Il Pampero- London

One of the key reasons that I chose The Hari Hotel for my birthday and Thanksgiving combo celebration was the glorious photos from their Il Pampero restaurant- their IG is absolutely drool-worthy. Solo travel is great, but sometimes at the end of a day walking ten miles, literally, traversing a vast city like London in…

Aquashard- London

On Thanksgiving day in London, gloriously scheduled without work calls, I decided to enjoy the sunny weather and make the hour plus trek from Belgravia down to the Southbank area. It’s the only respectable way to “win” a donut from Bread Ahead in Borough Market. After walking around for nearly three hours in the cold,…

The Hari- London

The Hari London was certainly a splurge long weekend- perfect to celebrate both Thanksgiving and an early birthday after a truly hellish work month. I’d booked this back in April to pair with an art exhibition that I’d bought tickets for the same weekend. So in short, seven months of anticipation for this trip and…

Mr. Fogg’s Residence- Mayfair

The elusive Mr. Fogg’s Residence (and Secret Garden) has been on my radar for some time, but I didn’t make it until my recent reunion with London. After a long stroll from Chinatown, it was decided that the halfway point could perfectly be Mr. Fogg’s in Mayfair. There was a person at the door dressed…

The Victoria- London

On my quick and dirty stay at the Inhabit London, I managed to escape for a quick walk through a Hyde Park neighborhood to the gorgeous little pub, The Victoria. It was all flowers, bistro tables, and sunshine. I quickly learned this was a local for a dear friend which just made me love it…

Macarons and Mayhem Guide: London

MACARONS Aux Merveilleux de Fred:  Cramique and meringues straight from Paris. Harrod’s:  Snacks on snacks on snacks…. Laduree:  For when you can’t travel to Paris. Maitre Choux: Gorgeous eclairs both sweet and savory. Violet Bakery: California meets royal sweet treats and lunch. MAYHEM American Bar at The Savoy:  Classic. Posh. Old school cocktails ($5000 Sazerac,…

Snacks in Sea Containers- London

Day 1: Arrive to the hotel at 2PM, just waking up from the airport Sofitel and transferring across town for a weekend of ‘fun’. Here, ‘fun’ is code for my BFF is in town and I can’t get out of bed. Butternut squash soup it is with this gorgeous bread that I could have eaten…

Bar Boulud London

Bar Boulud at the Madarin Oriental in London has been on my ‘to-do’ list for nearly two years now and I finally had the chance for a visit recently. We were seated at a lovely, cozy corner booth for a late lunch, despite my making a reservation for the location in NYC. Whoops! Not to…

The Ampersand Hotel- London

Over a rainy birthday week, my mum and I spent the London portion of our British holiday at The Ampersand hotel in the vibrant South Kensington neighborhood of London. The grand building is conveniently located near the South Kensington tube stop, but not so near that you hear it. Perfection. The hotel interior design was…

Maitre Choux- London

A little sugar to kick off your morning, compliments of the Maitre Choux bakery in South Kensington. How gorgeous are these!? My Paris-Brest eclair was definitely my favorite birthday dessert of the trip! While I missed test driving any of the savories, they were the real star of the show for me. How creative, yet…