Three things I’m loving this week: the new Ivy Cambridge Brasserie, cute cat collars and the seaside

Pink hyacinths and tulips

It’s officially spring tomorrow, but the weather’s not playing ball is it? Last week I spotted my first blossom…but now there’s snow on the ground again and temperatures are below freezing. Come on spring, it’s time to spring into action! The cold is really getting to me – it’s so suffocating, don’t you think? So, to blow the blues away here are three new discoveries I’ve made recently. They’ve cheered me up, and I hope they’ll inspire you too.

The Ivy Cambridge Brasserie

Breakfast at the new Ivy Brasserie, Cambridge. I love living so close to Cambridge. Mostly because I find its combination of new and old completely irresistible. Amongst all the beautiful colleges and spires, there’s constantly something new popping up. It keeps the city feeling fresh, and means there’s always something new to try.

The Ivy Cambridge Brasserie

The latest newcomer is the Ivy Cambridge Brasserie, on Trinity Street. Its sophisticated blend of Art Deco style and classic service – all with a bright, quirky twist – is a perfect fit for Cambridge. It’s open all day for breakfast, lunch, dinner, afternoon tea, cocktails and anything in between.

The Ivy Cambridge Brasserie

I was lucky enough to get a sneak preview of their breakfast menu and it’s bliss. Fluffy pancakes, perfect Eggs Benedict and shiny silver teapots – it’s quintessentially British and a perfect place to start your day in Cambridge. Worried it’ll be booked up? There’ll always be some tables available on the day – but I’d always recommend booking if you’re making a special trip.

The Ivy Cambridge Brasserie

Kitty-cats with bells around their necks… Mog and Tabby are delighted to have received their first blogger mail. Supakit were kind enough to send the girls some of their super-soft, pastel-coloured Italian leather collars. They’re now undoubtedly the cutest cats in the neighbourhood and make a pleasing jingling sound wherever they go.

Tabby in her Supakit collar

A mini break in Cromer… We’re just back from a short break in this Norfolk seaside town. It’s famous for its crabs, lifeboats and an impressive pier. The weather was arctic, but I fell in love with this quirky little town.

Cromer Pier

It’s full of pastel houses, second-hand bookshops and bakers selling sticky buns as big as your head. Getting away for a couple of nights did us all good and I’d highly recommend it. It doesn’t have to be far from home – Cromer is only a couple of hours away from us and it made such a refreshing change.

Cromer beach

What have you been lovely lately?

Disclosure: Mog and Tabby’s collars were a gift and The Ivy Cambridge Brasserie paid for my breakfast. 

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