Balthazar London

One of my favourite spots in New York, Balthazar, has opened the door of its London replica in Covent Garden a few weeks ago. Faithfully replicating the insanely popular Manhattan original, Balthazar London will remind you of walking into a quintessential brasserie in Paris, except one that’s in New York. Well, in Covent Garden now. … Continue reading

Focus… AMMO Restaurant in Hong Kong

The source of inspiration for the famous AMMO restaurant was derived from a science fiction film noir masterpiece directed by Jean-Luc Godard known as ‘Alphaville’, with its ver particular 1960’s influence. Interior designer Joyce Wang chose to have both a dramatic and dynamic approach to the place, where the 6m high ceilings and atmospheric presence represented somewhat … Continue reading

Focus… Global Feast

A plethora of creative and inspirational projects are popping up around London to celebrate the Olympic Games and the opening ceremony taking place tomorrow night – are you excited?!.    Architect Alex Haw of Atmos and acclaimed supper club chef Kerstin Rodgers (visit her blog MsMarmiteLover !) joined forces and launched a pop-up restaurant yesterday, Global … Continue reading

Favourite… The Parlour at Sketch, London

The Parlour at Sketch treads a fine line, reminiscent of somewhere classic, yet adding extravagant, unexpected touches, a sliver of cool and a bucketload of glamour. The Parlour embraces that feeling of a bygone era beautifully, with a stucco ceiling, decorated walls and plenty of curiosities to highlight its stunning 18th century surroundings.  The tea selection … Continue reading

Favourite… Cecconi’s Mayfair

Cecconi’s is a classic, old school, slightly glamorous and definitely-good-for-celebrity-spotting restaurant in the heart of Mayfair. It’s the type of place to drop in for an excellent bowl of pasta and champagne, or a fine veal milanese if you are in or around Mayfair.  The stripey black and white floor and green leather seats with … Continue reading