Blogging for me, is about community. Enhancing old ones and making new ones.   Saturday afternoon was cold and miserable outside, but inside a London hotel room a meeting of 20 of the loveliest blogging ladies came together for a feast of laughter, bubbles and afternoon tea nibbles. We spent over three hours shooting the breeze, making new friends, catching up with old ones and meeting some oldnew ones. You gorgeous girls! It was a fab afternoon.… View Post

National Chocolate Week – Ampersand Afternoon Tea

National Chocolate Week – Ampersand Afternoon Tea

Ampersand is a boutique hotel located squarely in the ever fashionable area of South Kensington. What struck us the most last weekend was how fun Ampersand was (in a good way, not inverted commas “cool”). Every room was clearly styled with an eye for design, but with a cheeky nod to the hotel name and nearby world famous museums of Natural History, Science, my favourite the Victoria & Albert, not to mention the nearby Royal Albert Hall.      Disclaimer: We were invited… View Post

Pumpkin Coffee Cake Cake (Guest Post – Morgan at …

Pumpkin Coffee Cake Cake (Guest Post – Morgan at Peaches Please!)

With her fun-lovin Southern American ways, Morgan from Peaches Please! is insanely-uber-lovely and has some of the most scrumptious foodie recipes and photos. She has kindly agreed to do some proper baking for y’all (unlike most of my recipes) Mmmmmmmm.   So, sit back, relax and be prepared to drool on your keyboard. —————————————————————   Hello readers of Adventures of a London Kiwi! Greetings from across the pond! I’m so excited to be writing my first guest post and… View Post

Chinese Tea Ceremony Afternoon Tea – Teanamu

Chinese Tea Ceremony Afternoon Tea – Teanamu

“Brewing tea is pressing a pause button in a stressful life”.   Nestled in the normally sleepy suburb of Nottinghill/Westbourne Park there is a small tea house, run by Buddhist tea artisan Pei Wang. Upon arrival, our group was greeted softly, ushered to table and began to relax. After a short while, the server came to take our orders. It’s funny because my brain didn’t really engage and I found myself becoming a touch impatient. Then that little voice (you know, the one that that… View Post

Willy Wonka’s Afternoon Tea & Beating the Monday …

Willy Wonka’s Afternoon Tea & Beating the Monday Blues

Let me paint you a wee picture. It was pouring with rain, had been a hard day at the desk job and worst of all it was a Monday. I hopped in a cab, to be greeted by the smiling concierge with (hallelujah!) a held out umbrella, I hopped into the plushly decorated Chesterfield reception to meet the lovely Kelly. After a a few minutes in the piana, sorry, piano bar, we were ushered to… View Post