When I was in London recently I decided to make a quick trip to the hugely instagrammable Peggy Porschen on Ebury Street in Belgravia. I’ve gotten used to using the City Mapper app while in New York the last few times and so I decided to use it in London to see if I could justify nipping in before I caught a train to Margate to see my besties.
The app is so so useful and has a “Get me somewhere” button where it uses GPS to tell you the quickest options to get to where you want to be which might include a few methods i.e walking, train, tube then walking etc. It told me to get on the tube at Oxford Circus (I was on Oxford Street) and to get off a couple of stops away at Victoria Tube Station and then it would be a 6 minute walk. So of course I decided to go. What the heart (belly) wants! Sorry white jeans, I’ll try to squeeze into you next year! I really like this app as it makes everything so easy to understand. Sometimes you think someone telling you to go to a specific station and get the tube or train to another specific station is simple, until you get there and you’re like, shit what tube or train actually goes there?
That’s why I loved this app as it tells you specifically what line to get on and how many stops & minutes it is etc, and then once you get off you can use GPS to direct you on foot. It also has a stats page where it encourages you to make good choices, telling you how many calories you’ve burned, how many trees you’ve saved and how much money you’ve saved! Anyway, I liked the app, I got there, and it looked like this…
The place is just picture perfect. So so cute! If you’re a fan of things like this I’d really recommend making some time to go on your next trip to London as it’s really not out of the way. One of the things I did regret though was not being there with a friend. It seems like the ideal place to sit outside, get some cute pots of tea and cake or mini bottles of Moët, put on your sunglasses and soak up the girlyness in all it’s glory! If you’re lucky enough to have one, I’d probably take one of those friends that’s good at taking insta pics, the will get down on the ground to get a good angle – tell you to lift your chin so you only have one – know your good side without asking kind of friend…because you will not feel embarrassed instagraming until your heart is content here! In fact…you can’t help it!
So about the cakes…they did not disappoint! Although they didn’t look like this by the time I got to Margate! I think I must have been gleefully swinging my arms about at the thought of seeing my best friends (we all live quite a distance from one another, including Rachel who was coming all the way from Dubai!) and so they got a little bashed! I didn’t notice initially but the fruity one on the right hand side actually had a heart filled with a juicy filling that you squeezed into/onto the cake yourself! They were all delicious though, the Oreo one had an Oreo at the base, and the salted caramel had a mountain of gooey caramel in the centre! TOO GOOD. They were about £3/4 each but worth it. Hey, if they are good enough for Stella McCartneys wedding they are good enough for me.
- Maitre Choux – giving the eclair some luxe!
- Biscuiteers – literally biscuits for every occasion!
- Crumbs and Doilies – fun variety of cupcakes just off Carnaby Street!
- Lily Vanilli – one for the vegans and gluten free lovers among you, and right beside Columbia Road Flower Market!
Love Ellen x