Where FOOD meets FASHION it’s always a Perfect Pairing: Burberry’s First Café

Burberry has launched its first ever café.burb1

The all-day eatery—named Thomas’s, after the brands founder Thomas Burberry—can be found within the newly expanded London flagship at 121 Regent Street.

The café will offer a menu of quintessentially British classics from afternoon tea to lobster with chips, and will be open seven days a week. Of course, it won’t just serve any produce: Thomas’s will offer the finest seasonal ingredients from small farmers and artisan suppliers across the UK.burb2

The flagship store expansion also sees the addition of a dedicated gifting area, featuring a seasonally updated collection of present-worthy products (everything from blankets, cushion covers and candles to stationery, board games and travel goods), which can all be personalised or monogrammed in a number of different ways. Purchases can be gift-wrapped at stations within the space, whereby customers will be able to choose everything from the ribbon to the greeting card.burb3

So when in London…indulge your appetite for both F&F

What’s next?  Will Dior & Chanel follow suit?

Jourdan Dunn and Naomi Campbell for Burberry’s for Spring/Summer 2015 campaign. burb4Representing both the old guard and the vanguard of English modeling, it doesn’t get much better than this.burb5Their seasonal video was shot by none other than Mario Testino.

Pictures courtesy of Burberry

Source (for café): http://www.harpersbazaar.co.uk

Forever PLAID

bon vivant:

More recipes to come.  I’ve been testing out some fresh originals (I like to try different things to make cooking an enjoyable experience – not just necessary but fun so it never becomes boring). Look for: the ultimate all-around dry rub (use it on everything from fish to tex-mex), a very pretty looking & great tasting Meyer Lemon Tart (from a restaurant in Paris), crazy delicious Danish-style cookies (with some unusual ingredients) and MORE.

Having said that, I want food day Tuesday to not be only recipes as you’ve seen from time to time.  I’m interested in food in general so I want to talk about the latest trends, productivity, farmers markets, what’s new on the food front, etc. and throw in a sprinkling of restaurant reviews.  It’s the whole experience. Also, flavoursome new ways to cook otherwise humdrum vegetables…like cauliflower and brussels sprouts (well to me they’re ordinary and bland but even these can be spruced up to become surprisingly edible).  You’ll see!

With this in mind:

It is the food which you furnish to your mind that determines the whole character of your life – Emmet Fox

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