REVIEW: PASTA MASTERCLASS AT FRESCOBALDI

As a blogger, it’s very easy to be pigeon-holed when you’re in fashion or beauty – if you have long hair it equates to shampoos and blow-dries, and a clear complexion points to straight to sponsored skincare. I’m definitely not complaining but one of the reasons I enjoyed writing for magazines was the breadth of topics I was assigned. So…
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WHAT A GIRL EATS: TEMPER, LONDON

I first came across Temper via Instagram, where a girl that I follow posted a picture of a seductively lit flatbread adorned with a throbbing pink handful of flesh. Upon further investigation, and by that I mean I stalked other people’s intimate Iphone snaps of the plates, I gathered that it was a new Soho restaurant opened by the barbecue connoisseur Neil Rankin.…
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WHAT A GIRL EATS: NOTTING HILL

Notting Hill: renowned for the eponymous movie, Portobello Market with dubious antiques and a whole load of new cafes and restaurants that cater to its upscale clientele. It may just be me but it seems that there’s a trend for serving up stylish, fresh plates with a health consciousness in W11. Leading the way is Clean and Lean, Farmacy, Farm…
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GRAND FERDINAND HOTEL, VIENNA

Walk into the Grand Ferdinand hotel and you are greeted by a horse to rival Black Beauty, a grand chandelier, palms and a friendly concierge. Just a ten minute walk from Vienna Central Station (from the airport to the main station costs €12/single €19/return), your venture will lead you through a picturesque park. The perfect starter to a well-designed and gorgeous main…
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WHAT A GIRL EATS: A DAY IN VIENNA

I absolutely love Vienna. It’s an architectural wonder-city, home to philosophers, Mozart, Franz Josef and some seriously good chocolate cake. Sorry, ‘torte’. Aside from falling in love with the Natural History Museum, the Schonburg Palace and its historical zoo, eating my way around Vienna was a highlight of the weekend getaway. This post on What A Girl Eats covers where…
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RIDING HOUSE CAFE

Then: This is the most inviting place on my walk home from Oxford Street, it’s always glowing with soft amber light as if there’s a permanent fire going inside. And from the queues on the weekend, it’s one of the hottest unspoken places in the West End for a weekend brunch. Despite the temperamental attitudes of the staff, I always…
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