Breakfast at Tiffany’s is one of my favourite films so I was delighted to receive an invitation from Millennium Hotels to come along to a bloggers screening of the film. On Thursday last week I made my way through the rain to arrive at the Grosvenor Square hotel. The hotel screams one thing Luxury! I definitely would say that Audrey Hepburn’s character, Holly Golightly would have chosen to stay at The Millennium hotel if she was visiting London.”
The screening of the film was held in the hotel’s Manhattan Suite which had lovely terracotta coloured sofas, stylish regency chairs and a large cinema screen in the middle. We were welcomed with glasses of champagne (ooh lovely) and trays of canapes which I didn’t manage to get a picture of but included some lovely duck dim sum. Attending the event was lots of lifestyle/fashion bloggers mostly female so it did feel like a rather lovely girly slumber party.
We were also treated to Tiffany Blue cupcakes which I have sworn to find out how to make them myself. If anyone has a link to recipe let me know!
After mingling and nibbling we settled down to watch the film with popcorn and heart shaped marshmallows. A very lovely way to spend an evening.
My favourite part of Breakfast at Tiffany’s has to be the opening and when I was lucky enough to go to New York Last summer I just couldn’t resist the chance to reenact the scene.
If you haven’t seen Breakfast at Tiffany’s then I would recommend that you do pronto! And if you’re looking for a nice place to take a loved one this Valentines Day, Millennium Hotel in Mayfair ooozes Romance!
One of things I love about living in London is going for random walks and seeing where you end up. After enjoying a lovely afternoon tea yesterday we decided to go for a walk around Mayfair before going to Oxford Street for a bit of a late shop. It was a nice excuse to see how my camera would hold up too, hopefully you will enjoy some of my photos and it will encourage you to brave the cold and enjoy a little wander in the city.
So…maybe you have been wondering where I disappeared to these past few weeks..well I have just come back from a much-needed holiday in New York Woop! It was fabulous but exhausting, I am going to need another holiday from all the walking, sightseeing and shopping we did. I will be blogging about my holiday later on just in case your interested in places to visit in NYC . This summer was very busy for us Londoner’s with all the events going on, so busy that in fact that I missed blogging about them… OOPS! So here is a quick recap on all the things that I got up to but didn’t get around to blogging. Hope it provides some inspiration.
Le Caprice is a favourite of Mr B’s, and he promised to take me there to celebrate finishing my Masters. Le Caprice is one of those restaurants that you can rely on to be consistently good. It can also be difficult to get a table so make sure to book in advance. We went on a Wednesday evening and unsurprisingly it was packed to the brim with diners. It was also a little loud which at first I found annoying so if you prefer it to be quieter possibly try there for lunch or a Sunday when its sure to be less busy. We enjoyed two courses, my first course consisted of scallops with roasted sweetcorn & miso butter which was delicious followed by Thai-baked sea bass with fragrant rice. Nice but not spicy enough for my taste. Overall a decent meal and I look forward to going there again once my bank account is healthy again.
Just before the Olympics started my friend and I decided to take advantage of the warm weather and have a picnic in St James Park. The park is probably one of my favorites due to its location to Buckingham Palace and it isn’t as busy as Hyde park can sometimes be.
During the Olympics I was invited along with other bloggers to sample a bit of Danish culture. We enjoyed Danish hotdogs, steak and chips from a Michelin restaurant and had tours around a real viking ship. The atmosphere was friendly and it was nice to chat to see so many people cheering on their fellow countrymen.
For those who missed it during the Olympics Grosvenor Square became a hub of entertainment in Mayfair. Visitors were able to spend time watching their favourite sports over a picnic, take a tour, watch performances of ballet and singing as well as enjoying fabulous burgers from Allens of Mayfair. I opted for taking a tour of Mayfair and it was interesting to learn the history of the area. Below are some of the places we visited. Even though the event has now finished you can take a tour yourself by downloading the guides here: http://www.grosvenorlondon.com/Locations/Belgravia/Pages/WalkingGuides.aspx
More to come in the next few days when I will be letting you know on lots of things to put in your diary for the coming month!
If you follow me on Twitter you have probably seen me going on about Novikov a new Asian and Italian restaurant in Mayfair, London. To celebrate my new job Mr WP, The London Perspective’s resident love doctor and I went along to Novikov on Wednesday last week. There has been a lot of buzz surrounding Novikov since it opened a few months ago and being a fan of Asian food I just had to check it out. When we arrived at the restaurant we were greeted by some friendly and attractive front of house staff who took our coats and showed us to our table. The Asian restaurant is on the first level and its Italian counterpart is on the lower level. On this particular Wednesday it was obvious we were lucky to get a table.
The low lighting and club like music gives Novikov an edgy and glamorous feel. The restaurant is utilitarian in style with wooden benches and simple paper menus. I found the menu to be fairly diverse and had similar offerings that you would find at places like Hakkasan and Nobu. For my starter I opted for Har Gau dim sum and WP went for the warm crispy duck with peking dressing. While we were waiting for our starters we were served a sort of cabbage in chilli sauce which was very tasty. When our starters came I was a little disappointed as the size of the har gau dumplings were small compared to what I have had in other restaurants. Although this was remedied as the har gau tasted delicious easily on the level of what I have eaten at Yauatcha. Being still hungry I pinched some of WP’s duck salad. The salad was also commendable and I enjoyed the sweetness of the pomegranate contrasted with the duck. For the main course I ordered steamed seabass with ginger, spring onion and soy and special char sui fried rice. I have to say that even though the texture of the fish was good I found the taste bland and boring. The rice wasn’t much better as it was overcooked and unexciting. Considering the prices of the dishes on the menu you do expect the dishes to pack some punch. We also had a long wait between the first and second courses. The wine list was at least fairly reasonable for Mayfair and we washed our food down with a nice glass of Sauvignon blanc.
So what is my verdict? Well WP and I both agreed that for the prices you are buying more the atmosphere than the food. My experience of Novikov was mixed, although we enjoyed our starters we were disappointed by the mains so we probably won’t be returning anytime soon. There are just too many other better restaurant offerings in the same price bracket for our tastes.
A meal for two plus one bottle of wine came to £140 pounds.