Just discovered a lovely hidden tea room,right in the center of London, and had the greatest girly Sunday afternoon there.
The place is called Camelia’s and is divided in two parts: the tea salon and the tea shop were you can by many of their award winning leaf teas and infusions.
Camelia’s Tea House
2.12 Kingly Court,Carnaby Street
W1B 5PW London
Open every day 12pm-7pm
There are two things I really miss now that I live in London:Ricore (an instant coffee and chicory powder) and affordable good chocolate.
I had been wanting to go to Yume since this summer, when I tasted their beef teriyaki at the EAT Festival. However, I never made it until now because I have been too lazy to go that far (ok, it is not that far, but outside my usual quarters let’s say). Now that I am about to leave, I realize there are so many things I had been wanting to do, and never did. So I am trying to catch up before it is too late!
This cosy little tea room opened 6 months ago behind the market at Parvis de Saint-Gilles, and a bare 10 minutes walk from my apartment. I had decided to go for a cosy brunch with my sister this Saturday and it seemed the perfect occasion to try it. Even before entering I was already loving it: opened my eyes shortly after 11AM, dressed in 10 minutes and was in front of Chez Oma at 11.30AM. Yeay!
The place is charmingly dowdy: flowery wall paper, porcelain cups and plates, black and white picture and menu written on a slate hanging on the wall. A real doll house!
This charming Italian trattoria has nothing to do with your basic pizza place! I cannot believe I have been in Brussels more than 2 years and just discover it now. In my favour, Ars Vinorum is well hidden between Place Royale and Porte de Namur in Brussels. The place is small, but cosy, and you feel transported into an italian wine cave. The ideal place for a romantic night out!
I hosted my 3rd cupcake workshop last Sunday…and I think all the participants can be very proud of themselves! There has been tremendous improvement since last time: no runny icing, no dry cupcakes, no mistakes in proportions…and we all had a really nice time! Many inspired artists among us as you can see from the picture!
Comment and vote for your favorite!
Is it going to be the treacherous mushroom ? the stingy bumblebee? or the romantic heart cupcake?
So many yummy events these days, I can barely keep up!
Last week-end I was at Chocolate Unwrapped in Covent Garden, an event dedicated to fine flavoured chocolate and grand finale fo the Chocolate Week in the UK.
I must say I was a bit disappointed at first, because the venue was so dark I almost felt like I was visiting a cave. Then the organisation was not very flexible nor organized : so no one mentioned to me you had to take cash if you wanted to buy anything inside, and when I realized it, I was told there was no re-entry if I was going out,so I stayed.A bit frustrating not to be able to buy anything in such an occasion..and I think the exhibitors were feeling the same. I don’t think they sold much that day, though they were plenty of tempting things to nibble on while browsing the stalls.
Good thing there was a lot of sampling, and when I got over my first impression, I had quite a good time, and spotted some favorites for you! Please comment to let me know which one you liked most!
The Hungry Man and I have been a bit obsessed with local and organic food since the report on GMO’s and have been trying to improve on what we eat. But buying organic at the supermarket really weighs on our budget, so we’ve been experimenting with produce delivery directly from the farm.
Have you heard about this show? 2012 was the first edition, and I had booked my tickets 2 months in advance. Basically, it is a cake & bake wonderland, with live demonstrations, celebrity speakers, classes, market stalls, competitions etc…
Have you heard about this new study showing the dangers of GMOs? I am usually not much of an activist, but this, I have to share : Rat study shows danger of GMOs.