London shopping guide: Islington

Sometimes I totally forget to blog about experiences I had that might spark your interest. Like my short city trip to London earlier this year. Each time I go to London, I try to explore a different part of the city and go a bit of the beaten track. I've been to London so many times, that I don't bother visiting the touristic places anymore, nor the high street (Oxford st), unless I have time left or need something from a particular store. But that is hardly ever the case, since there is so much … [Read more...]

Must-visit: The Savage Beauty exhibition in London

If you do anything this spring/summer while in London, go to the Victoria & Albert Museum to see the Alexander McQueen Savage Beauty exhibition. It is hands down the best (fashion) exhibition I have ever been to. The Savage Beauty exhibition, that runs till August 2nd 2015, celebrates the work and vision of fashion designer McQueen who is famed for his creativity, inovative designs and challenging boundaries of art and fashion. His work, curated by the museum's senior curator Claire Wilcox, … [Read more...]

London hot spot: Restaurant Spring

Tucked away in the new wing of the 19th century iconic London Somerset House, the newly opened restaurant Spring is a treat for the palette and the eye. Australian expat chef cook Skye Gynell's restaurant is all about seasonal dishes served in an elegant interior. The food is inspired by nature, with the best produce and plucks from biodynamic farms. A warm and inspiring spot to meet for lunch or dinner. The interior was designed by her sister Briony Fitzgerald. In the light-filled 'winter' … [Read more...]

Hotel to Heart: Motel One London Tower-Hill

London is my favourite weekend getaway or short city-trip destination. And although it's only a 45 minute flight and highly affordable to fly there, the strong sterling pound, and hotel expenses keep me from going there more than once a year. If it wasn't for that, I would be there at least every three months. But now I have found a hotel that might be a game changer. The hotel Motel One London Tower-Hill is so affordable and up to my standards of elegance and comfort, that I might go to London … [Read more...]

London shopping guide: Jonathan Adler

We continue our shopping itinerary in Chelsea today with the Jonathan Adler store on 60 Sloane Avenue. To interior design lovers, and Americans a well-known name. Jonathan Adler is an American interior design legend, potter, and author.  Jonathan Adler launched his first ceramic collection in 1994 at Barneys New York. Five years later he expanded into home furnishings, opening his first namesake boutique in Manhattan. Today, Jonathan Adler has over 20 stores worldwide. The brand offers … [Read more...]

London Shopping Guide: The Conran Shop

As you all know I travel to London regularly. It's my favourite big city in Europe. During my latest trip I chose to go shopping in neighbourhood Chelsea in South Kensington. South Kensington is the cultural epicenter of London with its many museums and the Royal Albert Hall. I stayed in the fabulous Ampersand Hotel which is a perfect base to flock from into the prestigious area. From the South Kensington metro station it's only a 10 minutes walk to the lively shopping street King's Road which I … [Read more...]

Sharing Food with Friends at Asia de Cuba in London

One of London's most popular restaurants is Asia de Cuba.  So I'm very thrilled to give you my personal review of this hot spot. The restaurant is located in the fabulous five star hotel St Martin's Lane. I wrote a blog post about the hotel a few weeks ago. After exploring the hotel, my friends and I had dinner at this international renowned top restaurant, famous for its cuisine but also for its design. The interior is an interesting blend of sophistication with a living room atmosphere.  Thick … [Read more...]