I sat comfortably squished in next to my college-mate, on the punt, whilst he poured the concoction of liquids necessary to make an aperitif spritz, whilst we ambled along the river, laughing and toasting other punters who came prepared with alcoholic beverages. Seven of us on a St Johns boat, meaning we didn't have to queue. It was a lovely warm day. It was hot. We were happy.
Preview to AW19, “Gold and Garments”. Jewellery is weaved from precious metals, gemstones and precious stories. I was fortunate to attend the Wonderland 2019 preview, an evening of bubbles, sparkles and unravelling stories.
Lavender was a pretty addition which balanced the depth and mushroomi-ness of the drink. The whole experience was dream-like; I enjoyed sipping my tartufo all night. It's a heady drink - gin is one of its ingredients - so if something to eat hadn't already been on the agenda that evening, it was after a few minutes of this.
There's a delicious liberty that comes with accepting the choices you make, come what may. Nothing is ever "black" and "white", most of life is one or other slushy shade of grey. People find comfort in the idea nonetheless.
Lawyers, virtuality reality glasses inventors, a yummy mummy-to-be with her mum, friends; there's room here for anyone that wants something light in an inviting little space; American hospitality in luxe.
You will not burn a hole in your pocket to eat well here and you shan't wait long either. But eat well you shall. That is the Italian way. I've not taken photographs of the venue this time because it's a place to be enjoyed in the flesh, first and foremost.
You might think that an eaterie that makes carbohydrates - specifically bread - the centrepiece, would be an unpopular no-go given the free from, health-conscious trend of late, but this bun connoisseur's was a hive of activity and now I know why.