Un-Obvious Pairings at Coya with Alhambra

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You might have noticed that when it comes to a drink to enjoy with my meal I'm usually a white wine kind of gal, so when Alhambra  invited me for to join them for dinner at Coya, one of my favourite restaurants in London, for a beer paired meal I was more than a little intrigued. ... read more

Hanging Our Hats at The Mirror Barcelona

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Home is a place to hang your hat is a sentiment that I lived by when we were staying in The Mirror Barcelona as I carelessly threw my hat onto our beautiful white bed every afternoon after coming back from exploring beautiful Barcelona. ... read more

Mid Week Tipples at Polo Bar

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Sometimes in London there's slightly too much to do, and so the only way to get it all done is to extend the weekend and start on a Thursday night... A few weeks ago Andy and I decided to do just that as we arrived at The Polo Bar at The Westbury for a few cocktails to start our weekend. ... read more

Michelin Star Birthday Celebrations at Koy Shunka Barcelona

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As part of Andy's birthday celebrations we had booked a table at Koy Shunka, a Michelin Star Japanese restaurant in Barcelona. To say we were excited was a slight understatement, as we're both huge fans of Japanese cuisine and had had this date in the diary for quite some time. ... read more

8 Luxurious Ideas for Girls’ Night in London

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Sometimes in London there's such a thing as too much choice... When you're looking for ideas for what to do for girls' night in London it's almost a case of not knowing where to start as there are so many amazing restaurants and bars. So here's my favourite spots for drinks, great food and the perfect girly day! ... read more

Date Night at The Grill at The Dorchester

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After we'd managed to peel ourselves away from our beautiful suite and I'd been to the spa to have my manicure taken care of, it was time for an aperitif before dinner at The Grill at The Dorchester. I slipped on my heels and we made our way to The Bar at The Dorchester for a few cocktails before dinner. For me if it's not going to be a champagne based cocktail it's got to be a gin based cocktail. On the recommendation of the barman we ordered two Old Tom Gim, a cocktail created by bar manager Giuliano Morandin. A light, refreshing cocktail, this was the perfect pre-dinner drink, though I could easily see myself in The Bar sitting with friends when celebrating a special occasion, ... read more

A Royal-ly Good Day at Royal Ascot

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Royal Ascot is one occasion that I've wanted to visit for a long time. For me it's up there with events like Wimbledon and has always seemed as though it's a real highlight of the British summer season. So you can imagine my excitement when Appletiser offered Colleen and I tickets to what turned out to be an amazing day at Royal Ascot! ... read more

Celebrating Midsummer at GONG at Shangri-La London

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There's something about celebrating birthdays that makes me turn back into my inner child; I love celebrating them with birthday weeks, events booked far into the future and gifts. Andy's birthday was the perfect occasion to book somewhere that we'd wanted to visit for a long time: Shangri-La at the Shard. After a little digging around I discovered that just two weeks after his birthday GONG at Shangri-La London were holding a Midsummer Celebration on the longest day of the year. ... read more