London Diaries: Just Another Evening at the Coburg Bar

I’m often asked about my favourite watering hole in London. I never need to think twice. The Coburg Bar at the Connaught Hotel is a timeless classic. Winters are for lounging in the plush wing-backed chairs, as you warm up by the roaring fire place. While spring/ summer is most decidedly for whiling away the long evenings sitting in the airy conservatory, looking out onto picturesque Mount Street. The girls and I decided to just that, as we kicked off the long bank holiday weekend…

Recipe: Just a light tiramisu…

Two things you can probably tell about me already from this blog. I’m a sugar fiend. But I’m also big on food that’s both healthy and delicious. So it shouldn’t come as a surprise then, that the first post in this series on Kitchen Inspiration, is a recipe for a lighter tiramisu. Natural chef Ceri Jones shares her winning formula, promising half the calories of a regular tiramisu and a third of the fat…

Cocktails at Chez Chow and Cartizze: Speakeasy-Style with a Twist

There’s nothing like a good tipple to kick-start the weekend. And to be honest, we’re a bit spoilt for choice in London now, especially with the speakeasy fever that seems to have reached a high pitch recently. Two cocktail dens currently on my radar take inspiration from the Prohibition era and quite literally run with it further afield from Asia to Italy. Intrigued? Read on…