Sunday, 1 February 2015

Ham Yard Hotel

I love visiting new places and if I fancy something enough I will always go back. Yeah, I am a loyal kinda gal :-). This happened when I first visited The Ham Yard Hotel, a new boutique hotel in the middle of my beloved Soho and moments away from Mayfair. The hotel revolves around a tree filled garden with a bronze sculpture centerpiece by Tony Cragg.

Alongside the hotel's 91 individually designed bedrooms and suites are 24 apartments, 13 independent stores, a restaurant and bar with outdoor dining. There is a drawing room, a library, a spa, a gym, a theatre, private event rooms and a 1950's style bowling alley. A hotel that respects itself always has a rooftop garden and the Ham Yard Hotel could not be an exception to this rule. Its rooftop is amazing, offering stunning views of the Soho skyline. 

Last time I visited the hotel was a few months ago and I sat with my friends for a nice cocktail at the Bar. It was a busy Saturday evening but the service we received was impecable. A table was available for us in a matter of a few mitutes. I was rather impressed!!

If you have not discovered yet this little gem tucked in a quite little street in Soho, get your phone's street finder app out and pay it a visit.

Ham Yyard Hotel
1 Ham Yard

Have an awesome Sunday!! 

Today I will do this thing that Italians call "Dolce far Niente".

Helen xx

Saturday, 31 January 2015

At My Fav Lebanese Canteen

It's been a while since I have last put together a post but I have to say that it's been a crazy few months. A more of a "Work hard, play harder" situation but I will slowly catch up. Plus, I hate it that my mum worries that I am not well, since I am not writing on the blog.

We are already one month into the new year and I hope it has been a great start for everyone. I had a quiet festive season (purely because I was exhausted from work and other life cruelties as I always sarcastically say) but I am treating the new year with a bit of healthy craziness. 

It's been a couple of months since I last visited one of my favorites Lebanese restaurants in South Kensington "Comptoir Libanais" and I would like to share some photos with you. The food there is awesome, the place oozes coziness and charm and the palette of colours that surround you help you build up quite an appetite (not that I struggle much with this though). The only thing that depends on me is the company I have with me and I make sure that it is pretty special and a brill time is guaranteed :-)

I am loving these colourful cans...
Food after a long day at work, always makes me happy
This time I did not have my usual (shawarma chicken wrap), but opted for a delicious aubergine tagine.. This did not fail me at all!
Coffee and dessert after dinner: A match made in heaven
Me and mi amiga Lola :-)
Chocolate Brownie with vanilla ice cream.... Melting..!

Have a great weekend everyone!!

For some unexplainable reason I am loving the British cold weather! Stay warm wherever you are, smile and have fun!!

Helen xx