My boyfriend turned thirty in the beginning of April and we celebrated it by having a lovely, leisurely day exploring London. During the course of the day we visited the Natural History Museum, experienced the London Eye at sunset (very much recommended!) and of course, ate a lot! I had booked us a table at the Dean Street Townhouse in Soho which was absolutely wonderful - we were allocated a cosy table by the fireplace (couldn't have asked for a better one!) and everything from the cocktails and food to the atmosphere was absolutely top notch. I had emailed the restaurant beforehand telling them it was Jim's birthday and the restaurant was lovely enough to surprise him with a complimentary chocolate treat at the end of our meal! So definitely 5 stars from me to this place, and (if you don't choose the steak), it's also pretty affordable and definitely a great choice for those nights that are a little bit more special.
As soon as I saw these salted caramel apple pies on The Londoner's blog I knew I needed to try them out myself. Sure, mine didn't come out looking necessary as appetizing as hers but it's the inside that counts, right?! I'm still working on getting all of my food to look something other than an absolute mess, but this might be a pretty long process so please just bear with me..! If you're going to try these out yourself, I only have one tip: put more caramel sauce in them than you might think you need. It's the best part and you'll want your pies to be absolutely oozing with it!
I won't go into too much detail as I already wrote a post about my first Sunday roast experience previously, but it did have to make it to my monthly highlights too, didn't it? My roast, though not the most traditional of them all, was super yummy and I would highly recommend popping into the Black Lion for a bite if you happen to be in the Kilburn area!
A few weekends ago on a beautiful Sunday me and Jim took a long walk from Stockwell to Victoria in order to get to know our local area a little bit better. I've lived really close to Vauxhall for about a year now but it's still not a very familiar area to me which is why it was really nice to walk around a bit more and discover some new gems. There's some really nice pubs and restaurants on the riverside and their terraces looked like the perfect choice for a sunny day - if only the nice summery weather of last weekend would make a comeback so I could actually test them myself!
I can't remember when was the last time I have listened to one record this much on repeat - this album just seriously gets better and better with each listen! I generally love anything that Alex Turner does (Arctic Monkeys is my all time favourite band!) and luckily this one didn't disappoint either. My favourite song at the moment (it changes a lot!) is Sweet Dreams TN - go have a listen here and let me know if you love it as much as I do!
What did you love last month - did I miss out on anything amazing?