Bakery

London-Bakery

Last week, I discovered Chelsea’s latest cupcake shop called Storm in a Cupcake. I’d taken a look at their website before visiting, which I thought was so pretty. But I hadn’t expected the shop to be just as fairy tale-like in real life.

Storm in a Cupcake is primarily an online business. You can order mini cupcakes for delivery or to pick up at a pre-arranged time. Or, you can pop along on a Saturday morning when the shop counter opens for passersby.

On Saturday, I picked up an apple crumble, chocolate and ginger and a couple of vanilla mini cupcakes which I enjoyed throughout the weekend.

I love the bite-sized portions because they feel indulgent and yet guilt-free. This could indeed become a Saturday morning ritual!

Eyebrow threading at Strip Wax Bar.

Loving the new spin studio at my gym!

I also love my new eyelash extensions by Boudoir Lashes!

Tommy’s Margarita at 86.

The Wellesley Hotel opens in Hyde Park later this year. The building used to be the legendary jazz club Pizza on the Park – and its jazz legacy is set to continue with this stunning art deco boutique hotel, which will also be a massive draw for cigar fans. Watch out!

Street art in Clerkenwell.

Saturday morning cupcakes from Storm in a Cupcake, Chelsea’s latest cupcake shop.

The John Williams’ 80th Birthday Concert was amazing. The concert kicked off with Superman’s theme tune and ended with Stars Wars. In between, there was a string of Williams’ classics. Schindler’s List was hauntingly beautiful whilst E.T., magical.

Last night, I returned to Barbarella after the launch party, for dinner. The food was fantastic and the atmosphere was yet again buzzing, so there was no way we were leaving after the food. We stayed and danced the night away instead!

And right now, Sleepless In Seattle is on in the background. Love!

Scallops at Aubrey Doyle, which I’ve enjoyed before.

Yet another ‘I love London’ moment earlier this week.

Cocktail and Cake Liquid Afternoon Tea tasting at The Royal Horseguards Hotel.

Ross X Bute fashion event.

Red Velvet Cupcake from The Chelsea Teapot.

Discovering Addies Thai in Earls Court, almost opposite Ping. Win!

Brunch at Carluccio’s in Kensington.

Picking up some magazines from My Fulham News – one of the only few newsagents left in Chelsea and where I bought my first issues of Just 17 and Smash Hits. These guys are local legends!

Today’s brunch from my fave chef, the bf!

xox

So, it’s safe to say that when Gail’s Bakery opened on Fulham Road that I was going to spend a lot of time in there.

Firstly, because it is full of yummy delights; secondly because it is located around the corner from where I live; and thirdly because it is positioned right opposite my gym. In other words there is no escaping it, especially given that the first day it had opened folks in my spin class were already discussing the free samples which they had tasted just before coming into the class.

But luckily, it’s not all cakes and croissants in there. I’m a big fan of their salads and love having lunch at Gail’s.

I had this quinoa with chorizo and chicken salad the other day. I was so pleased to see quinoa on the shelf because I find that it’s so difficult to find on menus in London. Quinoa was everywhere in New York ten years ago and it still hasn’t hit the mainstream over here. Hopefully, this is a sign that things are about to change.

The fact that Gail’s has free secured wi-fi also helps. It’s an easy spot to hole up in, whatever the weather thanks to the skylight.

So far, my favourite cakes have been the chocolate soufflé …

And the carrot cake …

I’m not a big coffee drinker because I struggle to find good coffee when I’m out and about but Gail’s espresso is very good.

If you haven’t had a chance to pop in yet, here are a couple of photos of the venue …

And for the yummy mummies …

Gail’s cakes are very good and I guess it is my saving grace that my gym is across the road. At least one can compliment the other and I can continue to pop in here guilt-free!

Gail’s is located at 341 Fulham Road, SW10.

The other weekend, I had breakfast at Baker & Spice. I’d cycled along the King’s Road and around Sloane Square very early on a Sunday morning and headed for the branch on Elizabeth Street. The streets were practically empty and the cycle ride was pure joy.

 

 

That morning, I decided to resist the temptation of their gorgeous cakes and muffins.

 

Instead, I opted for a plain omelette and green tea. Boring, I know. But still yummy goodness. *wink*

 

 

 

My friend ordered a blueberry muffin and coffee, which looked very good indeed!

 

I love Baker & Spice and not just for breakfast. They do gorgeous salads.

 

 

As well as cakes and bread.

 

 

And there is also one in Chelsea, which is on Denyer Street. Enjoy!

 

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