After climbing up and down a windy hill from our B&B towards The Port William Inn, we saw some stunning views of the Tintagel coast in Cornwall!
Spring has finally, kinda, sorta sprung in Notting Hill. Will it last?!?
Two weeks ago I attended Odette Toilette’s Scent of Space event at The Book Club. Met some friends and had a HUGE plate of fajitas before heading down to the basement for the event.
The key speaker was an astronomer named Marek Kukula (such a cool name) from The Royal Observatory. Since space doesn’t smell like anything, we learned about the characteristics of the environment of various planets and smelled fragrance interpretations of what it might smell like. One of the most distinctive fragrances I smelled was Carbon, by a niche perfumery Nu_Be. It smelled very charcoal and smoky.
My favorite coffee shop, Electric Coffee is closing today for a refurb boo. This was my last Americano until they open again. I didn’t make it to London Coffee Festival but I loved the logo. I think sampling lots of coffee on a Sunday afternoon could lead to a very sleepy Monday morning.
Happy Bank Holiday Monday everyone! This is one of the days that the UK has off that the US doesn’t and it was glorious! I went to my local park and laid in the grass and read.
I’m usually pretty cranky on Thanksgiving and 4th of July when I have to work.
If you’re a fan of Vampire Weekend and have heard their song Horchata, you may be as excited as I was to discover the drink in a small, Shoredtich burrito shop called Poncho 8. Burritos, horchata, and guac. What more could you ask for?
In a never-ending quest for good Mexican food in London, Poncho No. 8 doesn’t disappointment. It’s more of a ‘grab and go’ place with not much seating. The carnitas (called Poncho’s Pork: slow-cooked tender British pork, marinated overnight using Poncho’s own, unique recipe) burrito was fantastic. The a horcata (made of ground almonds, sesame seeds, rice, barley or tigernuts blended with milk, vanilla and ice) was refreshing. Poncho 8 is the epitome of ‘cheap and cheerful’ with a bright, cheerful brand aesthetic, stop on in!
Dishoom is a modern ‘Bombay café’ in Covent Garden and Shoreditch. I ate at the Covent Garden branch, delicious modern Indian favorites in a dark, brick-walled, contemporary setting. Service is friendly, although portions are small.
The food doesn’t compare to the curry restaurants in Southall. If you’re willing to make the venture out near Heathrow, my favorite curry house is Mehfil. Delicious butter chicken and clay pot paneer that goes well with a Cobra shandy (half beer, half lemonade)!
This was my delicious breakfast cooked by P in Wales, delicious. Love lazy breakfasts!
Same view of the Thames from the back of the Kiwi owned Black Lion pub in Hammersmith. The perfect pub for a warm spring day with plenty of patio seating and a short walk to see the sunset. A bit of a walk from Stamford Brook tube. My friends celebrated their ‘English’ wedding here last summer, fun had by all!