Chicama – Chelsea

If you love restaurants where the beautifully presented food is as attractive as the interiors, I know a great little place.   Chicama, on Kings…

Floral Safari – Chelsea in Bloom

This past week in London has been absolutely glorious and I couldn’t be happier! Hot days, blue skies, and Londoners out ‘n’ about. All of the British…

Frida Kahlo Head Vase

What better way to celebrate Chelsea Flower Show arriving in town (23 – 27 May) then with a huge bouquet of blooms. I won’t be visiting…

Pink Sunset Over St Paul’s

In London, you’re spoiled for choice of places to watch sunsets. I have a great, and free, spot by St Paul’s for you today. On…

David Hockney – Tate Britain

“Art has to move you and design does not, unless it’s a good design for a bus” – David Hockney.  A few days ago we…

Bibendum & Conran

Spring in London has been good to us, with sunny skies, warm temps and the most fragrant, floral smell that fills the city. Last weekend we…

Petersham Nurseries – Sunny Oasis in Richmond

With a note of Spring in the air, our gardening senses are waking up once again! And although we live in a little house without…

Love at first bite: Padella

The rumour has it that London’s Padella restaurant is the best thing to have happened to humble pasta. I’ve been meaning to check it out for…

RAINY DAYS IN LONDON

Winds in the east, there’s a mist coming in, like something is brewin’ and ’bout to begin. Those rainy days in London. What to do?…

Lunch at Cocotte Rotisserie – Notting Hill

The Notting Hill spirit will leave you feeling relaxed and energised. There is so much colour and character; charming cafes, pastel coloured houses, trendy little shops…

Bottomless Brunch & Finnish Vibes at Aster Victoria

The restaurant opening of Aster Victoria got me, and I can imagine, quite a few fellow Finnish Londoners particularly excited. The makeover of London’s Victoria’s…

Borough Market

Borough Market is London’s oldest foodie heaven where a thousand-year-old history, fresh scents, bright colours, loud merchants and vibrant urban city atmosphere all meet under one…