|The fabulous tea-house|
Weekends of fun are good for any ones soul! I wrote this while looking out over a very sunny but cold Kew Green in London. It was a gorgeous weekend of relaxation and jollity, we visited Petersham Nurseries on Saturday and this is where the title of this blog may begin to make sense!
You happen on the nurseries almost by mistake, a little sign high on the wall marks the way along a very narrow alley way and then it’s suddenly there!! Three huge old fashioned glass green houses filled to the rafters with gorgeousness! We stopped for lunch in their tea house(the Michelin starred cafe was fully booked) consumed warm ham salad with artichokes and braised pumpkin and it was delicious!
The reason I loved this place was just that it was so simple and yet such a statement, it’s not a place for the faint hearted as your bank statement might weep on the return home but it didn’t care!! Everything from the mono chrome palette in the planting to the choice of Guatemalan or Colombian coffee (not a skinny latte in sight) screamed ‘we know who we are!!’ And I thinks that’s brave, it knows it’s not going to be to every ones taste but man did I love it…
As a result I’m pleased to say Ive just created another resolution (who cares if it’s late)