My Secret London in Summer – Top 10

Hello my lovely readers! I am spending part of my summer in London and I thought I'd blog about my favourite things to do. In a way, it's my secret London, those special spots and places that not all Londoner have visited and few tourists might know about. They are less crowded and give a … Continue reading My Secret London in Summer – Top 10

Advertisements

Cars vs. people: why can’t Oxford Street be pedestrianised?

How sad to read that the plans to create a traffic-free section on London's Oxford Street have been snubbed. The large and long shopping street which houses famous department stores such as Selfridges (it opened in 1909), John Lewis, Debenhams and House of Frasier, as well as the Uniqlo Flagship Store and many more, attracts … Continue reading Cars vs. people: why can’t Oxford Street be pedestrianised?

Berlin (Steglitz) 2018 – feisty Miniso next to Uniqlo

What's retail doing in Berlin's up-and-coming Steglitz area in 2018? Here is a little update: On the large and long shopping Street of Schloßstraße in the South of town, a remarkable little shop has opened up and is situated right next to Uniqlo. The shop is called Miniso and when I first passed it, I … Continue reading Berlin (Steglitz) 2018 – feisty Miniso next to Uniqlo

Lufthansa’s Rebranding to Premium Identity

This month Lufthansa did something it had not done in the last 30 years: It announced a complete corporate rebranding - represented by a visible change of colours, materials and the famous tailfin colours (First image above shows the new colours). The announcement coincides with the airline celebrating 100 years since the invention of it's … Continue reading Lufthansa’s Rebranding to Premium Identity

London’s eternity: In books, buildings and bespoke shoes

London is an eternal city, it is full of historical significance and amidst change and movement, there are places of complete standstill, older than any of the passers-by. The Old Curiosity Shop, 13-14 Portsmouth Street WC2A In Holborn, near the wonderful London School of Economics, not far from King's College and the Thames river, is … Continue reading London’s eternity: In books, buildings and bespoke shoes

Gourmand smells and tastes at Ladurée and Harrods perfume hall – unicorn trend?

Tapping into the unicorn trend? Today's post is on yummie rainbow things, because I am always drawn to interesting and gourmand smells and tastes. On some days, I absolutely have to indulge in tasting and smelling amazing things, so recently I went to Ladurée in Harrods London, followed by a sniffing escapade in the Harrods … Continue reading Gourmand smells and tastes at Ladurée and Harrods perfume hall – unicorn trend?

Hoshinoya Hotel Tokyo – a brand new old-style Ryokan

Today's post is once again influenced by my love for Japan, Tokyo and the amazing buildings that you can find there. Riddle me this: You do construction work in a multi-million people city and find a natural hot spring. What do you do with it? Answer: You do some more construction work and put a … Continue reading Hoshinoya Hotel Tokyo – a brand new old-style Ryokan