treats

Coffee and food

The best gingerbread loaf you will ever have

Before I came to the UK the one thing I wanted Mum to teach me to make was her gingerbread loaf. It is the stuff of dreams, not just because of the sweet ginger flavour but also because it lasts for up to a week without going weird AND it can be frozen. This gingerbread […]

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Coffee and food

My favourite London afternoon tea

I shudder to think how much I have spent on afternoon tea in the last three years. It’s always been a bit of an escape for me. When I couldn’t afford to travel, an afternoon tea was that hint of luxury that I needed to refresh my faith in London. I mean afternoon tea is […]

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Travel

How far would you go for éclairs?

Oh I love a good éclair. I mean what other treat would you design an entire day around? Last time I was in Paris I happened upon L’Eclair de génie the most banging éclair shop ever. The éclairs are small compared to what you get in England and seem expensive too (€5 per), but holy hell […]

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Coffee and food

Intercontinental Westminster afternoon tea

A few days before Christmas I was feeling a bit grinchy. I had tried and failed to get into Winter Wonderland (a 45 minute line just to get in!), Amazon didn’t deliver my Christmas presents in time and I hadn’t been arsed to put the Christmas tree up. To help overcome my internal grinch Emma from […]

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Travel

My 16th birthday cake (also where to find amazing bakeries in Paris)

Depending on where you stay in Paris it can be quite hard to find a good patisserie, particularly if you are hanging out near the tourist attractions. So my gift to you is a street of treats, Rue de Martyrs. It is a few minutes away from the flat white I mentioned earlier, and walking […]

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Travel

The best and most beautiful éclairs in Paris

Lets start this Paris adventure as we mean to continue, with art and food which in the case of L’eclair de Genie are actually the same thing. Tucked away on a side street just above Saint Paul metro, the éclairs in this shop are the stuff of movies. They are brightly coloured shiny little gems, each […]

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