Becoming BFFs with Raymond Blanc at the Chelsea Flower Show 2017

Chelsea Flower Show is somewhere my mum has ALWAYS wanted to go. Each year when it’s broadcasted on the BBC, she’ll exclaim “we should go one day”. One day. That’s an expression that pushes things out, doesn’t it? One day in the future… To me, that’s where you don’t make active plans and often end up missing out. So when I had the opportunity to…

The five best dishes to try at Roka, Aldwych

The weather isn’t following the rules at all – it’s June and in my eyes, that means it should be two things – warm and sunny. We should we walking around in summer dresses, with huge sunglasses and sandals. We should be drinking Pimms in our gardens, hosting barbeques with our families and looking for the best spots for al fresco lunch – those are…

Dinner at the Clove Club

The Doc and I marked three years since our first date last Wednesday. Being self-professed foodies, we spent our first date at a Street Feast food festival, and haven’t stopped eating since! If I recall correctly, it went something like this: I was late by half an hour He was 15 minutes early He thought I’d stood him up We didn’t stop talking for about…

Petersham Nurseries Teahouse, Richmond

Last weekend I visited Petersham Nurseries in Richmond for the first time. We had arranged a belated lunch with our mums for a belated Mother’s day. The criteria was somewhere relaxing, pretty, with vegetarian and healthy options and ideally, somewhere not too far from the family homes. We decided to tick one off the bucket list and visit Petersham Nurseries in Richmond. Petersham Nurseries is…

Springing into Spring at Somerset House

This weekend seriously felt like Spring. Not only because the clocks change, but mainly because the sun finally peeked out to say hello. There was no more need for a coat, definitely not tights and my gloves were taken out of my handbag (finally!) London is so beautiful in the sun; the blossom seems to be just that little bit brighter, the sun rays warmer and life’s…