April 14, 2016: day 1 post-Switching from coffee to tea for a week?

Hello April,

yes, I wanted to switch from coffee to tea for a week. After all, I owe it to my British hosts… but I have to admit it is far from being easy for a coffee-lover-addict as me!

More the less, I wanted to stop adding sugar on my drink, and it seemed that it was easier with tea. Today I drunk three sips of coffee and threw away the rest. And continued the day with Earl Grey, Oriental Sencha, etc. It didn’t calm me down because my “coffee break” was less fun than before. A cappuccino latte with chocolate and cinnamon was much more appetizing.

Ok, I went to the Tea House in Convent Garden and bought myself a really nice tea. And I found a place where they serve also very dissent quality tea. But, but, but, it was not the same.

Oh, I also had a virtuous ” energy bar” when I was feeling hungry between meals.

But all this virtue started to get on me, I have to admit.

In any case, I will try to stick to my decision and give tea a chance, at least until the end of the week 😉

 

http://www.colettehayman.com.au/shop/coffee-tea-or-me-mug-id11533.html

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February 17, 2016: day 20 of 60 day challenge- afternoon tea at Covent Garden

Dear February,

after having worked for hours on my project with a Roumanian and a French artist, I only want to share my afternoon tea-time. The Roumanian artist, who is a 40 something year old, has lived for a while in London and she suggested a place for tea. She is working part-time in a cosmetics company and the rest of the time she writes.

In any case, she took us to BB bakery for our afternoon tea, and we looked a little bit like these three characters in the photo. I would be the one in the middle holding a macaron, only that I chose a macaronpistache” and I had a lot of fun: “Amidst the hustle and bustle of busy Covent Garden is the relaxing sanctuary of BB Bakery. Come here to relax with a coffee and cupcake before you hit the shops or stop for high tea or even a bite to eat before your evening out”.

There is something very girlish and playful about this place which is just what I needed to get away from the hustle and bustle of my serious every day life 🙂

Afternoon Tea

February 13, 2016: day 16 of 60 day challenge- walking around London

Hello dear February

I met one of my friends in London and we started walking around the city: from Covent Garden to Leicester Square in and out of restaurants, bookstores, cafes, pubs… We had lunch at the “Wild Food Cafe” that a friend had suggested.

And it has been a beautiful surprise: to begin with, the colours of the buildings and the tiny courtyard. And then, the place in itself. Friendly people, and very tasty food raw-centric, vegan, vegetarian. Don’t ask me for any explanations please, go to their web site. I am a carnivore also, so not the best person to inform you on the differences. The most essential thing: it is tasty, and I liked being there.

Here is what one of the founders, Aiste, says: “I am very excited to be a part of the plant-based revolution happening globally and I’m committed to sharing Wild Food Café’s core values with the world and co-creating a community of wellbeing superheroes!”

So, to the community of wellbeing superheroes!

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http://wildfoodcafe.com/about-2-2/

January 28, 2016: Challenge, day 1

Hello 2016 January,

today is practically my first day of the quantum leap challenge. In order to honour this anniversary I went for a walk in Covent Garden and bought myself a hydrating facial cream. My skin felt like it and I wanted to benefit from the sun beams.

And I teased everybody I met.

I also got challenged when I run into an artist from Paris who used to hate my guts, and wanted to monopolize a curator. I was invited to join them for lunch by another person and saw that his face turned green.

Helas, as we say in French, Paris is not that far from London and some of the intrigues I was facing there are exported to London.

I will probably let it be, and do whatever pleases me.

And for now, it is to have chocolate cake.

Cheers

April

http://www.visitlondon.com/discover-london/london-areas/central/covent-garden