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El Palace, Barcelona: Celebrating 100 Years

Situated in the center of Barcelona, just a few steps away from the exclusive “Paseo de Gracia”, El Palace began life as the Hotel Ritz. Retaining many of its original, decadent features, dining here is an affordable luxury. The Menu L’Éclair, a three course spectacle, will ensure you re-visit the hotel again and again. It has… Read more »

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Now You Can Visit the Prada Owned Cafe Marchesi 1824 in London

Back in February, news hit that the Prada owned bakery and café that sits above its Milan Galleria flagship store was set to open in London – and that date has arrived. Marchesi 1824 is the latest Instagram-worthy establishment to set-up on Mount Street in Mayfair, a short walk from the Prada flagship store on… Read more »

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Experiential Retail: Maison Hermes – Seoul

There has long been a vast amount of discussion and debate surrounding ‘experiential retail’. In a globally volatile economic climate that is seeing retail – from high street to high-end – struggle to convert footfall into sales, the strategy is becoming as much as a guessing game as it is a practice to lure consumers… Read more »

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Love Tapas? Head to the 11th Sitges Tapa a Tapa Festival

  Love tapas? Love beer? Heading to Sitges, the beach resort a little south of Barcelona before the 14th April? Well, the most popular gastronomic route of tapas will take place from April 4 to 14, with 40 establishments in Sitges presenting their creations designed exclusively for this circuit of tapas. Celebrating a new edition… Read more »

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House of Peroni Fuses Menswear, Beer and Food at This Must Attend Event

To Covent Garden this week, with an exciting launch which fused fashion, food and beer as The House of Peroni arrived into London. I do love it when lifestyle and fashion brands collide as exciting things always happen. This time, Italian brand Peroni have taken over 6a Langley Street in Covent Garden with an immersive… Read more »

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One Plate, One Glass: Luxury London Lunches for Under £15

Finally! January is over and whilst things may be still a little financially tight for many, we can go back to some sort of routine to meet friends who are neither hibernating or drying off for January. One trend that seems to have spread amongst Soho eateries is the off-peak lunch deal. I first discovered… Read more »

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Fortnum & Mason Open’s at The Royal Exchange, City of London

If you had ever visited the Royal Exchange in the City of London, you will know how grand and imposing the space is – becoming of the world’s most iconic centres of trade. Once home to a slightly confusing format of two restaurants, yesterday Fortnum & Mason opened as both a retail and restaurant within… Read more »

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Christmas from Claridges

For me, Christmas has long included Claridges hotel. Whether that be for a pit-stop into the bar whilst shopping, popping in to look at their now famed Christmas Tree but saying for  coffee in The Foyer or like above, going for cocktails at the Fumoir and dinner at FERA. There’s a certain magic about the… Read more »