The Palace Downtown

It’s not easy transforming the heritage of a culture into the interior of a 5* hotel, and it’s especially difficult to do it well. There are a handful of resorts in Dubai which I believe tastefully incorporate the rich Arabic heritage into the hotel design, and The Palace Downtown is definitely one of them. This boutique hotel is located in the heart of Dubai’s Downtown…
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Baubles & Sparkles

Christmas is coming, it’s so close you can almost smell it. Well, I can smell Christmas everywhere at least; the mulled wine, the orange potpourri, the fresh mince pies, the sweet smell of winter (albeit that we’ve had a rather mild winter this year). I walk around with my eyes wide open, taking in all the beauty of the elegantly decorated streets.…
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Peggy Porschen Christmas

This festive time of year is about spending time with family, friends, loved ones, and of course, a bit of over-indulgence. I’m always on the hunt for sweet little stocking fillers to give out on Christmas day, since we’ll spend most of the time nibbling festive chocolates and sipping on bubbly. From gingerbread men, to sparkly cookie stars, I love it all.…
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Selfridges Christmas Windows

Selfridges windows never cease to mesmerise, impress and inspire, especially at Christmas. This year’s festive theme for the windows is the zodiac. Each window represents a different sign, what it signifies and how they have creatively interpreted it. I’m a sucker for all things sparkly, so I’m totally in awe of the windows this year. Their simplicity, symmetry, symbolism – they’re all…
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Christmas at Kew

Christmas decorations are in full force all over London. It has to be one of my favourite times of the year; I love anything sparkly, anything colourful, pretty much anything that has to do with Christmas!! This month I’m planning to go ice skating at Winterville, get Christmas carolling in Canary Wharf and finish off my shopping at Covent Garden. There is so much…
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