Monthly Archives: February 2016


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As I’m new to blogging I keep getting stuck with my intros. I like to keep them pun-chy (wahay) and snappy and love a good play on words. Ready? So I went in a Little Social and came out a Lottle Social. Brilliant. Unfortunately ‘lottle’ is not a word, though it totally should be. The reason for putting it this […]

FLASH: Little Social and the Great Steak



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  I have never understood the concept of collective hysteria quite so acutely as when I cried in front of 100 people at the doors to the Great Hall of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Collective Hysteria is basically the phenomenon that causes girls (mostly) to shriek and faint every time they see One Direction and consequently is something […]

Harry Potter Studio Tour: The Best Museum in the World



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If Val d’Isere is the naughty older brother who’s just left home and is creating a fuss, Engelberg is the little cousin who has just gone through puberty and who you never really hear about. Personified Val d’Isere is always telling stories about epic lines and truly epic nights to a snow and après hungry audience – and fair enough […]

Flash: Engelberg – How to ski, eat, party and retreat in the Swiss Alps



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Kopapa means ‘gathering place’ in Maori, as I was told by the Kiwi bloke* I went there with. Over the years, New Zealanders haven’t contributed too much to society which is probably why they know (and will undoubtedly notify you of) everything that they have ever brought to the global table (the Haka, Russell Crowe, Dan Carter, Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc and […]

Flash: Kopapa (Covent Garden)



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I’m going to have to start at the top as I doubt that I’ll get to go anywhere this indulgent for a little while and, by way of a spoiler, this really was one of my favourite holidays: I love Mexico and I love this hotel. Usually at this time of year I’m hunting snow, après and fondue in the French Alps, creating buns […]

Flash: East Mexican Luxury at the Excellence Playa Mujeres







Overheard in Haggerston: “East London isn’t just a compass point, it’s a vibe“. No comment.   If you had told me in 2011 that I’d end up living East of Holborn I would have weepingly wondered (wow, English literature A-Level alliteration there) what must have gone wrong with my life to deserve it. You may as well have told me that United […]

F&F February PoA & My Introduction to E1