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HIDE- a well-kept Michelin secret in London

London is a city where there are so many surprises waiting to be found. My latest excursion was lunch at HIDE. I have walked past this place many times, heard about this restaurant for a while, yet I never had a chance to visit. Finally, I managed. ‘The food I cook is entirely product-driven, taking the very best ingredients, questioning why we like them, and then highlighting those qualities in the most organic, restrained manner. It is food you can’t recreate at home, but it is also food that respects the integrity of the ingredient and the toil that goes into producing them.  The opportunity to collaborate on Hide: the ch...
Categories: Restaurants

Where to nest in the heart of Soho

I love Soho. As a Londoner, Soho is so much fun and never too much. Every other week there are new cafes and restaurants popping up, every weekend there are parties and the area never sleeps. On a recent visit, I had to chance to stay at The Nadler Soho. I’ve walked pass it many times when I was living around the area but never had a chance to visit. Here I am, at the back of a small alley in the heart of Soho. I know the aree by hand, so for me, navigation was not an issue at all. The Nadler Soho doesn’t have a restaurant unlike many other hotels nearby, but being in the heart of Soho, you literally have everything on your foo...
Categories: Hotel, 未分類

Have you been to this 60s style Instagrammable restaurant in London?

When you visit London, either you have a list of updated places to visit, or you ask the locals. There are SO many new places opening up within a short amount of time. VIVI Restaurant and Bar by rhubarb has opened its doors at Centre Point. From the pink, navy and gold interiors to a creative menu and cocktail list of delicious seasonal 60s inspired theme, the creative team behind Sky Garden brings London’s newest, stylish modern dining destination with a sixties revival. VIVI, as 66 in roman numbers, is a nod to the year Center Point was born in 1966. Set in central London’s most central location, the interior, designed by Go...
Categories: 旅遊

A silver lining?

Every cloud has a silver lining. Every brand has a silver product? Have you heard the latest buzz about using silver in skincare and wellness products? I had recently been introduced to Colloidal Earth, founded in 2017, who wanted to change the health and wellness landscape with the vision of educating individuals on how to utilize the world`s natural resources to improve their quality of life. They have produced a collection of products, using the purist high-quality colloidal minerals and colloidal silver, namely Complete Colloidal Mineral Complex, Colloidal Silver, Colloidal Silver Dropper and Colloidal Silver Spray. Out of cu...
Categories: Beauty

How about a wine tasting evening?

Whether you are into wine or not, it is always nice to learn something new. Wine is more than just a drink, it is an art, a wide spectrum of knowledge and science, becoming a sommelier is not an easy task. There are a few wine tasting programmes and courses available around, depending on what you are looking for and your aim, there is always one that suits you. Recently I had been invited to attend a wine tasting evening at Le Cordon Bleu in London. For those are into culinary, you are probably familiar with the Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management Institute. Courses and programmes from pastry, boulangerie, wine to culinary m...
Categories: 生活