We then walked to Covent Gardens which was the recommendation from my previous post. It was such a cute place. It has a flea market area that we walked around. We then watched a street performer that my husband ended up joining in on the show. They also have retail stores in the area and of course had to check out some of them. We then walked about 2 miles to Harrods because that is a must. We had lunch at one of the cafes inside. I didn’t take many photos inside but OMG 😱 that store is like NOTHING I’ve ever seen before. Every single high end designer has their own “retail” type area. It’s not like your typical department store. It is huge and you can easily get lost inside but luckily they give you a store map book 🤣. We walked by EL&N but didn’t get anything. Everything looked so good. Some other department stores we went into were Harvey Nichols (Princess Diana’s favorite store) and Fortnum & Masons. -
Hats off to Fortnum & Mason as they donated a MASSIVE £1,500 chocolate hamper to Great Ormond Street Hospital for the charity to auction off at their 20th anniversary Christmas carol concert 💕.⠀
The limited-edition golden wicker basket contains a taster of EVERY chocolate product sold at the London department store!⠀
Hopefully the rare golden hamper will raise a substantial of money for this deserving children's charity.⠀
Just added on my website: Baked Beans in white chocolate - inspired or just plain wrong?⠀
Last night I spotted a Tweet by Fortnum & Mason with details of an outlandish chocolate truffle they've developed for the Heinz 150th birthday celebrations. I dug around today to find out more.⠀
This unusual truffle is made using a combination of tomato, haricot beans, white chocolate, and crunchy sourdough breadcrumbs.⠀
It's weird, wacky, and very unusual - so is right up my street. But it's the combination of tomato and white chocolate that makes me uneasy. ⠀
Has anybody tried this one? ⠀
🌞Blissfully sunny here! Sun is streaming through the kitchen windows ✨✨✨Time for a relaxing cup of tea..... must say I'm delighted with F&M strawberry preserve 🍓 shame it's almost gone 😕 YUMMY 😋 Anyway go and enjoy this beautiful day ☀️☀️☀️🏖️ X
드디어 개봉한 포트넘앤메이슨의 '남산블랜드'
남산 블렌드는 서울의 중심에 위치해 상징적인 관광지로도 손꼽히는 남산에서 영감을 받은 홍차 블렌드로, 봄마다 남산을 아름답게 물들이는 장미꽃을 모티브로 삼았다 해요. 🥀
세계 3대 홍차 중 하나인 다즐링을 가미해 가벼우면서도 산뜻한 맛과 진한 꽃향이 조화를 이루는 것이 특징이라고 소개하네요.
친 다즐링파 저는, 섬세한 맛의 다즐링 베이스라 맘에 들었어요. 우린 후 장미 가향은 살짝 스치는 정도랄까요? 장미 가향 보다는 다즐링의 맛에 비중을 둔 듯하네요.
아참~설명데로 5분 우렸더니 좀 쓰네요. 담번엔 더 짧게..ㅎㅎ
한가지 아쉬운건 남산블랜드에, 우리나라 특징이 좀 더 들어갔더라면...하는 생각이~우리 찻잎을 넣었거나, 장미잎, 들꽃 등등~뭔가 한국적인거 말이죠~😉 .
비교 시음을 위해 바로 '로즈포총'을 우려보았는데요, 확실히 진한 로즈향의 매혹적인 장미향이 끌리는 날엔 '로즈포총'으로~ 데일리로 편하게 즐기는 티로는 '남산블랜'드가 질리지 않고 좋을 듯 합니다😉
요런 티들이 많이 사랑받아,
한국을 표현해내는 스페셜티들이
더 자주 출시되면 좋겠네요.🙏 .
Note to American hotels. ... great in every way... but this is NOT a way to make tea. This is a coffee Nespresso machine.. which needs an engineering degree to work but luckily I have my very own engineer.. . However I am half English half Sri Lankan and I need tea...TEA... and these cups are for ants to drink from.. Mugs or big cups are needed. My only USA hotel complaint.
Coffee is the devil's drink. Tea is essential in half hourly intervals. Tea bags needed: selection of green and "builders", preferably the king of teas.. Ceylon Orange Pekoe. Milk needed: dairy free. .. again they had to send this up specially.. sweet ♥️ And Nespresso machines are pointless unless they come delivered with George Clooney... which would be a nice touch. Only then would I consider a coffee. .. ♥️♥️♥️