Ebony’s Wedding… The ACTUAL WEDDING!

14 Sep

The big day finally arrived and we travelled to Lagos, Nigeria to celebrate with Ms Ebony – now known as Mrs AJ!!!

It was a joyous 2 day event, with the traditional wedding taking place on the Friday and the white wedding on the Saturday.

Tears were shed, dance floors were baptised, champagne was guzzled and small chops were… chopped!  I speak for all the Ladies Wot Brunch when I say we had an amaaaaazing time.  From the run up to the wedding, the pre-wedding gist, the bridal shower (yes!  We won the toilet roll wedding dress challenge!) to supporting our beautiful bride in Las Gidi, it has been an awesome experience.

Read about Ebony’s honey moon here

Next Stop: Ebony’s Baby!  Tee hee hee!

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For Ladies Wot Pole: Pole Dancing Special!

12 Sep

I’m catching up with posts… Nearly there… Yippeee!

Here at the Ladies Wot Brunch, we like to keep things funky and fresh.  Given the wide range of skills, experience and appetites for good times that we have across the group, we are always looking for the next big and bashy activity to partake in.  The recent creation of my right hand women aka VVRs (Vivacious Venue Researchers) has got us thinking about our Brunch Club meetings in a new and exciting way and July’s catch up was the first manifestation of this.

Our beautiful Tobi was responsible for surprising us and making us shriek by proposing… a pole dancing class!  Followed by a nice civilised dinner for those of us not quite feeling bumping and grinding a metal pole(!)

Booking

Dealing with People Pole, the dance studio was a pretty straightforward process and the price of the class is calculated based on the number of attendees.  It’s a basic economy of scale: the more attendees there are, the cheaper the class!  So my advice is get rid of your shyness and get involved!  Tobi also placed the dinner reservation at Lena, a cute Italian restaurant in Shoreditch.  Overall, booking and dealings with the restaurant were fine: number of diners was confirmed, deposit was placed and reservation was set!

Gist!

Well, given the fact that we had 18 sexxxy ladies stretching, lunging, sliding and grinding, it was pretty difficult trying to concentrate on anything other than their bootiful bodies!  The pole dancing session brought out the inner freaks, sexy sirens and bad ass dancers in the Ladies.

Do it like a pro...  Of course it’s one thing to pole dance for fun and given the fact that it’s a great way to keep fit, many of us saw it as a new and exciting way to exercise.  But what if you decide to take it up a notch and use the sexy skills outside the dance studio…?  I believe I’m fairly creative and like to think outside the box and so I plan to treat my husband (to be) to pole, lap, burlesque and other dance sessions in order to keep things funky and fresh.  I shared these thoughts with the girls in between my practice routines *ahem*.  Some slapped me with enthusiastic and encouraging high 5s, some laughed at me.  Some cowered and cringed and some were indifferent.  What is it about women dancing in a sexually charged manner that appeals to certain people and disgusts others?  Are you a woman who has ever done any of the afore mentioned?  Are you a man who would love your wifey to pull out pole dancing tricks for you?  Do you abhor and detest any kind of sexy dancing?  Share your thoughts, ‘coz the jury is still out!

Acrobatics!  Hmmm…  All I can say is that Tobi is a flexible lil mama!  The young lady showed us some tricks that I daren’t expose to the public.  What I can say is that your hubby-to-be will be one LUCKY fella!

Surprise Surprise!  I appreciate all my Ladies and was especially impressed at their gusto and let’s give it a try attitude.  What I was NOT expecting is for so many of them to be SO GOOD!  From our babette who LITERALLY single handedly hung onto the pole with one leg in the air, to the beautifully choreographed and free style gyrations, the Ladies Wot Brunch definitely aren’t a shy bunch.  They are ridiculously talented, refreshingly confident and extremely blessed with curves, rhythm and oodles of feminine prowess.  Caliente!!!

Food

After a vigorous work out, we hopped into the convoy of cars and made our way to Lena.  The menu was simple but offered very tasty, wholesome food.  We were able to work with the restaurant and choose the items on our set menu, ensuring we had a good variety and as we guessed, the fritto di calamari and chili marmalade starter and speck wrapped chicken breast, zucchini, lemon & chili butter main were the most popular.  Good simple food.  Nothing more, nothing less.  I was also told that the Seafood Spaghetti Nero with Devonshire clams, squid and mussels as well as the pan fried salmon were also very tasty.

