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Post Tagged with: "travel"

REVIEW: Good Hotel, Royal Victoria Dock June 4, 2018

REVIEW: Good Hotel, Royal Victoria Dock

WHAT? A floating boutique hotel replete with Dutch industrial design, perched on the waterfront at Royal Victoria dock. Shipped over by submersible barge over the North Sea from Amsterdam after a year-long pop up in 2015, Good Hotel is a unique social...read more »

REVIEW: The Hoxton Hotel, Shoreditch May 23, 2018

REVIEW: The Hoxton Hotel, Shoreditch

WHAT? The Hoxton Hotel is tirelessly modern in style and service, its industrial-style lobby (typical of hipster hangouts) warmed up with mismatched furniture, roaring fireplaces and kooky lighting. Trendy staff zip about serving cocktails and coffees,...read more »

REVIEW: 1 Night Zen Spa Escape Break, Careys Manor, New Forest May 23, 2018

REVIEW: 1 Night Zen Spa Escape Break, Careys Manor, New Forest

WHAT? An overnight stay package at beautiful spa hotel Careys Manor, in the heart of the New Forest. WHY GO? Comprising an overnight stay, breakfast, lunch and dinner in a pretty garden spa restaurant plus a 30-minute treatment and full use of gym classes...read more »

REVIEW: The Pig In The Wall, Southampton May 23, 2018

REVIEW: The Pig In The Wall, Southampton

WHAT? Beloved of Southern countryphiles and city folk looking to escape it all, Pig hotels promise rustic dining experiences and boutique interior design amid gloriously bucolic landscapes. The Southampton branch is a little different to its pastoral...read more »

REVIEW: The Square Serviced Apartments, Chancery Lane April 3, 2018

REVIEW: The Square Serviced Apartments, Chancery Lane

WHAT? A fully equipped, modern apartment bang in the middle of London, a few minute’s walk from Holborn and Covent Garden yet brilliantly placed for a business trip in St. Paul’s or Farringdon. WHERE? Set in an elegant Georgian building letting...read more »

REVIEW: Sofitel, St. James November 6, 2017

REVIEW: Sofitel, St. James

Behind a stunning neoclassical façade just along from Trafalgar Square you’ll find the smart and effortlessly continental Sofitel London St James hotel. The perfect embodiment of Parisian elegance, the hotel pulls together fine French cuisine...read more »

LIFE: Travelling Italy During Maternity Leave April 2, 2017

LIFE: Travelling Italy During Maternity Leave

Travelling Italy during maternity leave was a once-in-a-lifetime dream, discover what we got up to and where we went during Shared Parental Leave. You may have noticed a serious lack of posting from me over the last few months. Sorry about that! There...read more »

REVIEW: Seaham Hall, County Durham December 11, 2016

REVIEW: Seaham Hall, County Durham

WHAT? A stunning spa hotel combining five star luxury, exquisite service and jaw-dropping history atop a ragged cliff edge in County Durham. WHY GO? A breathless recommendation from Jay Rayner brought FashionBite to Newcastle last month, ready for...read more »

REVIEW: Jesmond Dene House Hotel, Newcastle November 30, 2016

REVIEW: Jesmond Dene House Hotel, Newcastle

WHAT? The city of Newcastle’s answer to a country house hotel. It may be mere miles from the city centre, but wandering the beautiful, oak-panelled halls it feels for all the world like you’re in the middle of nowhere. WHERE? Encased in...read more »

REVIEW: Scalini’s, Jesmond Newcastle November 25, 2016

REVIEW: Scalini’s, Jesmond Newcastle

WHAT? A homely Italian restaurant in the trendy student area of Jesmond, Newcastle (there’s one in Gosforth, too), offering up homemade pizza and pasta at awesome prices. On a recent weekend in Newcastle (more on that to follow!) we enjoyed a...read more »

Top Health & Fitness Trends For 2016 December 26, 2015

Top Health & Fitness Trends For 2016

It gets to this point in December and we’re all feeling pretty stuffed and over indulged, so we thought it was a good time to start looking at some of the biggest health and fitness trends come the new year. From fitness DNA testing to oxygen therapy,...read more »

TRAVEL: A Week In Tuscany September 12, 2015

TRAVEL: A Week In Tuscany

I’ve just returned from a wonderful week in Tuscany, staying in the mountains about an hour’s drive from Pisa and Florence. Beautiful weather, stunning food and drink – you couldn’t ask for much more from a holiday. We enjoyed relaxing days...read more »

REVIEW: The Salt Room, Brighton June 10, 2015

REVIEW: The Salt Room, Brighton

Back in May, we had the pleasure of venturing down to Brighton with one very specific purpose – to check out the much-hyped sister restaurant to Coal Shed, one of our favourite eateries in a city blessed with several winners (64 Degrees, Lucky...read more »

What To Pack For A Summer Staycation? May 14, 2015

What To Pack For A Summer Staycation?

The staycation is a trend here to stay, but what do you pack for a holiday known for unpredictable weather and sporadic downpours. Here are my top 5 tips… LAYERING Without question, the biggest style tip for a UK holiday is layering. Having versatile...read more »

HOTEL REVIEW: The Pier At Harwich, Essex April 19, 2015

HOTEL REVIEW: The Pier At Harwich, Essex

Growing up beside the seaside, we don’t feel right if we’re away from the water too long. Weekends are made for getting away from the bright lights of the city – sometimes the soul craves nothing but sea air, a steaming bag of salty...read more »