You may recall that at the last FW Awards there was a new one created for best blog/site and the winner was A Lady In London. Who better then to appear on the latest Q & Eats.
We met at Lantana for a late brunch. Lantana is excellent, great food, lovely space and the tea was fantastic. I often feel that the mark of how good a place is going to be is in the way the small simple things are done. This is a good test as it shows how much attention to detail they pay to the service and food.
Service is warm and friendly, we were greeted with a smile and they didn’t mind us not being in a hurry even though as ever it was busy and lively. Also the service was very attentive, without being overbearing, and that is always a difficult balance.
The food is a mix of old classics and modern ideas all delivered in tasty style. It was recommended in so many guides and on sites, and I now know why, I’ve been back a couple of times since. I recommend you go.
Anyway on to the topic at hand, When you have an excellent travel writer who also runs social media master classes for the Guardian you have to talk about more than the excellent mushrooms on toast.
Fave Designer – Coco Chanel
Heels Or Flats – Flats
Dress To Impress Or Casual – Every day casual unless I’m inspired
Print Or Plain – Plain but I like to mix it up once in a while
Best Thing You Bought – Ralph Lauren coat, its herringbone and I found it in Vernon Market in Norfolk
Can A T-Shirt Save The World – No, but it can try
One Idea To Change The World – Access to high quality education for all
Saying You Live By – Love what you do, and if you don’t find something you do and do it
What Is The Best Way To Pack For Travel – Roll clothes, it saves room
Ever been to Benidorm – No
Best Souvenir – A pair of earrings for the souk in Marrakesh
Best Piece Of Travel Advice – Don’t be afraid to go off the beaten track
Anywhere You Wouldn’t Go Back To – Canary Islands, Playa De La Americas
What Thing About California Would You Give To London – The Wine
What Thing About London Would You Give to California – The Pub Culture
49ers Or Chargers, Def Not Raiders? – 49ers all the way, and yes she did have a poster of Joe Montana on her bedroom wall
What Makes a Burrito “Mission” Style – I don’t know (nobody does, life’s great mystery)
Ketchup Or Mayo – Ketchup
Song That Gets You Dancing – The Locomotion
Best Breakfast – Huevos Rancheros
Fave Muppet – Kermit
Who Would Be Your Celeb Parents – Judi Dench & Jack Nicholson
Fave Poem – Stopping By The Woods On A Snowy Day – Robert Frost (read it at the bottom)
Mayor For A Day What You Doing – A giant fireworks display
Book To Read – The Great Gatsby F Scott Fitzgerald
Piece Of Advice – Don’t put off living the life you want
And you can find Julie at all the following
Web – aladyinlondon.com
Twitter – @aladyinlondon
Insta – aladyinlondon
Facebook – aladyinlondon
And you can find all the details on upcoming classes and there details here
And of course, the poem
Stopping By The Woods On A Snowy Evening