The portions were generous and fed everyone who at that point had built up a giant appetite!  And the staff were also very attentive to detail, amending orders for those of us who wanted our food hot and spicy (not mentioning any names…)

Some of the Ladies also ordered extras such as roasted new potatoes and pasta carbonara (which wasn’t on the menu) to complement the food.  It’s definitely somewhere worth visiting if you’re in the area and want something to eat in a chilled, mellow but positively charged venue.

Service

The service as mentioned was very detailed and the waiters and owner did all they could to accommodate us.  In fact, they were so accommodating that they even brought individual bills for each Lady as they respectively left the restaurant!  Happy customers!  Although my advice would be to settle the bill once and for all to ensure that everything is covered.  That aside, there were no complaints about the service rendered, especially when it was rendered with such pretty smiles 🙂

Overall

There wasn’t a bad word to say about July’s Bruch Club meeting, and what would have been an ordinary Sunday turned into a fantastic, flexible, freaky, food-filled fest!  It also doubled up as Tobi and my pre-birthday celebration (we share the same birthday which was the following day – fabulousity squared – July Babies Rock!) which meant we had to get crunk in the studio and eat like Queens in the restaurant.  I loved the fact that so many of us were open to try something so radically new and different to our normal brunching extravaganzas.  A huge thank you goes to Tobi for thinking, organising, executing and of course participating in the pole dancing class shenanigans!  It was an awesome experience and I speak for many members of the group when I say that we ghast do it again.  To the pole we gooooo!

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Happy Birthday to US!!!

3 Sep

Yes!  Today For Ladies Wot Brunch – The Brunch Club is a year old!

Many thanks to all our readers, twitter followers and of course a special thanks goes to the Ladies Wot Brunch themselves, who have brought such joy, happiness, gist and fabulous fashion to my life!  Tee hee hee!

I love you all!  Many more blessed years to come!  Hoorah!

Check out some of our highlights over the last year –

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For Ladies Wot Brunch… At The Giant Robot

2 Sep

** Post 2 of my catch up series… Enjoy!**

June was a double whammy for the Ladies Wot Brunch, and following our trip to Madrid, we decided to end the month with one last catch up.  Saturday 30th was the date for our trip to Giant Robot, a quirky American Diner located in Clerkenwell.  There was plenty to catch up on and we love any excuse to get together really…!

Booking

Over the past 10 months, I had been responsible for finding and booking our Brunch/lunch/dinner venues.  It’s a lengthy process and so the creation of team of Vivacious Venue Researchers (VVRs) was a welcomed break!  Each month, one of our precious Ladies Wot Brunches will be responsible for organising the month’s event.  Rebecca “Bexabelle” kick started proceedings and chose an excellent spot in EC1.

Gist!

As we had a special guest in the form of Mr Pedro (one of our Lady Wot Brunch’s other half) join us, our conversation was not as explicit as usual!  But a few Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus discussions took place.  And so we tested several theories with our gentleman guest –

“Should women offer to pay on a date?”  Yes.

“Is it ok to assume the man foots the taxi bill?”  Uhmmm…

“How much should we expect of our prospective partner?”  A few expecations are required, but go with the flow and let it develop organically

“Is the 3 strikes rule acceptable?”  Depends on what the 3 strikes are!  But yes!

Needless to say that the conversation offered up a variety of responses.  If you’ve followed the Gist! section in previous blogs, let us know your responses on the above questions!  Knowledge is power and sharing is caring!

Food

Although the menu spanned across one single side of A4, it offered a respectable amount of variety.  Givent he sunshine, appetite for life and the fact that 90% of us made a mad dash to the restaurant to avoid being late, we were all hungry!  Brooklyn Brunch was the order of the day, with a veggie brunch and poached eggs also in the mix.  Each meal was wholesome, flavoursome and hit the spot niiiicely!

We all went goo goo gaga over the desserts and the selection, again although limited, was more than satisfactory.  If you have a sweet tooth, then you’ll love the cookie cake.  If you’re a pancake fiend, then you have to try the Robot’s take on the sweet griddled batter.   And well if you like cake, then tantalise the torta!  Easy peasy! 

Overall

The trip to Giant Robot was our last sneaky opportunity to catch up and break bread together.  A short and sweet catch up in Clerkenwell is what every girl needs at the end of the month!  Special thanks for Bexabelle for organising xxx

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For Ladies Wot Brunch… In Madrid!

