Tuesday, 12 November 2013

Sanlam FoodWineDesign Fair

I am delighted to have been asked to do a blog post by my gorgeous sister about the Sanlam Investments Food.Wine.Design Fair which took place at Hyde Park Corner this past weekend.

My lovely sister gave me tickets which she had won (from @miss_luckypony), and we ventured forth on a hot Sunday afternoon to Hyde Park Corner.

I was amazed at how busy it was, and we had to stand in a queue to get in. I was particularly impressed with the amazing d├ęcor at the venue, and not to mention the exhibition stands. Clearly Sanlam had gone to a lot of effort to create beautiful surroundings. Dotted around the different areas were wooden tables and benches which people were sharing, and this created a lovely atmosphere. There was a lot to see in terms of Design, and I took time to appreciate the delights of Dear Rae jewellery, Essential Life, Skinny LaMinx etc.

Due to the heat, Sanlam had put out water coolers and cups for the crowd to enjoy which went down very well. To cool ourselves down, we went to 4th Avenue Coffee Roasters and shared a delicious Affogato (soft serve icecream drenched in coffee) which didn’t last long in the heat.

The food area was an aromatic delight and we sampled the sweet wares of Ooh La La which were offered to us. There were too many food stalls to mention but from meat to pestos to relishes and cupcakes, they certainly catered for all.

The wine section was also ample and numerous estates were represented, such as Spier and Marvellous Wines which Nicola had won some wine from.

It is a shame that the Food.Wine.Design fair is only an annual event as I would certainly go often if it was a regular event. A truly wonderful way to spend an afternoon, immersed in Food, Wine & Design!



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