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June Japes: Monthly Round Up

Life Lately: Wedding, christening, wedding, christening…repeat… We’ve loved attending all our friend’s special occasions but the big wedding season is sadly coming to an end for us…

In terms of blogging, I’ve had the chance to catch up with some of my favourite bloggers this month as well as meet some of them for the first time! Meeting new bloggers and making new friends is one of my favourite things about writing SilverSpoon. As well as my usual slew of blog posts I’ve also had a few guest blogging spots with a round up of my top restaurants in Belgravia on Culture Trip, a post on my favourite scenes from South Africa for the Twins that Travel and an interview on Amanda’s blog, Rhyme and Ribbons.

Restaurants of the Month: We had a delicious taste of Paris at Brasserie Gustave, a hidden gem in Chelsea, and I ate Italian at Cucina Aselina and the Baglioni hotel.

Other highlights included a seafood feast at Randall & Aubin, a spontaneous date night at Pachamama and dinner at Flesh & Buns which will be on the blog next week. Best of all was visiting The Dorchester for dinner at Alain Ducasse and subsequently The Grill, a hotel I love because I has so many wonderful memories from there including our wedding reception.

Events: This month I enjoyed visiting Taste of London twice, it really is a highlight of the London foodie calendar. I visited for the opening night on Wednesday and very much enjoyed a tasting masterclass with Laurent Perrier and basically everything at my favourite restaurant, Roka. When I returned on Saturday night, Mr S and I attended a tasting with Celebrity Cruises to check out the award-winning cuisine served on the ship.

I also enjoyed an incredible Blogger’s Brunch at Salmontini where I got to eat ALL the salmon and drink ALL the champagne! A full write-up will be on the blog later this week.

Travels: A few more of my Rome posts were on the blog this month including our anniversary dinner at Terrazza dell’ Eden, my top ten things to do in Rome and a few ideas of places to try for lunch in Eternal City. Most exciting was my bloggers’ trip to Paris starting with a night at the St Pancras Renaissance Hotel before catching the Eurostar to Paris to stay in the Renaissance Arc’de Triomphe. I had some incredible experiences during my day in Paris including a  2CV, a trip to the Jean Paul Gaultier exhibition, a party on a roof terrace and a limo tour of Paris with talented pop-up acts performing around the city.

I also had the chance to have a staycation in one of my favourite local hotels, The Conrad St James, a luxury hotel with a political theme running through the public areas.

In July, I’ll be returning to France for a trip to Cannes with the entire Silver family… that’s Mr S’s parents, his older brothers, his younger sister, their other halves and all our nieces and nephews. Seven children in total…I’ll be blogging about it all so watch this space!

Blog Love: This month I enjoyed reading about Cosy Traveller Emily’s trip to Paphos and her horse riding trip to Eagle Mountain Ranch. Emma checked in to the Hotel California, Sarah enjoyed drinks at the Westbury and Monica from The Travel Hack had a trip to Wales that looked more like a beautiful Mediterranean holiday.

Suze visited Ormer in Jersey and had the opportunity to meet fellow blogger Melissa, also known as Jersey Girl, over a wine tasting. Some of my favourite travel posts of the month came for Travelista Jess who’s writing and video of the Serengeti nearly made me shed a tear as I remembered my own emotional safari experience. Finally, I loved revisiting my time in Australia and the Whitsundays through Rosie stunning visit to Hamilton island. Seeing the look out point where we had drinks, the local ice cream shop and the beautiful scenery bought back many happy memories of my stay at qualia.

That’s it for this month and as usual loads coming up in July, I can’t wait to share it all with you!!

  • Busy month! x

    • And a fun one 🙂

  • Such an exciting month, Angie! What a busy bee you have been!

    Lauren xx
    The Lifestyle Diaries

    • I have, thanks Lauren x

  • All in all, a pretty great month! I think my favourite was your bloggers trip to Paris post! xx

    • That was mine too 🙂

  • Looks like an amazing month. I really enjoyed your Italian afternoon tea post this month.

    • I'm so glad that you enjoyed it 🙂

  • Hannah K

    Is that a HUGE macaron? It looks delicious!

    • Yes! It was amazing 🙂

  • Yum, yum, yum, so much goodness on your blog today!

    • I know, so much cake!

  • I can't wait to visit Salmontini, that dessert looks amazing! Thanks for including me, Iv'e loved reading your Paris posts this month

    Suze | LuxuryColumnist

    • So much love for salmontini!

  • What a lush, lush month! June Japes is such a cute title – I didn't know the word japes meant, I had to look it up, and the dictionary said 'joke' but your blog is anything but – serious luxury lifestyle blogging at its best! Keep 'em coming Angie x

    Jasiminne / Posh, Broke, & Bored – Luxury lifestyle blog

    • But lots of fun and jokes along the way!
      Lots of love,

  • Sounds like a fabulous month! We are just getting into the wedding season for us, I really need to go and buy some clothes for them! All the delicious food, so gutted I was away when Taste was on! x

    Jasmin Charlotte

    • There's always the winter one 🙂

  • Enjoy your trip to Cannes, I went to Nice last year and visited Cannes, Saint Tropez and Monaco and had a fab time x

  • What a foodie-filled, adventurous month for you! Can't wait to see what July has in store for you 😀 x

  • Another tip top month for you Angie 😉 Looking forward to reading the Cannes posts! Lots of love, Andrea xxx

    Andrea's Passions

    • I'm looking forward to writing them 🙂

  • Sounds like a busy but fun month. You have managed to fit lots in, food looks wonderful especially the macaroon Lucy x

  • Only just spotted this. Thanks so much for including my post. Sounds like you had an amazing month!