What's In My Handbag: Prada Saffiano Cuir

What's In My Handbag: Prada Saffiano Cuir - Posh, Broke, & Bored

The perfect work-play tote for the entrepreneur who never 'switches off' and carries her office in her handbag.

October 17, 2015

What's In My Handbag: Prada Saffiano Cuir

The perfect work-play tote for the entrepreneur who never 'switches off' and carries her office in her handbag.

Started From The Bottom Now We Here

SushiSamba London

...started from the bottom now my whole team here.
October 15, 2015

Started From The Bottom Now We Here

...started from the bottom now my whole team here.

Restaurant Tchaikovsky: A Symphony of Russian Cuisine in Tallinn, Estonia


Not all of Old Town's culinary offerings are medieval - on our last night in Tallinn, Henry and I enjoyed a sumptuous meal inspired by Tsarist Russia in a luxurious restaurant laden with contemporary accolades.
October 08, 2015

Restaurant Tchaikovsky: A Symphony of Russian Cuisine in Tallinn, Estonia

Not all of Old Town's culinary offerings are medieval - on our last night in Tallinn, Henry and I enjoyed a sumptuous meal inspir...

Medieval munchies in Tallinn, Estonia: Olde Hansa and III Dragons


Themed restaurants in tourist destinations tend to run the gauntlet of being careless and cheesy. Thankfully Olde Hansa and III Dragons gracefully manage the fine balance between wildly enjoyable and being true to medieval Old Town!
October 06, 2015

Medieval munchies in Tallinn, Estonia: Olde Hansa and III Dragons

Themed restaurants in tourist destinations tend to run the gauntlet of being careless and cheesy. Thankfully  Olde Hansa and III Drag...

Hotel Schlössle: 5-star luxury in medieval Tallinn, Estonia

Medieval 5-star luxury: Hotel Schlössle, Tallinn, Estonia

'Five-star luxury' and 'medieval' weren't two descriptions I'd expect to find in the same sentence let alone the same destination, that is until I experienced a truly gorgeous stay at Hotel Schlössle in the heart of Old Town, Tallinn.
October 02, 2015

Hotel Schlössle: 5-star luxury in medieval Tallinn, Estonia

'Five-star luxury' and 'medieval' weren't two descriptions I'd expect to find in the same sentence let alone t...

Tallinn, Estonia: Tondi Lasketiir Firing Range


Henry and I couldn't find the time to go a shooting range when we were in Moscow and Saint Petersburg, so we popped over to Russia's neighbour to the West - Tallinn, Estonia - to fire historical Soviet and contemporary guns.

September 29, 2015

Tallinn, Estonia: Tondi Lasketiir Firing Range

Henry and I couldn't find the time to go a shooting range when we were in Moscow and Saint Petersburg , so we popped over to Russ...

#FuckParade - An Eyewitness Account and TWO Open Letters


Last night I found myself in the thick of the mindless thuggery by the hanger-ons of so-called anarchist group Class War who vandalised the Cereal Killer café on Brick Lane in an anti-gentrification rally dubbed #FuckParade.
September 27, 2015

#FuckParade - An Eyewitness Account and TWO Open Letters

Last night I found myself in the thick of the mindless thuggery by the hanger-ons of so-called anarchist group Class War who vandalis...

Be Zazzle-d: Making Holiday Snaps into Wall Art


I'll be damned if I let social media drive the printed photo to extinction - luckily, I have a 'conservation partner' in Zazzle!
September 23, 2015

Be Zazzle-d: Making Holiday Snaps into Wall Art

I'll be damned if I let social media drive the printed photo to extinction - luckily, I have a 'conservation partner' in Za...

220 Years of Russian Tradition - Palkin restaurant, Saint Petersburg

220 Years of Tradition. Palkin Restaurant - Saint Petersburg, Russia.

I bid farewell to Moscow on a high - literally - note, and Saint Petersburg was no different. 
September 21, 2015

220 Years of Russian Tradition - Palkin restaurant, Saint Petersburg

I bid farewell to Moscow on a high -  literally  - note, and Saint Petersburg was no different. 

4 Restaurants to try in St Petersburg, Russia


All the lavish sights of Saint Petersburg does give one an appetite so its just as well that the city's gastronomical offerings are diverse. Vegetarian, traditional Russian, contemporary Eastern-Western fusion - I've tasted all those for your consideration (and for my own selfish reasons too, ahem)
September 17, 2015

4 Restaurants to try in St Petersburg, Russia

All the lavish sights of Saint Petersburg does give one an appetite so its just as well that the city's gastronomical offerings...

Saint Petersburg cribs: Russian Tsars Edition

Peterhof Palace, Saint Petersburg, Russia

I mentioned in my Moscow blog post that the Russian capital is a juxtaposition of Communist relics and nouveau-riche ostentation. The opposite seems to be true of St Petersburg - the city's contemporaries are decidedly more relaxed, while monuments to decadence and excess are firmly entrenched in history.
September 13, 2015

Saint Petersburg cribs: Russian Tsars Edition

I mentioned in my Moscow blog post that the Russian capital is a juxtaposition of Communist relics and nouveau-riche ostentation. T...

W Hotel St Petersburg, Russia


The W's first and only Russian hotel is surprisingly not in flashy Moscow, but in chilled-out St. Petersburg.
September 11, 2015

W Hotel St Petersburg, Russia

The W's first and only Russian hotel is surprisingly not in flashy Moscow, but in chilled-out St. Petersburg.