Chocolate is the answer

Posted on November 11, 2014 by ANAHI RODRIGUEZ | 0 Comments

When the cold weather hits, there's nothing better than curling up with a cosy mug of hot chocolate.
I don't know why, but I believe hot chocolate has became a big thing lately in London. Chocolate is the answer, who cares what the question is.



So here I've made a list for you with the 10 best places to enjoy the best hot chocolate in London (well, actually, I copied it from Laura Porter, a London travel expert, but shhhh).
    
 
1. Paul A Young (Islington)
2. Apostrophe
3. Konditor & Cook (Soho)
4. William Curley (SW1)
5. La Maison du Chocolat (Piccadilly)
6. Hotel Chocolat (Kensington)
7. Longitude 0°8' at Le Meridien (Piccadilly)
8. Scootercaffe (SE1)
9. Paul
10. Harrods Chocolate Bar

If you don't live in London, or don't plan to come here soon, this is our suggestion:
We discovered this cute "Paquito El Chocolatero" in Madrid, my hometown. It's the Spanish way to prepare hot chocolate. The pack comes in a handcrafted Andalusian palm basket, and includes: 2 small red enamelware mugs,  a red enamel chocolate saucepan, and a 200 g bar for making a hot chocolate created by long established artisan chocolatier Simon Coll.

 
 
I'm off to make hot chocolate now!! 

** By the way, research has shown that the consumption of hot chocolate can be positive to one's health. A study conducted by Cornell University has shown that hot chocolate contains more antioxidants than wine and tea, therefore reducing the risk of heart disease..!



From London with love,
Anahí & Peter

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50 shades of Green

Posted on October 14, 2014 by ANAHI RODRIGUEZ | 0 Comments

Yes, we know that Pantone Emerald was the Colour of the Year for 2013, but we're seeing all shades of greens from bright spring greens to olives, and especially lots of different blue-greens and teal all over the place. And we still love it.



 



According to Karen Haller, a colour expert, the main positive psychological properties that green communicates are peace, balance and harmony. It can rejuvenate and restore, giving the feeling of being connected to nature and feeling safe and secure. Symbolically, emerald green communicates luxury and eleganceas in the jewel. 


Household objects, furniture and plants inspired by the Pantone Green Color Trend 2014 (images taken from Pinterest)

These are our suggestions to add a touch of green to your home. Take note.

MOB Design Lamp
Inspired by the 60's mopeds, this French designed neo-retro lamp is a superb example of the harmony of form and function. Ideal for your bedside table as well as your office desk. 

Trattoria Wall Clock
Get that delicious flavour of Italy into your kitchen with this Pasta Pesto tin wall clock with the tricolore flag. Your cooking will have that extra bit more "gusto" with this little bit of Italy on the wall.

Victor Calculator
This chunky slice of 1970s nostalgia comes from England and was produced by Victor Co. under license in the UK. We love its great mid-century colour with toning keys. It's fully working, too, if you've had enough of using your phone to run your accounts. Original paper roll included.

Peter Beard
A fascinating journey into Beard's universe: opulent, bizarre, provocative, psychedelic, simply fantastic! A perfect statement for your coffee table.

 

From London with love,
Anahí & Peter

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