PETERSHAM NURSERIES, RICHMOND UPON THAMES

If you are in Richmond, I highly recommend visiting Petersham Nurseries @petershamnurseries. It’s about a 15-minute walk along the River Thames. It’s beautiful throughout the year. I took my in-laws, and they loved it as they enjoy gardening and a cuppa with cake!

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the guardsman hotel, london

Tucked behind an iconic location – Buckingham Palace, The Guardsman Hotel @theguardsmanhotel is a beautiful 60-room boutique hotel. The interior design is exquisite yet cosy and warm. The ground-floor lounge leads you down a beautiful spiral staircase to the basement restaurant.

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the fig in rye, east sussex

We recently had a two-night stay at @thefigrye The Fig is an independent, lively café with four beautiful rooms. The focus is on fresh, vibrant healthy food. The grub is utterly divine, we wiped our plates clean every time. We’d go back in a heartbeat just to eat at The Fig. No chips or ketchup but the teens devoured every dish.

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MERCATO MAYFAIR

Last week my friend and I headed to Mercato Mayfair in the heart of Mayfair. It’s a foodie extravanza in the utterly beautiful converted St. Mark’s Church (Grade I listed).

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RAILS Restaurant at the Great Northern Hotel, King’s Cross

My lovely friend Bea from @a_london_story (please check out her brilliant Insta account) invited me to the Rails restaurant at the @gnhotel for afternoon tea. They have just launched a new Nyetimber sparkling wine afternoon tea which includes a glass of Nyetimber English sparkling wine alongside the sweet and delicious savoury treats. You can choose from a wide range of bespoke loose leaf tea blends from East India Tea company. The interior design is to die for, you’ll love it!

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Christmas…cut yourself some slack

I put myself under ENORMOUS pressure to make it beautiful for my children, family and friends. The decorating task starts playing on my mind around the beginning of November. Although I’m a born and bred Londoner, my Indian parents didn’t think to celebrate Christmas when I was a child. We lived in Muswell Hill and myself and my two sisters really missed out.

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Henry’s Townhouse, London

Tom and I recently had the pleasure of an overnight stay at an exquisite, ultra-boutique hotel in London’s Marylebone: Henry’s Townhouse. Situated in one of London’s most sought-after postcodes on Upper Berkeley Street, it’s about a five-minute walk from Marble Arch station, tucked behind the hustle and bustle of Oxford Street.

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christmas tablescaping

🎄PRESENCE OR PRESENTS?🎄 Click here to see the video 🎄I remember my Indian mother would always say that being hospitable, kind and generous were more important to her than any material gift. For her, our presence at home and that of our guests, was more important than physical presents. 🎄Following in my mother’s footsteps, I […]

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