Category Archives: Escape London & Visit America

May 18

ESCAPE LONDON & VISIT AMERICA – 24 Hours in Washington DC

You don’t have to be a politician to enjoy a trip to the nation’s capital, Washington, but do expect to see as many aspiring congressionalists on your travels, as wannabe starlets in LA, buzzing around the imposing architecture, giving the city a unique feel of heritage and happening. Perfect for a short visit, here’s a […]

April 02

ESCAPE LONDON & VISIT AMERICA – Enjoy a lively evening at Cheebo, one of Hollywood’s favourite eateries

The much loved Cheebo restaurant lies right in the heart of Hollywood’s famous Sunset Boulevard and parking is easy, as they provide complimentary valet. This fun restaurant provides ample seating outside for those warm Californian days and nights. The moment you step inside, the friendly staff greet you and ensure you feel welcome, you can’t […]

March 02

ESCAPE LONDON & VISIT AMERICA – A new hotel for Brooklyn

The William Vale, the 21-story luxury boutique hotel nestled in New York City’s Brooklyn borough, today announces that guests can officially book their stay for its grand opening. Guests who book now will receive a special grand opening rate for rooms available as early as June 2016. The hotel will feature 183 rooms and soar […]

August 25

LIFESTYLE – Brit on the Boulevard

I love to check off major world events and happenings – award shows, festivals, cultural occasions.  Maybe it’s bragging rights, the accomplishment, the satisfaction of “been there done that” or equally just to see what all the fuss is about.  This Spring, the fuss was about blossom. Companies shut down, thousands go on holidays, hotel […]

June 09

ESCAPE LONDON AND VISIT AMERICA – Bonjour to the Pitchoun French Bakery, Downtown Los Angeles

Bonjour and merci to the owners of Pitchoun French Bakery in downtown Los Angeles. Having lived in Paris for several years, I was eager to find a genuine French bistro that served up the traditional, perfect chocolate croissant, crepe, croque monsieur and French tartine here in Los Angeles, so many many miles from the Champs […]

March 09

ESCAPE LONDON, VISIT AMERICA – Sonoma Wine Garden, Santa Monica’s hidden gem

Hidden in the heart of Santa Monica on top of shopping mall sits something you would not expect, a beautiful restaurant with a stunning roof terrace and lovely views all over Santa Monica. As you step into the pretty building you are welcomed by beautiful tall ceilings and an open bar area. Outside the view […]

December 20

ESCAPE LONDON, VISIT AMERICA – Superb dining at The Tavern on The Green, New York

Situated on the Upper West Side in the heart of Central Park, this again is a must for tourists, who are not travelling on a student allowance. At an average of $17 a starter and $28 for the main course, it wouldn’t suit everyone’s budget. However, as the saying goes ”You get what you pay for” and […]

December 20

ESCAPE LONDON, VISIT AMERICA – have a luxurious brunch at the Waldorf Astoria, New York

It’s a cliche but true, there’s no place quite like New York at Christmas time.  New Yorkers love their Sunday brunch and the Astoria has been boasting one of the best for several decades now. The beautiful, historic building situated on Midtown Park Avenue is impressive from both outside and in. There is a certain […]

December 20

ESCAPE LONDON, VISIT AMERICA – Spoil yourself in the heart of New York at the Kitano Hotel

The boutique hotel Kitano in New York is situated a stones throw from the Empire State Building and in central Manhattan. Before you even step inside the stunning hotel, you are greeted by the porter at the door and this is just where the excellent service begins. The receptionists are very friendly and are sure […]

December 15

ESCAPE LONDON, VISIT AMERICA – The Gadarene Swine in Los Angeles is simply the best!

The Gadarene Swine is a lovely little restaurant in Studio City, Los Angeles. As you walk off Ventura Boulevard you are greeted but a pretty patio, with little trees, fairy lights and a welcome arch. As soon as you step inside you can’t help but feel welcome and at home, yet walking inside is just […]