Monthly Archives: September 2015

Finding my Instant Paradise
in London Town

The view from the Grosvenor House Apartments

The view from the Grosvenor House Apartments

London is one busy city and I am one busy Poppy.

So finding a little bolt hole for me to curl up in for a couple of days, watch movies, read books and have a bit of downtime, while still being able to head out into the city I love, has always been at the top of my (never-ending) list…

So a couple of weeks ago, I decided to cross it off my to-dos and jumped onto villas.com to find my perfect London getaway…

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A delicious dinner at Tom’s Kitchen
– St Katharine Docks –

Tom's Kitchen

I often feel as though I’m on holiday in London – there is so much to see, exciting things to do, and even when it’s pouring with rain, I know I’m somewhere magical.

However, I couldn’t have felt more like I was on holiday when I arrived at St Katharine Docks last week to meet my cousin David for dinner – what an amazing and unexpected place…

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A little taste of Mexico at
The Clove Club

The Clove Club

The Clove Club is one of those places that you know, as soon as you walk through the door, that you’re just not in Kansas anymore. It feels special. Understated, muted, softly lit and special.

This gem of restaurant has been taking part in the “Year of Mexico”, which both the governments of Mexico and the United Kingdom have been celebrating, to encourage a greater understanding between our two societies and cultures….

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Take five with The Biscuiteers
and Royal Albert

Biscuiteers and Royal Albert

Pretty biscuits + pretty crockery = happy Poppy

When the prettiest biscuits get matched with the prettiest crockery, you know you are in for a very pretty tea party…

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Falling in love with my workspace

Vitra Charles Ray Eames DAW Chair I spend an enormous time behind my computer, and for a very long time I used to work with my laptop on my lap from a sofa, a chair or (don’t shout) my bed, if I was working late at night… These are bad habits for Poppy. So at the beginning of the year I made a big change to my working life and gave myself a present of a dedicated working space. Continue Reading…

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An icon remastered:
Fiat 500 duets with Ella Eyre
(Oh yes it does)

New Fiat 500

Betsy, my beloved Fiat 500, was very excited last week (as was I) because the new Fiat 500 was being launched!

I hot footed it over to Tower Bridge, to a special launch party where there were several of Fiat’s new models, gleaming under the sun and rainbows. It was also where we, the lucky party goers, would see a very special music performance. But more on that in a tick…

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My 4 London theatre picks for September

And Then Come The Nightjars

And Then Come The Nightjars

It’s September. I have no idea how that happened. That means it’s practically Christmas time. is that wrong to say? Sorry. It’s not really. (It is.) September means we are officially in Autumn, which means it’s time for Sunday roastings, conkering, crunchy leafing, Hampstead Heathing and cosy nights with books, Bake Off, or perhaps you’re like me and fancy popping down to a London theatre mid-week and treating yourself to a grown up story time…

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Share your instant paradise
and win €10,000!

Esterillos, Costa Rica - Encantada Ocean Cottages

My #instantparadise – I loved my trip to Costa Rica

If this doesn’t brighten up your Monday morning, nothing will. Hammocks, sea, sunshine and the prospect of winning €10,000 to spend on your own slice of paradise on Villas.com! And it’s super easy to enter the competition too… just get your camera ready…

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My mini holiday with Uniqlo

Marco-Pierre-White

Being a blogger is busy work, and it seems to get busier and busier with every passing day! So when Uniqlo got in touch and asked if they could send me on a mini holiday, I did a little jig.

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