‘These are a few of my favourite things…’

RESTAURANTS

Grangers
Tasty fusion food from Bill. Beautiful, understated interior, my favourite Resturant toilets!
www.grangerandco.com

Paesan
Delicious, authentic, no frills Italian fare. Can get noisy, not the best place for a second date.
www.paesanlondon.com

Yauatcha
Open for over a decade, but still faultless on taste and service.
www.yauatcha.com

Bocca Di Lupo
Fantastic regional Italian food, be sure to walk across the street to Gelupo for desert.
www.boccadilupo.com

Brasserie Zedel
Reasonably priced food in a beautiful setting.
www.brasseriezedel.com

Caravan
New kid on the block in Kings Cross, great comfort food and their own coffee roastery.
www.caravankingscross.co.uk

COFFEE

Soho Grind
Diminutive brew house by day, cute bar for a catch up with a chum by night.
www.sohogrind.com

Tap
Hip hangouts for all lovers of the bean, friendly service from a team who really know their coffee.
www.tapcoffee.co.uk

Fernandez & Wells
Delicious cakes, great coffee!
www.fernandezandwells.com

BARS

Grain Store
I know it’s a Resturant, but it’s the quirky reasonably priced cocktails and bar snacks that draw us back here.
www.grainstore.com

The Gilbert Scott
Great cocktails in the restored St Pancras.
www.thegilbertscott.co.uk

La Bodega Negra
If you can’t get a reservation at the uber hip restaurant check out the sister cafe thats just around the corner – fantastic flavoured Mojito’s.
www.labodeganegra.com

HOTELS

Almyra
WHITE WHITE WHITE! Possibly my favourite hotel in the WORLD. I’ll be there next spring. Again.
www.almyra.com

Lime Wood
Get away from it all to this stunning New Forrest hideaway. Friendly unpretentious service makes this place really stand out from the crowd.
www.limewoodhotel.co.uk

BODY

Bijous MediSpa
Dr Dancey and her friendly team look after all your aesthetic needs, from facials to frown reduction.
www.bijoux-medispa.co.uk

Katie Light
Holistic face and body treatments that are simply extraordinary!
www.thelighttechnique.com

Jesualdo Honrubia
The go to guy for massage, be it sports or Hawaiian Kahuna, and everything in between. He has no website!
07791 052743

SHOPS

Victoria Beckham
Truly breathtaking interior, and incredibly wearable clothes. Ok,ok, but a guy can look!
www.victoriabeckham.com

Colette
I couldn’t visit Paris without a browse around the original “concept” store. The ground floor and beauty department are great for unusual, hard to find Christmas gifts your loved ones will squeal at.
www.colette.fr

Liberty
My favourite store!
www.liberty.co.uk

Marc by Marc Jacobs

A diffusion of the mainline, great for gift shopping for the hipster guy/girl who has everything.
www.marcjacobs.com/marc-by-marc-jacobs

Acne
Effortless chic from this Scandinavian fashion house.
www.acnestudios.com

Diptyque
What’s not to like?!
www.diptyqueparis.co.uk

WEBSITES

The Corner
The high fashion sister of Yoox. They have the BEST end of season sales.
www.thecorner.com

Mextures
Dreamy filters for all your snaps.
www.mextures.com

Monument Valley
The most beautiful game I’ve ever played.Actually, it’s the only game I’ve ever played.
www.monumentvalleygame.com

The Chic Shopper
Monthly online lifestyle magazine from journalist extrordinaire Fiona McCarthy.
www.thechicshopper.co.uk

Yoox
Discount designer fashion.
www.yoox.com

Business of Fashion
Even if fashion leaves you cold you’ll enjoy this daily offering.
www.businessoffashion.com

PLACES

V&A Museum
It’s fashion collection is the biggest in the world. I’d like a week long lock in please!
www.vam.ac.uk

Regent’s Park
In my opinion London’s prettiest.
www.royalparks.org.uk/parks/the-regents-park

Calthorpe Project
A green oasis in the heart of Kings Cross.
www.calthorpeproject.org.uk

Wallace collection
A beautiful collection of French 18th Century artefacts.
www.wallacecollection.org

MISCELLANEOUS

Alfie Best
Beautiful handmade jewellery, one of London’s best stone setters.
www.alfiebestjewellery.com

Annie Harris
The most amazing celebration cakes, not only are her works of art a feast for the eyes, but they taste great too.
07716 326636

Anderson Cavalcanti
Stylist/Personal shopper. In house at Selfridges, he has amazing knack at getting the “essence” of your personal style.
07872 121371