High Tea At Harrods

I’ve always adored Harrods and have visited numerous times for coffee, icecream in the fantastic parlour, Oysters and champagne in the food hall or macarons and decadent hot chocolate at Laduree.  This time the purpose of my visit was high tea at Urban Retreat which, as the name suggests, is a little oasis away from…

Love Rosie, Tauranga, NZ

Love Rosie is a little gem my parents introduced me to. This boutique bakery/cafe in Tauraunga is on an unassuming road but was still packed when we visited. After tasting their delicious treats I understood why they were so full. Every cake is of the highest standard, nothing is stale or unexciting, and everything is…

Alice In Wonderland High Tea At The Sanderson

I’ve been to many high teas in my time, but there’s none that delight and amaze in quite the way that the Sanderson’s Alice In Wonderland high tea does. Located in central London, the Sanderson Hotel offers a whimsical escape from everyday life with it’s unique high tea themed around Lewis Carroll’s beloved story about…

The Kiwi Treat: Lolly Cake

Lolly Cake is a kiwi bakery staple, traditionally sold by the slice for $1 and wrapped clumsily in “Glad wrap” (cling film). It’s notable feature is the Pascal “Eskimo” fruit puffs, which have a slighter harder consistency than marshmallow, and come in banana, lime, vanilla and strawberry flavours. These puffs are set into a base…