“We travel not to escape life, but for life not to escape us.”

  • Abroad,  Cruelty Free,  Spas,  Travel

    ​Six Reasons Why A Yoga Retreat Might Be What You Need Right Now

    What better way to lift that post-holiday blues than by planning the next one? And this time, how about a holiday to calm and rejuvinate you…a yoga retreat could be just the thing – and while we’re at it, why not in Bali? Focus on you: A healthy holiday is a rare opportunity to focus on ourselves again, think about our passions, overcome fears and understand what is stopping us from living our life to the fullest. Leave it all behind: Time…

  • Local,  Travel

    The Ampersand – Review

    The Ampersand is a boutique hotel in South Kensington, a stones throw away from the V&A, Natural History Museum and Royal Albert Hall. It has 111 rooms and suites, a gym and two informal dining rooms serving modern Mediterranean food and afternoon tea. On the day of our stay we enjoyed a leisurely stroll around Hyde Park, before walking down Museum Row, leading downto a selection of chic cafes and restaurants. The hotel sits only moments from the South Kensington…

  • Diary,  Editorial,  I know this place...,  Style,  Travel

    L’Escargot Is Hosting ‘A Time And Place…. For Everything’

    Now open to the public until late 2015, iconic Soho institution L’Escargot is hosting a photography exhibition which demonstrates Soho as a never ending, constantly changing organism which lives, grows and breathes through its community. The exhibition displayed throughout the famous Soho townhouse, from the iconic restaurant downstairs right through to the top floor of the members club upstairs. Showcased within the exhibition are the works of three amateur photographers, Robert Stallard, Strangeways and Damien Frost. These three photographers who…

  • Beauty,  Diary,  I know this place...,  Local,  Spas,  Travel

    Scotland’s luxurious spa opens at Portavadie

    Stay-cationing just got even more luxurious with the announcement that Luxury west coast retreat, Portavadie has now opened Scotland’s newest and most luxurious spa and leisure experience. As part of a further £10m development, the spa and leisure complex includes a 16-metre indoor pool, outdoor spa pools, two Scandinavian saunas, Precor equipped gymnasium and the largest heated outdoor infinity pool in Scotland. Like the outdoor pools, the indoor facilities including the gym and spa areas – and even the saunas –…

  • 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…