Humpday Happiness: Ladurée Delights!

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An iconic pistachio-green box filled with pastel Ladurée gems is a foodie (and food photography!) dream. The Strawberry Macaron filled with a fluffy yet chewy marshmallow filling was something different, and very delicious.

Humpday Happiness is a weekly feature on Jenni’s Table. Think of it as a little Wednesday treat to help you through your week!

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London Shopping: La Fromagerie.

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We often include La Fromagerie in the shopping section of our posts, but it’s high time that we put this store in the spotlight. On this occasion, we sent our photographer Helena to the Marylebone branch of La Fromagerie on a wet and dreary day, but as with most trips to this gem of a shop, she found herself buoyed by the cosy ambience, the bright skylights, and the multiple disco balls. (And also by the cheese. And coffee. And chocolate. Of which there was much.)

La Fromagerie is more than just a cheese shop: it is a fabulous treasure trove of high quality deli goods, as well as a greengrocer, a cafe and a restaurant. Inside you can find a well-curated selection of wine, tea, coffee, bread, pastry, jam and honey, charcuterie, chocolate, fruit and veg, and even gorgeous crockery. Of course, you will also find cheese. True to its name, La Fromagerie is exceptionally well stocked in the fromage department – there is even a temperature controlled walk-in cheese room complete with friendly and highly knowledgable staff. Have a look. Continue reading

London Shopping: Cocoa Bijoux

Easter is only a few weeks away, and this is a perfect time to showcase one of my favourite chocolate shops: Cocoa Bijoux in West Hampstead. This stylish jewel box of a shop stocks all manner of gourmet goodies, and although there’s a strong focus on chocolate, you’ll find plenty of other edible delights in store. Our photographer Helena visited Cocoa Bijoux last week to talk to owner Stuart Daniel, and to give you a taster of the treats you can find there.

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Mother’s Day Brunch: Flowers, Wellies & Paper Hats!

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Today’s blog post was inspired by…a hat! As a primary school student, my son made me a fabulous paper hat as a Mother’s Day gift. It’s blue, enormous, and covered in candy-coloured flowers. The hat is a special childhood keepsake, and a very appropriate inspiration for a Mother’s Day Brunch, don’t you think? With the hat in mind, I created a display revolving around pastels and candy colours, fresh spring flowers, and DIY decorations made from paper. Today’s post features gorgeous products from Anthropologie and Designers Guild, not to mention Hunter wellies and paper goodies from Roger la Borde. Scroll to the bottom for shopping links and ideas. Continue reading

50 Shades of Pink: A Valentine’s Day Fireside Picnic.

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Valentine’s Day is the perfect excuse to paint the town (pink and) red, but I thought it would be fun to stay home this year – I think you’ll agree that a fireside picnic is a wonderful alternative to going out. Your indoor picnic can be as informal or as romantic as you wish, and you can set the ‘table’ for two…or you can invite all your friends instead. The best thing is that you don’t need a fireplace to create a cozy atmosphere in your living room. I’ve got plenty of simple tips for creating a gorgeous display and a delicious feast,  so read on! Recipes and shopping links are provided at the bottom. Continue reading

Teacups and Hyacinths: An Afternoon of DIY.

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In winter I find myself craving two things: A  nice hot cup of tea, and a jolt of spring colour. Today’s post is a very simple DIY project that combines the two. However, Before I dive in to this project I have to issue a warning: If you’re precious about getting your teacups – quite literally – dirty, look away now! Continue reading