I often feel like those precious moments spent with my family are fleeting, as life nowadays seems to be all about 24-7. Many of us are slaves to time and we believe we never have enough of it. Not enough for ourselves, not enough for our family. But we can always find more quality time for our families, right?
Once a month I try to devote an entire day completely to my family. And even if we only see each other for dinner, I cherish every single minute.
Last week I treated my sister to an afternoon tea at Conrad St. James. Tea for two is the ultimate indulgence, and the perfect excuse to devour some delicious cakes. Whether it’s classic tea and scones in a fancy hotel or a quick cuppa in a quirky cafe, I think this is the perfect way to spend time with my sister.
Afternoon tea in Conrad St. James is all about good taste: of the interior design that is supremely elegant (and yet informal); of the harpist performing classical interpretations of popular contemporary songs; of the mouth-watering sandwiches and scones to sigh for. Inspired by the eras of fashion, the Conrad Catwalk afternoon tea (available until April 4th) includes smoked salmon and crème fraiche, cherry tomato tartin and onion confit, in addition to sweets such as paternity chocolate mousse, punk marshmallow tea cake and a polka dot shot. Your sister is bound to appreciate being spoilt at Conrad St. James.
There’s nothing quite like pampering my darling sister with jewellery worth of her charm, elegance and the love we both share. And Monica Vinader Riva collection seems like the perfect excuse to treat her to a little something (no occasion needed).
Influenced by the Italian Riviera, the iconic collection of contemporary diamonds features three new shapes, Wave, Circle & Kite. These meticulously crafted designs are elegant and totally wearable – so you’ll never have them sitting around in your jewellery box.
My personal favourite? The Riva ring in rose gold, a delicate piece with diamonds that comes in around the £150 mark, worn by Solange Knowles, Cheryl Fernandez Versini, Anna Kendrick, Mollie King and Lily James to name just a few. Get in the queue for the new Riva pieces, which are available online and in all stores now. Not sure what to buy? See below my pick of the top 5 Monica Vinader pieces…
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