A flavour of the Upper East Side in the centre of London…

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No, I’m not losing my mind. Yes, I know I’ve written about the Riding House Cafe before but in case I didn’t convince you last time, I thought I’d give it another quick go…

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Bacon and avo sandwich with tomato relish and washed down with white peony and rosebud tea. I mean, how ludicrously gorgeous can they even make the TEA sound?

Setting, service and food.

Dapper, delightful and delicious.

Now for the love of avocado, please tell me you’ll give it a try…

Wedded bliss down under…

For the past 3 weeks, I’ve had the complete privilege and absolute joy of being a part of my sister’s wedding in Sydney. Sunshine, thunderstorms, tears of joy, tears of stress, frocks and sweatpants, pizza and Michelin stars, hen parties and belated Christmas dinners…this time away has had it all and, astonishingly I know, there’s been a fair amount of food related bliss tumbled in with everything else…

From personally branded ostrich burgers on the bbq (possibly one of the greatest gifts someone can get her brother-in-law apparently) to cheese and wine in the glorious Hunter Valley, the culinary delights of this trip have run the gamut from messy and fun to fine dining with the best silverware and everything in between.

Two of the biggest events though from an eating point of view (which, let’s face it, is how most of my days are planned and carried out) were undoubtedly the hen party and the wedding dinner. One I can claim partial credit for creating. One I can claim partial credit for devouring.

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Chocolate feasting at the Chesterfield…

One of my very best friends in the whole wide world came to stay this weekend and if you have a heart of gold, as EJ does, you deserve to be treated accordingly. Now I can’t say that a visit to Hamleys on a Saturday 3 weeks before Christmas is something anyone should undertake without a flask of whiskey on one hip and a Taser on the other but the reward of a Chocolate Lovers Afternoon Tea, post trip to hell, did make up for it somewhat…

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