This little cupcake surprised both Mum and I. Usually we would both scrape that luminous icing off expecting nothing but coloured sugar, but this was different. It had a lovely berry flavour, and was lighter than buttercream. The cupcake itself was also light and filled with a berry jam.
On a traditional Afternoon Tea the top tier of the stand would have been home to scones, but we had a tier each to ourselves for our sweet delights. Warm scones were brought out after our stand had been cleared away.
Critique here is that we should have each been brought out our own set of jam and cream egg cups (Mum’s a double dipper you see). The scones were really good, aaaaand… NO RAISINS YAAAAY!
Overall it wasn’t baaaaad. It wasn’t great but it was certainly edible. Perhaps BB Bakery is better as a bakery/coffee shop rather than doing Afternoon Tea.
After tea, we went for a wander around Covent Garden. Across the performance square I spotted the word “Melissa” and my inner Carrie Bradshaw dragged me over.
Galeria Melissa is the Melissa flagship store here in London, which is currently hosting a Melissa x Gareth Pugh exhibition. Shoes, fashion and light installations (Alexander Petrovsky much?) I went to the Galeria Melissa last time I was in New York but this was much better.
Elegantly bouncing glass boxes each with a Melissa shoe illuminated inside. Is this what heaven looks like?
Oh hey Viv.
Mhmmm, Karl Lagerfeld x Melissa. Please!
In the basement, through a black rubber curtain was where the fashion magic was happening.
Back to shoe heaven for a minute.
How cute are the mini shoes! Rih, I see ya!
The whole place smelt of that lovely (maybe only to shoe lovers) fruity Melissa rubber smell. If you’re a super fan like me, get down to Galeria Melissa at King Street Covent Garden.