Sweet Treats

08 July 2012

I don't know what it is about being a blogger but like many of us, I have quite the sweet tooth. Since it's a rainy, lazy Sunday afternoon (currently watching Wimbledon finals!) I thought I would share some of my favourite sweet treats I've had lately which coincidentally, are all in Covent Garden. First stop, the awesome Ladurée.Laduree 3
Laduree 2
I had a spare couple of hours when visiting friends in London and I HAD to make a stop at the Ladurée café in Covent Garden. I sampled their yummy Earl Grey, a pain aux raisin and of course, their infamous macarons in salted caramel and pistachio. It's quite the tourist destination but it's a rather lovely place to whirl away some extra time (it's so pretty inside!) and I hope to take my sister there when we're in town again tomorrow.
Laduree My friends and I love Foundation Bar (also in Covent Garden) for their very British take on cocktails. We had their afternoon tea cocktail which is served in a teapot complete with a selection of biscuits. Yum! I've noticed this teapot trend lately but it's still a cute novelty.
Afternoon Tea at Foundation
Lastly, there is always time for a Froyo! We popped along to Snog, where we couldn't help but comment on the Abercrombie-like staff (seriously, they must have the same criteria when it comes to hiring staff.) The interior with it's changing coloured lights on the ceiling is kind of cool and obviously I went for the green tea option with plenty of fresh fruit! 
Snog Lights FroYo
So tomorrow sees my sister and I travelling to London to relive our teenage years at an Incubus gig! I can't wait, it's been years since I've seen them and what better than to see them at their one-off London date? Luck has been on our side and we managed to get a great 4* hotel (because that's how we roll - but seriously do try the secret hotels option on lastminute.com) for really cheap and our train tickets were less than £10 each. Yesss! 

Hope you all had a fab weekend...now back to the Tennis!

34 comments:

  1. Yay glad you made it to Laduree yesterday, it really is the prettiest place for a little afternoon treat! I seem to never stop eating when I'm in London, too many great places to go for food! Love the sound of the cocktails in the teapot served with biscuits!

    Caroline x
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  2. Hi Winnie, I want to live in your yummy world! I love secret hotels its a great tip!! Have a great time in London at the gig! Sharon xx

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  3. Ahhh I love snog! Totally agree about the staff too - what is that about?!

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  4. Laduree sounds amazing, I really want to go!

    Maria xxx

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  5. mmm your blog posts always make me so hungry! it all looks amazing :) x

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  6. If you enjoyed the Covent Garden La Duree you should definitely try their concession at Harrods - the tea room is AMAZING! xx

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  7. Ahh this place looks amazing and yummy! x

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  8. i wanna go there!! :D
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  9. That frozen yogurt is making me drool. I want some so badly!

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  10. what a delightful post! the treats look so pretty and yummy! It's been ages since my last frozen yogurt!

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  11. Yup, us bloggers have a massive sweet tooth. I love Laduree, and I think I really need to try Foundation Bar!
    Have a great time at Incubus, and hope to catch you during the week.

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  12. you always have such great food/drink photos! I haven't heard of Foundation, think I need to pay it a visit :D xx

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  13. Ah, Ladurée looks so perfect for teatime! :) I recently had a layover in London that wasn't long enough for any outside explorations...

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  14. Sounds ideal! I am so jealous that you get to just 'kill time' in London- I love London! Xo

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  15. oh my, how lucky! have a great night! :))
    hahah abercrombie-like criteria XD when I go to london I'll go there just to see it!

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  16. I wish I liked macaroons, they look so yummy but taste so gross! Hope you have a fab time tonight at Incubus, what a bargain your train tickets were! xxx

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  17. I really want to visit snog. And Laduree really is la creme de la creme ;-) I'm not going to the next event as I'm already in London 2 days later & can't get any extra time off. Will miss seeing you there, I really enjoy going to their events.

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  18. Oh my gosh...the Laduree looks so pretty! I wish I lived in London, and could partake in one of the lovely afternoon teas that I see so many pretty pictures of!
    And hahah, I know, it seems like all of us like sweet things. Maybe we just all have very good taste. :)
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  19. This looks amazing. I am incredibly obseessed with macaroons; my favourite food ever! They look so pretty. I was watching the Wimbledon finals too. Thanks so much for your comment on my last post. It was really helpful and it means a lot that you understand.

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  20. Oh my...im am sooo gonna try Laduree when i go to London and...PARIS! hehehe yes, i cant wait for my Euro vacay!!!

    Gosh, the salted caramel is my fave flavor too, drooling now...yumm, lol

    I think i'll try Foundation Bar as well if time allows:)I lovee froyo but i thought snog was so so when i tried it 2 years ago. Have u tried the froyo from Yo mama in HK? Its my fave!!!

    Hope you have fun at the gig and enjoy London baby!!!!

    Cinz
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  21. Sounds like the perfect day. I have always wanted to try a Ladurée Macaroon. I am well overdue a trip up to London.

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  22. Ladurée is my favourite place for macaroons and tea. I went to the one in Paris on the Champs-Elysées!

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  23. WOW, these photo's are so pretty! I would LOVE to visit Laduree someday! And that froyo is definitely calling my name too haha:) Xx

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  24. Umm, looks so yummy and cute :) xoxo ;*

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  25. ahh i love your photos. its making me have a sweet craving!

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  26. That ice cream looks divine - I'm a total sucker for ice cream.
    Gems x

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  27. Love Lauduree! Went to the one in Paris and had to get a few boxes ;p have not gone to the one in CG yet. Next stop...

    Haven't had a Snog in ages ;p Pinkberry is supposed to be nice too? Must check that out.

    *screams* Incubus Winnie!! I went to see them a few years ago and it was crazy good. Hope you had an awesome time and was moshing like a madwoman! That's how you got to roll there ;p

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  28. You're taunting me aren't you.. first on instagram and now I must see the photos FULL SIZE and blown up on your blog. :P

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  31. oh man, this looks like the most delicious trip ever!! hope incubus were great! x

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  32. oh ! i thought the first picture was laduree bags ! that would actually be awesome ! i would be an instant buyer !! your food pictures make me crazily hungry :)

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