My Best Meal in Islington: La Ferme & Exmouth Market 

  • By The Alchemist About Town
  • 05 Feb, 2017

About Town : #MyBestMealIslington #ExmouthMarket

Welcome to my second Lifestyle Monthly Feature blog  this time covering La Ferme , a French restaurant in the charming and trendy Exmouth Market EC1 ( read my previous post covering this pretty area of Islington, London).

La Ferme is a very different  place and atmosphere from The Alma N1  reviewed last month : while the Alma is a family oriented, dog friendly, sport loving  pub with good quality food and wine & beer offerings. La Ferme is french charm personified, you can close your eyes and pretend you are in one of the many enchanting Paris arrondissements .

I tried this restaurant a few times at different times of the day and truly enjoyed the experience: the rustic setting, the excellent food (gorgeously presented), with very friendly and pleasant to talk to staff and I was comfortable eating there on my own. 

They also have a coffee shop in the morning with amazing pastry and nice coffee; if you are in this neighbourhood , wake up early and enjoy a coffee with a newspaper in this French atmosphere :-)

Being in Exmouth Market (I love it here) means there is a lot of competition but this has not affected the restaurant from flourishing: the menu is short and updated regularly, a mixture of modern and traditional food , with produce and deli items selected from the best local producers in France, in line with the French tradition of serving fresh seasonal menu to marry perfectly with the time of the year and supporting French local farmers.

The restaurant also hosts regular events, a full immersion in French culture:

  • Monthly wine evenings, every third Thursday of the month, where French wines are paired with a tasting menu carefully chosen to showcase each of the wines being tasted with an expert on hand to explain the finer details: the tasting consists of 6 quality wines and 6 matching courses. You make your way around this informal tasting at your own pace, tasting as you go and discovering grape varieties, regions and vineyards, winemakers and vintages -  all very fascinating.
  • Weekly Gypsy jazz session, every Monday from 7.30PM promoting and creating relationship with music lovers coming from different backgrounds and food lovers alike.
For Valentine 2017, they have a five course menu for £ 49 per person with live music, certainly a way to score some points.... 

There are many great places to eat in this area, but I'm going to go with La Ferme as #MyBestMealIslington #ExmouthChallenge.
My lovely followers and occasional readers which one is your best eat - #MyBestMealIslington - #ExmouthChallenge or best eat in #Islington?
Have you tried this little gem? #tagafriend with #MyBestMealIslington and vote/recommend your favourite.

Bon Appetit....


The People Alchemist Blog

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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