• Diary,  Events,  Local,  Travel

    Rooftop Hula-Hooping classes? Yes, really!

    Bored of the treadmill? Zumba not doing it for you anymore? Taking fitness trends to new heights this summer, the Berkeley Health Club & Spa is launching London’s first rooftop hula-hooping masterclasses. Twirling hips and wiggling waists will be all the rage as the Berkeley partners with leading hula-hoop fitness experts HulaFit®. Burning up to 600 calories an hour hula-hooping is a firm favourite at keeping silhouettes svelte for celebrities such as Liv Tyler and Emma Stone, and this twirl-tastic…

  • Features,  I know this place...,  Local,  Travel

    Prefect tube strike hideaways in London

    With today’s tube strike, many are facing quite a ‘detour’ as they make their way around the capital. But there’s no need to see it as a bad thing…If you find yourself getting lost in the crowds, get yourself to one of these hotels and bask in the idyllic urban bliss whilst the rest of the city mops their stressed brow. Sip cocktails in style at a rooftop bar, hang out in a secret garden sanctuary, dine alfresco in the…

  • Local,  Travel,  Uncategorized

    The Great, Great Northern Hotel

    When visiting the Great Northern Hotel, Claire Gratzke discovered a gem that encompasses the vibrant atmosphere of a city centre hotel, mixed with the charm and beauty that is expected of a luxurious five star retreat. King’s Cross naturally conjures up images of a hustling and bustling train station, filled with commuters travelling to and fro. You would not think that a plush, boutique hotel stands tall between station and city, offering a haven of calm for those seeking rest between trips, or proudly as…

  • Beauty,  Local,  Spas,  Travel

    Spa Illuminata

    On a quest to brighten up the cold January days, Claire Gratzke seeks beauty-refuge in an illuminating oasis of calm… Spa Illuminata is a haven of tranquility, exuding a timeless elegance, situated in the heart of London’s stylish Mayfair. The Luxury Day Spa offers a peaceful environment to nurture the mind and body, using the expertise of its highly skilled therapists. Spa Illuminata combines ancient healing and restorative powers of nature with the most advance techniques of modern science, to offer…

  • I know this place...,  Local,  Travel

    Shoreditch House

    Barefaced Editor, Claire Gratzke, played celebrity for one day and night in private members hotel Shotreditch House… Occupying the top three floors of an otherwise nondescript warehouse building that our taxi driver didn’t even know how to find, Shoreditch House is an exclusive members only club that offers celebrities, jet-setters and London’s high flyers a chance to unwind in complete comfort and privacy. As I am sadly not a member or celebrity just yet, it’s safe to say I was…