24 Jul

** Firstly, I must apologise for taking so long to do this post.  It’s part of a series of late posts: I hope you enjoy them! **

Saturday 23rd June was the glorious day we flew out of Blighty in search of some sun, sangria and super fun times!  Bright eyed and bushy tailed, we arrived at Gatwick airport, checked in and shopped (of course!) before boarding the plane for the journey, which in itself was 2 hours of catch up and concentrated gist on tap!

Once we arrived in Madrid, we hit the ground running.  We dropped our bags in our rooms at Room Mate Oscar, the plush 4* hotel/roof top terrace located in the trendy Chueca district, before hitting the town sightseeing, shopping, and basking in the baking  sun!

Thanks to our dedicated Vacation Specialist Team (VST), the weekend’s itinerary provided lots exciting opportunities to enjoy the best of Madrid.  We had lots to do and lots of fun doing it!  From visiting exclusive boutiques and madrileño monuments, to sampling the best of Madrid’s brunch menus and nightlife, we were never bored.  It also helped that we had a home body tour guide to lead the way *cough cough* tee hee hee

Food

Comida formed a big part of our trip and I was eager to take the ladies to some of my favourite restauants and secret food haven’s which I grew to love during the years I spent living in Madrid.

We settled for our share of  traditional spanish tapas in Plaza de Sol, feasting on paella, calamares, tortilla espanola (spanish omlette), huevos estrellados (broken eggs over fried potatoes and chorizo sausage), patatas bravas (potatoes with spicy tomato and garlic mayonnaise sauces) and so on, washing it all down with canas (spanish shandy), tintos de verano (red wine and lemonade) and of course sangria!  Delicioso!

There were of course a few restaurants which deserve a shout out –

Bazaar

This is my favourite training restaurant in the whole of Madrid.  Located in Chueca, it was a stone throw away from our hotel and did not disappoint (it never does).  The menu is simple with a twist and dishes such as lasagne and curry are given their own Bazaar bizarre stamp.  As it samples the best of trainee chefs’ handiwork, prices are not offensive at all and the staff are happy to cater meals to individual tastes, so my advice is try everything!

Lay Down

The lay down dining concept is very popular and you can find similar restaurants across global capital cities.  To be honest, apart from the cheesecake, which was pretty awesome, the food wasn’t anything to write home about(!) and if you were after fine dining, Lay Down Madrid wouldn’t necessarily be your first port of call.  However, if you’re after a venue where you can eat and boogie at the same time: this is your spot!  The live cabaret shows (all performed by an English in-house artiste) pulled out all the classic tunes and got everyone on their feet.  From raucous hen parties, to camp celebrities, Lay Down is a venue of mixed bag fun and frolics.  Party on dowwwn!

Café Oliver

Wow!  It is hands down the best brunching venue in Madrid.  Located in the quiet winding streets of Recoletos, the restaurant offers a family focused afternoon eating experience.  For 25€, you are fed like royalty!  Our starters of baked breads and condiments, eggs however you liked them and pro-biotic yoghurts were washed down with freshly squuezed watermelon and orange juice.  The hearty burgers went down a treat, although you definitely need to be explicit on how you want your meat cooked as the preference always leans to rare… Pancakes, fruits and complimentary mimosas rounded off our wonderful meal and we left like stuffed bunnies.  The service was impeccable and the bill which arrived in a cute, quirky sardine tin rounded off what was a great continental brunching date.  If you’re in the area, you must try it!

Diurno

This cafe-cum-takeaway-video & DVD joint represents the progressive flair of the Spanish capital.  Serving light meals, freshly baked goods and fresh juices/smoothies/shakes and cocktails you are guaranteed something sumptuous to tide you over until your next main meal.  We frequented Diurno for quick afternoon snacks and rich, alternative breakfasts.  Our final trip to Diurno earned us bonus cool take away bags, which held absolutely everything!  The food is on point, the bag is an added extra!  Don’t be shy make sure you ask for one when you go!

Highlights

Gaaaash!  How do I whittle these down?  Well the simple answer is I don’t! :p  A weekend full of beautiful ladies, sunshine and good vibes was bound to yield a plethora of great memories…

Celebrity hunnis – Madrid is not often hit with a group of foreign fabulous females on holiday(!) and so we were oooobviously mistaken for international celebrities on several occassions.  Of course, we used this to our advantage!  Several photgraphs and free drinks later, I think we started to believe the hype ourselves!

