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Best Bits London – Benares & Jing Tea

Best Bits London – Benares & Jing Tea

When an invitation arrives from Jing Tea, I attend. I had recently discovered Jing Tea at Brown’s Hotel last November and have been a devotee ever since – truly living on their Verveine! The aforementioned invite was not only beckoning me to sip my Jing tea, but […]

A Bit of Paradise – Cheval Three Quays

A Bit of Paradise – Cheval Three Quays

T’was the night of the Christmas Party and all through the day I packed up the goodies we needed for our stay I arrived at the Cheval Three Quays, our home for the night To be greeted by reception and his words of delight Our […]

Best Bits London – The Temptation Wheel at the Savoy

Best Bits London – The Temptation Wheel at the Savoy

I never need to be tempted into the Savoy Hotel. Simply walking into its hallowed halls transports you back to the time when Cesar Ritz was General Manager, Auguste Escoffier the chef and Oscar Wilde, Sarah Bernhardt and many others clinked glasses in the foyer. […]

Best Bits London – Jing Tea at Brown’s Hotel

Best Bits London – Jing Tea at Brown’s Hotel

How apropos that I should be learning about one of the oldest beverages in the world at the oldest hotel in London? Opened in 1837, Brown’s Hotel has been welcoming guests since that time with a warm cup of tea and a scone. I was […]

Best Bits London – Soho Seen Through New Eyes

Best Bits London – Soho Seen Through New Eyes

It amazes me how people can see the world so differently. When you pick up a camera or iPhone, your eye sets the stage and what you see on the screen can be world’s apart from what someone else might see. When travelling together, I rely on […]

Afternoon Tea at Belmond Le Manoir Aux Quat’Saisons

Afternoon Tea at Belmond Le Manoir Aux Quat’Saisons

Some people can’t understand why one would tweet unless you are a bird. What the 302 million active monthly users are privy to, that the naysayers are not, is a chance to experience Afternoon Tea at Belmond Le Manoir Aux Quat-Saisons, chef extraordinaire Raymond Blanc’s divine […]