The Lindt Big Egg Hunt is back and this time it’s going UK wide. The Eggs will be touring the UK before arriving back in London on the 22nd March. Follow instructions on the eggs to enter a daily draw to win a year’s supply of Lindt chocolate or bid on one of the eggs in the auction. There will be 101 eggs on display designed by a multitude of celebs and well known companies. Check out the egg designed by Chris Martin from Coldplay! All money raised from the event will go to Action For Children.
One of the best things about living in London is the abundance of events that are going on around town all the time. Today was no exception. The day started with meeting my friend Miss Pinglish (Polish-English hehe) for brunch at Rushes in Soho. At the moment Rushes Short Film Festival is taking place in Central London, if you are a big film buff take a look at their site to watch innovative and exciting emerging shorts from British film talent. Afterwards we were still feeling hungry so we headed to Moolis.
Moolis is a fun and cute little restaurant on Frith Street which sell delicious and spicy roti rolls. My favourite is the pork and pomegranate mooli. One of these bad boys and I am in food heaven! If you find yourself in Soho do pay them a visit!
Feeling nicely sated, we wandered off towards Covent Garden to the St Martins Courtyard Food Festival. We had much fun looking at all the gorgeous food on show from restaurants such as Suda Thai,Bill’s and Cantina Laredo. Afterwards we decided to go for a stroll around Covent Garden during which we made a few great discoveries. Miss Pinglish and I are both stationery and art fanatics and we simultaneously discovered The London Graphic Centre on Shelton Street. This shop is must visit for any art lover looking for art and craft materials, they have an extensive collection and prices are reasonable. We then found ourselves back on Shaftesbury Avenue when I saw a piece by Stik one of my favourite graffiti artists in the distance.
It was following this trail that lead us to what I can only describe as a secret garden! The Phoenix Garden is behind Shaftesbury Avenue and was so wonderful that we just had to have a look. I love that there were secluded areas for sitting and i’m sure it will be a great place for a date when the weather is better. If the weather wasn’t so bad we would have stuck around a bit longer but the rain hastened our speed to leave!
Next…Having heard on Facebook that Ricard was hosting a Petanque Garden Party in Chelsea Physic Garden we jumped on the 19 bus down to Sloane Square. Now I have a tip, if you’re a visitor coming to London and you want to see some of London’s highlights for a minimal cost the no. 19 is a great bus route. You will pass on the way Tottenham Court Road, Piccadilly, St James, Hyde Park Corner, Knightsbridge and Sloane Square.
Our route towards the Chelsea Physic Garden took us past many gorgeous haunts, that I will be sure to revisit. Chelsea Pensioners fields, Gordon Ramsay – Royal Hospital Road and The National Army Museum. We arrived at the event slightly wet but in good spirits. Despite the rain there was a good turnout at the Ricard event and we were greeted with a lovely Ricard Panama hat. Entertainment was a vintage 30s singing troupe, and petanque games were going on all over the garden despite the rain. We had a lovely time wandering around and looking at all the different herb and fruit varieties. I look forward to returning once the weather is nice! Also in attendance and enjoying the festivities was London IT girl and Vivenne Westwood muse Tolula Adeyemi and former Eastender’s actress Preeya Kalidas.
To end the day we walked back to the Kings Road and finished with a strawberry tart and a hot chocolate at my favourite patisserie chain Patisserie Valerie.
So I have been going on about eating at Hawksmoor for the last few months, but I haven’t had the chance to dine there…until tonight! Tonight I will be going on a carnivorous, culinary adventure. I can’t wait! I will update this post with my review and pictures later.