It’s a bliss being able to combine early morning exercise with early morning cooking as a working professional. How superior it feels to juggle domestic chores with fitness. At least, that’s what I’m presuming as I haven’t mastered the skill yet.
What is a bling thing you might ask? Watches, jewellery, sprinkles on a cupcake? No, actually Berkeley Street. And in particular Novikov, run by Arkady Novikov who heads up 50 restaurants in Moscow (talk about monopoly!). The concept here – and there’s always a concept when it comes to Mayfair – is 2 restaurants, one Asian and one Italian, each covering vast spaces that no one would think could be filled in such austere times as these.
“It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.”
“I declare after all there is no enjoyment like reading! How much sooner one tires of any thing than of a book! — When I have a house of my own, I shall be miserable if I have not an excellent library.”
Jane Austen wrote some memorable quotes but she most definitely didn’t contribute to the statement below. One would understand however, how a Bath establishment would do anything to associate themselves with her. Last week, I was in Bath for work but obviously had to seek out the Jane Austen Centre. To me, Jane Austen is Bath.
It’s a good thing you can’t see how I look right now, because I’m sitting with a smug grin on my face, thinking about last night’s Valentine’s dinner. The 14th of Feb has never been a day of romance for me, I got the odd card when I was younger (and the odd rose), but as an adult the day hasn’t caused much of a stir.
Instead of exploring a Roman restaurant during our last day in Rome, we were invited over to Dodo and Miss Stefi for lunch. Stefi obviously wanted me to feel right at home as she cooked meatballs (polpette). What an honour!