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Too hot to walk quickly through the muggy Manhattan weather, I strolled along behind a couple of girls and listened to them chatting.
Summer in New York brings with it a mass weekend exodus to the beach. I’m not much of a beach person really, and I enjoy my weekends in the city – markets, visiting the latest ice cream truck, walking in … Continue reading
Just when we though it couldn’t be getting any hotter: 100 degrees. 100 degrees? That’s just not reasonable. People are shaving their dogs.
Heavily into picnic mode, Jon and I went for a walk on the High Line – not some kind of strange circus stunt, but rather a modern park elevated on disused railway tracks above the city, meandering through the buildings … Continue reading
Back in New York and back on the balcony where there are now distinct winners, notably the peas and the herbs, and losers – yes, you, strawberries and asparagus and cucumbers. I have no idea why. What can I tell … Continue reading
Back in London, back to beautiful spring weather – suck it New York – and back to proper tea. I hadn’t realized the extent to which I had gone native in America. Starting the day with a latte, picking … Continue reading
Royal Wedding Breakfast Eggs en cocotte with boiled asparagus soldiers for dipping Lemon scones / Blueberry lemon scones Fresh berries Cups of tea / Glasses of freshly squeezed orange mimosas Royal Wedding Afternoon Tea Smoked salmon on cucumber … Continue reading
Duck pancakes are an off beat romantic meal – any finger food gets extra points in my opinion – and they start the New Year on a luxuriant culinary high note. Consider starting the meal with Pomelo Seabreezes, or lychee martinis and finish … Continue reading
There can be few occasions sexier than a cocktail party; little black dresses, sparkly earrings, high heels safe in the knowledge that not a lot of walking will be required, too much champagne …
The Oscars are approaching, which is a great excuse to throw a formal get out the best glasses cocktail party. I love to get dressed up, buy in vats of ice, and prink about in the kitchen with some canapé … Continue reading