Feast By Three

Sometimes I think back to all the times my parents warned me not to meet strangers from the Internet. Sorry, mum and dad, but I've made many friends and happy memories from online communities – united by a love of food, travel and photography. A perfect example: last weekend, I met up with Supal (of Chevrons & Eclairs) and Katie (of QKatie), two talented ladies who have moved to London from the States. How would we have ever connected without platforms like Instagram?

Together we whipped up a feast fit for kings and queens upon a sunny rooftop garden. Supal used her mother's recipe for kabab koobideh with mint yoghurt, while Katie served up an incredible vegetable tart with a sweet potato crust. I assembled a heritage tomato and mozzarella salad and my boyfriend Nathaniel grilled lamb chops, heritage carrots (drizzled with tahini and pomegranate seeds) and corn on the cob.

Feast By Three | Skillet & Shutterbug

Special thanks to Dassie Artisan for supplying our gorgeous tableware and cutlery, Renegade London Wine for the perfect chilled accompaniments to the meal, and Bloom & Wild for providing the florals and foliage!

Feast By Three | Skillet & Shutterbug
Feast By Three | Skillet & Shutterbug
Feast By Three | Skillet & Shutterbug
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Feast By Three | Skillet & Shutterbug
Feast By Three | Skillet & Shutterbug
Feast By Three | Skillet & Shutterbug
Feast By Three | Skillet & Shutterbug
Feast By Three | Skillet & Shutterbug
Feast By Three | Skillet & Shutterbug
Feast By Three | Skillet & Shutterbug
Feast By Three | Skillet & Shutterbug
Feast By Three | Skillet & Shutterbug
Feast By Three | Skillet & Shutterbug

We had such fun planning and cooking together, that we decided to make this a regular thing! We are calling it #FeastByThree and I already can't wait for the next beautiful meeting.

Feast By Three | Skillet & Shutterbug


Bake For Syria

A little rain stops no-one, especially driven folk like Clerkenwell Boy and Lily Vanilli. Some of the best bakers and chefs in London joined forces today to sell an impressive array of baked goods to raise funds for those in need in Syria and the region. A brilliant turnout on Columbia Road – a big congrats to everyone involved!

Bake For Syria | Skillet & Shutterbug
Bake For Syria | Skillet & Shutterbug
Bake For Syria | Skillet & Shutterbug
Bake For Syria | Skillet & Shutterbug
Bake For Syria | Skillet & Shutterbug
Bake For Syria | Skillet & Shutterbug
Bake For Syria | Skillet & Shutterbug
Bake For Syria | Skillet & Shutterbug
Bake For Syria | Skillet & Shutterbug
Bake For Syria | Skillet & Shutterbug
Bake For Syria | Skillet & Shutterbug
Bake For Syria | Skillet & Shutterbug
Bake For Syria | Skillet & Shutterbug
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Bake For Syria | Skillet & Shutterbug
Bake For Syria | Skillet & Shutterbug
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Bake For Syria | Skillet & Shutterbug
Bake For Syria | Skillet & Shutterbug
Bake For Syria | Skillet & Shutterbug


An Interlude By Eurostar

Disclosure: I was invited on this press trip by Eurostar. All opinions are my own.

What kind of traveller are you? Do you like to research meticulously, create extensive lists of unmissable things, and book everything months ahead? I am definitely not in this category, choosing instead to go with the flow and plan as few itinerary details as possible. Who cares what everyone else is doing or seeing? My favourite travel memories are those moments reached by spontaneous decisions and serendipity. These values align perfectly with Interludes, a new concept launched by Eurostar.

An Interlude By Eurostar | Skillet & Shutterbug

When we stepped on board the train, we were handed an envelope that revealed: the hotel we would be staying at, the museum exhibit we were given a pass to, and (most exciting) the chef whose home we would be dining in that evening. Breakfast was served by a collaboration between the chefs at Honey & Co in London and Mokonuts in Paris. After checking into our hotel, the day was spent exploring and getting lost by foot around the beautiful streets of 3ème and 4ème arrondissements.

An Interlude By Eurostar | Skillet & Shutterbug

The best part of our Interludes adventure was dinner at the home of chef Taku Sekine for conversations over an unforgettable feast. As the wine flowed, we got to know Taku a little on a personal level as we chatted of politics, happiness and more. Even in his third language, Taku managed to convey such deep and wise thoughts... I really wished I could speak Japanese so we could talk even more!

An Interlude By Eurostar | Skillet & Shutterbug
An Interlude by Eurostar | Skillet & Shutterbug
An Interlude by Eurostar | Skillet & Shutterbug
An Interlude by Eurostar | Skillet & Shutterbug
An Interlude By Eurostar | Skillet & Shutterbug
An Interlude by Eurostar | Skillet & Shutterbug

I made a vlog of some highlights from this trip:

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