Crown & Glory Pop-Up at Anges de Sucre

Anges de Sucre on Holland Street – the local sweetshop that was voted the best café or coffee shop in Kensington in the 2014 Timeout Loves awards – will be hosting a flower crown pop-up next weekend (Friday 14th – Sunday 16th August 2015) and is inviting people of all ages to come down!

Crown and Glory Pop-Up

Their Crown & Glory #CGCandyshop pop-up will be a fun and creative summer event. You’ll be able to pick out your own flowers to make fantastic, long-lasting flower crown headbands, whilst also munching on Anges de Sucre’s famous and delicious macaroons and cupcakes!

Pick your own custom faux fleurs from the sweet jars and watch the Crown & Glory gang whip up a unique floral crown, fascinator, headband or clip especially for you.

Girls and ladies of all ages can pick up a beautiful accessory for summer that will perfectly compliment their own style. But men won’t be left out – gentlemen, why not pick up a floral beard? For those with furry friends, floral dog collars can also be made!

Crown and Glory Pop-Up

Whatever your age or style, simply select the blooms you like best and get the C&G folks to create your own unique floral masterpiece at a special rate. Whilst they’re working their magic, why not tuck into delicious macaroons and cakes, all freshly baked in store?

The Crown & Glory pop-up is open to all ages and it’s free to explore – just turn up on any of the days! Floral accessories will cost between £10 to £35 to buy, whilst coffees, macaroons and cakes are available for under £5.

Crown & Glory Pop-Up at Anges de Sucre
9am – 7pm, Friday 14th August 2015
9.30am – 7pm, Saturday 15th August 2015
10am – 6pm, Sunday 16th August 2015
1 Holland Street
W8 4NA

Crown and Glory Pop-Up

Et Patati patata French summer day camps for kids in South Kensington

If you’re looking for something exciting and a little different for your little ones to do during the long summer holidays, take a look at these fun French summer day camps taking place in July and August.

French summer day camps - Et Patati patata

With 30 hours of immersion tuition per week led by an experienced, native French speaking primary school teacher, your kids can learn French without leaving London! Each week is much more than just a basic learning of the language – there’s also a wide range of fun and creative activities in French that are tailored to the program of French schools. These include stories, songs, visits and workshops that will encourage your kids to talk, write and relate the fun days they’ve had…in French!

Classes are held in two age groups – 4-6 year olds and 7-10 year olds – and take place Monday to Friday, 9am to 3pm. Every week involves a different grade – foundation, intermediate, advanced and confirmed – and at the end of each week, children receive a “French immersion program certificate”.

Weeks include:

  • J’aime la nature/Wild and green week! (7th – 11th July) with a farm outing, a cooking workshop, arts and crafts and French theatre
  • Les petits explorateurs/Explorers Kids! (14th – 18th July) with a trip to the summer program of the Natural History Museum;
  • Les petits génies/IT genius junior! (21st – 25th July) with a science theme – including a visit to the Science Museum
  • Les petits archéologues/Archaeology for Kids! (28th July – 1st August)
  • Tintin reporter in London! (4th – 8th August)
  • Asterix Week (11th – 15th August)
  • Wild and green week (29th – 25th August).

There’s also sports activities during the afternoons of each week.

For full details of the French summer day camps and to register, please see or email

Oh and, by the way – “Et Patati et patata” means “Blablabla…blablabla…”!

Summer Street-food Festival in Kensington this June!

Many of you may well have noticed the exciting launch of City Pantry’s Summer Street-Food Festival outside of Tesco on Cromwell Road last week – and have already sampled some of the fantastic food on offer!

City Pantry Summer Street-Food Festival

Exciting news reaches us that due to its first week success, the festival will be open one additional day each week. Now taking place every Wednesday to Sunday until the end of June, there will be plenty of delectable street food, family fun plus a Brazilian flavour of things, in special tribute to the World Cup.

The pop-up festival brings together some of the best stalls on the London street-food scene, including The roast of SherwoodCrabbie ShackColonel TomsMei Mei’s street cartBurger PitRoasticiniFratelli FumatiLoaves n Leaves – that’s really something for everyone, whatever your particular tastes and foodie faves may be!

Also on site is a Brazilian caipirinha bar and to really get into the party spirit, there’s a special 2 for 1 cocktail offer every night between 6pm and 7pm! To redeem the offer, simply follow @CityPantry on Twitter & tweet “Can’t wait to get to @citypantry #westival for cocktails at 6”.

If you’d like to delve a little deeper into the know how of cocktails, there’s also a Friday evening cocktail masterclass taking place this week (Friday 20th June), taught by head bartender and mixologist Alex Harris. To book a ticket for this week’s event, see here.

The Festival will also be hosting a number of other exciting events each week – keep up-to-date with the latest news on City Panty’s website or find them on Twitter.

Why not pop down one lunchtime or evening this week for some festival fun?

City Pantry presents A Summer Street-Food Festival
from 12pm until late every Wednesday to Sunday, until 29th June 2014
Tesco Kensington Superstore
West Cromwell Road
W14 8PB