My Luxury September Moments


This month has literally flown by, I’ve been lucky to experience some amazing places and to meet some truly interesting people along the way – I’m sharing my luxury September moments and hope that your month was equally special.

CULTURE VULTURE
I’m a big fan of Julien Marinetti’s quirky artworks, so was delighted to meet him with Robert Bartoux at Galeries Bartoux in Mayfair. You may have seen his giant bronze bulldogs, pandas or ducks outside the Dorchester in London though he’s well known worldwide.

Julien Marinetti Galeries Barthoux
SOCIAL BUTTERFLY
It’s not every day that you get to see parts of Buckingham Palace that are closed to the general public, so I was thrilled to be invited by Red Carpet, the luxury travel and hospitality company, to a private tour of the State Apartments arranged by the Royal Academy of Culinary Arts.

Buckingham Palace private tour
STYLE FILE
September was a busy month style wise, as I attended some really fun events. I was invited to take the Ultimo Style Challenge at House of Fraser Oxford Street to select an outfit that would work well with their stylish new underwear collection.

Ultimo Style Challenge
Cashmere is such a godsend in the cooler months, and I loved styling up London W11’s new collection. I’ve been trialling English Mineral Makeup‘s natural products, and been delighted with the results. Finally, I had a great blowdry from PRIV, who provide beauty and wellness services at home or at your office, so convenient!

TRAVEL TALES
It was third time lucky for me as my champagne hot air balloon flight finally went ahead – they’re very dependent on the weather and this time the conditions were perfect. Earlier in the month, I reveled in the eccentric atmosphere at boutique hotel Batty Langley’s in Spitalfields, and had an amazing weekend in Woburn. One of my highlights was my trip to Bali as media partner of the Seven Stars Luxury Hospitality and Lifestyle Awards. The people are lovely, the food is delicious and the sunsets are incredible. Read my Beginner’s Guide to Bali here.

Jimbaran sunset
I’ve just returned from the Amalfi Coast for a friend’s wedding and stayed in two amazing places, La Torre della Limonaia private villa and Monastero Santa Rosa. We also loved our lunch at Belmond Caruso in Ravello, it’s such a picturesque spot.

WANDERLUST
This month I’ve enjoyed reading Carmen’s luxury blog post on the best hotels in Fort Lauderdale, it brought back fond memories of my honeymoon in Florida. In Bali, the exchange rate means that you may be carrying around millions of Indonese rupiah so I found the Two Monkeys article on 14 currencies that make you an instant millionaire very interesting. Emily’s blog post on how to spend 48 hours in Oxford is a handy guide to the city whilst Kasha made me vow to return to Sintra with her list of three fairytale spots that you must visit.

WINING AND DINING
I had a wonderful time at a Laurent-Perrier and sushi paired meal at Koi Kensington, and an equally fabulous evening at Gallery Mess, finding out all about Duke of York Square’s upcoming activities. The tapas at Camino Bankside were a tasty treat, and continuing with my quirky themed month, experienced an epic chef’s table tasting menu at Crocker’s Folly. I also loved the Indian feast at stylish Bombay Brasserie in South Kensington.

Bombay Brasserie chef
We were treated to a wonderful view of the yachts at Tom’s Kitchen in St Katharine’s Docks, the food was delicious too.

Tom's Kitchen St Katharine's Docks
Finally, I checked out Rhubarb’s new tasting room at their South West London headquarters, it’s a really funky space and a great place to try out their culinary offering if you’re planning an event.

Rhubarb launch event
COMING SOON IN OCTOBER
I’ll be posting a lot about Bali, where we stayed in the stunning Kayumanis Private Villas and Alila Ubud, and there were so many fantastic places to eat and drink. Expect to see plenty of photos from my stay in the Amalfi Coast, it’s a seriously photogenic place! Finally, we are heading to the Highlands of Scotland in a bid to spot the Loch Ness Monster – not really, we’ll be visiting luxury lodge, Eagle Brae. Having said that, I’ll still keep my eye out for Nessie 😉

What did you get up to in September, I’d love to know? Are you looking forward to Autumn?

  • Simone Lye

    Wow sounds like you’ve had an incredible month! Your Amalfi Coast photos have made me miss it so much, such a beautiful part of the world 🙂
    Simone x | The Aussie Flashpacker

    • I loved the Amalfi Coast, the light was incredible and of course you can’t go wrong with the food!

  • Kasha Dubaniewicz

    Sounds like a busy month, Suze! Thank you SO much for including my Sintra post – I also want to get back as soon as possible!

    The restaurants you went to this month sound incredible, and I’m very jealous of your upcoming trip to Scotland. I’ve never been!

    Have an AMAZING October xxx

    • My pleasure, I loved Sintra and must do a throwback Thursday post on Portugal when I get the time. Hope you get to visit bonnie Scotland soon

  • Such an amazing and busy September Suze! I really want to take that panda from Galeries Bartoux home!

    I’ll be seeing you and Angie next week for our Instagram meet, so looking forward to our catch up 😀

    • The panda is very covetable isn’t it! Can’t wait to catch up with you next week, should be very interesting

  • Wow you look amazing !

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    • That’s really kind Candice – though I’d probably eaten one too many Italian pastries at that point 😉

  • Angie SilverSpoon

    I love the first picture of you looking so relaxed and happy. I can’t wait to read about everything that you got up to in Bali and the Amalfi Coast 😉
    xx

    • I was very happy despite a pretty heavy cold, it’s impossible not to be in the Amalfi Coast – looking forward to catching up next week

  • What an incredible month Suze – you can’t have stopped to catch your breath! Can’t wait to hear more about your Bali trip and your Amalfi adventures. I loved Tom’s Kitchen in St Kat’s Docks so interested to hear what you thought about it, too!

