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PLAYING WITH BAMBI | RICHMOND PARK

January 25, 2015
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Breaking up the palm tree snaps with cosy Oaks in Richmond park.
Bambi fun followed by fire pits, fur strewn beds and wine and cake at Brew.Chellooo Sunday.

Mr A’s boots are from here .

 

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SUNDAY DINS

March 3, 2014
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Cheesy Fingers: smoked comte cheese, toast, jalapeños, pale ale, and beef dripping w/ sweet chilli chip.
Beef Leaves – Herefordshire beef, baby gem, chilli, ginger, coriander, cashew, spring onions and horseradish. 
Roast sirloin of Herefordshire beef, yorkshires, truffled roasties, greens, roast parsnips and gravy.
Mouse, Hazelnuts, Cake, Milkshake, Raspberry mint and biscuit. 

There’s genuinely no better way to spend a Sunday in London than heading over to The Dead Dolls House in Hoxton, to get fat and drunk with the boys from Checkon.
It’s £25 for four, bloody delicious courses with a smeeeeeashing atmosphere. Although, be warned, making friends with your table neighbours gets dangerous; tequila shots roll and sing-songs get freak-y…
The staff are always up for a proper good laugh and the food is worth ten times the price. 
I’d go EVERY week if I could.
Choose your meat and book! Rumour has it, they have a few tickets left!
Ello round 2…
CLUCK – 23rd March & 6th April
OINK – 13th April

P.S. Trade in your skinny jeans and rip off ya girdles, you’re gonna need stretch and lots of it. Enjoy piggies!

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SWEET SAVOY

January 29, 2014
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There I was, prancing around in my little frock, mentally rapping to Fergalicious’, ‘Glamorous’, giving it a bit of a hair toss and a slinky hip which FYI, didn’t work out. Not cute…

After
refraining from hop-scotching across the famous chess board floor in
my 5 inch heels, I finally made it in to Gordon Ramsay’s Savoy
Grill
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SALT BAKED BEETROOT TART W/ GOAT’S CHEESE CURD & CAPER BERRIES
TURKEY STUFFED W/ PANCETTA & HERBS
VANILLA CREME BRULEE W/ SHORTBREAD BISCUITS
STICKY TOFFEE PUD W/ MASCARPONE ICE CREAM
What can I say, the wine was grrrreat. 

The food was (seriously) amazing too, made even more enjoyable with the fabulous, old school 1920’s surroundings. Oh the glamour and charm, with the rich mahogany wood and opulent chandeliers. 
I really didn’t deserve to be there…
We had ourselves a lovely little time, thanks Savoy babes, your hospitality was divine.
Treat your loved ones to a gift experience like I did for Mr A, you can’t go wrong! Check the options out, here
…oh the flossy, flossy.
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CARAVAN EC1

January 8, 2014
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AND on Sunday’s, we feast. And get drunk. 

Gorgonzola dolcelatte, walnut pesto, la saba.    
Urfa pepper quinoa, squash, tenderstem broccoli and herbed feta .
Affogato; vanilla ice cream with Caravan market espresso.    
Chocolate cheesecake, salted almonds & almond ice cream.
…if the fact that I had to unbutton my jeans after eating two main courses helps you with your decision to visit Caravan, I’m willing to publicise that.

My favourite place for a Sunday sesh.
STRONG WORDS.
Mean it!

EC1R 4QD
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CHECKON PRESENTS

December 5, 2013
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It was quite literally a case of, straight to the bar, tequila, lemon, salt. 

