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Las Vegas: 7 absolute must-dos to ROCK your trip

Las Vegas

Las Vegas. Ostentatious. Tacky. Glamorous. Seedy. Sleazy. The adult playground embraces all these things but there is no denying it’s a fun place to be, full of exhilarating experiences. It lived up to its reputation and provided the ultimate blow-out backdrop to celebrate my 40th birthday.

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Jikoni – Fusion comfort food

Jikoni

When I’d first heard about Ravinder Bhogal’s first foray into the restaurant world I was eager to experience Jikoni. A British chef, food writer and TV personality, she rose to fame when Gordon Ramsay famously named her his new Fanny Craddock on the ‘F Word’.

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Bronte – Stylishly eating around the world in Trafalgar Square

Bronte

One thing I never expected and I’ve loved since I started blogging is the community which engulfs you. In these last few months the blogging community has provided me endless support, advice, inspiration and most importantly some lovely virtual friends who are fast entering my reality. The latter is what bought me to Bronte, an absolute stunner of a restaurant. View Post

Sotheby’s – David Bowie’s Pretty Things

Sotheby's - David Bowie Collection

Unless you’re very lucky you wouldn’t have seen it before. And you’ll certainly never see it like this again. David Bowie’s unique art collection went on display at Sotheby’s. Over 350 pieces from his private collection went under the hammer in November in three different rounds. The sale exceeded all expectations and fetched a massive £33 million at auction.

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Postcards from Southern Sicily

Rocco Forte Verdura Golf and Spa

With temperatures dropping, darker nights and scarf season upon us, I’m huddled up with my hot water bottle under a cosy blanket and find myself reminiscing about holidays of yore. For this post I’ve decided to rewind to Easter 2015, to the Mediterranean island of Sicily. View Post

Cinnamon Soho – High Chai

Cinnamon Soho - High Chai

There is something so comforting about pouring tea from a teapot. Unfortunately due to our busy lifestyles the ritual of teapot tea making is slowly disappearing. Instead we’re forced to make and drink our brew from the one-stop-shop mug. Hence my love for afternoon tea, where you’re able to indulge in the tradition of brewing your tea properly. So to feed my love for all things tea, this Diwali we headed to the hustle and bustle of Soho with the girls for some high chai action.

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Tredwell’s – Lunching in Seven dials, Covent Garden

Tredwell's

I never say no to a bargain, particularly when it comes in the form of food, glorious food. A catch-up with my ex Ealing housemates came in the guise of sunday lunch and drinks at Tredwell’s in Covent Garden.

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Samarkand – Vodka and cocktails along the Silk Road

Samarkand

Photo Credit: Samarkand

On a cold autumnal evening I was invited to the new Uzbeki restaurant Samarkand in Fitzrovia for a Silk Road Masterclass in vodka and cocktail tasting.  Mixology meets Marco Polo. Camel caravans on the windswept plains. And a bunch of bloggers on a mission. How could I ever refuse?

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