I’m a modern gal, so when I travel I like to stay in places that reflect my style.
No doilies and rocking chairs, thank you very much.
Recently, in checking out hotels in London city centre, I came across some lovely finds that are just perfect for the girl who needs a little more than just a place to rest her head.
The Plaza on the River Club and Residence is a swank affair and located on the banks of the River Thames “opposite the Tate Britain art gallery, close to London’s Waterloo station and just a short walk from Westminster and Vauxhall underground stations.”
It also happens to have an en suite bathroom with heated floors and you can call up for a massage or go down to the hotel’s gym to help reduce some of your stress.
The Capital is perfect if shopping is part of your itinerary. Located in the heart of Knightsbridge, you’re just a short walk away from Harrods and Harvey Nichols. And the rooms have been individually designed so that you get a one-of-a-kind experience.
Not only that, the fabrics chosen for the room are from the Ralph Lauren Collection.
Talk about luxury!
And you must visit the Metropolitan (Old Park Lane 19). For the food alone! Breakfast is served in the dazzling White Room and Nobu is open for lunch and dinner.
I know. Decisions, decisions!
Both of the book clubs I’m hosting filled up pretty quickly, but that doesn’t mean you can’t join in on the fun!
You won’t be able to join us at our delectable restaurants, but you can read the books we’re reading!
Carolyn Lomax picked out the great titles for our Taste of the China Seas series. We’ve just met to discuss The Last Chinese Chef and will be meeting on April 26 and 27 to discuss Haruki Murakami’s Norwegian Wood. Read along and then email your comments about the book.
You can also follow along at with our Appetite for Reading list. I chose these as well as the restaurants. We’ve met and talked excitedly about The Fortune Cookie Chronicles by Jennifer 8. Lee and Jay Rayner’s The Man Who Ate the World already. On our list for this month is The Tenth Muse by Judith Jones. We’re meeting on April 12th to talk about it, so email me your reviews and thoughts of the book and be included in the conversation!