Month: October 2009

Vapiano

I was walking home from the tube last night and looked at my watch thinking it must have been close to 11pm. I was so wrong, it was 9.25pm. I left work near 6pm and managed to pack three activities in that didn’t even feel rushed. Firstly I went to leaving drinks at Bedford and Strand then hopped on a tube to Oxford Street and met up with Jack, his sister, mum, dad and little brother in Topshop. A few purchases later and we were off to Dream Vault on Great Titchfield Street for the Drakers magazine 75th birthday bash. We stayed at the party for a few canapés and a glass of champagne and were straight out the door with goody bag in arm, which contained some rather strange items including cycling shorts that promise to take 3,5 cms off your thighs and 5,5 cms off your hips if you wear them for 21 days straight. Naturally, I’m wearing them today and have to say they’re really rather comfortable. Only problem is that you …

The Ivy on a Wednesday evening

Due to the fact that you aren’t allowed to take photos inside The Ivy, unfortunately there are no photos of the food, sorry! I am lucky enough to have been to The Ivy a few times before and was excited to hear that my boyfriend’s grandma was coming down from Blackburn this week for her birthday treat – The Ivy. It’s not a restaurant, however that I want to shout about visiting. There are foodies that will tell you your money is better off spent elsewhere, after all I do live in London, a city rich with impressive restaurants. There are also the people who haven’t been who may feel you’re in for the best meal of your life. I like The Ivy and I have to say I never thought I would get to go (I had wanted to for years). The food is simple and delicious, although I have had the same dish my last couple of visits. The first time I went was my 21st birthday – my boyfriend had booked in …