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!
After a few days back from my fabulous sailing holiday, there was no better way to spend a Saturday afternoon than to go on a café cruise!
What exactly is a café cruise? Think a cycle tour of deliciousness to include coffee, cupcakes and macaroons. It was divine! As the hectic last few days of catching up with work and play swept over me, over a dozen of us were led through the backstreets of Kensington and Chelsea by Bikeminded who had organised the cycle ride.
We ate cake, swapped bikes, discussed cycle chic and had the traffic stopped for us as we crossed junctions en masse. We also enjoyed valet parking. Bliss!
I am tempted to write about the places we visited and the flavours we tasted but Bikeminded are organising another café cruise on 8th October and I don’t want to ruin the surprise for you.
Bikeminded’s other cycle ride in October is The Ghost Tour, which takes place on 27th October. Each bike will be decorated with light tubes and cyclists will be taken on a tour of the haunted spots within the Royal Borough. There will be storytellers and perhaps a few fancy dressed cyclists and I can’t wait to be part of something that lights up the streets of Chelsea.
I love cycling. It’s the best way to beat the traffic and whether I am eating cake and burning the calories as I cycle on to the next cake shop or whether I am being told spooky stories with my bike dressed up in lights, I just think it’s fantastic that cycle fun has come to the area.
And to book your place on Bikeminded’s next Kensington and Chelsea Café Cruise, which takes place on 8th October, click here.
Catch up on my latest post for The Notebook Magazine, here!