Reviews are sponsored; the articles are unbiased, the opinions my own.

  • 20 Apr 2018

    Sarah’s Wonderful Honey, Enhanced – product review

    Honey maker Mileeven was set up by Sarah Gough’s mother, Eilis, in 1988. It all started out as a beekeeper’s hobby. Then Sarah joined in 2007 and so ‘Sarah’s Wonderful Honey’ brand was launched. Pure honey is healthy and delicious just as it is, but Sarah’s Wonderful Honey offers a range of flavoured honeys that...

  • 18 Apr 2018

    Qatar Airways is the Business – travel review

    Now, let us not pretend that this is an everyday event. Travelling Business Class is a privilege and it’s a lovely experience, and especially if it’s Business Class with Qatar Airways. They are arguably one of the best carriers and it’s easy to see why they have gained that enviable and deserved reputation. The spacious...

  • 16 Apr 2018

    Willow & Stone Sparkling Rosé from Kingsland – drinks review

    Willow & Stone Sparkling Rosé British wine is selling at £3.99 and has 8.5% alcohol, so a light-in-every-way alternative to more robust traditional wines. It has a blush peach colour in the glass and is an unchallenging beverage that would be perfect for summer picnics. Reminds me of a Victoria sponge Kingsland’s research showed a...

  • 13 Apr 2018

    1070 Chrayme Salmon Box and Israeli Salad for dinner – review

    1070 Kitchen is a polished company specialising in providing delicious kosher foods to Selfridges, to events, to meetings and to me. You don’t have to be Jewish to enjoy their dishes, but you must have an appreciation of fine foods and fresh ingredients. Each dish comes sealed with a kosher certificate, clearly labelled with serving...

  • 11 Apr 2018

    Paleis Hotel, The Hague – review

    Paleis Hotel is a superb 4-star boutique hotel in the historic ‘Hofkwartier’ neighbourhood of The Hague. It sounds regal and it is indeed rubbing shoulders with royalty. It’s within a very short carriage ride of the Noordeinde Palace, the current work palace of King Willem-Alexander. I hear that this hotel regularly hosts dignitaries from up...

  • 09 Apr 2018

    Jamie at Home – Jamie Oliver – review

    I am not always too keen to review celeb cookbooks. Any that grace these pages will be there because I think these people are in some way a cut above the average TV chef. Yes, I do enjoy Jamie Oliver. I have been fighting shy of reviewing anything by Jamie Oliver just because he is...

  • 06 Apr 2018

    Rubenshuis in Antwerp – travel review

    Antwerp is often overlooked, visitors to north-west Europe gravitating to its more celebrated cousins of Paris and Amsterdam. It is, however, a treasure-trove of history, classic Flemish architecture and art, and all in a relatively small area; Antwerp is an ideal walking city. It was, for much of his life, the home of Peter Paul...

  • 04 Apr 2018

    Looking East by Steve McCurry – review

    Looking East by Steve McCurry is a large-format paperback book offering an array of 75 of the very best of Steve’s beautiful and evocative portraits from across South and Southeast Asia. You might not recognise the name, but you will surely recognise at least one of his pictures. Steve McCurry is an American photographer who...

  • 02 Apr 2018

    1070 Chicken Goujons and Coleslaw – product review

    No, dear reader, that isn’t the number of chicken pieces in a box, even though the serving is generous! 1070 is the name of a company that supplies delicious kosher food to Selfridges and for home delivery. They also cater events, meetings and gatherings of every kind. Learn about some of their other foods here....

  • 31 Mar 2018

    Opera Tavern for Paella Sundays – restaurant review

    Opera Tavern is a beautiful two-storey bar and restaurant in the heart of central London’s theatreland. Located on Catherine Street opposite the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, and seconds from the eponymous Opera House, it’s a stone’s throw from The Strand. Read my dinner review here. Catherine Street has been a thoroughfare since the 1600s. Its...

  • 29 Mar 2018

    Georgian House Hotel Upcycled Afternoon Tea – restaurant review

    Georgian House Hotel is Five-star in every regard (read my review here). It’s a cosy boutique bed-and-breakfast with the addition of a delicious and worthy afternoon tea in their Pimlico Pantry. Upcycled Afternoon Tea! The new Upcycled Afternoon Tea is prompted by the best of motives, but it also ticks all the boxes for those...

  • 27 Mar 2018

    Live to Sparkle from Kingsland Wines – review

    Ideal for party quaffing This is a real party-time drink. It’s ideal for a group, and any glass of fizz with a pink blush is bound to have a lot of frilly stage-presence. Live to Sparkle is a fun bottle complete with high-heels. Live to Sparkle is light with pleasant fruit on the palate; strawberry...

  • 24 Mar 2018

    1070 Celebrating Jewish Soup & Sandwiches

    So, what is 1070? A house number? A phone number? No, it’s actually a date. Jews first arrived in Britain in 1070 at the invitation of William the Conqueror, although the welcome mat was only out for a couple of hundred years. An Edict of Expulsion was a royal decree issued by King Edward I...

  • 19 Mar 2018

    Qatar International Food Festival 2018

    Qatar International Food Festival (QIFF) 2018 opened on 15 March and continues for 11 deliciously fun-filled days in the heart of Doha at Hotel Park. Even if you have attended this event before, there will still be much that’s new to see and do. The number of food stalls and attractions has grown by more...

  • 19 Mar 2018

    Black Roe Mayfair for dinner – review

    Black Roe Poke Bar and Grill launched in the heart of Mayfair in March 2016 and it’s one of my favourite spots. The dark grey, portrait-hung walls create a cocoon of calm in Mayfair. It isn’t glitzy, you don’t have to be an A-lister to be allowed in, but it is smart-casual, with delicious embellishments....

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