Thursday, 23 October 2014

The Daydreamer's Brunch

 

Mondays are always tough, aren't they? That first working day of the week, waking up to face the beginning of another busy week filled with work and chores. Monday morning, when you remember how much sh*t you left on your desk on Friday, knowing that - now that the weekend is over - you simply can't avoid it any longer! Monday is a tough day. Lucky for me, this week's Monday was made much better by the brunch I held at the Blythswood Square hotel in association with Debenhams

Monday, 20 October 2014

Fashion Road Test: AW14 Coats at Overgate



When Dundee's shopping centre Overgate asked me to pop in and see some of their AW14 coats, I jumped at the chance - I have around 15 winter coats, a number which increases every season. I've already gained two new winter coats (and have given two to charity, so I guess it doesn't really count) and I have my eye on the Jasper Conran at Debenhams one featured here today - so to say I am a little bit weird about winter coats would be an understatement. 

Friday, 17 October 2014

Thursday, 16 October 2014

The Daydreamer Goes To: Hotel Metropole Monte Carlo

 
As you can probably guess from the photo above, the food at Hotel Metropole was deeee-lish! My favourite meal was Sunday night at Joel Robuchon, where we enjoyed fois gras (so good but, morally, I did feel a bit wrong eating it), octopus (done beautifully, but not really my cup of tea) and quail with the chef's signature mashed potato (so good that it's a secret recipe!) followed by one of the best desserts I've ever eaten (and, believe me, I've eaten a few) - vanilla and white chocolate on a salted caramel base. Mmm-mmmm! It was insanely good. I ate the lot and contemplated nicking the leftovers from the place setting next to me... the raspberry sorbet was tart in comparison to the uber sweetness of the chocolate, while the salted caramel complemented both flavours. Amazing, amazing, amazing.

Monday, 13 October 2014

The Daydreamer Goes To: Hotel Metropole, Monaco


Imagine another world, a foreign planet, a bubble where life is good and easy, where even mundane, every day activities are a joy: driving is made more than comfortable thanks to cars with leather seats, tinted windows and a driver; eating is exciting because the food bursts with flavour and is cooked to perfection by a Michelin star chef; laundry is made simple with the pull of a cotton drawstring bag and the swipe of a seemingly endless credit card. This other world is Monaco.