Vol. 23 - The Best Show On TV
as well as my recent london favourites and battling imposter syndrome
Happy Sunday, everybody! Are we excited for sticker drop 2 today? As paid subscribers, you will be receiving your link at 5 pm today, so keep an eye on your emails. We have also added a new Rhubarb sticker that hasn’t been launched before! I can also tell you that we have keyrings and hats in the works, and we hope we can introduce those to you sooner rather than later (this whole process has certainly been a test of my patience). As I’m writing this intro, I am plonked on the sofa after not leaving the house for nearly 36 hours as I was struck by some mysterious illness after coming home from running my errands the day before. I have Sens8 on in the background after not having properly watched it for years, and I am tentatively sipping every broth, tea, and juice I can get my hands on. I initially wanted to record this week’s ‘Phone Booth’ segment today, but due to how incoherent I am, I thought it would be best to save us all the pain of having to listen to it. Instead, I took to Instagram to ask you which topics you’d like me to write about, and the overwhelming response was very London-centric. You all want to know the best places to go, things to do, how to find the best area to live, tips for anyone looking to move here…the list goes on. Luckily, I had already started compiling a new list of things to do and places I’ve recently enjoyed in London, so let’s start there.
It feels like I haven’t done a roundup of things and places I’ve been enjoying in London for a while, and luckily I have a backlog to share with you all. From stuffed dogs and couture to the best-whipped feta, I hope there’s something here for everyone. I am also including some firm favourites I’ve mentioned before, as I am still often asked about the best place for X, Y and Z almost daily, and I’d hate for you guys to miss out.
Portraits of Dogs, The Wallace Collection - Visiting this exhibition was a last-minute decision on Easter Sunday. What better way to decompress before cooking and hosting for eight people? There are several rooms filled with portraits, paintings, sculptures and taxidermy celebrating dogs across all centuries and countries. It’s a fairly small exhibition, so tie it into an afternoon with lunch and a stroll around the rest of The Wallace Collection.
Crown to Couture, Kensington Palace - I was invited to this exhibit for work (the video will be on Tiktok tomorrow!), and I have to admit, I was pleasantly surprised. Firstly, this exhibition is huge. You are taken from room to room across the palace, each grander than the last. You could easily spend a few hours marvelling at all the fabulous Couture. I saw everything from Blake Lively’s infamous Met gala dress the year she co-hosted to Katy Perry’s chandelier outfit. They do a fantastic job of weaving the old with the new.
Fyome, Marylebone - First up, this is dog friendly (hurray!). Henry and I stumbled on this a week after it opened and decided to give it a go for breakfast one day. It’s a Greek cafe/restaurant that does delicious bites and pastries. I had whipped feta on sourdough with parma ham and English pears, and it was fantastic. The service is also wonderful, and the staff are very attentive—the perfect spot for coffee and brunch.
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