Juans les Pins

Sunday, June 30, 2013

I've been back home for about a week now, and boy does it feel good! Don't get me wrong, I Love London... But la Côte d'Azur is pretty amazing during summer. Or at any time.

I don't know why, but we ended up in Juans les Pins pretty much everyday this week. We usually change it up with Cannes, Monaco and Nice. But not this time!

We started by going to La Plage "Les Pecheurs" for an afternoon on the beach with the fam. Les Pecheurs is pretty much where we always go. Why change a winning recipe right? Amazing food, they love kids (which we have a lot of!) and have a great quiet beach, which isn't always the case in the South of France.

We pretended to be lizards all afternoon with the occasional game of racket ball.

The next day we took the boat out for a spin in between the island of Cannes, "Iles de Lérins". We anchored the boat to have a picnic and jump off the cliffs!

It was high ok?...
After a lunch filled with emotions we swam and toured the islands.

I remember learning how to sale in these adorable tiny boats! Ah the good ol' days...

At night I took my sister and her hubby out for drinks in.... Juans les Pins, at "Pam-Pam". It's a Brazilian bar with lots of cocktails and yummy ice cream. There's a dance/capoeira show usually which is really fun but it wasn't on that night unfortunately!

I went for a Strawberry Mojito (so predictable), Vanessa went for a Pina Colada and Jonathan went all manly on us and got a rum - straight up! 

I don't get to spend much time with "Old" Sis, and I love it when she comes to visit!

The next day friends invited me out to the beach in... Juans les Pins! So obviously I went, and played lizard (again). 
On our way home we stopped for rose shaped ice cream, which Ollie tried to glamorise passing girls with... ;)

That's all folks!

I'm back in the UK on Tuesday to go see the Henley Royal Regatta! Expect posts! xxx 

St Katherine Docks

Saturday, June 15, 2013

St Katherine Docks is said to be London's best kept secret... and well I agree! It's as if a small part of the Mediterranean escaped, crossed the pond, and settled in the middle of London.

There are many small restaurants, and a food market every Friday. We went for a late lunch washed down with Rosé Wine.

London's cutest terrace at Zizi.

And seriously good pizzas, good enough to make me home sick!

There are loads more restaurants all around, I'll have to go back and check them out! The pub "The Dickens Inn" was really packed which is always a good sign!

And on your way back home you can enjoy the clash between the old and new London... 

I had a fantastic time, and London is just so great when the sun is out! Go check it out! 

Find the docks here.

Cutty Sark and Gipsy Moth

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Harriet took me to Greenwich this week. This was exciting on so many levels! The main one being having a reason to take the DLR, it's pretty cool I must say. You can ride in front and get a scenic tour of London! It was also super sunny which meant a pub lunch was on the cards!

We went to Greenwich to go see Cutty Sark, a British Clipper ship from 1869. She was one the last Clippers made in Britain before steam engine took over the commercial ship trades.

We had lunch at Gipsy Moth which had a superb view on the ship. The burgers looked amazing but we settled for a lighter lunch (and Pimm's)... Bikini season and all! 

We took a stroll around the ship and enjoyed the view of the Thames and Canary Warf.

We then sort of got lost and ended up taking a secret passage under the thames which had icicles, moss and was really cold. We ran out and ended up near the Island Garden station! Traumatising I tell you... 

Appart from that I'd recommend checking the Gipsy Moth out! It's sort of hidden too, so almost no tourists and only a short stroll from Greenwich DLR station!

The Breakfast Club

Monday, June 3, 2013

Breakfast is my favorite meal of the day. Nothing better than waking up early, well rested, knowing that pancakes, berries, cereal and cold milk is waiting for you next door. I think I like it too because I can unguiltify myself for eating pancakes by saying  "Oh it's fine I'll walk it off!" Right...

The Breakfast Club isn't exactly a best kept secret. Proof is in the hour long queues in front of each little yellow doors across London. But trust me, it's well worth the wait. In fact, if you get there for 9h30 or during the week there's almost no wait!

I've been to many Breakfast Clubs in London, but my favorite is the one in Angel. It's on a really cute street away from traffic, and if you're lucky and weather permits you can even sit outside!

Enjoy a coffee whilst you read up your menu!

I went for the Pancake and Berries, which I highly recommend, Harriet opted for eggs royale and J went all manly with a Full Monty!

Voilà! Gah this makes me hungry. 
You can go to the BC for dinner too! But you can't reserve, so grab a book or a friend and be prepared to wait if you're not an early riser...

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