Bread with olive Butter
Confit duck leg with green peppercorns, red wine and slow cooked duck egg
Lynbroke Grove smokes salmon, bagel, lemon, cream cheese, vodka, celery
Goosnargh chicken, macaroni, truffle, greens
Glenarm beef cheek, heritage carrot, pancetta, shallot, parsley, red wine
Cornflakes, honeycomb, raspberries, chocolate
Vanilla cream, mango, short bread
Gals were on a rampage and we wanted chicken with Checkon, and fast.
After circling Hoxton Square 2-3 times, we eventually came across the discreet door leading to the members only, Dead Dolls House, which sadly isn’t a S&M, Voodoo club hosted by Manson himself…
No, luckily for us we were greeted by a very dapper gent with an outstanding fro, who lead us straight through The Parlour, past the kitchen and onto the back bar which was dimly lit with smokin’ cocktails.
After an hour of schmoozing and talking about how the paper straws weren’t dissolving (we’re wild), a glass chinked and amongst the stampede, you could hear ‘Dinner is served’…
We hoisted ourselves up the rickety ladder and up to dining room to be greeted with long, candle lit banquet tables which were set against the eire, trompe l’oeil walls and suspended bulbs.
We slowly made our way through the 7 courses (and 700 bottles of wine, I don’t exaggerate), (maybe I do), which, for a fat food fanatic, was easy as pie and so bloody enjoyable. My ultimates were the green olive butter and the beef bourguignon which literally fell apart in my mouth. 

As my little brother says, I could have died and gone to Devon.

As hard as it was to be served by Hix’s protégé and a Burberry model, I soon relaxed…
Also, 7 courses for £35, OH HI-YER! 
Awesome night, cannot wait for the next one. 
Sign up to hear about what Checkon Presents have planned for us next, here & follow them here.
Also, try and visit Dead Dolls House, here, ’twas awesome. 
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YOUR MAN CHRISTIAN IS A CAKE BOY

November 17, 2013
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Favourite cake babes, Bea’s of Bloomsbury,recently held another one of their popular Movie Nights under Arch 76, Maltby Street Market (nr. London bridge.) So, me and the girls went along for some full blown American lovin’.

They only went and played the ultimate hair tossing, wardrobe envying,  pout-manic, 90’s favourite…Clueless!
Cher, Dionne and whole lotta power of persuasion.
Bea’s served up State favourites for the occasion: Crispy Mac & Cheese, Chilli Cheese Dawgs, Blondies, Cupcakes, Duffins and even Deep Fried Brownie. Eat clean yeah. 
We sunk into the, let’s say, petite camping chairs, balancing our laps full of food whilst meticulously juggling our glass of vino ready for the film to start rolling.
You can chill, chow, guzzle and make as much noise as you want whilst you kick back and watch your favourite movie. Kind of like chilling at your grandmas house, should she live in a warehouse, that is…  

Usually, confession time, I do tend to plan deaths when I spot the rustle crew at the cinema – when will people learn to open the bloody treat bag before the start of the movie, leaving enough hand room for easy grazing access, which doesn’t require you to touch the sides of the bag and create RUSTLENESS. Woosah.

Anyway, the sociable, boozy atmosphere was calm and snug, the tubes running overhead made you feel safe and hidden and the carb haven sends you into a smug little comer.

Oh whatever, we have at least 8 months until we have to even say the word.
BIKINI.
Said it. Still don’t care. 
Nostalgic fun! Get involved:
Pulp Fiction – 26th Nov
Home Alone – 3rd Dec
It’s a Wonderful World – 10th Dec
Elf – 17th Dec
Did I mention, it’s only a fiver?
“Your man Christian is a cake boy!” – Cher Horowitz
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AINT IT LOVELY

November 4, 2013
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Mr A amongst the petals, what a beautiful sight!

A perfect Sunday spent at Columbia Road Flower Market amongst the exotic flowers, bright blue skies and my Mr A.
Spirits always appear high and smiley here thanks to the comedic sellers from Essex and of course the beautiful surroundings. There’s tons of cute independent cafés and you’re right by Brick Lane and Spitalfields for further munch and sip. It’s a cheap day out and there are insane bargains to be had.
 You definitely feel as though you’ve escaped the city; until you wrestle your way home on the tube only to be left with a twig…
Grab your mug of mulled wine hot chocolate and enjoy an aimless wander. We don’t do that enough.
This post is dedicated to a very special woman who was and is the ray of sunshine that will forever keep us warm.
– Walter Hagen