Monday, January 25, 2010

My Weekend- Cakes, Wedding Rings, Palaces and Presents

St Pauls Cathedral

Swedish Fish - Yum!

Beas of Bloomsbury












I had a lovely weekend. Although I overbooked myself, it was a nice weekend. Overbooked because I was supposed to meet my New Yorker cousin Marky for lunch, but had all ready booked a table at Beas of Bloomsbury for high tea with Raquel (as you can tell we like cake and tea). Marky brought me back Swedish Fish sweets/candy from New York, which we can't get here in England. So, I HAVE to meet him.
Anyway Beas of Bloomsbury is a quaint tea house situated near the beautiful St Pauls Cathedral in London. They bake the most extrodinary cakes, with the most elaborte decorations. Raquel and I ordered the Sweet Tea - A tiered platter of two cupcakes,two miniture meringue topped brownies,two miniture marble cakes, two scones with fresh clotted cream and strawberry jam, one pot of tea. We also had two half baguettes filled with goats cheese and rocket.As you can guess, it was just way too much food.It was defintley a doggy bag situation.
After leaving, we wended our way up to the nearby Hatton Gardens.Hatton Gardens is an area famed for it's expensive jewellery shops. Many a celebrity has had their wedding ring designed by a Hatton Garden jeweller. So of course Raquel and I had to go. We decided to try on wedding rings - perfectly logical - find the rings first, then the husbands. Raquel has decided she would like to get married in a palace. I have decided on a simple wedding with close friends and family but a beautiful dress. We decided to try on rings with huge diamonds.Security looked nervous.
Raquel is going through a pocket watch phase, so we looked for pocket watches too. We found some beautiful antique pocket watches in ornate silver and gold- however £1000 plus for a phase is way too much!
Sunday is ordinarily my day of rest. However, I have been helping a friend to organise their tax returns before the 31st. They rewarded me with a beautifully designed Italian coat. It's so intricate and detailed, that I will have to post pictures. The size was too big though, but they are exchanging it for a smaller one.

Thank you for all your lovely comments and even more awards - thanks Pia, you are lovely. stylish and glamorous!
Miss Neira is doing a fab giveaway here!
Lisa

21 comments:

Melanie's Randomness said...

Omg, I need to go to England. I always get happy when I hear "high tea". I've never been to a high tea. It's something I've always wanted to do. The food sounds delicious!! You can't get Swedish Fish in the Uk?? I had no idea. Aww.

I would love to try on diamond rings, but I would not be able to have my credit card anywhere near me. lol.

Congrats on the awards too!!

Inspiration in Italy said...

Hello! First, wow.....you are making me so hungry with this post, all of the food sounds absolutely amazing! I need to visit there someday, I love tea and cake also! Cake is one of my favourite things EVER. How fun that you were planning your weddings before the husband...nothing wrong with that! :)

Oh, sounds like a beautiful weekend and I definitely want to see that coat. It sounds amazing!
xoxoxo
Rachel

Debbie said...

That first picture of the chocolate cake looks divine!

I tagged you in my latest blog post. :-)

Tuesdai Noelle said...

Your weekend sounds and looks very lovely and delicious :) I really NEED one of those pieces of cakes :) .....

Elizabeth said...

If I lived in England I would have weekends like these too, and I wouldn't have to be jealous of you :)

Michelle said...

Sounds like such a fun (delicious) weekend!

Taylor @ Jimmy Choos and a Baby Too said...

Yum yum yum and gorgeous rings!

Josie said...

Thank you for following! It's my first time to your blog, and I love it! These pictures are lovely -- I'm really into pocket watches right now; I kind of want to carry one with me everywhere.
Hope to hear from you soon :)
xxoo Josie

http://www.winksmilestyle.blogspot.com

My Favourite Things said...

Ooh, high tea is one of my favourite ways to spend a weekend afternoon! Lovely pictures :)

LenkaLovee said...

I got so excited reading this post!!!i am so jealous of your life! i want to move to england and talk about palaces and tea and fancy jewelers!!! ;) as many girls, i've always dreamed of getting married in a palace with a huge fancy wedding, but lately i'm with you, a small intimate wedding with close family and friends and a gorgeous dress!! :) ...but now you've got me craving chocolate cake!! thanks a lot!! ;)
xoxo.
oh thanks for that lovely link on your blog! i am so honored!! :)

Richard @ The Bewildered Brit said...

Mmm, that cake looks wonderful!

Nina said...

High Tea! Sounds fit for a queen! Sooo jealous that you get to do all these exciting trips!

I'm soooo hungry right now ...

Francy said...

I love, love your blog. It's fabulous, and I can't wait to see what you post next. Would you like to exchange links?

pixiedrivein.blogspot.com

Lily Lemontree said...

Sounds like you had a wonderfully busy weekend. Love the images especially the 'sweet' ones, looking at them was the perfect way to start my day.
Have a great week!

Blondie said...

Wow that first cake looks amazing! I'm so jealous that you get to experience all these wonderful things! Thanks so much for your sweet comments on my Sherlock Holmes post honey. I have been very behind and am catching up! Kori xoxo

Iva said...

I love Swedish Fish!!

A Whimsical Girl Named Debbie said...

Hi sweetie! Thank you bunches for your lovely comments! I hope you're having a wonderful Tuesday! And, I must say that cake looks delish!

http://girlwhimsy.blogspot.com

Julie Magers Soulen said...

Those cakes look divine! Now I am hungry. Beautiful wedding rings too. Any prospects yet? ;)

Cheers!
Julie
Julie Magers Soulen Photography
Blog of Note

Kristin said...

I'll take that pear cut stunner and every one of those baked goodies. YUM!

Nina said...

You have to post a pic of you wearing the grey tights underneath black fishnet ones ... I'm sure you rocked it better than I!

Afrika said...

I'm glad you got your Swedish Tea fix because Swedish Tea is A-MA-ZING. Those pictures of the cupcakes and chocolate cake are seriously making me drool right now haha. Yum!