Banya No.1 is a traditional Russian spa, located on Micawber Street, a 5 minute walk from Old Street tube station. RBJ and I were invited by Banya No.1 to enjoy an afternoon at the spa, accompanied by a traditional "parenie" and scrub treatment. Having never been to a banya before, I had no idea what … Continue reading Banya No.1 – London’s Russian Spa
Last week RBJ and I were lucky enough to spend a few days at Soho Farmhouse for a friend's wedding. The Farmhouse is part of the chic Soho House group, which has hotels around the world including London, Istanbul, Miami, NY and Barcelona. As it's a members only club, they only do weddings on Thursdays … Continue reading A little bit of luxury @ Soho Farmhouse
I first stumbled upon Siam Beauty as a recommendation from one of my sisters. She had been living in Wandsworth for a year before RBJ and I moved to our first London flat in Clapham and told us about this place on Lavender Hill where you could have a one hour Thai or Swedish massage … Continue reading The cheapest massage in South London?
With nine months to go until "I do", RBJ and I are feeling pretty on top of the wedding plans: venue, photographer and caterers are all booked, bridesmaids and best men have been asked (and said yes!), wedding dress is bought and as of last Saturday, we have our ceilidh band. HURRAH! However there is … Continue reading The Best Sauna in the World (according to Google)
It was while travelling in South America in 2009, that RBJ and I discovered our love for the hot waters of this world. I dug out some photos of the first hot spring we ever visited; Las Aguas Termales de Laguna Salada in Bolivia at 4800m above sea level, and fell in love all over again: springs = … Continue reading It all began at 4800m…