Aubaine at Selfridges and a walk in St James Park

If you need a floral retreat where you can take shelter from crowds of shoppers in the busy (and noisy) Oxford Street, then I know a place that won’t disappoint. Aubaine Restaurants are getting more and more popular in London: you can find them in many sought after locations like Covent Garden, Mayfair, South Kensington and more.

We visited the one in Selfridges where the wisteria theme is going strong, a true paradise for Instagrammers. Set in a shopping oasis, neighbouring a luxurious shoe department (I’m still lusting over some boots that I have spotted there), Aubaine at Selfridges is the perfect spot to quench your hunger after an intense shopping session.

Aubaine at Selfridges interior, entrance wisteria at Aubaine SelfridgesGraceful interiors combining neutral tones with a subtle dash of copper, marble details and the Instagrammable wisteria will welcome you when you step into a rustic yet airy atmosphere. A relaxing place indeed, great for a cuppa or two: the ideal spot to catch up with a friend or to take your mum when she’s visiting. Aubaine at Selfridges showcases a perfect blend of traditional and modern, offering dishes from the great French cuisine with a contemporary twist.

I treated myself to a huge portion of scrumptious French toast with Alsace bacon, caramelised banana and loads of maple syrup. Charles went for the full French breakfast which was beautifully presented and cooked to perfection. Our “gourmet toddler” Catherine opted for baguette with butter and toast (what a French lady she is!).

French toast Aubaine at Selfridges

French toast at Aubaine at Selfridges

We (and our full bellies) embarked on one of our favorite activities in London: a very long walk. We wandered around Mayfair, stopping for a quick shot of the beautiful flower bassinet at Wild Things Flowers in Davies Street which is kind of mandatory really, and we ended our tour in St James Park.Wild things flower Davies Street pondIt was a lovely autumnal day, the leaves just started to turn copper and it was pleasantly warm. That’s why we decided to have some fun with the leaves and shoot some pictures. We then filled a bag with pretty leaves which is Catherine’s latest favorite activity. I literally find leaves everywhere now: she brings them home from school, she puts them in my bag and, crazy I know, she started to hide them in her tops! Life with this little lady is certainly not boring and she always finds ways of making me laugh. So now you know where all the leaves on my Instagram feeds come from, mystery solved!

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Toes and leaves

Catherine surrounded by leaves

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