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Recipe: Rustic Plum Tart

Recipe: Rustic Plum Tart

We have a number of fruit trees in our garden, including juicy plums, apples and pears, and each summer I go through the task of finding what to do with them. There are only so many that you can eat, give away or find the time to make jam with, and I do love a plum tart.

So with the first basket full of juicy plums I decided to make a tasty, quick and easy tart for an alfresco dinner, when the sun was shining. I have cheated a little, I decided to go with ready-made pastry, it is my one downfall when it comes to baking and I didn’t see the point in stressing, plus it cuts the time in half!!!

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Afternoon Tea Week – 3 To Try In London

Afternoon Tea Week – 3 To Try In London

This week is Afternoon Tea Week and if it hadn’t clashed with my trip to Kuala Lumpur, **one more sleep to go**, I would have certainly been enjoying a delicious afternoon tea every day, it would have been rude not to!!! Well that said, I couldn’t let the celebrations not be enjoyed by you lovely folks in my absence, so to get you inspired about clotted cream, jam, scones and tiny sandwiches, I thought I would share my three favourite hotel afternoon teas in London. 

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Afternoon Tea At Ham Yard Hotel With Olivia Rubin

Afternoon Tea At Ham Yard Hotel With Olivia Rubin

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. 

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One For The Boys: Chivas Regal Gentlemen’s Lounge

One For The Boys: Chivas Regal Gentlemen’s Lounge

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. 

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