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Lifestyle, Travel

Afternoon Tea at the Palm Court (Balmoral Hotel)

When in Edinburgh, it’s highly recommended to take tea at the Palm Court of the Balmoral Hotel. As soon as you exit Edinburgh Waverley Station, one of the first buildings you’ll notice is the Balmoral Hotel with its 190 ft high clock tower. Originally named the North British Hotel when it opened in 1902, the …

Lifestyle, London

Afternoon Tea at the Refectory at Southwark Cathedral

I love checking Groupon for afternoon tea deals. When my friend and I wanted to go for tea, I found a very good deal on Groupon at the Refectory Cafe at Southwark Cathedral: £18 (usually £24) for afternoon tea for two. We ended up paying a little extra to have afternoon tea with a glass …

London

Remembering Diana 20 Years On

This year marked the 20th anniversary of the death of a beloved and iconic woman: Diana, Princess of Wales or ‘Princess Diana’. There’s been a fashion exhibition on her dresses at Kensington Palace, countless of documentaries and news articles, and new memorabilia (including magazines) for tourists and Diana-fans to add to their collection. I was …

Fashion, London

Balenciaga Exhibition at the V&A

A few weeks ago, my friend and I visited the V&A Museum to view the Balenciaga: Shaping Fashion exhibition. The exhibition features a selection of vintage clothing from Spanish designer, Cristóbal Balenciaga, as well as more contemporary pieces by his successors. I went mainly for the vintage pieces but was impressed with the exhibition on …