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Thai Serenity in Covent Garden

Thai Square Spa

Mention Thailand, and certain banker pals get that glazed look on their faces. Ms R knows of a few who, having experienced some sort of epiphany on their Siamese stopovers, have devoted their lives to looking for the same experience in London.

Hedgie Misses Out On Madeira

Jardins Dos Lago

“I am off to Madeira.” I announced to the Hedgie. "There are two lovely hotels the PR people want me to review.” “I’ll pack my casual clothes,” he replied. “You’re not coming." “Why?” “Because you’re no fun anymore," I answered.

Ms R Takes a Long Bath in Cyprus

Columbia Beach Resort

The bath was a deep, inviting stone affair. With the exception of two bottles of bubbles I was alone, reflecting on the randomness of life: sometimes you have the man but not the bath. I had the bath but not the men.

Burlesque in the City

Amber Topaz

Hedgie was not to be found. Something about a toothache. Meanwhile Resting Banker Girl had recently found herself in work after more than eighteen months out of it. Sudden and prolonged exposure to Excel had left her wanting nothing more than her bed and a cosy cup of cocoa.

RBG Braves Aldgate (for Food)

Food at Kasturi

Like many bankers, Resting Banker Girl (RBG) has not set foot in the environs of London’s Liverpool Street for some time. Having had her faith shattered by several Data Base Operatives - also known as recruitment agencies - she prefers to keep as far away as possible from working bankers.

Mestizo, This Time With Hedgie

Mestizo's Bar

Ms Robinson does not understand the theory and purpose of corn chips. The idea of actually paying for a dish of corn carbs glued together with bright yellow cheese, and then eating it, is truly bizarre. Like wearing Crocs really.

Resting Banker Girl and Her Mountain Men

Solis Cambrian Hotel & Spa

In summer, a girl’s natural instinct is to pack a bikini and sarong and follow those surfer boys. Given that Ms R is Australian and Resting Banker Girl (RBG) is from New Zealand this would make sense.

Hedgie Hangs at Duke's

Tucked away in a cosy nook in St James, Duke’s Hotel is the kind of place favoured by well-heeled, established citizens of the world - people who have effortless social graces and know how to hold a good conversation.

Diamonds in the Smilepod

Here in London where people don't flirt and smile at each other in the street lest they inadvertently chat up a terrorist, teeth may well be deemed unnecessary. This may explain the English attitude of 'Nobody sees them, so why spend money?' 

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Ex-Stringfellows Dancer Tells All

Forget the narcissistic "Reader, I shagged him" confessionals; this is much more interesting. Because as well as being about a stripper, it's also a great insight into the industry itself.

Diamonds in the Smilepod

Here in London where people don't flirt and smile at each other in the street lest they inadvertently chat up a terrorist, teeth may well be deemed unnecessary. This may explain the English attitude of 'Nobody sees them, so why spend money?' 

S.x After Office Hours

Office affairs have been around since before there were offices. They are tempting, expedient and dangerous. Unfortunately, those few moments of pleasure can have long lasting consequences.

Up the Corporate Threesome Ladder

Ms Robinson makes her debut with a very valid question. Is it worth sleeping with a member of the board and his wife to get ahead? And perhaps more importantly, is it acceptable if this happens at a Holiday Inn?

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