Halloween started early in my house this year, so here’s what I got up to.
At the weekend I had a rare night in with my family. We bought some decorations for the house.
Made pumpkin face masks.
Me and my brother carved a pumpkin and displayed it in the window.
My mum did a table full of Halloween food, including a tray of cupcakes and jumbo marshmallows.
We watched Halloween themed shows on TV and I had a bath using my Sparkly Pumpkin Bubble Bar from Lush.
And it all got me into the Halloween spirit, ready for the actual day.
On Monday, me and my partner was off, so we had the day to explore and walk around London.
We initially thought about doing the London Dungeons or a Halloween themed activity, but as we’ve done a lot of these before, we decided to just have a nice day wandering about.
We started at one of the newest and hottest places in town, the Dominique Ansel Bakery. Famous in New York and now London for cronuts and other creations, it was on our to visit list.
As expected the cronuts had sold out, but we got to try out three other marvellous sweet treats, starting with a Halloween special.
A choux pastry creation, where the bat was filled with blueberry ganache and the pumpkin with orange ganache, that tasted just like Terry’s Chocolate Orange.
Next to try was the Banoffee Paella, where the Banoffee is made upside down to caramelise the bananas.
And finally the Chocolate Chip Cookie Shot. As the Cookie Shots are only sold from 3pm onwards, we thought we’d have eaten and gone before then. But as we was relaxed and enjoying sitting in the bakery, we got to try them out.
A shot glass made out of cookie and filled with Tahitian vanilla milk.
Everything we tried was delicious, filling and well presented. I’ll definitely be going back when I can.
We walked back to the train station and headed to Oxford Street and Carnaby Street to browse the shops.
We started at the beautiful department store Liberty. Picturesque inside and out.
We swung by Ben’s Cookies. Sadly we was too full up to buy anything, but this place is one of my favourites. The Triple Chocolate Chunk Cookie is amazing.
We walked through quirky Carnaby Street.
And saw a few full sized shops I’d never seen before! Urban Decay, Benefit and Illamasqua have counters in stores such as Debenhams, but this was the first time I’d seen stores just for their products.
We admired the Halloween cupcakes in Crumbs & Doilies.
Before heading to Tibits for dinner.
Tibits is a vegetarian and vegan buffet, where there’s a good variety of foods that are fresh and tasty.
What makes Tibits unique, is that you can put as much food on your plate as you like and your plate is weighed. The heavier the weight, the more it costs.
Me and my partner piled up our plates and went back up to get dessert, which we shared.
There was a good variety of dishes and the food itself was great, so Tibits is another place I’ll be returning to.
After a day of walking and eating, we got the train and headed home to relax.
Let me know what you did for Halloween.