I’ve got interiors on the brain. We’re in the process of (hopefully) moving to a new apartment in the next couple of months and I am so excited to get decorating. I’m finally going to print and frame some of my favourite photographs, buy the most rustic furniture I can get my hands on (I’m a sucker for anything shabby-chic) and of course, create a space solely dedicated to my collection of shoes (which my boyfriend isn’t aware of at this point… whoops!)
Now, if you love rustic interiors like myself, then you must get down to Petersham Nurseries in Richmond for an afternoon in heaven. I was recommended this gorgeous restaurant (which is also home to a plant nursery and furniture shop) by interior-guru and blogging partner in crime, Joanne. The restaurant is beautiful and bright and set in a greenhouse open only at lunchtime so you can dine alfresco whatever the weather. I have to say, the food and setting was just perfect. Living in the UK, you don’t often get the chance to relax and eat outside until summer, so this was a real treat and took me back to my time in Italy where slow lunches under the sun were part of our daily routine…
Something I also love about this restaurant is it’s commitment to the Slow Food movement. Initially started in 1986 in Italy, the concept is about promoting the various regional culinary traditions of a country and encourages the farming of plants and livestock of the local ecosystem. It helps support local producers, protect our precious environment and of course, remind us to love and take time to enjoy the food that we consume.
Contact: www.petershamnurseries.com – 020 8940 5230