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Food at the Ideal Home Show

28 May

This post is long overdue (again, apologies!)

In March, my lovely Mummy convinced me to go with her to the Ideal Home show and whilst I believed I would be traipsing around Earl’s Court for hours looking at curtains, dining tables and sofas, I was pleasantly surprised.  Downstairs was full of the afore mentioned, but upstairs, there was a whole section dedicated to food!  I guess the organisers realised how important a role food plays in households today and it was only right to pay homage to good nosh!

Similar to the set up of the Taste events, there were several restaurants with stands encouraging visitors to sample their cuisine.  My favourite was the sweet stand – heaven on earth!  There were hundreds of sweets to try and feast the eyes on!  I could only get through a few though 😦

It was also at the Ideal Home Show that I tried the Cadbury’s Philadelphia mash up for the first time.  The stand was covered by enthiusiastic women singing and dancing and the sample spread was served on mini crostinis.  Bellissimo!  It has become a firm favourite on my monthly shopping list!

The Ideal Home Show comes round once a year, so keep your eyes peeled for the 2013 event…

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4 Sep

Here we are.  After a lot of talk, and even more moaning and nagging, The Brunch Club is born!  Yippee!  This has been something I’ve wanted to do for a very long time and thank God, I’ve finally taken the plunge.

The main and obvious driver behind the club is, you’ve guessed it – FOOD!  Whilst my physique may not betray me (although after Christmas it’s an entirely different story bebe!) I love food.  Experiencing new cuisines, sampling exclusive cocktails and unwinding in weird and wacky decors are my vices.  Whenever I came home on holiday from Madrid, I used to plan my girly catch ups around lunch and dinner dates, coercing friends and family into hours of gist infused, food fests.  From dessert bars to Do-It-Yourself styled eateries, finding new places in the capital to have a natter over food soon became a mini hobby.

When I finally moved back to London, I felt I needed to play catch up.  Everywhere I went, people spoke about restaurants and bars I’d never even heard of, let alone been to.  I was in need of a social jump start and decided to commence my auto-upgrade by playing the “I’ve been there too!” restaurant catch-up game.  The rules: Note the names of the numerous bars and restaurants which casually flung themselves into conversation as if their existence was common knowledge, and lace them into my own social eating plans whenever possible.  I drew on the knowledge of my socialite friends to add to the never ending list of must-visit food spots and in the process discovered some delectable places, which spurred me on even further.  The more I sampled, the more places I wanted to visit.  And the more I tried, the more I needed to explore.  A vicariously dangerous cycle for a glutton like me…

I soon discovered that I really enjoyed eating out socially between the hours of 11am and 2pm.  Random I know!  But it just seemed so convenient.  The lazy mamasita in me didn’t fancy getting up early for breakfast dates and yet the incandescent youth in me made sure I felt guilty if I was still sprawled under my duvet post midday.  The idea of meeting for brunch seemed like the answer – so effortless, so posh, so grown up and so different!  Like euros to pounds sterling, I quickly began converting a lot of my lunches and dinners to brunch dates and even allowed a gentleman or two to break the wining and dining tradition, instead sampling different late morning/early afternoon menus.

Several months and blueberry pancakes later, The Brunch Club was launched, with the motto For Ladies Wot Brunch, word play on the original English saying For Ladies Wot Lunch.  Though it’s a little stretch from the truth, the comedy factor alone made it stick :-p

The Vision – A forum in which fabulous young ladies can get together, sip bad-ass Kir Royales, sample different menus, have a laugh and generally unwind.  It’s as simple as that!  And along with some gorgeous girlfriends (who, up until The Brunch Club was launched, had heard a lot of postponed promises, bless em!) we plan to do just that!

The posts to follow will document our experiences – where we went, what we got up to and most importantly, what the food was like.  It promises to be a deliciously decadent experience…

For ladies Wot LBrunch

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