    Lauren xx | The Lifestyle Diaries

    • I don’t think I ever do stop to catch my breathe – mind you neither do you 😉

  • So many great moments, lady! You had a fun September!

    -Ashley

    Le Stylo Rouge

    • I hope you did too Ashley, feel a little sad that I won’t probably get to eat outdoors for a while now, unless we get an Indian Summer here!

  • September was a pretty good month for you I see

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    • Can’t complain Caroline 😉 Hope yours was good too?

      • Moved back to London and settled into my new flat after having worked at a chocolate shop back home in Montreal during the summer. Pretty good too if I do say so myself 🙂

  • These September moments sound so amazing…can’t wait to see what you do in October!

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    • Looking forward to reading more of your adventures too, Valerie!

  • Helen

    Gorgeous pictures! <3

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  • Corinne C

    What a lovely month. Can’t wait to see what you have coming up!

    Corinne x
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    • It was a bit mad doing so much travelling but I wouldn’t have missed it for the world!

  • What a fab luxury packed month! Looking forward to your posts about Bali, which I haven’t visited, and the Amalfi Coast, which I adore 🙂

    • Yes I’ve got lots to write about, sounds like you had a great month of travel too

  • Paola

    Such a lovely month, cool recap darling!!!!
    Kisses, Paola.

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  • Elle berman

    What an amazing month you and ! I loved seeing the bold and distinctive art, the gorgeous Palace _ how lucky for you go! The food looks divine and I love the structured and wearable clothes that you wore! Well done!!

    xx, Elle

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    • I’d been to Buckingham Palace years ago with my goddaughter but there’s much more of it open to the public now and it’s really worth a visit

  • wow what an amazing month you had

    xo

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    • It was one of the best ever, exploring new places and meeting great people along the way

  • Trang Do

    Beautiful pictures!! Love your post!!
    Xoxo,
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  • Amazing month – but the Highlands in Autumn #envy

    • I can’t wait, there is so much to do there – walking, fishing, clay pigeon shooting and looking for Nessie 😉

  • Johanna Bradley

    Nobody could accuse you of having a boring life, Suze! I especially love that panda and yes, you must visit Sintra some day. I spent a couple of weeks in the Algarve and one at a wedding in Poland so my September wasn’t too tedious. 🙂 It’ll be Winter fashions from now on, won’t it? I love the look of Lillie’s stuff.

    • I did visit Sintra a few years ago, so when I get time I’ll do a throwback post on it, loved it! Sounds like you had a great month. Guess it will be time to dig out the Winter outfits soon!

  • You’ve got one luxurious month. I hope your October would even be better. 🙂

  • So many things have been happening in your life. September was fairly busy for me, I went on several trips. Not really a fan of autumn but getting through it is the only way to get closer to spring/ summer again.

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    • You always seem to be on the go like me! Autumn is one of my favourite times of year, when you get a sunny day like today

  • How exciting to have had extra access to parts of Buckingham Palace and the stationery set is just wonderful, I also love receiving (and sending!) hand-written notes. I’m really looking forward to reading about your experience in Bali this month! 🙂

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice
    x

    • I definitely need to send more handwritten notes, it’s such a lovely tradition. Buckingham Palace was great fun and Bali was amazing – have a lovely weekend Gabrielle

  • Wow! Such an exciting month you have had! I don’t know how you managed to fit it all in! Looking forward to reading about Bali!

    Ash | Liakada

  • Danielle

    You had such a busy and exciting month, Suze! You have a great life, visiting such wonderful places! I’m looking forward to photos and stories about Bali.

    Have a great weekend!

    Danielle
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    • It was pretty amazing though I caught a cold in Italy but the sunshine cleared it up fast! Have a great weekend Danielle

  • Lizlizo

    Wow it looks like September was a fun month, you went to some really cool places and ate great food!

    – Liz Lizo
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    • Yes now I’m stepping up my exercise, that pasta was too good to pass up 😉

  • Sounds like an amazing month, I’m excited to hear more about Bali 🙂

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  • Looks like you had a very enjoyable month of September. I always appreciate viewing the delectable bits. I agree, I’m a huge fan of handwritten letters, and my family still sends them.
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    • I must write my thank you’s this weekend – for the amazing wedding that we went to and to our hostess in the Amalfi Coast!

  • Olivia Aimes

    Looks like you had a great month!

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  • How on earth did you fit all this in. Have you invested in roller skates and jet pack? Bombay Brasserie is a favourite and look forward to reading Toms kitchen review Lucy x

    • I’m not sure how I managed, Lucy! Looking forward to some time at home this month, hope you’re having a great weekend

  • What a busy, yet fun month! I have so many new links to check out. September was a pretty rough month but good nonetheless! I’m happy it’s October though.

    N- Naomi in Wonderland

  • Catherine Lux

    What another fab month you’ve had! Very excited to see all of your Amalfi Coast posts!

    C x | Lux Life

  • what a fabulous month! off to go check out some of your highlights!

  • Looks like you had a fantastic month, love the hair! 🙂

  • I also LOVE handwritten notes, so that stationary is just divine! Have the best time in Scotland, I can’t wait to hear all about it! It’s definitely turned to fall here in NYC–sweater weather galore!:-)

  • Sounds like a fun, busy month! Looking forward to hearing all about Scotland x

  • champagne balloon ride?wow