Nestled away in the back streets of Richmond lies beautiful Petersham Nurseries, a garden shop, teahouse and more surprisingly, a Michelin star restaurant. If you love being surrounded by nature then this will be your botanical heaven. It’s taken nearly 5 years of me living around the corner from this beautiful spot to finally visit and I am so glad I did. What better way to brighten up a grey, rainy Saturday afternoon than eating amongst the foliage in Petersham Nurseries Glasshouse restaurant? Decked out with rustic antique furniture and fragrant flora, you are transported to a calm oasis as… View Post

I seem to be making a habit of exploring the UK a little more this year and I have to say I’ve rather enjoyed it. I’ve explored Bath, Wales, Cornwall and the Lake District to name just a few trips. But somewhere I have driven past numerous times and never explored is the New Forest. At the beginning of this month I finally visited! It was beautiful, more beautiful than I imagined. The weather helped though as we were extremely lucky. Tom and I got the train to Brockenhurst so walked absolutely everywhere the whole weekend. We stayed at The… View Post

Last week I was lucky enough to be invited to Jamie’s Italian to try the new Quick and Easy dinner menu which has launched to celebrate Jamie Oliver’s latest book – 5 ingredients. How could I pass up on an opportunity such as this – firstly, I love Jamie Oliver and secondly, I love love love Italian food. I don’t think the last part of that sentence will surprise anyone! Sadly Jamie was not there himself but nonetheless I was greeted warmly by the staff at the Greenwich restaurant. The Quick and Easy dinner menu runs Sunday to Thursday from… View Post

If there’s one thing I look forward to in the morning, it’s my coffee. I don’t really function properly until I’ve had my caffeine fix. Cliché like I know but I really don’t. When I heard you can get fresh, actual fresh cold brewed coffee bottled up and delivered to your door I thought I was hearing things! But, luckily I was not and I couldn’t jump at the chance to try this any quicker. So Bottleshot Brew bottles up 7 days’ worth (7 morning coffees) of freshly brewed coffee and delivers it straight to your door. Yup, that’s right,… View Post

A question that has been floating around the office and in conversations for the last week or so now. Officially it isn’t quite autumn yet but it sure feels like it already. The temperatures dropped and nights are drawing in. I love autumn but why are we all so obsessed with it? It may have something to do with the crisp autumnal days and the candle lit nights cosying up inside. There is so much to love about autumn but here’s my highlights. The food The dark rainy nights are the perfect excuse to stay in and cook cosy dinners… View Post