This weekend saw the reunion with my former colleague, Jen, in her new hometown - London! Not being a big city girl (I always feel like 'Babe Pig in the City'), I usually feel a bit apprehensive. However, not only did I figure out the tube (ok someone too pity and figured it out for me), but we went to lots of inspirational food/design places...
On Friday night we ventured up to Madison restaurant for cocktails overlooking St Pauls Cathedral. This was followed closely by dinner of Chicken Poussin with truffle frites and half a lobster with fries, and for dessert chocolate brownie and eton mess (lots of 'nom noms').
On Saturday we went to Spitalfields market, where I could indulge my new jewellery obsession (especially as everything was such good value) and buy a crocheted elephant for my soon-to-be godson, Barnaby. We had breakfast at Leon, which was delicious and packaged beautifully.
We then took full advantage of the tube and headed over to Borough market which was busy (but for good reason). There were so many amazing 'ready-to-eat' stalls - from paella, to cheese pastries or gourmet burgers. As you ventured in there were whole sections dedicated to wine and olive stalls, colourful fruit and vegetables...and cakes, brownies and cookie stalls (where I purchased a cheesecake brownie - a combination of perfection). The energetic stall holders and the beautiful branding of the market itself - made for an inspirational spot.
We then walked off the cheesecake brownie along Southbank. I loved the busy atmosphere and all the places Jen took me to. The girl did good :-)