Stylish Argentian restaurant in Saint Katherine’s docks

CAU restaurant

If you love great steaks but you don’w want to compromise on style then the new CAU restaurant might be your next favourite Argentinian restaurant in London. Although I absolutely adore proper steak houses where they use only the best of grass-fed British meat, I also love treating myself to a tasty Argentinian steak. It is not a secret to anyone that Argentina beef meat is worldly considered to be one of the finest meats. Meat lovers and connoisseurs seek proper Argentinian restaurants all over the world and, to be honest, I do too. I have been trying the most … Continue reading

London’s highest garden: The Sky Garden rooftop

sky garden

London is a fascinating city and one of the most exciting travel destinations in the world. London is certainly a very desirable cultural city with an endless offer of musicals, concerts, exhibitions, museums and you name it. However, there is one type of attraction that puts London directly into my top travel choices: the rooftops. Yes, you read it. I am in love with London rooftop bars. But despite my unconditional love for Paris, I must confess that London has a wider and most attractive leisure offer when it comes to surprising venues. In the City of London particularly, you … Continue reading

French women in London take shopping to the next level

For the few past months, London is experiencing a new wave of French fashion related events.  London has always been home to the biggest community of French expats in the world but since the start of the European crisis, London is attracting a totally new type of French expats. I love meeting French people living in London and sharing stories and reasons why we all left France to come to London. For instance, I have noticed that French people coming to the UK are younger and they don’t all necessary come for professional reasons only. It is long over the … Continue reading

Top 10 romantic London restaurants for Valentine’s Day

Restaurant Shard

Tic, tac.. Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and you have no idea what to plan. You can always buy a bottle of French champagne and some chocolates on the day or… surprise your other half with one of the most romantic restaurants in London! Dining in one of the most romantic London restaurants is not just a matter of “going out”. To me, these romantic restaurants all offer an exceptional experience; a real adventure where ambiance, food, service and décor blend in a magical way. I was planning a Valentine’s Day surprise so I felt like sharing with … Continue reading

Duck and Waffle: drinks above London’s clouds

Credit: Cristina Alias

Last Sunday I was kind of bored and in need for a different experience, well as mentioned, it was Sunday which means “lazy mode” so marathon training, clubbing or high-street shopping were just not an option. Suddenly, the idea of a lazy cocktail above the clouds popped into my mind and deliciously attracted me towards the Duck & Waffle in the City of London.  The sky bars at the Heron Tower are not a novelty anymore: indeed, Sushi Samba has undeniably become the hottest rooftop in town. On weekends expect lines of extremely dressed-up people outside the elevator door and … Continue reading

Barbecoa by Jamie Oliver: fine dining restaurant review

barbecoa Jamie Oliver London

I have recently been invited to spend a fabulous city evening at the oh so acclaimed Jamie Oliver’s finest meat restaurant in London: Barbecoa. I was very much looking forward to discovering this steak’s temple not only because I love a proper high-quality meat restaurant but because this spot has become a reference within London’s fine dining addicts scene. First of all, I must admit that as a southern French native I love steaks and proper locally sourced (especially organic) beef meet and any special, or regular, occasion is the perfect excuse for a thick cut of Sirloin, Rib-Eye or … Continue reading

London’s best destination: Shad Thames

Whether you are native Londoner or a visitor, Tower Bridge is always a great destination. Let’s not confuse London Bridge with Tower Bridge.. yes, that happens all the time..including to me when I first came to the English capital. London Bridge is the “plain” bridge that connects London Bridge station with Monument. Tower Bridge is the iconic Bridge of London, next to Tower Hill: needless to add more explanations… Well, if you are planning to proudly show your friends -or visiting family- the Pearl of London then head to Tower Bridge (London Bridge or Tower Hill Station) for a great … Continue reading

The best rooftop bars in the City of London this summer

London is known for its very attractive and vibrant nightlife around the world. In the past decade, London has also been working hard to become one of the best gastronomic capitals of the world too: visitors, residents and even Michelin stared French chefs, like Joel Robuchon, all agree with the fact that London hosts the most exciting, inventive and international offer of top-notch restaurants in the world. Everything is possible in London, whatever your crave is, whatever your budget, London has it! As a serious foodie and cocktail amateur, I find myself exploring new avenues on a regular basis…letting London … Continue reading

Fine dining in London: review of the Northall Restaurant

After a truly magical evening at the Corinthia 5 star Hotel in London for diner, I felt I had to share my experience with you! Being French I think it is in my genes to love good food, so I did not feel guilty the day I realized fine dining had become one of my biggest hobbies in life. However, I do not believe fine dining means expensive restaurants, pretentious 7 lines complicated dish names or even awards or Michelin stars. From my personal perspective, fine dining is the result of a combination of quality ingredients, creativity, savoir-faire, service and atmosphere. … Continue reading