Yesterday was quite possibly one of the best days ever. Yes. EVER. I came home on Saturday night, had a wonderful home-cooked meal (I've missed these too much at Cambridge!) followed by a Christmas fruit cake my parents bought during a weekend excursion to Cotswold. Next morning (Sunday - the best day!), I woke up to a breakfast of french toast with an assortment of toppings and fruit (almond butter, honey, peanut butter, maple syrup, raspberries, strawberries, blueberries, banana and kiwi!). Moments after scarfing down the most delicious breakfast I've had in a long time, we took the bus to Hyde Park Corner. It was time for winter wonderland (located in Hyde Park, London)! We went ice skating (my first time outdoors), went on several rides and thoroughly enjoyed the festive fun atmosphere! Photos from the winter wonderland:
After all this excitement, our stomachs were calling - it was definitely time for lunch! We exited the wonderland and found ourselves directly at one of my favorite cafes - Serpentine in Hyde Park! The views are stunning, the ambiance is chilled out, and the food is fresh, wholesome and outright delicious! It was such a gorgeous day: the sun was shining, the sky was blue and the park was filled with life.
^The alignment of those three photos was my attempt at being "artsy"...
And now it's time to get back to the food! Pictured below in order are a fish fingers sandwich with a side of crazy delicious fries, a falafel wrap and a prosciutto rocket pizza. Below the three dishes are photos of the bakery section of Serpentine, which is always filled with an array of treats ranging from muffins, to cakes, to slices, to my favorite - the bakewell tart! That said, we skipped dessert at Serpentine yesterday and instead, walked to Hummingbird Bakery located in South Kensington. My mom, sister and I all went for our favorite cupcake from Hummingbird - the black bottom cupcake: rich, dense chocolate cake topped with chocolate chip studded cheesecake and all of that topped with a delicious, not to mention sweet, cream cheese frosting. Indulgent, decadent, heaven in a cupcake.