Review: Afternoon Tea at Number Sixteen London

Every time I either read, write about or experience an English afternoon tea my mind wanders into the Jane Austen novels. Perhaps it stems from my childhood when I would be utterly besotted by a fairytale-like home with a beautifully crafted tea set and savouries perfectly laid on the table. Even today I am unabashedly an Afternoon Tea fanatic and truly…

Review: A slice of Milan in London – Baglioni Hotel London

Unforgettable. Indelible. Comforting. How does one go about describing a feeling that makes you so loved and cared by people outside your closed circle of family and friends? I pondered a lot on this and settled for these words that come close but don’t take shape of my experience at this hotel in London. For an…

Review: For getaways of every kind – The Runnymede-On-Thames

As I held my cup of warm Earl Grey curled up on an arm-chair looking towards River Thames from my room, the serenity of Runnymede in Surrey wrapped me like a warm blanket. I thought to myself that very moment, “how would we define luxury today?”. Would it be the brands I consume or the…

Review: Most picturesque pub in Oxford – The Perch Inn

The journey was well worth it! Have you read any of the quotes on destination? Don't they always conclude with the emphasis on the journey instead? My journey toward The Perch Inn - a cottage pub somewhere on the unfamiliar Binsey Lane in Oxford had me recall every quote I had come across, perhaps owing…

Review: Historic Townhouse Hotel in Oxford

There I was eagerly planning my trip to Oxford, a town that has bred the world’s best innovators, philosophers, authors and home to some of the best rowers in Britain. As soon as the plans were being formalised, my head began swimming in the literary ocean of quotes from Narnia and Alice in Wonderland. Happy…