Nothing says summer quite like ice cream. For me, it’s a treat that takes me straight back to childhood holidays, skipping from one Italian gelateria to the next. It was the ultimate lick-the-bowl-clean pudding, rippled with sugar-dusted strawberries at Grandma’s Sunday lunch. And, even today, the distant jingles of Mr. Whippy making his way through… Continue reading Grown Up Ice Cream (Sponsored)
London girls will tell you, this pretty city of ours comes with its unpredictable summer weather. Happily, a lightweight tweed jacket, the epitome of Chanel-esque elegance, can completely elevate an otherwise everyday outfit and be the perfect transitional piece when cooler winds breeze through the late summer afternoon. Enter, Charlotte London. This London girl, turned… Continue reading Style Diary | Summer Style in the City (Sponsored)
SW19 in July can only mean one thing: Wimbledon. The tennis championship, now in its 140th year, sees two two-weeks of world-class tennis, with flowing Pimms and a few strawberries and cream thrown in for good measure. I was invited down by Häagen-Dazs, the official ice cream vendor, to catch all the mid-tournament action on… Continue reading The London Series | A Day at Wimbledon (Sponsored)
The show gardens of Chelsea Flower Show have all but wrapped for another year, but you can still bring the outside in with some beautiful hand arranged silk flowers. Of course, nothing quite matches the scent (and sentiment) of fresh blooms, but faux petals have never looked more realistic. Unlike their fresh-cut equivalents, these arrangements… Continue reading Interior | Styling Silk Flowers
A country on the cusp of change, now is the time to visit the Caribbean island of Cuba.
London loves a pop-up, especially when there is food involved. So, when culinary sorcerers, Bompas and Parr, team up with legendary ice cream makers, Häagen-Dazs, you know you’re in for a whimsical, multi-sensory food extravaganza! On an overcast London afternoon that was in need of a little brightening, I headed down to the one-day only ‘My… Continue reading The London Series | Häagen-Dazs Pop-Up (Sponsored)
Apparently, 28 tonnes of strawberries are eaten every year during Wimbledon. This classic Eton Mess is given a naughty twist with the addition of Pimms! As Eton Messes go, they are pretty quick to whip together but always a winner. Traditionalists may wish to use strawberries alone, but the colours and texture of a berry mixture also works.