March 29, 2017

It's not all about tea and keeping calm!

After a weekend in Switzerland visiting universities with Expat boy, it was time this weekend to hop over the channel to celebrate my Godmother's 80th Birthday and celebrate Mothering Sunday with my Mum who flew down from Scotland. What can I say, we are a jet-setting family!

Arriving at the smashing St Pancras International railway station just in the for a romantic dinner.

For years I have been admiring photos on Pinterest of this pink restaurant. 
Sketch is an experience from start to finish. 

A quirky, 18th-century townhouse with funky artwork 
which will keep your eyes wandering the whole meal.

The food ranges from strange dishes to classics to re-inventions with a cheeky addition of something you would never add but sort of works.

I tried to find a name for its style but haven't succeeded! 

The individual cubicles shaped like eggs at the top of the staircase are space pod toilets.

The Royal Arcade, built in 1879, is an elegant, Victorian space housing retail outlets selling fine silverware, art, bespoke shoes and high-end chocolate. 
So, who came up with the idea of covered galleries first, London or Paris? 

During my window shopping, I fell in love with D&G's ice cream dresses.

Yet another delicious dinner with friends at Yoshino. 
Down a quiet alleyway off Piccadilly, a neon sign announces ‘sushi’ 
but it is soo much more than it seems.

A shopping spree at Harvey Nichols, the British department store founded in 1831 provided great inspiration.

A London icon: London Underground's history dates back to 1863 when the world's first underground railway, the Metropolitan Railway, opened between Paddington and Farringdon serving six intermediate stations. Since then the Underground network, affectionately nicknamed the Tube by generations of Londoners, has grown to 270 stations and 11 lines stretching deep into the Capital's suburbs, and beyond.

A lovely lunch celebration at the Royal Automobile Club. Founded in 1897 with the aim of encouraging the development of motoring in Britain, today the Royal Automobile Club is one of London’s finest private members'​ clubs, combining over 100 years of luxury and tradition with exceptional facilities and outstanding service.

A beautiful art-deco bar serving signature cocktails such as Fig and Almond Martini (Havana, 7-year old rhum shaken with Mozart black chocolate liqueur. Amaretto, apricot liqueur, lemon bitters and figue purée) .   

It's Mothering Sunday, so let's celebrate!

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