Best Places to Have Afternoon Tea in London

It would have been more appropriate to entitle this piece ‘My Favourite Places to Have Afternoon Tea in London So Far’. There are a lifetime’s worth of great places to have afternoon tea in London, each with their own particular charm. These are the best of the many I have visited up to now.  Some Read More…

Putting on The Ritz at The Ritz Hotel London

Staying at The Ritz London is a wonderful way to experience old fashioned elegance at its best. Elegant yet unpretentious, The Ritz London is a pleasure to visit on any occasion. Perhaps London’s most iconic hotel, The Ritz is one of the only London hotels that is still independently owned. (Opened by César Ritz in the early part of Read More…

Step Back in Time at Nuffield Place

Ever wanted to step back in time to the 1930’s? A visit to Nuffield Place near Henley on Thames is a great way to do it. In fact, it appears the occupants have simply stepped out for a moment and might return at any time. Coats hang on pegs in the front hallway and a handbag sits Read More…

A Visit to Blarney Castle Home of the Blarney Stone

Join me in a virtual visit to beautiful Blarney Castle, home of the Blarney Stone. When I was a little girl, my Dad and my Grandpa used to talk about kissing the Blarney Stone. It’s part of Blarney Castle and kissing it is said to give you the gift of eloquence. Although neither my Dad Read More…

Places to Visit in San Francisco You Will Love

One of my favourite cities, San Francisco is rich with history and culture, offering something for everyone. These are some of my favourite places to visit in San Francisco. Places to Visit in San Francisco The Ferry Building, Pier 39 and Fisherman’s Wharf Foodies should be sure to check out the bustling market in the Ferry Read More…