Sunday, May 14, 2006

That was...

...the weekend that was.

Brief update:

Friday night, met a load of fellow 20six bloggers at a pub in Soho. Nice to see familiar faces and meet some new ones.
There's a funny story over there about nice teeth.


Saturday seems to be my newly allotted Headache Day. Once again, responding to changing pressure systems, something I thought I'd left behind in Houston.


This evening, I went to Yauatcha again: Miss S asked me to take her. She likes the dim sum but not the dessert. (Sketch is better, she says.)
They are still out of orchid tea :'(
She ordered my fave, the Shanghai Lily gateau but didn't like it, so I was only too willing to swap. Something about eating alcohol in food doesn't appeal to her, yet the Gewurtztraminer wine in the sponge is part of what I find so exciting about it.

Do I need to tell you about the Shanghai Lily again? I order it every time I go there.
Whipped cream and sponge in a white chocolate shell, with a divine centre of wine-soaked lychee; all sprayed pink and topped with rose jam and a red petal. Just precious.


The real reason I wrote this post was to tell you I am in the middle of writing a post on Metropolis.
Keep your eyes peeled.


Anonymous said...

nice light effects!


rebecca said...

Uh, Sketch is perhaps THE most expensive restaurant in London... good taste, he he!

Jia Li said...

okkk...I will wait for the M. post

Olivia said...

Prerona - yes, the ceiling is like a starry night sky, and the blue underlighting is just coool.

Rebecca - oh, and that is next on the list.

JL - judging by the panic I got into on 20six, I think it won't be as soon as I'd expected.

Meander said...

so what was it like to meet some fellow bloggers? had you met up with them before?

Olivia said...

Meander - yes, I had met up with them in various combinations about 3 times.

Not only that, but a few of us girl-bloggers are going to have a picnic in the park this week.

The freedom of it is, you get to meet people you already like and know pretty well, who are in social circles you might never come across in most life situations.

Anonymous said...

Dim sum!!! Yum!!!
didn't like the dessert??? what???


MattJ said...

I totally forgot to pick up the Times on Saturday, it was giving a free copy of Metropolis away! bah! Was busy catching up with people back home in Wales.

Will have to watch it again before i read your post on it, it has been many many years!

Olivia said...

Vanessa - I know! I'll have to go to Sketch with her and compare.

Matt - hey hey! Where will you find it? And I wonder if this will cause a bit of a revival.

Rebecca said...

Oh boy - if you're eating at Sketch start saving!
Food is not bad, but you really go for the decor. Let us know which table you got. I've only been for dinner once but we got the tall long table.

Anonymous said...

Super color scheme, I like it! Keep up the good work. Thanks for sharing this wonderful site with us.

Anonymous said...

Hi! Just want to say what a nice site. Bye, see you soon.

Anonymous said...

well, I take all the credit for your discovery of Yauatcha in Ton-yan-gai...

Olivia said...

Anon - don't worry, I think of you every time I go there. Too bad we didn't actually get in.