The much-anticipated No. Fifty Cheyne is now open after a complete rebuild, masterminded by Sally Greene (Founder Director of the Old Vic and proprietor of Ronnie Scott’s). I recently went along to the ground-floor restaurant during their soft opening week and although was warned there may be a few finishing touches to be done, there was nothing I could fault. The only thing that needed completing was the first-floor cocktail bar and drawing room which has since opened.
If you don’t ski, why would you go to a ski resort, right? Sadly, this is the notion some non-skiers have. But aside from taking part in some ‘après-ski’, there is plenty to get involved in at resorts full of the powder stuff as I found out. In fact, I realised the benefits of getting involved in some of the non-ski activities had a profound effect on mind, body and soul.
Sometimes you just want a good hearty meal without the fuss – especially on a cold and wintry evening. As soon as I saw the menu online at the Sir John Balcombe Pub in Marylebone, I knew that was exactly what I was going to get when I went along to sample their food offerings.
As a lifestyle travel writer, blogger and influencer, having access to the internet is super important to me. I need to be connected pretty much all the time both on the phone as well as my laptop. Nobody likes buying broadband as it feels like a chore but in a world where going online has become a daily occurrence, WI-FI access, as well as broadband speed, is increasingly important. But where do you start?
If you love a bit of pampering, be prepared to be spoilt at Lush’s biggest store in the world. The handmade beauty brand has opened the store complete with a florist, spa and a perfume lab. The Liverpool store opened on Friday and I had the privilege to be one of the first to enter in. It was like walking into a sweet shop – eyes wide open with jaw-dropped. Yep that’s exactly how I styled my visit.