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A Bit of Paradise – The Culloden Estate & Spa

A Bit of Paradise – The Culloden Estate & Spa

Every time I mentioned where I was staying in Belfast, the response was always the same: “Aye, that would be the best hotel in Northern Ireland.” Those utterances made for pretty high expectations. Approaching The Culloden Estate & Spa from Belfast City Airport, our GPS […]

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 […]

Christmas Cocktails in London

Christmas Cocktails in London

How much fun for me to launch Best Sips Worldwide, my new series of posts dedicated to all things alcoholic, as the Christmas season descends! At this time of year, mixologists turn into alchemists, by waving their magic wands over the usual,voilà, a Christmas Cocktail is born. Their […]

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 – A Slice of America

Best Bits London – A Slice of America

Click your heels three times and you’re home, at least that’s how the saying goes. This month all I had to do was hop on the tube and I was there.