This weekend I solemnly packed away my summer clothes and began to sort through piles of wooly knitwear. I can’t deny that telltale nip in the air any longer – it’s officially fall!
I layered up and went for an afternoon stroll through Chiswick – browsing the shops on the way to lunch. There’s something about the onset of autumn that gives me the urge to nest – and I love the range of design boutiques around Chiswick High Road.
High Road Auctions have weekly sales at their Chiswick showroom – and the preview days at the weekends make for inspirational bargain hunting grounds. It’s a wonderland of antique furniture and accessories – I had to be dragged away to make our lunch reservation.
La Trompette has been on my to-do list for practically all of 2013, but I’m only now getting round to giving it a go. I’m loving everything about this place – the whimsical little side street it’s on, the gregarious hostess whisking my jacket off to the coat room, the bouncy cushioned booth piled with silk pillows, an expertly spiced Bloody Mary so rich and savory I would’ve sworn it had beef stock in it… And that’s all before the food even arrives!
This place had me feeling positively giddy (read: goofy) by the time coffee came. This was by far one of the best Sunday lunches I’ve had in London – and I’ve had a few!