Fox and Grapes pub in Wimblendon -Fox and Grapes pubi Wimbledonissa

Before we went to to see tennis last summer we obviously needed a feed, a good feed. My husband and I did lots of investigation about the pubs nearby the grounds. In the end we did not end up going anywhere near but to the place that has gotten the best reviews. Here comes a fantastic pub tip if you do a day trip to Wimbledon. The pub is called Fox and Grapes. It is situated in the most gorgeus old house, it is outside of the centre of Wimbledon so you really need to commit to go there either by bus (a quick couple of stops) or by car. Food is worth it, it is extremely tasty. The chef if French so it is hard to go wrong.

fox and grapes

The best thing in this pub is that during the Wibledon tennis tournament they have a huge screen in the bar side of the pub and you can watch tennis and sip champagne indoors if it is raining outside and you want to watch a centre court game somewhere with the atmosphere.

My husband ordered mussles. Super tasty. All mussles were big, juicy and shells open.


I ordered Ploughman’s lunch just to be funny for change.


Food was so well presented and flavoursome. The chutney was delicious and so was the pâté. I am extremely picky with pâtés, they can be awfully fatty and grose or tasty, meaty and juicy, this was the latter one.

When eating out I always go for dessert, I hardly ever manage to finish them but I always want to try. Desserts are something that I quite often get disappointed with. The selection in Fox and Grapes was great and I ended up going for black coffee and sweet chocolate finish. The home made ice cream was heavenly!


If you have not tried this place, go and do a day trip to Wimbledon!

Hermes bracelet -Hermes rannekoru

I am so happy I have finally time to update my blog. I used to write every day but whilst working I just simply could not find time and energy to post something exiting every day. Now I try to post as often as I can, I have so many topics and photos to post.

I had a birthday in July. As a background information, my husband is probably the best present buyer in the universe which makes it so utterly difficult for me when his birthday approaches which is soon. My husband always comes up with something stunning and suprising at the same time.  This time I got a fabulous Hermes bracelet. My husband knows my style so well. I instantly fell in love with it and have worn it ever since, pretty much every day.

The story behind this purchase is a bit funny. Like I have mentioned in my previous posts I used to work in the City of London. In the middle of the City there is so called Royal Exchange full of the most amazing designer stores. It is too good to be true. On lunch breaks it is tempting to just go there and admire the pieces.  My husband who also works in the City told me he went there and wondered around trying to find something unique. He apparently went through all the bracelets in the Hermes store and could not find the one that was pleasing him. Finally the sales assistant said she had one piece left in the back room that was not on display. She brought this bracelet to the front store and showed it to my husband. He bought it straight away. This is it.


Those small details and white background are just gorgeous! I like the feminine Roman style plus it looks so clean and bright against the tanned skin.


This barcelet  is a lot wider than the classic Hermes barcelet and makes any wrist look narrow. I have not seen this available any more which makes it more unique.


It is so classic, stylish and goes well with anything at work or in the party. I love it.

I had a wonderful birthday in every way. My mum and sister were visiting us in London so we had babysitters and were able to celebrate my birthday as a couple. We went to Wimbledon to watch tennis. My husband wanted to give the gift in the morning so that I could wear this beautiful bracelet in the tennis with my Marimekko ”Kivi” dress”.  ”Kivi” dress in the photo below is from Banana Republic Marimekko collection that was lauched last summer. I was so pleased that Banana Republic sold iconic Marimekko designs with more reasonable prices.  I personally think Marimekko struggles these days with their 60s cuts and dresses, trousers and jackets usually fit rather badly. This collection was totally the opposite, the clothes had modern today’s cuts.  I have been extremely happy with the quality of fabric too. The sizes were rather big as I bought size 6 even though I am usually 8.


In front of the Grand stand at Wimbledon.


A Champagne picnic. Cheers.

I hope you are having a lazy and enjoyable Sunday!