Monisha Rajesh

Deco the halls | Review: The Wellesley, London

Deco the halls | Review: The Wellesley, London

by Monisha Rajesh

"It is however a masculine, musky, man enclave …"

Why I can’t stand any more awful, clichéd travel writing about India

by Monisha Rajesh

"I’ve read this stereotypical, clichéd pile of horseshit about India in every UK national newspaper, Sunday supplement and monthly glossy"

Parle necklace | Review: Craft London

Parle necklace | Review: Craft London

by Monisha Rajesh

"On this occasion I felt nothing but intense loathing for the fifty-year-old women in sequined tops, swinging their bingo wings in my face, and the teenage girls stroking freshly straightened hair and reapplying No.17 lip gloss"

Blue sky thinking | Review: The Residence Mauritius

Blue sky thinking | Review: The Residence Mauritius

by Monisha Rajesh

"The sea thrashed and trees braced themselves against the wind, their backs bent by gusts that rocked the car. My sun hat sat dormant on my lap"

Review: Moddershall Oaks, Staffordshire

Review: Moddershall Oaks, Staffordshire

by Monisha Rajesh

"It is a jolly down-to-earth place with no airs and graces, plenty of hen parties who will mistake your boyfriend for a stripper and scream if he pokes his head into the wrong room, and staff who will bend the rules to keep you happy"

Never mind the Oblix

Never mind the Oblix

by Monisha Rajesh

"The night could only have been worse had someone thrown themselves out of a window, and at that point the most likely candidate was me"

Review: Shangri-La Hotel at the Shard, London

Review: Shangri-La Hotel at the Shard, London

by Monisha Rajesh

"The Shard’s revolving doors are constantly turning with Yorkshire hen parties, blazer-wearing couples and Spanish tourists"

Review: Toto’s, London

Review: Toto’s, London

by Monisha Rajesh

"You 'Mmm' loudly in the hope that no one else can hear the sound of your heart breaking, and slice the pasta into shards praying there are Super Noodles in the cupboard for later"

If not har gow, when? | The best dim sum in London

If not har gow, when? | The best dim sum in London

by Monisha Rajesh

Siu mai obsessive Monisha Rajesh on the best dim sum in London

To Terre Blanche (one of the best luxury resorts in Provence, not the dead Afrikaner white supremacist*)

To Terre Blanche (one of the best luxury resorts in Provence, not the dead Afrikaner white supremacist*)

by Monisha Rajesh

"It felt like driving through a Cézanne painting: all terracotta roofs and patches of violet in the distance"