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…

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…

Healthy Hangouts in London

Healthy seems to be the new black. From paleo to raw food diets, a wave of new health trends are taking London by storm. Once a minority, eateries with a wellness focus are now popping up in every neighbourhood. In reality, most would and should appeal to foodies at large, as they offer a winning combination of healthy and delicious, usually served up in a relaxed and convivial space. Read on for some of my favourite “healthy hangouts” in London at the moment.