Stunting in the clurrrrb – Following our acquired celebrity stautus, it was only a matter of time before we accumulated a trail of admirers.  Our night out in RnB Club La Comedia had the ladies in fits of laughter.  From the chap who insisted on helping out our lovely Feyi who needed some shades to protect her eyes from the relentless strobe lighting, to the guy who wasn’t taking no for an answer from Miss Buky, the stunting performed that night was on another level!

England take a bow – Debo “Debs”, our resident football fanatic persuaded us to get involved in Euro2012 fever and we were lucky enough to have the big screen sectioned off in the hotel bar on the night England lost woefully to Italy.  Whilst the outcome of the match was not favourable, the banter with the waiters and Italian hotties present as well as the complimentary spring rolls were.  If this is what you get when England loose, I can’t wait to discover the associated benefits of winning!  Come one En-gerrrr-land!

Similar to the several hundred emails, polls, calls, BBMs and meetings required for the trip to Paris, we spent an ample amount of time and energy planning the Madrid City break.  And it was worth it!  The sunshine didn’t let us down and the never waivering attitudes of the Ladies ensured that our very first Brunch Club overnight trip was an excellent experience.  It was a blast!

Stay tuned for the next Brunch Club trip with a twist…

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Rukorah Special… At Roka

16 Jul

You may have heard about my lovely Ruki, one of my oldest friends (I’ve known her since I was born!), who also doubles up as my girl crush – she is THAT faaabulous!

As a cultured lady about town, Ruks is always on point with the restaurant recommendations and is one of my main restaurant go-to-gals.  Despite our disgustingly incompatible diaries, we always make time to catch up and have a girly laugh and decided to make it a monthly Must Do!  I’ve coined our catch ups the Rukorah (Ruki+ Deborah) Special!

A few months back, I blogged about our impromptu trip to Byron and our next catch up had to be documented.

Ruks took me to Roka, a Japanese restaurant on Charlotte Street, London.  The spot is uber cool, and I wouldn’t expect anything  less from my Ruki.

On arriving at the venue, it was clear we would be in for a good night.  The vibe in Shochu, the bar upstairs was crazy, sexy, cool and the dimmed lighting and animated din of savvy conversation in the restaurant downstairs set the mood.  To add the final cherry on top, as we waited for our meal to arrive, we spotted Emma and Matt Willis dining across the way, looking lovingly into each other’s beautiful faces.  Awww!

We went for the Tasting Menu to ensure we sampled everything and it was a real treat.  I liked some things more than others, but overall, it increased my appreciation for Japanese food and in particular, sushi (before, I wasn’t a huge fan!)

Food aside, as always, the evening was full of laughter, gist and cocktails.  I cannot wait for the next Rukorah Special with my Ruki Mama!

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For Ladies Wot Brunch… In Madrid! Video snippet

15 Jul

The Brunch Club recently ventured to the Spanish capital and we had a fantastic time!

Here’s a video snippet of the post to come…

My Public Love Affair avec L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon!

10 Jul

So a friend and I went to L’Atelier de Joel Robuchon on a whim a coupla weeks ago.  We needed somewhere to eat near Holborn and it was the first suggestion.  Thank God we heeded this piece of fabulous advice!

Everything was on point – from the 3 layer fois gras, port reduction and parmesan foam amuse bouche (amaaazing!) to my mini fois gras and beef Robuchon burgers (deeelicious)  I lapped up every single thing that was presented to me like a french piglette!

I must apologise to my dinner date who was not amused by the random noises I made whilst lapping EVERYTHING up; it came from a place beyond normal dinner etiquette…  The food is seriously out of this world!

Apart from the world renowned purée potatoes which had me squealing like a giddy little girl, my favourite dish of the evening was dessert – Chocolat Tendance – Creamy Manjari chocolate, bitter chocolate sorbet and Oreo cookie crumb.  I don’t think there are any non-orgasmic-related adjectives to describe the culinary delight.  So I’ll just say it.  It was orgasmic!

