Monday, 7 August 2017

CUT at 45 Park Lane, London



CUT is an incredible steak house at 45 Park Lane, part of Dorchestor Collection of hotels.


The food was magnificent - it was probably one of the best steaks I had in London. I was especially impressed by the sauces - I had the peppercorn and the Argentinian Chimichurri sauce which were divine with the steak. Hubby had the grilled lobster was also scrumptious.






The staff take you through a mini steak tutorial so you can choose the best steak for you. They are happy to answer any queries on the menu and are generally incredibly genial and friendly.


For dessert, they had banana cream pie on the menu, which was amazing as I have not seen this dish outside of USA anywhere. I wouldn't say it was as good as the banana cream pie in the US (I miss you, Cheesecake Factory!) but it was definitely delicious and better than most desserts in the UK.



They even brought out a complimentary birthday cake for my husband for his birthday!! It was not pre-arranged by me at all! I had just told them I was booking the table for his birthday!. How nice!


..and they served us some incredibly delectable truffles just before we left!


It is definitely worth the price for such a pleasant dining experience. I highly recommend it.






Style Edit



For the evening, I wore:
Red Valentino jumpsuit
Chanel bag
Vince Camuto wedges


 
 

Wednesday, 19 July 2017

The Oakley Court, Windsor

The Oakley Court, Windsor




My husband and I visited here for my birthday and we were very impressed. We spent a lovely weekend there so I. It was a very relaxing and beautiful night away in the Berkshire area.



We arrived to a glass of prosecco at check in, a lovely touch!






The Oakley Court Hotel is like a big country house and the staff  are very courteous, welcoming and helpful, which makes you feel right at home as soon as you walk in. The décor is a real amalgamation of old and new, country and modern and we really had fun finding different bits hidden around the hotel.







Amongst the treasures in the library, I found a beautiful book on Victorian Nursery and read the lovely poem below which I just have to share! I also found a Rudyard Kipling collection of Jungle Book stories in beautiful red binding! You can seriously spend a whole day in that library!







The décor in the rooms at The Oakley Court Hotel is a little dated for my liking! However, the rooms are decent sized and very clean. They have some lovely products from The White Company for your use - I specially recommend the body cream.






The bed was very comfy and we both slept really well. The TV has a good selection of channels and though there’s no mini bar.



The ground and views from the lawn out to the Thames are beyond amazing. The gardens themselves are reminiscent of Monet's gardens in Giverny. I really felt like I was walking inside a painting!!















The food in the bar and he breakfast was excellent and the drinks on the terrace outside were very nice.
















Right on the Thames with deck chairs on the grass, you can spend all day watching the boats and swans go by. The hotel has such a relaxed atmosphere and we felt incredibly chilled.















The only let-down was the spa which is more of a gym than a relaxing spa so I hope they refurbish it.




Overall though, it was a brilliant stay and I will definitely go back!











STYLE EDIT FOR OAKLEY COURT

For the weekend, I chose 3 outfits:

Outfit 1:


Zara top
Fatface shorts
Chloe bag
Chanel espadrilles





Outfit 2


Coverup from Michael Kors (for the spa)
Swimsuit from Paul Smith - no pic! :-(
Flip Flops: Havaianas



Outfit 3


See by Chloe dress
Chloe bag
Tory Burch sandals