Afternoon tea at The Rosebery

The Rosebery Afternoon Tea

It would be all too easy for The Rosebery at The Mandarin Oriental in Knightsbridge, to fall back on the standard, over-priced London afternoon tea fare of crustless sandwiches, pastel macarons and plain scones. Instead, what they’ve come up with is a contemporary twist on an English classic, while still remaining unashamedly English (think Cotswold […]

Jimmy’s Secret Garden Summer Pop Up

The Secret Garden

The evenings are getting longer and lighter and I’ve just bought a spring coat, which basically means summer is here! Oh hai, summer. Imagine my delight then, when I caught wind of the latest London temporary summer eatery, The Secret Garden. Stockbroker-turned-chef Jimmy Garcia is opening an enchanted, immersive summer dining pop up experience, running […]

Why Secretary spanks Fifty Shades of Grey


I may have a degree in English Literature, but I’m not ashamed to admit that I’ve read the Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy. I’ve also read all the Twilight books. Who doesn’t enjoy a good, trashy, sexy, rubbishy read now again, especially when you can shelter behind the comfort of your e-Reader, literally preventing people […]

Meme for 2014


I do enjoy me a lovely, weird year. This one’s been at times a peach, and at others a bastard, although generally I’m quite happy with it. At any rate, I figured it was worth giving it a good meme. They’re fun and cathartic to do, but please don’t feel obliged to read if you couldn’t give […]

Less is warm: Layer down this winter with free HEATTECH clothes from UNIQLO


Working for a Japanese technology company renowned for its staggering array of ‘world-firsts’, I’m pretty used to neat, innovative kits from my overseas colleagues. It’s not with surprise then that I can say that the mighty Japanese inventors have done it again, but this time in the world of textiles for staple brand UNIQLO. Rather than […]