We’ve spent the last few months in London visiting some new places and revisiting some of our favourites. One of our guilty pleasures is breakfast at The Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park overlooking Hyde Park! Last month we had the waffles, made to order and absolutely delicious. The Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park is the perfect place to take a visitor to London for breakfast as you get the opportunity to see the Queen’s cavalry go by early in the mornings! It is quite the stunning view!
|Maison Kayser Bleecker Street|
|Bouchon Bakery Time Warner Centre|
|Pomme Palais 30 East 51st Street|
|Time Warner Centre|
I have had the pleasure of visiting this amazing city every season now and I have to admit, fall is one of the best times to visit NY! The city is preparing for Thanksgiving and Christmas and everything looks extremely festive. Great weather for walking around and exploring the city. Some of my favourite areas walking about this time were TriBeca along the piers, the Time Warner Centre and Madison Avenue ofcourse!
|View from TriBeca|
|The Lowell Hotel just off Madison Avenue|
Recently, I spent a Sunday having brunch at Bar Boulud. The menu is extensive and the starters are a part of the buffet which has something for everyone including humous, charcuterie, salads and a selection of fresh breads! For the main, I went for the Brunch Burger and finished off with the delicious and unusual waffles served with hot chocolate sauce.
Bar Boulud has a laid back environment and buzzing atmosphere which makes you want to go back! This place should definitely be on your list for brunch places. Last but not the least, the coffee is amazing!
The Knickerbocker Hotel has been one of the most anticipated openings of 2015 in New York (atleast for me). I am so delighted to have had the opportunity to see the hotel and also try out Jake’s – the super cool new cafe part of the hotel.
The Knickerbocker is a member of The Leading Hotels of the World. I believe it is the only 5 star ultra luxury hotel in the Times Square area and was much needed.
Jake’s is one of the coolest cafe’s I have seen. In the shape of a very chic tunnel, it is understated yet glamorous. Perfect for a small break before you head out to tour the city!
The Lowell is one of those hotels that keeps getting better with service, attention to detail and warmth. This was my second visit to the hotel since January this year and I had one of the best times ever!
I got the opportunity to stay in a lovely Michael Smith designed Junior Suite. With it’s own kitchenette, lounge area and spacious bathroom it is perfect for a summer getaway. I have to say The Lowell did not forget my choice of newspapers from last time and the staff still remembered my name. I cannot emphasise enough how genuine the service and friendliness of the Lowell family is. It is privately tucked away on a street off Madison Avenue yet close to all major shopping attractions and museums of the Upper East Side.
On my birthday, a dear friend took me to The Shangri La Shard for breakfast. The views were absolutely stunning!
They could definitely work on the service but the value for what we got, the views, the ambience were all top notch. I would definitely recommend anyone visiting London to visit this place for its views and ambience.
We attended a blogger’s breakfast last week hosted by Chantal herself and attended by some leading journalists and food bloggers. The breakfast was divine! A true chocolate haven. We started off with the Power Granola served with yoghurt and fresh berries, Chantal’s own recipe followed by some delicious treats including chocolate and mint madeleines, a delicious caramel based chocolate spread with bread, brownies and hot chocolate (and much more!).
Rococo is a wonderful place for meetings, get togethers, afternoon tea and the best hot chocolate.
Soon Rococo will be hosting some inspiring breakfasts hosted by entrepreneurs, inspiring women and Chantal herself so watch this space!