A magical kingdom of decadence, vibrancy, intrigue and bubbles – What’s not to like about Sketch? Very cloak and dagger…..After gracefully climbing the high entrance steps, the enchantment starts to unfold… the tunnels, staircases… the choice of uniquely themed, purposefully different bars and restaurants – an Architect’s dream! Whilst not long ago I spent an impromptu afternoon supping bubbles and sweet cream treats in the … Continue reading Cloak & Dagger…. Sketch
One’s destination is never a place – but a new way of seeing things! That’s what I believe anyway – as wherever I wander I always find someone else’s home, lifestyle, friends…. that is their way of living, along with the favourite local tipple! Before I forget, for latest DIY progress, do check my instagram So how on earth does DIY link with island hopping?? … Continue reading Island hopping…. But sadly not as you know it!
Ridiculously crazy couple of weeks so no apologies for such a short post… In only 7 days my flat has transformed from being joists and rafters to fully fledged walls that I can paint on and (almost!) lighting from the ceiling that I can turn on, woohoo! Astonishing! Blown away, I really am… Along with the incredible resource of 4 window fitters, 2 electricians, … Continue reading Gingerbread is not just as men!
My next passport stamp is soooo exciting – I love deciding which exotic location to set sail to… countries without a passport stamp just aren’t on my go-to list, haha! DIY been very physical lately – so whilst my biceps are now ever-so-slightly bulging, I was certain my sipping technique needed improving… Last week I was invited to one of my favourite London bars, Mr … Continue reading Mr Foggs – Where’s your next passport stamp?
My new lunchtime friend – isn’t he awesome? Unlike other friends, he doesn’t talk to me nor challenge me on what I’m wearing, what I’m up to… nor even what champagne I’m drinking! Nope, this isn’t about DIY or champagne (well, I might touch on the latter, haha!). Instead my little lunchtime companion who often sits patiently by my side… turning his head up … Continue reading More vibrant than Rosé bubbles!
I admit I carried a pumpkin…. Not a watermelon as in Dirty Dancing – but a pumpkin. Not sure which is worse?! That was to last night’s Halloween bash – I do love a bit of Halloween and especially an excuse to dress up! So I was thrilled to don my teeny witches outfit – very low cut and highly indecent, but I didn’t care…. … Continue reading I’m afraid of no ghosts!
Eat Breakfast like a King, Lunch like a Prince and Dinner like a Pauper Am so excited as today I bought a pumpkin – for the Halloween photo shoot! I can’t tell you any more as it’s not quite 31st October, other than to say there might be some terrors and treats… you’ll have to wait and see! Last weekend before doing a spot of … Continue reading Breakfast like a King… with a Chisel Slice!
It’s not me who can’t keep a secret. It’s the people I tell that can’t. Abraham Lincoln A few days back I was invited to a supper party Tasting Menu at The Parlour in Kensal Rise. I was a little dubious as Kensal Rise, whilst lovely, is right the other side of London that is 3 tube interchanges. Combined with the walk from the tube … Continue reading The Parlour – Sssshhh can you keep a secret?
Boyle’s Law of Physics Laws states that at constant temperature the volume of a gas is inversely proportional to the pressure on it i.e. gases expand at altitude – am convinced that larger bubbles is the reason why champagne tastes better at altitude! It’s no secret that I have a weakness for rooftop bars especially sipping champers at sunset – watching the magical glow of … Continue reading SkyLounge – Bubbles taste better at altitude!
Like a weak and pathetic handshake… Couldn’t be further from the epitome of Lara Croft – you’ve guessed it I’m talking about goggles! Just to tease you, the makers of the cheapest goggles design them to look not dissimilar to a scuba diving mask – how cruel! Reminding you how you could be floating in idyllic, tropical waters surrounded by shoals of fluorescent, darting fish… … Continue reading As sexy as a wet fish…