As my good friend Michelle said this weekend ‘there’s something about New York that reinvigorates you and gives you a bit more sass’ and boy is she right! We’re fresh back from a fantastic weekend in New York; it was my third time there and without doubt it was the best. I’d been in need […]Read More Sass and the City
I’m sat here watching MasterChef after hosting a dinner party last night. Without doubt Pollen Street Social in London is my favourite restaurant ever; I’ve lost count of the amount of times I’ve been there – I adore Jason Atherton’s cooking and have been to all of his London restaurants. I have met him a […]Read More Adapting and Flexibility
Ok… I know Kevin Spacey isn’t the most popular person in the world right now but his film ‘Pay it Forward’ is in my opinion one of the most underrated films ever. It’s the story of a school assignment where the teacher sets the project to think of an idea that can change the world […]Read More PAY IT FORWARD
People who know me quite well are usually quite surprised to hear that I am not a huge fan of ‘networking’. I have to take deep breaths before entering a room and generally feel a sense of anxiety; I use the training I’ve had at various jobs to either find the person on their own […]Read More Networking… Needs Must Or An Opportunity?
How are you all doing with your New Year’s Resolutions? What’s on your list? To get fitter? To stop smoking? Have a great holiday? Change your career? (I can highly recommend!). Did you write them down, or for the more tech savvy of you pop it into your ‘Notes’ on your iphone? That’s what I’d […]Read More The Honeymoon is Over: Time to Focus
I’ve had an incredibly busy few weeks and feel like I haven’t blogged for some time. Delighted to have sat the French Wine Scholar exam a couple of weeks ago – it’s the culmination not just of nine or so weeks of study but it also feels like a natural ‘end’ to the six months […]Read More Time to actually uncork the finer things
When I took my sabbatical to Malaysia and Borneo it was because I needed to. I needed to get away. With the exception of my folks and a couple of Skype calls to friends I didn’t really want company as such; well certainly not company that would remind me of why I had gone and […]Read More Burgundy, Beaujolais and Friends