Luxury spa and a mouth-watering cream tea at The Grand, Brighton

Brighton is a colourful, historic town on the Sussex coast, just under an hour by train from London and the perfect location for a weekend getaway or a day out Continue Reading →

Fortnum and Mason at Christmas

Having recently visited the world-renowned department store, Fortnum and Mason, in London’s Piccadilly, let me take you back in time… The shop’s story began way back in 1707, when royal Continue Reading →

London Days Out: Christmas shopping in Covent Garden

I love Covent Garden at Christmas. There’s always a lively atmosphere, the buildings are decorated with festive garlands and baubles, there’s a huge Christmas tree and of course the usual Continue Reading →

London Days Out: A luxury shopping spree in Harrods

Just say the word ‘Harrods’ and images of stylish luxury fill my mind from Yves Saint Laurent couture to Steiff teddy bears, not forgetting, the famous food halls of this, Continue Reading →

London Days Out: South Kensington and the London’s Farmers’ Market

I recently spent a wonderful weekend in London staying at the smart, Millennium Gloucester Hotel in South Kensington. You can read my review of the hotel, which I loved, on Continue Reading →

London Days Out: The Natural History Museum

I’d heard good things about the Natural History Museum in South Kensington, London so when we arrived to find a long queue I wasn’t too worried, thinking it would be Continue Reading →

Winchester Cathedral, one of the loveliest in England

Last year when I visited The Christmas market at Winchester, I took the opportunity to look inside the cathedral and I am so glad I did. Never before have I Continue Reading →

The powers of the shea nut and a thunderclap on International Women’s Day

For thousands of years the women of Africa have known the secret to beautiful skin! The karite tree, known as ‘women’s gold’, grows throughout the savannah regions of West Africa. Continue Reading →