cooking // tuscan cooking class

30 May 2013


Picture this: it's Easter and you're in Tuscany staying in a 5 bedroom villa with 9 other friends... What do you do? Go to a private cooking class at Capezzana of course! This is well and truly an overdue post. If you know me, or have ever read my blog, I'm pretty sure you know how much I love food. And cooking. And baking. One of life's simple (and best) pleasures.

This was one of the best things I've ever done while travelling and I cannot recommend it enough. I'd love to go back and do the 5 day cooking class! BLISS. Everything we made was 110% delicious because all the ingredients were so fresh and Capezzana produce their own wine as well as olive oil. We were told Jamie Oliver takes his Fifteen class there every year for the olive oil pressing and I've just read this article and their olive oil is sold in New York. The bottle I bought to take back with me to London was amazing! I used it up pretty quickly because I wanted it in ALL of my cooking.

Here's some photos from our cooking class and I might even share some of my favourite recipes in future posts. That's something I haven't started doing yet but I've had several friends suggest I should start a food blog so I might as well start by posting a few recipes here and there!












music // british india

28 May 2013

I've got a bunch of ideas for blog posts but have I sat down to write any of them? Noooope. So here's a really short post just to say, BOOM this is my favourite British India song and BOOM Sam helped film it. Above average band. Above average song. Above average video. Below average personal jokes.

link it

7 May 2013

[From my trip to San Francisco in 2010]

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you look like a sauna and you smell like one too

3 May 2013

I do love a collaboration and I really really love Aesop! When an invite to the launch of their collaboration with Marimekko landed in my inbox, I went "Yep! Sign me up!" They've created the Sauna Duet, which is:
Body scrub and body balm inspired by the rituals of Scandinavian bathing culture.
The Aesop-Marimekko Sauna Duet comprises a body scrub and body balm containing richly aromatic essential oils of Fir Needle, Sage Leaf and Pine Needle, and purifying ingredients to help detoxify the skin.
These distinctive products are packaged in recyclable plastic jars and offered in a dedicated cotton bag featuring Marimekko’s ‘Vellamo’ print.
I love me a body scrub and my Body Shop scrub is about to run out, so this is going on my list! It might sound a little strange but the balm actually smells like a sauna - that specific woodsy, piney smell. My friend and I couldn't stop smelling our hands once it was on. That probably sounds weirder than it actually was...


01 // Trying out the Sauna Duet.
02 // Fabric, fabric, fabric!
03 // Tasty (and locally produced!) Golden Axe apple cider. Nom nom.
04 // The goodie bag of a Marimekko purse and my fave Aesop Parsley Seed cleanser, plus some other goodies I haven't tried before.

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