London Christmas tree tour 2015

The first blog post I ever did was about London hotel Christmas trees back in 2013 and ever since its been a yearly tradition and one I don’t realise I enjoy so much until I’m wrapped up warm and strolling the streets of the capital. Christmas really is the most wonderful…

My hotel Instagram faves #4

I recently took a hiatus from blogging because I was finding it more of a chore than something I enjoyed doing like it once was and it did me the world of good. Let me tell you about a hotel is now back in business and below are a selection of my…

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Parts & Labour at Qbic London

The first time I stayed at Qbic I described it as more like a hostel than a hotel and mentioned how it felt like a set of dorm rooms housing young students and travellers rather than an artsy and design led destination which it definitely could be. Then I visited again. And I…

Hotel Q&A with… Love and Limoncello

Hello again, it’s time for another Hotel Q&A and today it’s with Zoe from Love and Limoncello. Zoe is a born and bred Londoner with a lust for travelling and blogs about luxury travel, food and her London lifestyle. Take it away Zoe. What’s your must have hotel amenity? The little details…

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Melba’s signature éclairs at The Savoy

It’s no secret I’m a hotel fanatic and despite only opening in April this year I’m surprised it’s taken me this long to find out about Melba. Melba belongs to The Savoy and sits on the corner of the Strand and Savoy Court. It’s the hotel’s all new take away…

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When bad carpets happen to good hotels #1

Lord, some of them are just terrible. And many borderline offensive. Why do hotels always have such crap carpets? Has anyone figured this out yet? I don’t know the answer, perhaps they’re the cheapest ones or maybe management think they blend in with the hotel’s style (they don’t). Who knows?…

Hotel Q&A with… Around the world in 80 pairs of shoes

Kelly Michelle is a New Zealander living in England who has a serious addiction to travel, shoes and cake. This year Kelly has travelled to Belgium, Morocco, Croatia, Hong Kong, Malaysia and had many staycations within the UK. She blogs over at Around the World in 80 Pairs of Shoes where…

Sofitel London Gatwick

Airports aren’t luxurious or comfy places. They’re just not. And when catching an early flight people generally have two options – one) get up unnecessarily early for a train running at a time they didn’t know existed, or two) stay at an airport hotel. On a recent trip to Portugal I…

My hotel Instagram faves #3

Hello from another roundup of my hotel Instagram faves. This week sees 6 hotels appearing for the second time while 4 hotels make the cut for the first time and I have to tell you, I am SO in love with The Beverly Hills Hotel’s tennis balls. They’d almost make you want…

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Six Senses Douro Valley, Portugal

There’s very little better than staying in a brand new five star hotel in a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Except if you’re one of the first guests staying at the brand new five star hotel in a UNESCO World Heritage Site and you see it before everyone else. That’s better. Six Senses Douro…