I’m back with my third instalment on my fave restaurants in London. I’m sorry I’ve fallen off the bandwagon since my last post in May. I’m crap I have no excuses other than I’ve been flying solo a week on and week off since then, then we had a family holiday (blog coming soon!), Little Lex’s birthday and now I’m back with you. Eek!
So as I’ve harped on before, Paris has our heart but London is our life. It’s where we met, had our first date, bought our first home, and more. In the past 8 years we’ve been to a fair amount of French restaurants, all of my Parisian husband’s choosing, and I thought I’d make a series of our top 10.
Scrolling through Instagram recently I came across two posts featuring beautiful fireplaces. What struck me was how different they are and how fireplaces are actually really versatile features in the home.
Some people have a surround, some don’t. Some people have brick, some marble. Some people like the feature and some people block it in (god forbid!).
It has always been a dream to travel to Amsterdam in the spring. Infact, it’s been a dream to visit Amsterdam full stop.
Hubs and I decided that rather than exchange Christmas presents, let’s invest in new memories. We booked a trip to look forward to and keep us going through January and February. By the time March was here, we were ready for a break.
While Paris has our heart, London est la vie, it’s where we met, had our first date, bought our first home, and more. In the past 8 years we’ve been to a fair amount of French restaurants, all of my husband’s choosing, and I thought I’d make a series of our Top 10.
So here’s the second instalment, much overdue if you ask me! My next best French restaurant is in SW4. Our first home was a flat in Clapham, a part of London with a vibrant social scene, full of restaurants, bars, and dare I say it nightclubs (if you can call Infernos a night club?!).
In the wake of Mother’s Day, and having a been mother now for a monumental 18 months, I’ve come to realise I have been heavily influenced by my mum in so many aspects of my life, and more so than I realised.
“Sometimes a mixture of bonkers and inspired can have fun results!” Ten years on Georgia Metcalfe, the founder of The French Bedroom Company, talks us through her humble beginnings.
“We started with 3 beds, 4 chandeliers and a handful of rugs and bed linen. Systems were basic, stock was low but ideas were flowing and hearts were aflutter. When the phone rang for the first time and we had our first sale we did a little jig!”
This was back in 2006, when Georgia set up The French Bedroom Company as an interiors guru, with a background in interior design and styling. Since then, the business has grown and grown, and now employs over 10 people.