London will always be my home and it feels so good to be back! Although I feel like this time, I have brought a touch of LA and Dubai with me. The day after I arrived three of my bestest friends also flew in.
My best girlfriend from LA, Shiva Shafia, and my 2 best guy friends, Riccardo and Joey from Dubai. Also, from Dubai was another one of my best friends Susanna who was with us in Courchevel. Sometimes its hard to travel and to be away from my children and home comforts but these guys really are like my family, so it helps a lot!
Below are my top 5 spots to hit as soon as I arrive.
The Ritz London.
I honestly don’t think I could stay anywhere else in London. They are like my second home and I couldn’t recommend them enough. Everything is ready for my arrival, fresh flowers and champagne in my room. I arrive leave my bags, pop out, come back and everything is unpacked for me and ready. If there is a noisy flag outside my window, one call to reception and its gone. I am treated like royalty and about time too!
Neville Hair and Beauty.
For me my hair is like my trademark. The Barbie Blonde Caroline Cut. The only person who gets it and can colour it the way it should be is Seniz Alkan, she really is the best colourist there is! Neville Hair and Beauty is a one stop beauty shop. I could spend hours in their basement having everything done but there just isn’t enough hours in the day. When I go, I at least have my colour, a blow dry, and mani and pedi done!
Lunch spot Scotts.
Scotts has always been favourite of mine I’m a huge fan of Seafood and they have an amazing Oyster and Champagne bar in the middle of the restaurant, I mean what more could you want. Perfect for a Champagne and Caviar lunch.
Dinner spot Chiltern Firehouse.
Chiltern Firehouse is always a great night, there is a good atmosphere and even if you aren’t staying for dinner it’s the perfect place for a few after dinner drinks.
Okay this isn’t a location but it’s a must! For all my beauty treatments while in town I always contact Clare Peters. She is the best and she comes to you! Clare completely rejuvenates my face and even does full body treatments; she literally covers everywhere! My favourite treatment is the Venus Freeze. The Venus Freeze warms away wrinkles and creases by penetrating multiple layers of skin. This targets blood and tissue; it’s completely non-invasive unlike botox which targets muscle. It’s the best thing to do especially after a long flight, its completely brings your face back to life.