Without sounding like the star-crossed Joël Robuchon-obsessed diner that I quite obviously am(!), I would strongly recommend the restaurant!  From the amazing food we ordered, to the plethora of in-between-surprises such as the pre-dessert raspberry coulis, pancotta and butter crumble cup and post-dessert petit fours, the evening was a foodie’s dream. I can’t comment on the price as I was lucky enough to be treated, but whatever it costs, it would have been well worth it.  2 Michelin Stars baby!  I’ll definitely be returning…

Délicieux!

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For Ladies Wot Dine… At Rhodes W1

19 Jun

May 25 2012 saw the Ladies Wot Brunch switch it up for the second time, and on this evening, we became Ladies Wot Dine.  The venue chosen was W1, Gary Rhodes’ Marble Arch Brasserie located in the trendy Cumberland Hotel.  After our encounter with him at the Taste of Christmas event in December last year, I thought it would be great to pay the restaurant a visit and see just what Mr. Rhodes had up his sleeve…

Booking

Making a reservation was a bit of a kerfuffle (oh dear!)  As their online reservation system takes bookings for up to 6 people, I reverted to what I knew best and I called up.  However, after several attempts and several minutes waiting for someone to pick up, I employed plan C: email.   Hoorah!  They responded and after a brief email trail to confirm time, party and prices, the reservation was complete.

Gist!

It had been a while since we’d had a dinner date, and so the catch up conversation was fun and varied.  Amongst the group were brides and bridesmaids to be so the wedding and dating topics were popular.  Here’s a snippet of what we gossiped about –

Let’s get hitched…  Oh wait!  I’m already married!  Sadly, this story is not as surprising or uncommon as it used to be and amongst the group there were several stories of friends and acquaintances who had met the guy of their dreams, courted, accepted proposals only to discover the so called Prince Charmings were either already married or about to become betrothed.  A particularly nasty story about a beautiful young woman who met the man of her dreams, was whisked on luxurious holidays and finally got the big fat ring was shared.  We ooh’d and ahh’d until we heard the climax – the young woman whilst preparing for her own wedding, received a wedding invitation to her said fiance’s other wedding!  She never heard from him again.  It’s a strange situation: if it seems too good to be true, does it become a nightmare?  Or as women, can we afford to believe and trust in men who propose just like that?  As a traditionalist and a woman of faith, I think it’s still safe to believe in love and the sanctity of marriage.  And if in doubt, get on your knees and pray!  Bind such devilish, lying monsters out of sight!

Three strikes and you’re out!  OK ladies, how many of you have a 3 strikes and you’re out policy with guys?  I didn’t before but I do now!    I shared a funny story from my archive: I met up with someone, who on paper seemed like the business – fit, cute and well dressed, and he took me out for some sumptuous cocktails and delicious dinner.  As the evening and conversation developed I soon became aware of the three strikes which would eventually render him out of the game! 1) Lack of ambition.  This may not be a big deal for some, but it’s mighty important to me and all the women I know.  A man who is constantly finding excuses to be distinctly average is sooooo underwhelming!  Urrrgh!  2) A certified alcoholic.  Can I just say, as a lady I never get drunk: only wavy(!)  Anyhoo, as we swapped war stories, for every PG rated experience I had, the guy had an XXX rated story to compete!  Bearing in mind that the guy was not a spring chicken, an old drunkard is just disgusting for goodness sake.  Urrrrgh!  3) Mama’s boy.  Need I say more?  *pulls hair out* Urrrgh!

We debated over which was the worst strike to try and get over: some said they could deal with a Mama’s boy (although my personal opinion is that of you accept his Mama’s boy status, you are therefore consenting to a life either in the kitchen in front of the stove or in the bedroom on your back!), whilst others said that perhaps he just needed a steer in the right direction.  Either way, when you’re out, you’re out.  NEXT!

Rastafari sex slap!   How far this is true, I don’t know (please enlighten me if you know more) but we were told about the alleged Rastafari belief that sex is a strict act for the purpose of pro-creation (OK, correct) so much so, that women are not supposed to express their enjoyment (whaaaattt?!)  Apparently, if a Rasta’s woman makes the mistake of moaning or groaning during the act, she’ll receive a resounding slap to reward her audible efforts.  Yikes!  If this is true, this is sooooo strange!  And if it’s not, well it’s still a funny fib!  Hehehe!

