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Taj 51 Buckingham Suites and Residences is a luxury 5 star hotel in the heart of London and  a part of the famous Taj Group. Located literally a 2 minute walk from Buckingham Palace, few addresses can be more prime that this. I had the pleasure of visiting Kona for an afternoon tea experience last week and it was so blissful. London is so busy and I treasure the moments in which I can just hide away from the hustle and bustle and relax. Kona, is a gem in the heart of the properties comprising the hotel, tucked within the…

My mum came to visit a few weeks ago and I wanted to take her to brunch. That extremely popular concept in the UK and the US, which nobody in Bulgaria really practices. I wanted to take her somewhere nice and special and I found Esca in Clapham. Priding themselves as a people’s place, Esca combines Italian and Celtic routes. We all know, there is nothing better than Italian hospitality. Esca offers  rich breakfast, brunch and lunch menu including mouthwatering, authentic Italian pasta,  all the brunch necessities such as avo on toast and then my personal favourite part – the…

Maggie Jones’s is a cosy, rustic and traditional restaurant in the heart of Kensington. It opened in 1976 as Nan’s kitchen but then changes name to Maggie Jones, the pseudonym under which Princess Margaret used to book.  It is right off Kensington Church Street and it spans over 2 floors, wooden decors and feeling like you entered your grandmother’s kitchen. I can say one thing, it is the perfect spot for winter. Hide away and warm up, with some hearty dishes, cooked with love by chef Rafal Kaczmarczyk, new Head chef coming from French restaurant La Poule au Pot in Belgravia. I was invited…

I know summer has come to an end in London. However, I would like to do a little throwback to a summer night, celebrated with Cidrerie Stassen and Neverland. Now, I do consider myself a Londoner (kind of at least) and for some reason I had never heard about Neverland. When the lovely guys from Cidrerie Stassen invited me for the launch of their luxury cider, I was very excited to check it out. We have all read Peter Pan and at some point possibly even dreamt about Neverland and going to hang out with the kids and never grow…

Have you tried the afternoon tea at Thomas’ yet? If not, drop what you are doing and head over because it is a-m-a-zing. Where to start? First, you can go through the main shop entrance or through Thomas’ own entrance. This is one big Burberry store, so I would say go through the store as it gives you this beautiful, grand feeling. This is going to be a very visual post, as I am genuinely in love with the lighting in this place – I finally know what true love is 😉 Thomas’ is split into 2 levels and I…

In July I had a Saturday night to myself and my lovely friend Michelle (@crazycatladyldn) and we got treated to a a lovely dining experience in Tagine Balham. If you are into North African cuisine , keep reading, as the experience was nothing short of fantastic. On their website, Tagine Balham refer to ‘the art of sensual cuisine’. And sensual it was – the interior, the smell, the taste and the ambience were nothing short of a feast to the senses. Tagine Balaham is located within 2 minutes from Tooting Bec Common. We drove there though and had a little…

Let’s continue the journey from my last week’s article about my favourite Insta worthy coffee shops around London. I realised I have too many to fit in 1 article and I did not want to cut any of them out. Here comes part 2. The Blue Corner 79-81 Hammersmith Rd, London W14 8UZ This is a hidden, local gem, which I discovered recently. Gorgeous spot for picture taking with its rustic, homey feel and mismatched furniture. The only bit I do not like is the prices. For the area, it is too expensive. My advice, have a coffee, take your…

What is the point of living in London and being obsessed with Instagram, if I can’t share my favourite spots with you guys. I constantly get messages about where I go, or what are the best places to visit when in London. I compiled this high level guide for you my darlings – good food and Insta friendly. The places that do not judge you for stepping on a chair or so, to get that perfect shot. Or possibly spend the first 30 minutes snapping and then needing your food re-heat it. The Instagrammers’ natural habitat guide – Part 1…

Welcome to Strazzanti I wish I could insert heart emojis everywhere in my title. Last week my dear friend @meanderingmacaron organised a bunch of Instagrammers to go and visit Strazzanti in Fitzrovia. She told us, how one day she was walking around the area when she spotted the little shop. She popped in, attracted by the yum display of Italian pastries and she met Emilia, the sweet owner of this Italian heaven. G (@meanderingmacaron) then decided to invite a couple of us to pop over and meet Emilia. Also, giving us a chance to share the experience with you my…

Lunch at Alain Ducasse Slowly but surely I have been saying goodbye to my colleagues for the past weeks, marking the end of an era for me. It has involved a lot of eating, drinking and meet ups (thank you guys). However, the most special of them all, was a treat I received from my now, almost ex-colleagues at The Dorchester, taking me to Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester for a farewell meal. I wanted to share the experience with you because it was absolutely fantastic. I must admit, i am probably quiet simple in my food preferences (mac and cheese…