I think my new mission is to try every afternoon tea possible in London, I know a hard task, but I think someone has to do it, and I’m starting with the delicious option at the Marriott Hotel County Hall on London’s Southbank. I have to be honest I never even knew there was a hotel here, it was a little hard to find, but the Library Lounge setting really is a treat for an afternoon tea, especially if you are visiting London, as the views really are spectacular, our table overlooked the River Thames with great views of Westminster and Big Ben.
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
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.
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