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Is it just me…?

First I double booked the gig I bought (way back in December) for my husband’s birthday, then I double booked my best friend’s birthday party (Eeek). NOW I’ve left my keys in the computer room at work. And I still haven’t organised my child’s birthday party which is happening in 2 weeks time (bad mum).… Read more »

Clementine Communications Showcase 2017

You’re invited to the Clementine Communications showcase! The Clementine Communications Showcase is your opportunity to spot the best brands in food and beverage, and to find out what they have on offer in 2017. We will be at the beautiful Heal’s Tottenham Court Road store all day on the 14th of March, showcasing some of our… Read more »

Dreaming of Summer…

I needed to see the sun so I booked an indulgent getaway to Lisbon last weekend. Ahhhh. Sun. I’d never been to Lisbon before so I booked a romantic weekend away for me and the other half. Lisbon is a walking city – one day I accidentally walked 20km in 4 inch heels – so… Read more »

The Balcon’s Incredible Cocktails

My Valentine cocktail Served in a martini glass with raspberry sorbet and rose petal decoration –       15 ml raspberry shrub –       Dash sugar syrup –       2 wedges of lime –       20ml rose liqueur –       40ml vodka Ketel One –       30ml cranberry juice –       1 dash of apple juice –       1 dash of peach nectar   Served for a preview audience in the stunning setting… Read more »

The Nutcracker

As the frost glistens the footpath on the way to the tube and my fingers get more and more numb by the day, I’m reminded that winter is far from behind us. So in a bid to celebrate the beauty of the icy season I took my daughter to see The Nutcracker, with what seemed… Read more »


Christmas may be over and we are all rearing to go for 2017 (*ahem) but the nights are still dark and the days are chilly. Sadly, being in England, we do still have a little way to go before planning pool parties. So to get me through the next couple of months I’m looking to Scandinavian Hygge… Read more »

Much Ado About Nothing!

I had the pleasure of attending some culture at the weekend in the form of Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing! Performed to perfection by the Royal Shakespeare Company, the sets and costumes were exquisite and the humour surprisingly modern. It set my festive cheer loose especially walking up Regents Street afterwards with those gorgeous angelic lights.… Read more »

5 Top Stocking Fillers

Ruby Woo – Mac lipstick. Because who doesn’t love a red lip? £15.50 2. Waterstones 3 for 2 Great Ideas series. Choose from George Orwell to Rene Descartes. Penguin have published this attractive little series just in time for Christmas. Their nice small size makes them good stocking fodder. £4.99 each or 3-4-2 when on… Read more »

My Favourite Christmas Bread!

Apricot Couronne Makes 1 loaf Prep 3 hours Bake 25 minutes If you want to please your guests this Christmas, or keep them quiet while they wait for dinner to be cooked, try this delicious and indulgent Christmas bread. I make it the day before everyone arrives and it’s gone by the time the Turkey… Read more »

Paris & Photography

November is the time of year when the international photography tribe descend on Paris for the world famous Paris Photo. Paris Photo is held in the Grand Palais, where the impressive architecture hosts galleries and their artistic wares for a week. The vast building is transformed into what could be described as a slash between a trade… Read more »

Ceru Preview

Last night I had the privilege of attending the preview of a new Middle Eastern restaurant called Ceru and the vibes were amazing! Vibrant colours, fresh market ingredients, aromatic and spicy flavours, exquisite presentation, healthy, lots of options for vegetarians and meat lovers alike, nicely priced… I could go on. The ethos of this restaurant stood… Read more »


Christmas is about giving, and Cointreau’s #1orange1tree project and Your Parisian Zest Gift Box at Liberty London will help you get into the holiday spirit. Need a gift for someone special? Your Parisian Zest Gift Box, available exclusively at Liberty London, is a true collector’s item with only 50 available in the UK. Each gift… Read more »

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