Friday, 19 December 2008

Slowly into Christmas

It's nearly upon us - we're having Beef Wellington and I'm so excited. Plus my whole family have a one track mind for food, booze and general good times - and this year we've decided to 'sex up' Christmas so that the morning Margaritas don't result in afternoon atrophy and an ostentatious slouching towards Bedfordshire...yes, it's going to be Active and High Energy and very very Greedy!

But before all that, Choc Star has one last engagement at the Slow Food Christmas Market. We'll be in the usual spot by the Royal Festival Hall on Belvedere Rd - see you there if you're in the area. And if not have a cool Yule and the most amount of enjoyment.


Thursday, 11 December 2008

Ladies love Louboutin

The lovely ladies at the Christian Louboutin press office put in an urgent call to us the other day - Help! We've got a sample sale and we want to give the shoe fans a treat while they wait - otherwise it's going to be mayhem.

So we whipped up some white choc & raspberry muffins, a few batches of ultra fudge brownies, got the hot choc machine cranking and raced round to try and placate them. Great way to treat your punters - choc + shoes = instant warmth all over.

Friday, 5 December 2008

Great to be home

I loved going back to Bury. I don't know whether I found it such a comfortable fit because it was so familiar or if it's that I am reassured by the cosy, miniature nature of it compared to London. I love adventures, don't get me wrong, but there is an opposing force in my nature - especially in the winter - that just longs to hibernate; snuggle into some pliant warm space and not emerge til March. Since I can't I take comfort from the likes of Bury - friendly, encouraging, uncomplicated and manageable. They even ran a 'homecoming' type piece on me in the Bury Free Press and hordes of people came by to wish me well and sample the wares.

Next chance to go back - I'm there.

Wednesday, 3 December 2008

Whitecross Street Christmas Festival

Calling all City workers - we'll be parked up on Whitecross Street, EC1 for the next couple of days, 12-7pm. Come and find us for a soul-shaking cup of hot chocolate with whipped cream and warm choc sauce. It's what's getting me through these profligate winter days....