The Lakes by Yoo

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I am sitting in Kate Moss’s living room as I write this. It’s got Mossy’s rock chick chic stamped all over it – generous velvet sofas, thick coffee table books on fashion and design, glossy silk carpets and even a guitar begging to be strummed. It’s homey. A wander throughout any of the five bedrooms... Read more »

Cinnamon Bazaar

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Cinnamon Bazaar is the new opening of the Cinnamon Collection – the Indian restaurant group headed up by chef Vivek Singh. Based in Covent Garden, just a stone’s throw from Charing Cross Station, this two storey site serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, along with cocktails and light snacks. The Cinnamon Collection group, which includes the... Read more »

Old Parsonage Hotel

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Having lived in Oxford for a year during my postgraduate studies at the University, going back to the beautiful city of dreaming spires feels like home before I even arrive. The flip side of this, though, is that it’s challenging to find a hotel or place to stay the night now that is comparable to... Read more »

Daphne’s

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I was travelling with my trusty travelling companion Cheeky and this time we were staying at the gorgeous 5 star hotel ‘The House’ on the exotic island of Barbados. Of course behind every great hotel there is a great restaurant and the restaurant in question was Daphne’s which is linked with the ‘Daphne’s’ restaurant back... Read more »

Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour

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The National Theatre of Scotland's joyously raucous production transfers to the West End, after a hit run at the National Theatre – and a 2017 Olivier Award for best new comedy – 'Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour' is back to smash up the West End. The story is about a group of Catholic schoolgirls from a small Scottish town... Read more »

Sheraton Grand London Park Lane Palm Court

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Built in 1927 by developer Sir Bracewell Smith, the Sheraton Grand London Park Lane is one of the most opulent buildings in the capital. The hotel reopened in 2016 after a multi million pound refurbishment that took two years. Having attended the reopening night party, I was intrigued to go along and see how well... Read more »

Restaurant Sommet

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Nestled in the beautiful Alpina Gstaad hotel is the one Michelin star Restaurant Sommet. Created by renowned chef Martin Göschel this fine dining establishment deep in the Swiss Alps offers exceptional produce that will delight the most distinguished of palates, including Eisbär’s and mine. After a tough day skiing at Glacier 3000 followed by a... Read more »

My Family: Not the sitcom

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David Baddiel describes My Family: Not the Sitcom better than any critic could when he calls it “a twisted love-letter to my parents”. He talks about his deceased mother and his father, who has picks disease, with a candour that is breath taking. There was a bit right at the end of David Baddiel’s already richly acclaimed... Read more »