Myrtle: Irish cuisine at its finest

First and foremost, Happy 2020 to all – even if a little delayed. Understandably, it’s a little difficult to feel happy about the new year as we approach what research suggests is the most depressing day of the year (20 or 23 January, depending who you believe, but I’d go with the 20th this year…

Bluebird: a Chelsea favourite for good reason

Last week I achieved a very special personal milestone: my first book was published. It’s been a lot of effort and a test of resilience, but mainly it’s been one very exciting journey to get here. I will mark the occasion with an event in the new year once all the Christmas parties have passed,…

A perfect dinner date at Medlar

In a rare development for me, it happens to be that I have recently gone on an actual date. The frequency of such an event is akin to that of the Olympics, or blue moons: they are rarities over the course of time so that when they roll around again, you say, ‘oh yeah, I…

A Chelsea Brunch at The Botanist

After a morning of shopping in Knightsbridge this weekend, as you do, I walked over to Chelsea where I decided impulsively to treat myself to brunch at The Botanist. Situated at the top of the Kings Road on Sloane Square, it’s an iconic Chelsea hotspot both day and night as the venue is part restaurant,…