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Thursday, 31 October 2019

Mr Fogg's Gin Parlour - #chicandstylish #LINKUP

Morning my friends.
How are you this fine morning?

I can't believe it's the last day of October already!
Remember I told you I was having a busy few days?  Well if you followed my IG stories you may have seen on Friday I was in London with some girl friends to celebrate one of their birthdays.  We caught the train to the capital to have afternoon tea in a pre-booked venue.  Said venue was Mr Fogg's Gin Parlour in Covent Garden.  We had two lovely hours in the quaint, authentic second floor parlour, being taught how to appreciate gin properly.  We had to take a swig and swill it around our mouth for a full minute, after that our mouths felt on fire!  This procedure lets the taste buds become fully receptive - boy can you then appreciate the full flavour of the gin - delicious.  Dainty sandwiches, cakes and scones with jam and cream followed, all washed down with a really tasty gin & tea cocktail served in a tea pot - very quirky and quite different.
Our afternoon finished and we then moved onto another unusual & sophisticated setting.  Archer Street Bar is situated in Soho.  It was perfect for entertaining our small group, but also welcomed couples too.  The bar serves a wide range of drinks and cocktails with a resident DJ playing hip and trendy music interspersed with spontaneous singing from the bar staff - truly a magical & entertaining evening that I'd thoroughly recommend.  I reckon they must be out of work musical actors, who worked their magic for our own personal enjoyment, if you're ever in the capital, do take a look - it's well worth it.
This is taken in Covent Garden, where they have some amazing flower displays that make awesome backdrops.

I didn't manage to get many photos of me on my own, so I'll just share the ones of the food and drink, they always seem to go down well ..... errr excuse the pun!

The were a variety of sandwich triangles, scones with jam & cream, which are my favourite.  Also you can see chocolate brownies and Victoria sponge complete with fresh fruit.

Housing an impressive plethora of gins, tonics and botanicals, the refined space boasts a collection of over 200 gins, from known favourites to rare and uniquely selected gins.
The parlour, once the home of Fogg's beloved Aunt Gertrude, features beautiful and traditionally upholstered furniture, alongside eclectic trinkets adorning the walls.  Revel in the parlour's selection of experiences, from afternoon teas to group gin tastings, while enjoying exquisitely created cocktails and delightful small plates.

How sweet to have the gin beverages served in all different tea pots - so sweet.
A short post today - but will be back sharing a fabulous dress next Monday so hope you'll pop back.
Happy weekend my friends.

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The favourite blogger from last week is .... Penny - Frugal Fashion Shopper.  Her outfit caught my eye just like this yummy fur jacket caught hers.  She calls this her Brighton Look & and I can see why she's fit right in.

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Thanks so very much for joining me today. I'm just starting to think about the 'C' word, have you?
Let me know if your Christmas planning is done and dusted or are you still endeavouring to write a list and get started!
Have a super weekend and I'll catch you on the flip side!
Bye for now. X



  1. I love getting together with friends for high tea with all the fun tea sandwiches and goodies. Looks like it was a fun time.
    x, Julie |

  2. Nothing better than a good girls day out! And that's such a lovely photo of you all xx

  3. Oh wow, Jacqui, this looks like an amazing girls’ day out! I have never liked gin all that much but perhaps I am drinking it incorrectly! Maybe I will give it a another try. My husband drinks it often and I usually just turn my nose up to it. Ick. I love that you also went to the Archer Street Pub...mostly because my son’s name is Archer so it will always catch my attention when I see that name! Thanks for sharing your fun experience.


  4. And here I am just being a good girl and always have a old fashion afternoon tea while in the UK! Next time I need a afternoon gin too!

  5. I have never had any gin but oh my those desserts look so delicious! Time with girlfriends is special! Had some really special times with my girlfriends this summer. Now I need to plan something with my friends here!

  6. What a wonderful day you all had! I love the cozy little places and especially that it presents like a tearoom but specializes in gin. And what a beautiful backdrop Covent Gardens was for your group picture. What a lovely and stylish group you were!


  7. What fun! That tea service looks amazing and I am a lover of GIN!!! What a great way to celebrate with girlfriends!

  8. What a wonderful day! That tea service looks amazing! What a fun way to celebrate with your friends!

    Jill - Doused in Pink

  9. Looks like you all had a great time with some delicious treats!
    Ellibelle's Corner

  10. It looks like you had such a nice time. And, gin in teapots?--darling and dangerous--ha!

  11. Headed to a girls weekend right now. Time with your girls is so fun and important. That tea looked marvelous!

  12. This looks like such a fun afternoon! I love the little cakes and sweets! It does look like a tea party - but with gin! Gin is the one alcohol I don't like, but it does look like fun anyway!
    jess xx

  13. I love tea parties, those sandwiches look yummy. Looks like you had a fab time.

  14. This looks like SO much fun! I totally want to have a tea party. Everything looks so delicious!


  15. There is nothing better than time out with girlfriends, is there? And research backs it up that it's a healthy habit to indulge in. So there! Lol! Beautiful setting for a get-together.

    xx Darlene

  16. This place looks like so much fun! What a great time!

  17. Everything looks so delicious and what a lovely venue it looks great. Can't beat an
    afternoon out with friends.
    Alison x

  18. Looks like such a fun way to celebrate a birthday! What a great night! :)

    Hope that you had a great weekend :) Despite a bit of a rainy one we managed to get to the beach which was nice :)

    Away From Blue

  19. What a great way to celebrate! Looked like you guys had a blast.

    Jessica |

  20. Ooh, I love gin. Will add this to my list for the next time I'm in London!
    Cheryl Shops |

  21. That sounds like a lot of fun and you got some great photos.

  22. That looks lovely.


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