting magnolia trees weighed down by blossom in West London, this year it’s wisteria everywhere. Unlike spring blossom that creeps out from winter with different types popping up over a month or two, wisteria suddenly springs up and disappears… View Post

Each year, finding the time to meet friends and planning somewhere nice to sit down and have a proper catch up, with a steady supply of cocktails, seems to get harder. ¬†Quick, last-minute catch ups squeezed in between work and life can be easier but I’ll always value quality time with my friends much more. Is there anything better than putting the world to rights and getting fully up to speed with the people who… View Post

When I first stepped into the courtyard of Somerset House I couldn’t quite believe how stunning it was. It was back in the days when I’d not longed moved to London and the city’s beautiful architecture made living here every day pretty exciting. In the years that followed, it quickly became a place to visit for exhibitions and of course ice skating in the run up to Christmas (the sight of its ice rink makes… View Post

It’s the first week of May and yes I am planning my summer activities (I’ve also had a sudden thirst¬†for Pimms and a hunger for BBQs.) But I wouldn’t be British if I wasn’t obsessing over the weather and daydreaming about what I’m going to be doing when the days warm up. I also don’t think I’m alone if the seasonal isle in Sainsbury’s and the launch of M&S’ picnic and BBQ range is anything… View Post