The other week I realised that after writing my 2016 wishlist I had completely abandoned it in favour of the winter hibernation associated with January and February. The realisation gave me a sudden dose of determination that I would not let this fall by the way side, which is so easy once the optimistic new year fades with the comfort of day to day life. So I reminded myself later that day what was on…

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When the temperature takes a tumble one of my go-to central heating choices is a delicious hot chocolate. From the moment my icicle hands start to melt as I wrap them around a hot mug, to the second the molten warm chocolate meets my lips, I’m in sweet hot drink heaven. I’ve spent most of my life content with Options (mint is my favourite), Cadburys and most recently Twinings, but living in London means I…

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When it comes to sweet treats I have very little willpower and a catalogue of excuses, particularly on the kind of dark and damp days we face this week. But celebrating a birthday (even if it’s your boyfriend’s and not your own) is in my opinion a very worthy excuse, if not obligatory. I’d heard about Jackson + Rye opening last year and I’ve never quite forgotten about the dessert menu ever since. Despite my sweet…

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Most Londoners have an unsatiable appetite for the new, new bars, new restaurants, new ideas. Anything that hasn’t been seen, drank or eaten by the world and we’re keen to check it out (queuing and waiting lists, the norm). Luckily we’re often kept satisfied and the constant flux of new ideas is one of the many things that make it an exciting place to live. It’s no surprise that when the Cronut was created in…

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Afternoon Tea is always a delicious treat, whether it’s at a cute tea shop or one of London’s luxurious five star hotels. Piles of sandwiches, scones and delicate cakes with endless pots of tea whilst catching up with friends is a pretty lovely way to spend the afternoon. I was talking about our trip to The Berkerley for Prêt-à-Portea with Lynn a few months back as I’d received a general email from The Goring mentioning their tea.…

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