My last trip to London, which was for business, renewed my love for this vibrant city.
It has the beauty and history of other European cities with the energy of New York- my idea of a perfect mix.
While I did not have time to explore this last trip, I met some of the most interesting wonderful people who gave me their top picks for when I return, which will be soon, I hope.
Pear Tree Café in Battersea Park – after boating on the lake
Chelsea Physic Garden delicious homemade food in the garden on a Sunday
Le Petite Maison – the best French food (cocktail at Claridge’s round the corner before)
THE best Steak tartare and chips at Colbert
Mount Street Deli – for coffee, daily salads delicious cakes etc
Alex Eagle - finely honed edit of fashion, furniture, art, design, photography, ceramics and rare books, all hand selected by creative director Alex Eagle
Caramel Notting Hill uber chic children’s clothing boutique
George Northwood for a brilliant cut or speedy blow dry Mortimer Street
Bamford Haybarn Spa Skylit yoga and meditation studio, tea infusion bar, crystal healing etc.. super calming chic urban retreat
Grays Antiques Market off Bond Street
Luna Open air cinema at Chiswick House only summer months
Walking on Wimbledon Common
Flowers at Scarlett & Violet