Traditional High Tea at The Savoy: Review

Traditional High Tea at The Savoy: Review

The Thames Foyer room is the place for Afternoon Tea at The Savoy. The atmosphere is exquisite, but at the same time, very relaxing. The afternoon tea is always on the top of people’s lists for special occasions. I wanted to come back to The Savoy on my 40th birthday – ten years after my first [...]

Ting Restaurant, the Shard: Review

Ting Restaurant, the Shard: Review

Ting Restaurant, which means ‘living room’ in Chinese, is the main restaurant at the Shangri-La Hotel, London, and is located on level 35 of the Shard. The ground floor entrance has a Chinese art painting, which is the signal that you have come back to Shangri-La.     I booked a table for dinner for [...]

Goodbye, Things by Fumio Sasaki

Goodbye, Things by Fumio Sasaki

I've just started reading Goodbye, Things by Fumio Sasaki, which has opened my eyes to an approach to radical minimalism. I like the part where he describes “the Japanese once-minimalist lives”, what they used to be like, and the minimalist movement that has come back to Japan. There is something really Japanese about some people’s obsession [...]