I celebrated my 25th birthday while in London. It was the day after the royal baby was born and it was a day i'll never forget. I got to hang out with Dylan, my sister and my sweet niece and nephew all morning. We went to Hyde park, got soaked in a freak rain storm and ended up at Laduree in Harrods. We sipped on tea and picked out a plate of multi-coloured macaroons, and got surprised with a birthday cake and a song from the lovely french staff.
Dylan and I spent the rest of the afternoon shopping on Oxford street and ended the day at Byron with my sister and brother in law. You may remember Byron from this post I did about 2 years ago! Their focus is burgers and beers and they get it so so right. I'm also obsessed with the little design details on everything.
Post-getting-caught-in-the-rain-curls! How cute is my niece?
It's that time of year again when the roof of Hyde Park turns into a feast of culinary and design delights. I've been to food. wine. design every year since it started and it really is a great event. Dylan and I bought some awesome wines from some small wine farms last year and they were all delicious so I can't wait to find some new one's again this year.
// I have 3 sets of double tickets to giveaway to the event //
So leave me a comment and a high-five and i'll pick the winners next week thursday. Cool? : ) cool.
It all goes down next weekend 23 - 25 November at Hyde Park Corner. For more details go visit their website.
Before the weekend is over I thought I should get a post out about the wonders of Food Wine Design so you’re not angry with me for blogging about it on Monday when it’s all over ; ) and if you've missed out!
If you have been to this event before it’s a huge improvement from last year, it’s bigger and there’s far more variety as well as a lot of new things I hadn’t heard of or seen before. The food, wine and design are all in separate tents so you can start in one section and move along naturally.
So let’s start with food. We ate. A lot.
We started at the Dim Sum Vin stand where they have 4 different dim sum platters that are paired with two glasses of wine. We had one each and got to taste a whole lot of bite size combinations. The steamed dim sum (green) was a lot tastier than the cold option (blue), but the colder option had a much nicer wine! It was a Chardonnay from Plasir De Merle, and I do love chardonnay.
We then had a plate of stuffed Zucchini flowers at the Mastrantonio stand paired with wine imported from Italy (delicious flavours!) these were really interesting, something definitely to try out!
We also had a small Kobe Style beef burger (a bit pricy at R50 a burger the size of a Slyder but Dylan educated me that Kobe beef is world renowned as some of the best Beef in the world). Anyway, it was quite delicious and something Ron Swanson would be proud of. It was basically a bun and a patty with nothing else. Find this at the Braeside Butcher stand.
For pudding we had a haagen dazs mint ice-cream and brownie combination, not the most adventurous but it was pretty tasty.
Moving on to design. We perused a lot of stalls but these were my favourites.
above: Pedersen & Lennard
above & below: Anatomy design
above & below: Hunter cycling Jhb
above & below: Dark horse
We bought this dark horse leather strap for a special home project.
above & below: Dear Rae.
Dylan bought me this 'heart of gold' ring which i've been coveting for a long time.
above: Mat blac - very cool men's accessories like ipad covers and wallets.
I highly recommend going to the fair, just remember your credit card ; )
These posters at hyde park have been making me excited for too long now. These are all my favorite things, ok wine is not really high up on the list ; ) but dylan and I are trying to appreciate a good wine from a bad one ; )
Food. Wine.Design is happening next weekend on the rooftop of hyde park shopping centre. R70. go here for more details.
angie just blogged about the skermunkils that are going to be there! exciting exciting!