Heroine In Heels is a top 10 London lifestyle blog aimed at the modern day woman. Covering things to do in London, restaurant reviews, hotels as well as where to go in the world when you want to escape London

Heroine In Heels is a top 10 London lifestyle blog aimed at the modern day woman. Covering things to do in London, restaurant reviews, hotels as well as where to go in the world when you want to escape London

A Star Is Born
A Star Is Born ASOS Embellished Jacket

Ladies and Gentleman, I present to you the jacket of the year. 

I spied this jacket over on The Londoner's Instagram a few weeks ago (seriously fashion bloggers inspire me so much, you guys rock. Even if my bank balance may hate you) and fell deeply in love with it. I naturally presumed it was designer costing thousands, and yet it is far from it. 

It's by a little brand called A Star Is Born from ASOS.
Kiru Chelsea Japanese Restaurant

I've found a little hidden gem among the craziness of restaurants in Chelsea. Perfect for a date night, or a fun filled night with your girlfriends, it's Chelsea enough that the food and drink is fantastic, yet without all the pretentious nonsense you usually find along the King's Road. A gorgeous little restaurant called, Kiru, Chelsea. 
Rangá Restaurant, Iceland
Rangá Restaurant, Hotel Ranga, Iceland

Eating when I travel is hugely important to me, as I love to try food that is local and traditional to the area. There is no point in eating a McDonalds as you might as well have just stayed at home. Although I'm also hugely opposed to bad quality food. Life's too short for bad food!

Which is why when I was in Iceland I had to try out some local cuisine by a top notch Icelandic chef... who just happened to be at the restaurant in my hotel.  That was handy.

Before I went to Iceland, I’d heard of this illusive “Golden Circle”, but to tell you the truth, I wasn’t too sure what it was.

The Golden Circle is basically a looped route that has some of Iceland’s most popular tourist spots along it. Starting from Rekjavik, travelling in a loop to central-ish Iceland and looping back round again.  

There are 3 “must see” spots on the route. Þingvellir national park, Gullfoss waterfall and the valley of Haukadalur, which contains the geysers (hot springs) Geysir and Strokkur.

So packing up my camera gear, including my tripod (I really need to find some sort of suitable travel bag for it- any suggestions?) I piled into this beast. A super jeep. It really is the best way of getting around Iceland. If not a little inelegant to get in and out of. 

Iceland has been somewhere I've dreamed of going for a long time now. Ever since I saw my first photo of the Gullfoss waterfall (That's in a later post, don't worry!) I was eager to experience it myself. It seemed like the land of picturesque, peaceful hills rolling on as far as the eye could see.

I'd say that sums it up quite well, wouldn't you?

Italian not done by an Italian usually causes quite the stir. There is always that "Is it really going to be authentic?".

Well Theo Randall, Michelin starred and frequent guest of Saturday Kitchen- who doesn't love that show?- is an English chef, who specialises in Italian cooking. 

He's recently revamped his flagship restaurant, Theo Randall at The Intercontinental on Park Lane. So what's a girl to do, but pop down and try it for myself.
Redhead Leather (1)

Contrary to popular belief I'm not always in heels and carrying a little tote. I mean yes, most of the time I like to put on a pair of heels as like with most women it boosts my confidence just that little bit more. However as a writing a London travel blog, I've been doing a lot more travelling as of late, and it's not always the kind where heels or a tiny bag are appropriate. Don't think I would have needed them skiing or in the Arctic.

On Friday I'm heading to Iceland and so was looking for a practical bag, yet one that I'd happily use again, as I hate things languishing in my wardrobe untouched.

So I thought I'd style up my new EastPak backpack before I go to show you that backpacks are not just for travelers.

Is there really anything better than chocolate?

Well I can think of a few things... but one of those is most definitely fashion and chocolate combined.

I was invited to Farfetch, the one stop shop for fashion, to come discover what they are all about, whilst being treated to a chocolate masterclass. So you might want to grab your wallet and have a snack handy when you read this.
Asos black and white stripe work dress (2)

I called this look The Modern Classic as it was pretty much an oxymoron of two styles. It's got a lady like quality, yet with bright colours and bold stripes, it's certainly not something your grandma would wear.

I love to mess around with style- and while I'm told it might not always work... oh boo hoo... - I like to try new things and just have fun. Going to work everyday in an office means I tend to stick to the same old boring black dresses and trousers suits, however I recently thought I'd like to wear something a bit more interesting. Well you know what they say about sheep?

Sur Mesure Par Thierry Marx

After that jam packed first day in Paris, it was time to unwind with some serious food. 

Do you struggle to know where to eat when in Paris? Well I can give you a little spoiler- this is one restaurant which you have to eat in.

Last week, I found myself in Paris for 2 magical days. Short but sweet.

I was there to discover Contemporary Paris, through food, art, spa and design with the Mandarin Oriental. Could there be a better way?