Sunday, 1 March 2015

In Perpetual Spring

The winter is officially over and March has just arrived. Spring is such a sweet season and I am so excited. I woke up this morning and after setting my new Philips filter coffee machine to make some much needed strong and aromatic coffee, I popped into the supermarket and bought a bouquet of vibrant purple tulips.This is my way of welcoming Spring :-)

And I can't help but think of this poem by Amy Gerstler:

"Even the prick of the thistle,
queen of the weeds, revives
your secret belief
in perpetual spring,
your faith that for every hurt
there is a leaf to cure it".

Wishing that the Spring blooms your each day with happiness!

Happy Spring!

Helen xx

Saturday, 21 February 2015

Al Santo Deli

In my previous life (or in a future one, who knows?) I must have been Italian with a pretty good accent as a certain someone is mocking me about my accent at the moment (he can't really mean it though, he must be pulling my leg!!). 

Last time I went out with a friend, I picked a cute, little restaurant in Fulham as I wanted something cosy, warm and colorful for us to chill, enjoy lunch and catch up on our news. Al Santo, tucked in on 23 Vanston Place delivers in every aspect. It certainly gets top marks for its eclectic decor, friendly staff and delicious food, which is a blend of Italian and Greek delicacies (my favorite combination!).

I love unique places with delightfully cluttered interiors, generous splashes of colour accompanied with unpretentious smiles. This makes you feel much like home and urges you to visit again and again.

I want feta cheese on every dish, is it possible?
Such a generous and strong cup of coffee. Al Santo you rock!
Have a great weekend everyone!! Eat well, laugh loudly and be kind :-)
Helen xx