Archive of ‘Entertaining’ category

Hamper Gifts for Christmas

Just “Weeks away from Christmas!” all the adverts trill, and frankly I can’t wait. Britain and especially London in my opinion is magical during this season – winding Dickensian streets, Oxford Street lights and sparkling shop-fronts. One quintessentially English tradition that I just love are Hampers! The magical food hamper where you just don’t know […] Read more…

How To: Ice Halloween Skulls

A few weeks ago I wrote about my Icing Class at the Biscuiteers in Notting Hill and since then I haven’t been able to think about anything else but imaginative iced treats. Just in time for Halloween – The Biscuiteers have released a lovely video showing how easy it is to ice Halloween Skulls! I hope this […] Read more…

Celebrating Autumn at The Biscuiteers Woodland Creatures Icing Class

A few weeks ago, I shrugged off all the hipster trappings of East London and ventured across town to Notting Hill. With its candy coloured buildings and gleaming lifestyle boutiques it is the London of storybooks. I had been lucky enough to be invited to The Biscuiteers ‘Biscuit Boutique and Icing Cafe’ to celebrate Autumn […] Read more…

Wrong for Hay + Peckham Refreshment Rooms

Last Friday, a spectacular new launch kicked off London Design Festival that gave everyone the feeling of the iconic design weeks of yesteryear where brands pulled out all the stops. A collaboration with between prolific Danish design brand HAY and London-based designer Sebastian Wrong, showcased furniture, accessories, textiles and lighting in a beautiful London townhouse. The elegant and playful […] Read more…

Pride and Prejudice Cookies

As many of you may know – this year is the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen’s most acclaimed novel Pride and Prejudice. I am a huge fan of period dramas and the film [featuring Kiera Knightly] is my go-to Sunday afternoon comfort watch. This year is also a big year for me – it is […] Read more…

The Verandah at Dishoom

I think that regular readers of the blog will know I have a penchant for East London restaurant Dishoom – its exotic charm in the middle of bustling Shoreditch scoops me up and away to my beloved Bombay. Since its opening in the summer of 2012, the restaurant has always had an outdoor courtyard with […] Read more…

One Leicester Street

Last night was the press launch of One Leicester Street – a new hotel and restaurant venture by Michelin Star chef Tom Harris, located at the former St. John Hotel site in Leicester Square, London. Re-designed by interior design practice Universal Design Studio [founded by Barber Osgerby and perhaps most popularly known for their striking re-brand of […] Read more…

Ceviche

I hope everybody had an amazing food, family and friend-filled Easter weekend! I visited the totally magical and must-see Harry Potter Studios in Leavesdon on Easter Friday with my besties – we spent four hours there behaving utterly ridiculously for our age, re-living our school days as though they were spent at Hogwarts [we attended […] Read more…

Inspiring Business: Sous Chef

Last week I received the most simple but exotic food parcel from a new company called Sous Chef. Founded by foodie Nicola Lando, Sous Chef sources fantastic professional ingredients and cooking equipment from all over the world. The site stocks everything from Himalayan salt plates to smokers, ice-cream stabilisers to Takoyaki octopus ball kits, textured […] Read more…

Cardamom Buns & Electro Beats

I posted about Linda Lomelino’s Nutella Pie Pops last week and think I’m developing a slight girl crush because she is nesty – but also edgy… As a case in point I thought I’d leave you with a video from her food blog – a recipe for Semlor – typical Swedish flour buns seasoned with […] Read more…

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