Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Gloucester, MA - Sugar Magnolias

Whenever I'm on the North Shore of Massachusetts and my usual toast for breakfast routine just bores me to tears, I always head over to Sugar Magnolias in neighboring Gloucester. Here the breakfast options are a force to be reckoned with ... items like lobster omelettes, crab cakes benedict, Almond Joy or Carrot Cake pancakes, and Smore's French Toast. 

Located on Main Street, Sugar Magnolias is a loud and bustling spot that is always packed, so don't be surprised if you have to wait in line for this breakfast of champions. And be prepared not to be hungry for the rest of the day, portions are huge! 

If you want to see some of the most mouth-watering and inventive breakfast items that Sugar Magnolia's is famous for, watch this video clip:

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Sunday, June 7, 2015

London, England - Chelsea In Bloom

Sloane Square

Each year, in conjunction with the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, the shops around Sloane Square participate in Chelsea In Bloom: a competition to decorate their storefronts with magnificent floral displays. This year marked the 10th Anniversary of Chelsea In Bloom and the theme was 'Fairy Tales': the creativity and artistry of how the retailers interpreted this theme was just spectacular. 

Smythson won the Highly Commended Award:

This year's Innovation Award and People's Choice Award (voted on by the public) went to Kate Spade for their larger than life pink flamingos:

The Sarah Chapman store was the winner this year taking home the Best Floral Display Award with their Sleeping Beauty covered in flowers:

Duke of York Square off the Kings Road set up a lovely Alice in Wonderland tea garden where you could enjoy cakes and Pimm's:

For those who didn't want to walk, free rides were provided to visit all of the participating stores to view their displays:

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