View of Camps Bay from the top of Table Mountain

South Africa travel tips – Cape Town

We visited South Africa in November and had the trip of a lifetime. I’ve been recommending it to virtually everyone so thought it was high time I write up some recommendations for anyone who’s thinking of visiting. I’ve outlined what we did below and over the next few posts I will cover Cape Town, Franschhoek, Hermanus, Wilderness, Knysna, Plettenberg Bay, and our safari. I’ll include … Continue reading South Africa travel tips – Cape Town

Chocolate chip pancakes at Clinton St

New York food recommendations

I love New York. There’s a reason it’s on all the t-shirts. Following my quick visit to some dear friends in May, I have written a quick round up of all my New York food recommendations. I planned most of our itinerary around food (of course) so some serious research went into this list. That said, I only had three and a half days, so … Continue reading New York food recommendations

Photographing food – some tips!

I was recently invited to a food photography workshop hosted by Currys, where lots of bloggers gathered to pick up some tips and tricks from the experts at Nikon. Despite being a Canon woman myself, it was a great chance to brush up on my skills and look at how you can use light, aperture, depth of field, and white balance to create beautiful photos … Continue reading Photographing food – some tips!

Brides the Show

Event preview: Brides The Show

Event preview: Brides the Show Where: Business Design Centre When: 3-5 October 2014 How much: £20 More info: Any London-based BTBs (brides to be, for the uninitiated) may want to take note of Brides The Show which returns to the capital next month! Now that I’m engaged, I’m popping along to scope out the current cake trends! I’ve already chosen the magnificent Little Bear Cakery … Continue reading Event preview: Brides The Show

Review: Mulberry Bush, Southbank

What: Dinner at Mulberry Bush Where: 89 Upper Ground, Southbank, London, SE1 9PP (close to Waterloo) When: April 2013 Price: £10-15 for a main course Rating: 3 and a half stars Mulberry Bush is a lively pub opposite the ITV studios and the IBM building round the back of Southbank. It’s recently had a makeover and has been rebranded, taking inspiration from the TV studios opposite with its ‘green room’ … Continue reading Review: Mulberry Bush, Southbank

Review: Brunch at the Blue Boar, Westminster

What: Brunch at The Blue Boar Smokehouse and Bar Where: 37-45 Tothill Street, Westminster, London SW1H 9LQ (close to St James’s Park tube) When: March 2013 Price: £45 a head for unlimited bucks fizz and bloody marys, plus a main course and side, and buffet style salads and desserts Rating: 5 stars The inside of Blue Boar is so immaculate, you could be mistaken for thinking no one had ever … Continue reading Review: Brunch at the Blue Boar, Westminster

Review: The White Horse, SW6

What: The White Horse (AKA The Sloaney Pony) Where: Parsons Green, SW6 When: Feb 2013 Price: Starters are £6-12, Mains are £12-24 – you could prob get a three course meal plus drinks for £40-50 a head. Rating: 4 stars The White Horse is better known as the Sloaney Pony – a drinking haunt for the rich and fabulous inhabitants of its expensive postcode. It’s a large pub … Continue reading Review: The White Horse, SW6

Review: healthy January dishes at Prezzo

What: Prezzo Where: St Martins Lane, London (branches nationwide) When: Jan 2013 Price: About £35 per head for a three course meal including a glass of wine. Main courses are about £10 ish. Rating: 4 stars Given that I am being very well behaved with my food habits at the moment, I was delighted to see that Prezzo are doing a special January menu of low calorie … Continue reading Review: healthy January dishes at Prezzo

Review: Bumpkin, SW7

What: Bumpkin, British restaurant Where: South Kensington, Notting Hill, and Westfield When: Oct 2012 Price: About £50 per head for a three course meal including a glass of wine. Main courses are about £15 ish. Rating: 4 stars Bumpkin is a lovely restaurant. The London Lad and I went down last week for a review and had the most wonderful evening. The dining room manages to pull of intimate … Continue reading Review: Bumpkin, SW7

Review: Champagne + Fromage, WC2

What: Champagne + Fromage, cheese and wine bar Where: Wellington St, Covent Garden, WC2 When: Sept 2012 Price: Glasses of champagne from £9, food platters from £8 Rating: 4 stars Apart from the French, we brits drink more champagne than anyone in the world. Yet the vast majority of that bubbly is the top branded stuff – Moet, Mumm, Veuve Clicquot, Bollinger etc. There happen to … Continue reading Review: Champagne + Fromage, WC2