The Quince Tree Cafe at Clifton Nurseries

The Quince Tree Cafe at Clifton Nurseries

This may surprise you, but allegedly London is one of the greenest cities in the world. The reason? The Royal Parks which are under The Queen’s protection, and the small but mighty patches of green that fit slip between the brick edifices like The Quince Tree Cafe at Clifton Nurseries. At first glance, this is just another garden centre, curved around the corner from Warwick Avenue underground station, snugged between two terraced houses. 

Chiltern Firehouse | A Rather Sumptuous Monday Lunch

Chiltern Firehouse | A Rather Sumptuous Monday Lunch

We did something naughty. With snow foiling our plans for a day trip out of London, an IRL friend and I decided to treat ourselves to a fun day in London, and we ended up in the achingly Instagrammable Saint Aymes Cafe and then for lunch in the Chiltern Firehouse, being escorted by our salt and pepper hued date (complete with a waggly tail). Spoiler alert: both were delectable, and adored Olly our canine companion, almost… View Post

Brunch at the YEW Seafood Restaurant | Four Seasons …

Brunch at the YEW Seafood Restaurant | Four Seasons Hotel, Vancouver

Enroute to the late afternoon wedding, we decided to slip in a visit for brunch at the Four Seasons Hotel. With so many people and reviews putting it at the top of the best brunches in Vancouver, we had to check YEW Seafood + Bar out – I mean you can take the blogger out of London, but you’ll never quite pry the brunch crown from her tresses. The Four Seasons Hotel decided to pay… View Post

Brunch Kettner’s Townhouse in Soho

Brunch Kettner’s Townhouse in Soho

If I’ve learnt anything over the years (besides when to use learned and learnt) is that life is too short to wait for a special occasion to catch up with good friends. And, when there is reason *cough* a birthday *cough* to celebrate, what more perfect excuse for a leisurely weekday brunch do you need? Especially when Kettner’s Townhouse – a luxury boutique hotel in Soho – has reopened as a sister to the Dean… View Post