Oh Champagne afternoon tea, let me count the ways I love thee…
BB Bakery, in Covent Garden is arguably one of the cutest spots in town. Utterly girly, it’s a confectionery-lover’s candy-coated dream.
On Sunday Mills & Boon hosted a Champagne tea there – and it’s hard to imagine a sweeter spot for it.
A confectionery-lover’s candy-coated dream!
There are few things finer, I have found, than cocktails on a Friday night with a friend.
So it was something of a delight to head to the launch party of Pacata in New Row, London, at the end of the working week.
The brand new pan-Asian restaurant, owned by beer giants Singha, is now to be found inside a Grade II listed building, nestled in the heart of Covent Garden. It’s an intimate, rather quirky little spot – and Yasuji Morizumi, the first Michelin starred Ramen chef, has designed the venue’s menu.
When my husband and I held our wedding reception at our local pub (The White Horse, in Coxtie Green, Essex, for those of you who are interested!) we were, it seemed at the time, in something of a minority.
All the weddings I had ever attended were (with one glorious exception in Sicily) at fabulous country manors, or super plush hotels, or castles.
Tying the knot at the cute church behind your house and then enjoying pie and mash and a pint or two (that’s the fellas, obviously. I stuck happily to Moet & Chandon Rose Imperial) was seen by rather a few of our friends and family as pretty quaint and a little unusual.
Oooo chocolate lovers, look out! Master Chocolatier, Paul A Young has created an exclusive chocolate inspired Afternoon Tea at Grosvenor House, A JW Marriott Hotel.
Set to launch on Monday 14 April in the Park Room (and run for at least a month) it’s basically several slices of heaven on a plate.
The Master Chocolatier himself, Paul A Young
I was invited to try out this decadent treat, ahead of its launch, and am sat here typing this several hours later still feeling rather stuffed.
There were (still warm! *Swoon*) freshly baked Buttermilk scones served with Devonshire clotted cream and – in place of the usual (yawn) jams – Paul A Young’s award-winning Sea Salted Caramel spread.
Yep, that’s right. A Sea Salted Caramel spread. It. Was. Lush.
Hellooo scones and Sea Salted Caramel spread
There are some combinations in life that just work. Fred and Ginger. Morecambe and Wise. Del Boy and Rodney.
Pink Champagne and a slice of Peggy Porschen cake is one such classic combo.
Us Brits enjoy our first glass of wine of the evening at 6:52pm, new research has found.
The study, by ECigaretteDirect.co.uk, polled 670 people to find out about their evening drinking habits. And researchers found that 6:52pm was the average time we crack open a bottle of wine.
Priced at £20 this isn’t the cheapest cocktail you’ll ever sip… but my goodness is it good!
Combining Gold Infused Ketal One Vodka (yes, those are actual bits of gold swimming in your glass), with Grand Marnier and Peach Liquor and Champagne, this cocktail is everything you’d expect drinks at The Ritz London to be.