paris breakfasts: London Greens

I was sitting with author/blogger, Vicki Archer of French Essence and My French Life, drinking pink tea whilst discussing our various impressions of London and Paris…

When Vicki said,

“London is so much greener. Paris has grandeur, but London is the greener of the two cities”, it gave me pause or whatever that means. Vickie lives about half the time in Provence and the other half in London, so I’ll take her word for it. Besides London is incredibly green. And hedges are huge here.

Sue Snell

Sue Snell

I met photographer/author Sue Snell by chance, foraging at a framers for my exhibit and we got chatting. Sue invited me to a book signing at Rococo Chocolates on Motcomb Street and you don’t pass up that opportunity under any circumstances.

Sue’s book on the Vanessa Bell/ Duncan Grant The Garden at Charleston: A Bloomsbury Garden through the Seasons
is green, green and more green.

Rococo Belgravia

Rococo Belgravia

Chantal with Cocoa plant

Chantal with Cocoa plant


Owner Chantal Coady started making deluxe chocolates around 1983. Here she’s smiling behind a cocoa plant she grew from a pod. Chantal wanted to give me a pod to grow my own chocolate plant, but I’d rather eat her Rococo chocolate bars thank you very much. Especially since I do not have a ‘green thumb’ or ‘green fingers’ as they are called in the UK.

Rococo boxes

Rococo boxes

I brought a box of these chocolates to Ian Sidaway’s garden party today, but he immediately hid them from the guests! I will have to return to London to properly taste these chockies 🙁

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