From beauty products and gadgets to restaurants, bars and hotels, my reviews are honest and personal and I always try to engage the reader with the same amount of excitement I genuinely experienced when the product or services deliver and perhaps even exceed my own expectations. 

A Countryside Escape to The Pointer at Brill

If you’re a die-hard summer worshipper, like me, you are now in mourning, like me. However, I temporarily forget my seasonal dismay when autumnal explosion of colours happens all around me. It is a perfect time to seek cosy, countryside escape, preferably with the staying-the-night option but only after devouring some ‘full-fat’ pub food and washing it down with some full-bodied wine...

 

Age-Proof Your Skin With Hydrogen Superpower

There is a new skincare superhero on the beauty market that is brought to you by none other than cutting-edge skincare brand Perricone MD. Dr. Nicholas Perricone, a revolutionary dermatologist and nutritionist, with a strong anti-Botox stance, has dedicated the past 30 years researching anti-inflammatory strategies for preventing and combating the signs of aging...

 

Seductive Female Spirit At Brixton’s Courtesan

As soon as London nights turn frosty, it takes a special kind of talented charmer to lure me out from under my electric blanket and put my party boots on.However, the recently relaunched Courtesan, discreetly tucked away from Brixton’s main road hubbub, managed to charm the curious side of me. Boasting ‘the world’s first truly female wine and spirit list’ from the cocktail bar it also includes a dim sum restaurant, a tea room and a subterranean late-night entertainment space. It certainly has multiple layers of intrigue...

 

Light Up Your January At Boisdale

There aren’t a great deal of things to look forward to in January, but we always have Burns Night’, mused aloud our dinner host, Ranald Macdonald, while welcoming us into the cosy, lower ground interiors of the Old Fashioned Bar at Boisdale of Mayfair the latest addition to his successful restaurant brand...

 

Grand Hotel in Eastbourne: Seafront Luxury With A Heart

Autumn is like the grand finale scene of a summer love story’. This I mused in the car, while drinking in the explosion of golden, amber and scarlet hues along the East Sussex coastline, quite smug that our wedding anniversary falls on just such a day...

 

The Alternative Handset For A Modern Belle

If you’re like me, one of your hands looks permanently like a smartphone and you don’t even know what your palm looks like. It’s not my fault that smartphones these days have become the perfect virtual, personal assistant and thanks to the only ever-improving applications for iPhones and Androids, it is now a compass (literally, if I need to head north), a book, a magazine, the newspapers, a yoga teacher, a guitar teacher, a foreign language teacher, a navigator, a DJ and a shopping assistant...

 

Farringdon’s Barsmith Goes Tiki For The Summer

What do Hollywood, Zombie and London’s Barsmith have in common this summer? One word: Tiki. Since 1930’s the Hollywood’s elite made ‘Don The Beachcomber’, a Polynesian-themed bar and restaurant in California their hotspot, the Tiki culture vibe was firmly established...

 

Premier Bubbly At Icetank

The fever of the Spring Summer 2017 Fashion Week marathon may have slowly fizzled out in the four biggest trend-setting capitals but that’s no reason to put a cork back into the bottle just yet. In fact, I am convinced the celebratory cork popping is still echoing through Paris where the fashion elite gathered last, to swoon over what we’ll be wearing the next season. So with FOMO in mind, I headed to Icetank in Covent Garden for a premier sparkling evening of my own...

 

Get Into The Spirit Of Tasting

You think you know all about the spirit of your choice at your local hang-out venue until Spirits Educator and Master Distiller Will Lowe makes you aware you’ve been merely scratching a surface of a bottle...