Alex found the Mondrian London at Sea Containers while researching hotels on Oyster and decided we had to book our rooms there because it was so chic (which he pronounces as “chick”) and it was walking distance to many other places on our list. The whole hotel was absolutely inspiring with beautiful artwork around every corner. The Mondrian was designed by Design Research Studio under the creative direction of Tom Dixon, who strived to capture 1920s cruise ship glamour with modern twists and sophisticated design throughout the hotel. I booked a river view deluxe room and had the perfect view of the River Thames, St. Paul’s Cathedral and the Millennium Bridge. I had to leave my luggage in the hall when we arrived so I could perfectly capture the design of the room before I made a total mess of it. I really enjoyed the waterfall shower complete with my favorite Malin+Goetz shampoo, conditioner, body wash and lotion after our evening train ride from Manchester. We treated ourselves to a morning of room service, served in my less messy room, and devoured our hot green tea, orange juice, avocado toast with scrambled eggs and tomatoes, blueberry ricotta pancakes and “English” bacon (y’all their bacon is NOT what I am use to in America, it is basically just ham). Since we were already staying at the Mondrian, we decide to check out their Rampus Room, which is their rooftop bar over looking the River Thames with an urban Southbank neighborhood feel, and their world renowned Dandelyan bar (more about that below).
On our last night in London we decide to finally try out the Dandelyan on the first floor of the hotel since it was awarded third out of the World’s 50 Best Bars in 2016. I loved the atmosphere and the incredible view of the River Thames on the north side of the hotel. I had the Love & Money with Kettle One Vodka, parsley root wine, lemon, grape and carrot powder. Alex had the Fairchild’s Mule with Hendrick’s Gin, lime, pink clove, green cardamom, ginger, and Perrier-Jouet Champaign. The interior of the Dandelyan was designed by Tom Dixon, like the rest of the hotel, complete with a dreamy green marble bar, pink leather and plenty of gold details. The atmosphere is perfect for an evening drink and the open room makes it the perfect place to meet up with friends. If you are ever in London, the Dandelyan and Mondrian London are top on my list of places you have to visit! Below I have linked a few of the things I always pack when I travel to keep my skin looking and feeling its best! xoxo