The River Room

The River Room London ONThe River Room London Ontario Court House View The River Room London Ontario Seating The River Room London Ontario Table LandscapeThe River Room London ON Dessert Eton MessOne of my favourite restaurants in London Ontario has to be The River Room. Located in Museum London, it allows me to satisfy my appetite for art and for exquisite dining whenever I feel the need to be culturally inspired. The fresh and simple menu, the crisp black and white photographs along the walls, and the tailored style of the restaurant transport me to New York City. But the panoramic views are all about London. The Old Court House and the endlessly flowing fountain at the Forks of the Thames River are both iconic of this city. My only disappointment is that the restaurant is open for lunch and brunch exclusively. I would love to linger over a romantic dinner and a nice glass of wine, watching the sun set over the river. Nevertheless, the food and the atmosphere will have me coming back. Until next time!

Weekend Edition

Parisian Interior Decor BookThe last few days have been a bit of a whirlwind. But that’s okay. It’s what makes the start of a weekend so special. If you’ve had a crazy week and are staying home to catch your breath, here are a few interesting links that you may enjoy.

  • Garance Dore just returned from a week in Mykonos and she’s sharing her envy-inducing diary of the trip. It made me want to pack a bag and book a ticket to Greece as soon as I was done reading.
  • Summer time is perfect for outdoor dining. Whether it’s a backyard bbq or a picnic in the park, simple but stylish will always win points with me. The Every Girl site presents a guide to the essence of great alfresco dining.
  • I am a die hard animal lover (snakes and spiders excluded!), so I love when people get creative about supporting animal causes. See how french artist Paulo Grangeon uses 1600 pandas to help raise money for WWF on Nicole Warne‘s blog – The Gary Pepper Girl.

A City Oasis

Secret Garden Window, London, ONSecret Garden PathSecret Garden StatueSecret Garden Lion Head, London, ONSecret Garden Bench“If you look the right way, you can see that the whole world is a garden.” 
                ― Frances Hodgson BurnettThe Secret Garden

This beautiful garden is hidden in plain sight in the heart of London. If you are looking for a great place to read a book, enjoy a coffee or seek an escape from a hectic day, all you need to do is visit the Central Library…ask one of the friendly staff and they will be happy to point you in the right direction.

Naughty and Nice

Jezebel Soaps - Hussy, London, ONJezebel-Soaps-Tart-Trollop, London, ONJezebel Soap - Harlot, London, ONJezebel Soaps - Bath Soak, London, ONJezebel Soaps - Plain Jane, London, ONStrolling through the merchant stalls outside the Covent Garden Market last Saturday, my eye landed on the essence of European advertising…great uncomplicated design with a dash of sex appeal. The packaging is a play on the beguiling concept behind Jezebel Soaps. The cheeky vintage vixens conceal luxuriously scented, hand made soaps that are as good for your body as they are for the environment. All the soaps (and products) are made from natural ingredients and the wrapping is made from recycled paper. So if you’re feeling a little naughty or know someone who is, why not give these beauties a try.