Thursday, 18 April 2019

Birthday Part 2 - Park Chinois

Just off Berkeley Square in Mayfair is Park Chinois, a very luxury restaurant that's split into two dining areas, upstairs as well as the downstairs club, both with live entertainment and a Chinese cuisine. 

We went on to the lower floor on the night of my birthday where they had an amazing live show every 15 minuets throughout dinner (exquisite food!) followed by cocktails in the bar with a late night DJ that wrapped up around 2am.  

It was certainly a unique experience but extremely expensive so we won’t rush back in a hurry, unless it’s another special occasion that is! 

Simply souperb 🍵

Last night's supper at our local Boxcar Baker & Deli 


... is when you walk past your first ever rented accommodation in London.  No 45 Leinster Square (in Bayswater W2) was my address, and I shared the flat with three other girls (one Caribbean, one British and one Texan), roughly twenty years ago now - boy those were the days lol!

Wednesday, 17 April 2019

Thursday, 4 April 2019

Third time lucky?! Marylebone dream home

A little insight into what I've been getting up to this last month regarding our quest to find our dream family home without having to leave central London.

 Its near enough impossible to find something that suits us four, ie a bedroom each for the kids, an office for Bear, walk in wardrobe, space for Mum to stay when she's visiting, a secure underground parking and an outside space (ie balcony) and still in the heart of Marylebone. Well I've been reluctant to post anything on the blog in case I jinx it, but it's safe to say I've found our dream home here in W1, and been to view it three times already...
First time by myself, second time with Bear and the third time with my brother. This split level penthouse flat is twice the size of ours and I fell in love with it the second I entered it (have you seen the marble staircase leading up to the second floor?!). 
There are some snags in regards to finances as they want to sell it straight away and we would need to sell ours first, but we're currently in talks with the owners to postpone a potential purchase for another 10-12 months so we can sort our stuff out, and in the meantime they are looking to rent it out. 

Let's see, only time will tell but I've been viewing endless properties the last couple of years and this is just what we've been looking for -  Fingers crossed everything goes according to plan - wish us luck, we'll certainly need it! 

New and noteworthy - Dior Club 2 visor sunglasses

Cant wait to wear these brand spanking new shades on our upcoming ski holiday in a couple of days! Hubby managed to source these sold out everywhere (with black frames and mirrored lenses) sunglasses from Dior.  Sleek squared shape with a J'ADIOR stamped visor, they really embrace high fashion chic in a sporty, glamorous way - simply perfect on the slopes! 

Mothers Day Weekend in Henley

 We celebrated the Mothers Day weekend in Henley, last Friday till Sunday - Two nights at the Hotel Du Vin with a balcony facing the river, an outdoor bathtub and crawling distance to the beautiful Thames with water side picturesque pubs.  I realise I might be biased, but my bambinos are pretty special - I feel so blessed to be their mamma and now that they both are a little older and more independent I thoroughly enjoy the harvest of my hard but ever so rewarding mothering work - It was family fun all around and a gift that is better than any I could ever receive! 

Ladies who lunch

Together indef, with my BFF!

Last week's lunch with Andrea at this little gem in St John's Wood.

Saturday, 23 March 2019

Whoop Whoop Wetherby!

Last Thursday Sean sat assessment exams for one of London's best schools, Wetherby. 

So we were  absolutely thrilled to receive a letter yesterday confirming that he had passed the gruelling three hour tests as well as the assessment and has now secured his place in year 6. I was jumping for joy all day and am still grinning!

There is such a lot of pressure on parents and kids in London to secure a place in your preferred senior school. It's almost become like a competitive sport as there are thousands of kids competing for very limited spaces.

We put in a lot of work preparing for the tests in English and Maths and practised mock exams and potential interview questions and so we're delighted that the hard work paid off.

We can all relax now knowing that Sean's education through to age 18 is secure (and conveniently here in Marylebone too!) and we can avoid the pressure of the 11+ process next year. Well done Seany we are bursting with pride!

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Prince William and Prince Harry in their Wetherby uniform

Friday, 22 March 2019

Birthday Morning

Last Friday I turned 43, yay! I simply love birthdays! The kids and Bear woke me early with singing Happy Birthday in bed, followed by the Swedish version "Ja ma hon leva". Bear had been to the local bakery first and got me a soya cappuccino and a scone (my bday request!)and sparklers.  I also was spoilt with lots of cuddles and kisses and truly enjoyed being one year older as the alternative would not be great lol! - It's a privilege getting older, denied by many so you got to just embrace it!
 Bear did the school run so I could have a lie-in, then I went to the salon for a wash and blowdry and I had bubbles with my brunch in the newly opened Brasserie of Light.
To Be Continued... 

A pink kinda day

New in jumper and newly bloomed Magnolia 


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