Afternoon tea is an ultimate favourite activity of mine, if you like cream teas, beautiful cakes and tiny sandwiches then I have loads of places that you should check out, and one place I’ve wanted to go and try since it opened had to be the Ham Yard Hotel in Soho, London. So I was so pleased when the uber talented and super sweet Olivia Rubin invited some of her favourite peeps to see her new Atelier collection while having a spot of afternoon tea.
I’m interrupting regular girlie stuff for something a little different today, something aimed really at the men in your life, the Chivas Regal Gentlemen’s Lounge pop-up at the Park Tower London, Hyde Bar.
Normally my events don’t really interest my husband but when I said to him that whisky, cigars and hearty food would be involved he jumped at the chance, and I have to be honest I was pretty interested in trying out a few whisky cocktails.
The Park Tower London is perfectly placed for a night out, it is right in the heart of Knightsbridge, and their Hyde Bar has been transformed into a traditional Gentlemen’s Lounge, complete with Chivas Regal whisky cocktails and a cigar terrace.
It’s been a while since I featured an afternoon tea on the blog and as one of my favourite activities it was so nice to rectify that with a review of this year’s Chelsea Flower Show inspired afternoon tea, ‘Le Tea en Rose’ at the Sofitel St James in Piccadilly, London.
The location of this hotel is a big hit, just a stone’s throw away from some of London’s most recognisable landmarks including Trafalgar Square and Piccadilly Circus, it makes it a great spot to enjoy afternoon tea and recharge your batteries in-between sightseeing, plus the tea is set in The Rose Lounge, wonderfully kitsch, beautifully pink, with a lovely Parisian feel to it.
When it is cold, miserable and generally gloomy outside I kind of retreat into a little ball, well not quite but I do have a need for home comforts, warm blankets and more cups of tea than an average human should consumer to get through the day. Another winter warmer of mine is to cook up a big bowl of chunky minestrone soup from a recipe that I used to make with my mum.
I promise it is easy to cook, healthy and above of tasty – if this doesn’t help keep the winter blues away I don’t know what will!!!