Saturday 15 June 2013

Better Late Than Never

Oh hi there.

So, it might well be June, which kinda means I haven't put up a post for a while.. (five months to be precise.) But I did last quote that 2013 would be filled with randomness and spontaneity. So if I have achieved anything then at least I have that. So far...

I guess I'm here to say, I'm back. It will be different and well, completely and totally me, which is what it always has been really so maybe it won't change at all.

So for now, enjoy what I have to offer up from some of my latest travels. Enjoy.

Saturday 12 January 2013

Well Hello There Twenty Thirteen

 My 2013 will hopefully be full of randomness and spontaneity. This seems like a good start.

 The Breakfast Club- Hoxton. If you haven't been already, what the hell have you been doing!? Go now, but time smartly as queues at the weekend are not pretty.
 If you happened to be anywhere near King's Cross, why not stop by the Harry Potter to pick yourself up a wand or two?
 Vegetables are delicious. Fact. This easy lunch/light dinner is perfect if you are straving and want something quick.
Chunkily chop 1 small onion/large shallot, half a courgette, quarter of a pepper, chuck onto a baking tray with some cherry toms, a driz of olive oil and good grind of salt & pep, pop in oven for about 20mins.
Whilst the veg is roastin', chop some curly kale and finely chop some garlic.
Whack this in a pan with a some olive oil, it'll only need about 5 mins, when it starts to wilt add a handful of spinach (+ salt & pepper)
Place your pitta in the toaster, when popped, slather some hummous in there, fill with your roast veg and serve. yum.
 Ain't London preeeettttyyyy? I <3 modern="modern" p="p" tate="tate" the="the">
 Ta da! You can't beat a winter walk on the seafront.

As long as it's followed by a lovely open fire. Cat optional.
 Meow meow snowflake (a new cocktail name surely?)
Umm, how did this get in here..? Don't judge.
 Cosy fire tube in the W Hotel. Going to the cinema in there (the Hotel not the tube) tomorrow, which I only just found out about, so will let you know if it's worth a visit.

 My new fave pub. Candles galore, excellent pub grub (they have a menu where you can pick which sausage, mash and even gravy you want) really lovely staff, brilliant selection of drinks, great location (near my house) and of course, an open fire.
The Cellars, 125 Newington Green Road, London, N1 4RA

 Dreaming of fabulous travels this year. India is on the hot list.
 Cosmic underground, the soundtrack to my outfit.
At the Tate Tanks- go, it's bloody brilliant.
"Quite often, young lady, it seems like we're not getting anywhere, when in fact... We are."
You said it Wiseman.

Sunday 11 November 2012

Lana Del Rey ~ Bel Air

Totally mesmerised by Lana in this new vid

Monday 22 October 2012

A Chic Feast ~ Spuntino

Firm London fave Spuntino is my go to Soho spot when I feel like being bad, it's not the place you go to if your trying to be healthy, but my god if you want to break that diet for one meal, its got to be here...

Bringing Le Freak back into C'est Chic, as most of us are familiar when Mr Ford's in town, we're never short away from a cocktail (or five) or that celebratory glass of champagne; celebrating what? Anything and everything usually, but this time was for his first return to London from moving back up to Glasgow (uber sad face) .

Spuntino sits in a little inconspicuous spot slap bang in the heart of Soho, right next to sex alley! Sister of London small plate pioneers Polpo, Polpetto and Mishkin, Spuntino is a Venetian/New York super combo, one small square bar with the best atmosphere, offering as you can imagine New York-y food with a fancy Italian spin all wrapped up in a big British bow.

I've eaten here several times and not eaten the same thing twice, (although I do recommend the stuffed fried olives- they are seriously to die for!) but this time opting for a veggie starter courteously to my anti-meat guest, ordering the eggplant chips with a tangy yogurt dip.

For mains we picked one each for ourselves- Michael, the truffled egg toast and I, the pork belly salad, both unbelievably delicious, as well as the heritage tomatoes and Spuntino slaw to share.

The cocktails here are so special, I think they might possibly be the best around... my favourite is the one served in the little silver cup; for the life of me I can't remember what it's called... maybe Clover Club? But whatever it's called, it's amazing.

They also do another cocktail where they inject some kind of magical alcohol into wee balls... all I can say is it's OUTOFCONTROL.

But dessert here is really what it's all about. We ordered the Dutch Baby- a perfect little pancake served with jam and ice cream in silver chalices as well as the most incredible pudding on the planet- The PB&J. Not your average peanut butter and jelly sandwich, oh no, this baby is not only bread free, it's the best thing you will ever eat. The freshest chunky raspberry mixture sandwiched between two triangle slices of creamy peanut butter ice cream, topped with crispy peanut and honeycomb-like pieces. If you get anything, get this, unless you are allergic to peanuts, in which case go for the Dutch Baby!

Spuntino never fails to satisfy me, from mini-burger sliders to pizzetas and fresh greens there is something for absolutely everyone, plus the intimate setting of the bar means you can oggle over everyone else's grub and usually get chatting to them.

Blissful and delectable, that's my kind of restaurant.