Sensory travel with Harper’s Bazaar 

Last week I had the pleasure to attend Harper’s Bazaar’s and Ritz Carlton’s evening of travel held at an amazing venue of 30 Euston Square with my beloved sister and … my baby . There were some pretty stunning views inside the building!  

Upon arrival we were welcomed by glass of bubbly and canapés, surrounded by numerous eager travel lovers. We were then ushered to the lecture hall to hear a discussion on modern take on travel before we were given the opportunity to experience the sensory travel. 

This meant that there were themed rooms set up as Arizona, Kyoto and Barcelona. Decorated and catered by people that work at Ritz Carlton hotels in these parts of the world.

My favourite was Barcelona.

  

The patterns, colours and the flowers.
   

Seems like there is no better way to transform the atmosphere than bringing along locals, serving local wine and patatas bravas. What surprised me was how impressive the flowers were, really giving an idea of the look and feel of the hotel in Barcelona.

Certainly inspired me to go to Columbia Road Flower Market more often on a late Sunday afternoon and perhaps some day even Hotel des Arts in Barcelona.

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Cepages, best kept secret of Notting Hill

Forget about Granger&Co, Cepages is the new winner, a discreet looking hidden away gem of Notting Hill. This is where you should be queuing, especially if you love wine as there’s plenty of it. Small bistro-wine bar in Notting Hill, very French and welcoming serving the most delicious food you can imagine. It’s the perfect spot to go to for a catch up with girlfriends with some wine,or a great date spot or simply a good place to meet some friends for dinner. It’s good for all. The menu has been built up very much as tapas style, everything can be shared. However, you do not have to. My favourites from the menu are the langoustine with leek, scallops and the escargots. Even the desserts are gorgeous. Finding it difficult to make up my mind, I find cafe gourmand as a great option – little bit of everything. To do well, there has to be a soul to a place and that there is in the form of the owners Geoffrey&Dan, who are just great and truly know their wine.

Go on, go have a try.