Food

I’ll keep this brief because for the very first time EVER, I don’t have anything very nice to say!  Overall the food was really average (with the pointer violently tilting towards sub-par).  I was really disappointed as I expected so much more from the charismatic chef’s kitchen.  My lamb thingy was just yuk – tasteless and chewy.  The papardelle and pork cheeks smelled really bad and the fish of the day was so bland it was not funny.  On the other hand, all starters – salmon, scallops and squid – were ok but nothing to right home about, and I was also informed that the pan fried salmon and chorizo sausage risotto were tasty, although the chef was given specific instructions to make it extra spicy which ultimately influenced the taste.  The ice cream trio was nice, but then again, it’s just ice cream.  Meeeh!  The overall winner for me was the Pimms cocktail, however I don’t know if the credit can be attributed to the restaurant or actually the hotel’s bar staff.

Service

Again, nothing much to say here apart from POOR!  I was shocked and outraged at how bad the service was.  During dinner, we received minimal attention and the staff only came over when asked to.  The food was not nice, and some of the Ladies had to send their meals back to the kitchen and settle for fat fried chips.  When the bill arrived, with a hefty £60 servce charge and the “service charge is optional” note at the bottom, I requested a new receipt without it.  The waitress, Laurie’s response was short and rude – “it is not optional,” she snapped “as we have dedicated many members of staff to your large party.”  Except, they had not.  So why was she talking crap?  She proceeded to quite openly report us to her manager, all the while pointing her finger and pursing her lips in disgust at our table.  On further inspection of the receipt, I noticed we had also been charged for the food sent back to the kitchen, and again I requested some assistance.  This time from the manager.  He wasn’t much help, and quipped “the chef says the food was alright so we cannot remove the charge”.  What a numbskull!  Of course the chef would say the food was good, but who cares what he thinks?!  He is not a paying customer.  We are!  And it was not to our taste.  We reverted to the point about the staff not attending to our party during the meal, which if they had done, they would have realised how unsatisfactory we found our meals.  Eventually, we managed to negotiate the service charge being waved, but it meant that some of the Ladies around the table ended up paying in excess of £40 for chips, a few drinks and rudeness.  Can I just add that Laurie made sure she snatched our cards to stuff into her card machine, and once complete, threw them back at us.  Seriously.  She is the epitome of everything that is wrong about the service and hospitality industry and writing this is making my blood boil all over again.  Grrrr!

Overall

Hey hey!  You’ve guessed it!  I will NOT be encouraging anyone to return to W1 – Brasserie or restaurant.  The food could have been so much better, but it’s the service which completely destroyed what would otherwise have been an ok meal.  Luckily for us, we had lots of cocktails and conversation which ensured the evening was not a complete wash out.  Gary Rhodes, if you are reading this, can I make one itty bitty request please?  Don’t worry about offering us a free meal, or even a discount for another day.  Can you please just get rid of Laurie?  She is really going to give your restaurant a bad rep!  The end.

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Chin Chin Labs… Unadulterated Fun in the Sun!

12 Jun

A few weeks ago, you would have been right to assume that summer had arrived in the British Capital.  London was awash with sunshine, smiles and stunner shades and we loved it!  But alas, the sun has since disappeared 😦 however, the memories live on!

While the sun shone, and the weather was sweet I discovered Chin Chin Labs, an ice cream parlour which creates weird and wacky frozen flavours using liquid nitrogen!  The parlour located in the eccentric Camden Lock, North London welcomed us after a spot of shopping and did not disappoint on the refreshment front.  The ice cream making process looked like a science experiment and I can’t lie: co-founder Ahrash Akbari-Kalhur resembled a nutty professor!  The lab was alive with the sound of humming machines and the smell of pop flavours!

My fellow Brunch Clubber Bami and I played it safe and went for raw vanilla pod ice cream but we jazzed it up with the toppings – Bami with chocolate sauce and hazlenut sprinkles and myself with raspberry coulis and candy poppers!

My sister was a bit more adventurous and went for the flavour of the month – mango upside down cake, topped with salted caramel sauce and honeycomb.  Divine!!!

We ate our fast-frozen creations in the seating area outside, listening to old skool jams being played by the dj-cum-market stall owner, and mused on the popular Gilgamesh and Shaka Zulu restaurants which are located directly opposite the parlour, all whilst basking in the unadulterated sun.

Sigh!  The sunshine memory lives on, although the ice cream taste probably needs refreshing so you can find me at Chin Chin Labs: it’s going down!

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