Friday, 8 August 2008

Art, ice cream and the Savoire Fayre

It's not often I go to private views anymore, but I did last night, and mistakenly thought it to be another small-scale party in Hackney. Oh contraire - it was in a building now owned by a proper artist (Yinka Shonibare) - complete with ice cream van no less! Even more astounding was the olive oil ice cream they were handing out. Quite strange... but not unpleasant. I'd give you details of the maker, but all I know is that her name is Kitty.

Feeling a bit sore today...

Still, on a perkier note, if in town this weekend head to the Savoir-Fayre, taking place tomorrow at Hackney City Farm. Run by my lovely friend Lynn Chambers. The idea being that you "spend less time spending" - learning skills such as bicycle maintenance, crochet (always a fave of mine) or even how to make your own yarn. Fun fun fun.

Tuesday, 5 August 2008

How to make Limoncello

Sadly, my lovely friends Nico and Willow have just yesterday left London to move to Stockholm (albeit by car in a Fiat 500, complete with cat!)

Fortunately we saw them before they left at David's birthday party, at which point they presented us (oh alright, him) with a bottle of home-made Limoncello. How rad? Well, we tried it last night and it is absolutely delicious, but better yet, they've posted the recipe and instructions up on flickr.

Give it a go!