The past few weeks in London have been exceptionally busy and I am not just speaking about Fashion Week. As I mentioned in my January 2020 newsletter I want to attend more events in and around my new city and I have been doing quite well on that goal recently. Here are a few of the things I have recently been up to:
(1) Dinner at Mayfair’s IT Restaurant I was invited for a dinner and the tasting menu let me try so many dishes paired with first a welcome cocktail, Gin smash with lime and basil, and then a crisp and refreshing Northern Italian white wine. Our group had nearly a dozen dishes and my favourites were the Tartare di zucchine, mandorle e basi (Courgette tartare, almond, basil), the Carrè d’agnello con melanzane (the Rack of lamb with aubergine) and the olive oil ice cream is not to be missed! It was a lovely evening at Mayfair hotspot It London and it was clear why the chef has a Michelin Star – I highly recommend a visit and you can check out their website to make a reservation!
(2) Lauren Baker Art Evening A few weeks ago I took the train after work to East London for an event at Lauren Baker’s gallery. The evening was put on by Fiena Member’s Club, a group I have recently joined here in London, and it was great to meet so many other accomplished ladies while sipping on cocktails and touring Lauren’s studio. The artist herself actually toured us around explaining some of her pieces and my favourite was the one I am posing with below called, “Ultimate Frequency”.
(3) Brunch at Aubaine Aubaine is a restaurant that has been on my London to-do list since I moved to England nearly two years ago and I am not sure why I did not dine there earlier. Better late than never though! Mark and I had an absolutely scrumptious brunch at the French hot spot and I did not mean to be difficult but I am glad we switched our reservation to the location in Selfridges – the flowers are amazing. I started with burrata – one of my favourite dishes – and then salmon sashimi salad with avocado, soybeans, and matcha rice crackers topped with a ponzu dressing, scrumptious!
(4) A Night at the Museum A day full of chocolate, roses, and romance is not quite up my boyfriend’s ally but I still wanted to do something fun on February 14th and suggested we spend it at the museum. The Natural History Museum (which was on my bucket list) put on an event where a ticket gained you after hours admission to the museum, a beverage, guided tours, special exhibits and a complimentary ticket to the ever-popular Wildlife Photographer of the Year. We had a great time even though I could not convince my boyfriend to take part in the salsa classes or the photo booth but maybe next time! If you want to read more about the event you can find details here.
(5) Getting Nutty To kick off Valentine’s Day I went to a storefront just off the Shoreditch high street which beloved nut butter company Pip & Nut had turned into their ‘Love Lab’. I was there the night before it opened to the public and had the chance to send a loved one a Valentine, pose with a giant tub of peanut butter, and even make my own customized Sparkles and Shoes crunchy Pip & Nut peanut butter!
What do you think of this recap of London Life Lately?