I live and work in West London, so when I venture to central London I usually feel like a tourist in my own city and, at the same time, I am reminded of how much I love London and why I love this city so much. At the beginning of April, I spent the perfect Sunday just doing that and was also lucky enough to have great weather. Read More
The day of exploring started at the National Café at the National Gallery, because no day can't start without a belly full of carbs. The National Café had just reopened (on 6 March 2017) after being closed for just under two months and it is now part of Peyton and Byrne's restaurants- which include The Wallace Restaurant.
In February I decided to write a post talking about my latest discoveries in terms of restaurants in London with the intention of making it a monthly occurrence, if possible. In London, there is always a new restaurant opening or restaurants opening after being closed for refurbishment, plus there are many restaurants that have been there for a while and I never had a chance of visiting- as a matter of fact I have a very long list of restaurant/ brunch places I must try at some point.
I am going to start with the perfect dinner at The Game Bird at The Stafford London, I was invited with a group of instagrammers/ bloggers, to taste the new menu following its recent re-opening following a refurbishment.. You will not stumble across this place, unless you were looking for it, and it feels like stepping back in time and I would not be surprised if that street had been used as a filming location for a period drama. Read More
At the beginning of this week, I made my way to Waitrose Cookery School in Finchley Road for their #cookandshare supper club, an evening to not only taste Waitrose new Easter food range but also chance to get stuck in the kitchen and prepare some of the dishes. I was invited alongside other bloggers and instagrammers.
The setting for our dinner was stunning and it definitely felt spring had arrived: lots of balloons and flowers, hard not to snap away.
We started by preparing the meringue for our Spring Eton Mess (which is definitely on my top 3 favourite desserts). Meringue in the oven, we moved to enjoy a cocktail making class and learn how to make an Easter themed Piňa Colada- with I truly enjoyed, even though I am not a fan of this cocktail usually. I guess the chocolate on the glass rim helped! Read More
I love living in such a busy city as London, it has been my dream since growing up in a small countryside town near Venice, however every once in a while I crave solitude, being surrounded by nature and some peace and quiet. A few hours in Richmond Park or Hampstead Heath is not always enough.
Last year, I started to explore a bit more of the beautiful English countryside with a day trip to Castle Combe and this is something I wanted to do more of this year. So I waited till March to organise a long weekend at the Lake District, a place I heard so much about, but never managed to visit. I stayed in the cosy Pelton Wheel Cottage, which is part of the Coppermines Cottages colection and it is situated just a mile above Coniston Village high in the Coppermines Valley with stunning views of the mountain peaks. Read More
As I reflect on yesterday's sad event in London and try to make sense where there is no sense to be found, I decided this is the perfect time to share a piece I wrote for my Mom. As I tweeted yesterday, this is a time for love and not hate. In Italy we celebrate Mother’s Day in May, we should celebrate our Moms everyday so I was honoured to participate in a ebook which has been put together for Raymond Blanc event at this years Jardin Blanc @ RHS Chelsea Flower , which you can find here, and have the opportunity to talk about how my Mom influences me and what I have learned from her. Read More