SUMMER AT HOME

An Afternoon Tea for Russophiles at Mari Vanna in London's Knightsbridge

An Afternoon Tea for Russophiles at Mari Vanna in London's Knightsbridge

  by Charlotte Jones

London's Knightsbridge-based Russian restaurant Mari Vanna, which opened earlier this year, has received some mixed reviews, and as a huge fan of that region and its diverse cuisine, I waited some time before venturing there to make my own [...]

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The Cloudy Bay Forager Weekend at Driftwood Hotel, Cornwall

The Cloudy Bay Forager Weekend at Driftwood Hotel, Cornwall

  by Charlotte Jones

New Zealand's Cloudy Bay wine has launched a forage weekend package at the boutique Driftwood Hotel in Portscatho, Cornwall. Created in 1985 on New Zealand's South Island, Cloud Bay has become an established winery in Marlborough and [...]

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Restaurant Review: The Breakfast Club in London’s Soho

Restaurant Review: The Breakfast Club in London’s Soho

  by Charlotte Jones

The Breakfast Club in London's Soho has become something of an institution and not just because it shares its name with one of the most iconic teenage films of the '80s. During the week, media types and hipsters head there to schmooze, [...]

Tags: summer at home, Breakfast, Breakfast Club in London, Breakfast foods, Corn tortilla, Food and drink, Fried egg, Full breakfast, Hollandaise sauce, Huevos rancheros, London, London Restaurant Reviews, media types, Pancake, Poached egg, Restaurant Review, Sauce, Soho cafe, The Breakfast Club, United Kingdom
Healing Hills: The Malvern Spa

Healing Hills: The Malvern Spa

  by Lara Dunn

Travel writer Lara Dunn visits The Malvern Spa in Worcestershire The sleepy hillside town of Malvern in Worcestershire has a spa tradition dating back to Victorian times, attracting well-heeled visitors hoping to enjoy the restorative [...]

Tags: summer at home, living, malvern spa, pool, relaxation, Spa, treatement, Worcestershire
Summer Recipe: Barbecued Sweetcorn

Summer Recipe: Barbecued Sweetcorn

  by Charlotte Jones

According to a colleague, although I'm not holding my breath just in case, the summer sun is meant to be gracing the Great British isles with its presence this weekend. No doubt everyone will be dusting off their garden furniture and [...]

Tags: summer at home, Barbecue, bbq, Cooking, Hospitality/Recreation, Indian cuisine, microwave, oil, recipe, summer recipe, sweetcorn
Healthy Fast Food Store Pure Opens Third London Outpost on Shaftesbury Avenue

Healthy Fast Food Store Pure Opens Third London Outpost on Shaftesbury Avenue

  by Charlotte Jones

On Monday July 30th, London's healthy fast food store, Pure, is opening a third London outpost on Shaftesbury Avenue, just moments from Covent Garden. Pure provides Londoners and visitors to the city with a selection of tasty, wholesome [...]

Tags: summer at home, Breakfast, Cereals, Croissant, Food and drink, healthy fast food, healthy fast food store, Hospitality/Recreation, London, Toffee, Whole grain