Honey and
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a food journal

Sunday, 19 February 2017

Gather


I seem to have fallen into a new, well-loved weekend routine: a long run followed by a slow, lazy brunch. I run faster with the knowledge that there's food and coffee waiting for me at the end, and the coffee and food tastes better thanks to the fast run. Plus, I feel like I'm living the lifestyle of someone who lives in a beautiful sun-drenched country, and not struggling through a long New York winter.

So after yesterday's sprints round the park, I met still-injured B in the heart of grown-up Park Slope at the beautifully light and bright café, Gather. White walls, huge glass windows, tiny round tables, the prettiest array of cakes and baked treats, the must-have Marzocco coffee machine, and a gathering of Park Slope locals - Gather is exactly what these lazy Sunday mornings are about. 


Two (generous-sized) flat whites were ordered (I told you, I'm spending most my days trying my hardest to replicate that Aussie lifestyle), with an avocado toast for me and egg, hash brown, and sausage hash for B. The avo toast took avo toast to a new level: packed full of cumin, chili flakes, citrus, sunflower seeds, and topped with a perfectly poached egg and fresh cilantro. It's time for everyone else to start upping their avo toast game. B's hash was meaty, salty, and exactly what B wants to eat for breakfast - preferably every day - and not just on the weekend.

We resisted buying a cookie to eat on the walk home, and instantly regretted it. The man next to us who was having a triple chocolate chip cookie alongside his avo toast for breakfast had made the best decision.

Gather, 341 7th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11215.

Sunday, 12 February 2017

5 Things & 3 More


5 happy things from the last 5 days:

1. Warm sunshine shining on my face.
2. Snowflakes.
3. Adding kimchi to everything.
4. B's ragù and gnocchi.
5. Matthew E. White & Flo Morrissey making music magic.

3 things to read this weekend:

1. I would like to go to Bali right about now please.
2. Freya's stunning photos of Pakistan and her peaceful, reasoning words remind you that there is joy and beauty everywhere, you just have to take the right approach.
3. Let's take a fortnight and go and visit the chateaux in the Loire, shall we? Can you tell I'm desperate to travel?

Have a wonderful weekend. We're off to the snowy white slopes for the day!

X

Wednesday, 8 February 2017

LDN-NYC


Those of you who have been reading for a while, and those of you who know me for in person, are well aware of the fact that I'm not a native New Yorker. I moved here from London 18 months ago. While I was back in London over the summer, C & I were having a desperately overdue catch-up.  Over (one too many) cocktails at 69 Colebrooke Row, work rants were aired, life highs and lows caught up on, and a decision was made about what would make our lives better: working together. And so LDN-NYC was born.

Every week we'll share our favorite bits and pieces from London and New York, from our favorite brunch hang-outs, an upcoming exhibition you absolutely must not miss, to the cult new yoga class you have to take. Obviously C is covering the London side of the world, and I'm doing NYC. We'd love, love, love it if you could head over there and check it out (and do give us a follow on Instagram too)!

If you have anything you'd love us to cover, any thoughts on what you think we're missing, or if you want to introduce us to our new most-loved cocktail bar, do just drop me a line!

Happy reading!

X

Friday, 3 February 2017

5 Things & 3 More


5 happy things from the last 5 days:

1. Turmeric tea. All day, every day.
2. Snowflakes.
3. Midweek bathtime.
4. Chicken soup.
5. Finally watching Boyhood (I know, I'm slow).

3 things to read over the weekend:

1. I have no idea why anyone would run any of these races. No thank you.
2. Angelina Jolie's response to Trump's travel ban should be read. By everyone. Especially Trump.
3. I think I need these choux au craquelin. I think they would make life better.

Happy weekend!

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