Eating at the St John's 26 St John's Street, London EC1RM 4AY 

  • By The Alchemist About Town
  • 16 Aug, 2016

About Town

St. JOHN is located around the corner from Smithfield Market in Clerkenwell.

I must start by saying that this is not exactly the best place for vegetarians or vegans being placed right in the middle of "Meat- Central" however, if you love meat, it is heaven.

The place has 2 distinctive areas: the formal restaurant and the bar (with tables for dining too). The former is a more prim and proper dining experience, the latter a more informal and casual affair, looking very industrial, "cool" and with a lot of atmosphere.


As an indication of the standards of this place it is worth mentioning that it used to hold 1 Michelin star at some point. I will not bore with all the history bits and pieces, blah blah blah; I'm sure if you are that way inclined  you will check that out yourself .

What I will go on about though is the bar menu, better still what I did try ( couldn't order all):

Welsh Rarebit

Cheese course

Chocolate & Prune Trifle


The WR entices you first with the amazing aroma wafting true as the waiters carefully place it in front of you (there was a lots of "wafting" last night, many people ordered it). Then you dive in and what touches you is the softness and quality of the bread and the amazing cheese ( I love cheese).


The Cheese platter was divine, served just at the right temperature and softening.

When I thought it couldn't get any better, well the Chocolate & Prune Trifle arrived et voila, I was in heaven.

A dense, rich, velvety (no jelly in sight) chocolate base with melting in the mouth prunes for just enough touch of sweetness toppled with the most fabulous cream ( OK, I am a chocolate person too).

What can I say? You simply have to go and try some.


www.stjohngroup.uk.com

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By The Alchemist About Town 22 Sep, 2017
I am so utterly delighted that my book is now out, available to order both on paperback and on Kindle edition just in time for Business Women's Day - YES!!!!!! :-) 

STOP IT! It's all in your head   is my labour of love and my way to encourage, inspire and empower women to achieve what they want professionally and not be confined by societal, religious, family paradigms of what " women should do/are like" and, most importantly, the restrictions in their head.
If that is being CEO of a Global Company or a stay-at-mum or Director of Paperclip ( whatever grabs your fancy) so be it.

Writing this book was also a personal challenge ( the 30 days thingy) which confirmed to me once and for all that you can really do whatever you set your mind to, if you really want to that is.

Couple of tips for writing a book from me:
  • write about what you are passionate about, you know more than you think.
  • free-write about the parts/chapters in the book you like the most and you are most interested in first - that will give you a great boost at the beginning - you can edit and add the boring bits later - by then most of the book will be almost there
  • keep your own voice - write as you speak so to speak ( people do need to understand you though..)
  • keep an open mind, ideas will flow into you mid-way through the project
  • a deadline and going public is good to beat procrastination ( but if that stresses you out too much don't do it) - the deadline certainly helped me.
You can do it too!!!

If anyone would like to be part of the book launch, the event is live on Eventbrite and you can buy an Early Bird ticket now:
SMASH YOUR CEILING - #STOPITBookLaunch 
Thursday 12 October at 18.30
Business Design Centre
Islington
London

To pre- e-meet other super fab women in business attending the event, please use the following hashtags:
#SMASHYOURCEILING
#STOPITBookLaunch
#BDCWorks

I'm so excited about this book and I genuinely hope you will like it- I hope to meet you soon, in person or through the pages of my book.

Laura x


#Hustle #GirlBoss #SmashThatCeiling
  #SmashYourCeiling
STOP IT! It's all in your head 
#dreambig #believe #youcan



By The Alchemist About Town 19 Sep, 2017
The time is getting closer and closer to the release of   STOP IT, It's all in your head   my new book ( 22 September for Business Women's Day - US) .

I have now  received the proof copy of the paperback which looks absolutely fabulous: a couple of things to correct but overall I am super happy with the result.
A lot of marketing to do now between Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Google+ ( which is PS: looking like more work than the actual writing of the book).

The book event/launch/talk is live on Eventbrite and you can buy an Early Bird ticket now:
SMASH YOUR CEILING - #STOPITBookLaunch 
Thursday 12 October at 18.30
Business Design Centre
Islington
London

To pre- e-meet other super fab women in business attending the event, please use the following hashtags:
#SMASHYOURCEILING
#STOPITBookLaunch
#BDCWorks

I'm so excited about this book and I genuinely hope you will like it.

Laura x


#Hustle #GirlBoss #SmashThatCeiling
  #SmashYourCeiling
STOP IT! It's all in your head 
#dreambig #believe #youcan



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