Dominique Ansel, London

It feels so good to be home!

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The cool winds of autumn are blowing through London.

It’s time to wrap up in polonecks and beautifully British trench coats.

London style

Classic Trench Coat

Cashmere poloneck

Skinny jeans

Black aviators

Chanel Boy bag (15% off with “MIDSALE” code)

Wrap up for fall

And slip into those winter boots, of course.

Lace up over the knee boots you can actually afford!

Lace up Over The Knee boots from Dune, who are killing it with their new fall collection.

They come in black and a deep, olive sort of green.

Perfect with cosy knitted dresses or slipped over skinny jeans.

Lace up OTKs and a trench

I’m so thrilled to be working with a brand like Dune, born and bred in London with humble beginnings as a cobbler in Whitechapel.

Great British fashion at its greatest!

Trench coat and boots

All wrapped up against the cold, I made a beeline for a new spot I spied on Instagram and was very excited about!

Pink London

Bumping into a couple’a cuties along the way…

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Westie on a bike!

Welcome to Dominique Ansel, Londoners!

And Dominique Ansel, welcome to London!

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New York’s world famous bakery, inventor of the renowned Cronut, has come to London.

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A glittering, marble and gold clad haven just outside of Chelsea, in Victoria.

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A huge menu of all sorts of sweets greets you as you walk in, and thankfully none of those crazy New York queues.

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T and I ordered up quite the storm.

For a change.

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The famous Cronut! Naturally.

Salted Butterscotch flavour this month.

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A box of warm Madelines, made to order.

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Frozen s’more.

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Ice cream, sandwiched with cakey brownie, wrapped in freshly toasted (still warm) marshmallow.

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Oooey gooey slightly underbaked cookie and fudgey brownie.

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Still soft in the middle and tasting of cookie dough… Mary Berry would not be impressed.

I however thoroughly approve and made many groaning noises to that effect.

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Welsh Rarebit croissant… ok, not the best pastry I’ve ever eaten, nowhere near the worst.

Perhaps it just pales in comparison to the inimitable Cronut.

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Acording the the DA website:

“Taking 2 months and more than 10 recipes, Chef Dominique Ansel’s creation is not to be mistaken as simply croissant dough that has been fried. Made with a laminated dough which has been likened to a croissant (but uses a proprietary recipe), the Cronut® pastry is first proofed and then fried in grapeseed oil at a specific temperature. Once cooked, each Cronut® pastry is flavored in three ways: 1. rolled in sugar; 2. filled with cream; and 3. topped with glaze. The Cronut® pastries are made fresh daily, and completely done in house. The entire process takes up to 3 days.”

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3 days well spent if you ask me.

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Silver May Acorn

Silver May Acorn necklace (Check out the meaning)

You can pop in and grab a take away, but be aware you’re only allowed to order 2 Cronuts at a time. So don’t get excited thinking you can treat the office.

Other wise you can eat in, or take a table out in the courtyard to enjoy the last of Autumn’s sunshine.

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Find them in Victoria, here.

If you’re going on a weekend I’d go as early as poss, I imagine brunch gets pretty busy.

Great spot for a casual coffee with friends, somewhere to take the parents when they come to town, or a very cute little date option.

Take a picture, the place is an Instagram gold mine!

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  • marie from heartfelt hunt

    oh gosh – everything looks so so yummy!!! this cookie looks like the chocolate is just dripping out of it! <3 thank u so much for sharing this! (have to eat something sweet now 😉 )

    xoxo,
    marie

    http://www.heartfelthunt.com

  • I cannot WAIT to go try a cronut. I’m all about queuing for dinner if I have to, but for a pastry, I’d rather sit and enjoy the sweets with a coffee.

    http://whenhealthymettasty.com

  • Andrea

    I thought you have to queue on all days not just weekends 🙂 Anyway I convinced my bf to queue in New York two summers ago and it was so much fun! (for me at least :)) I have to try them in London now! Maybe wake up earlier and squeeze some cro-nutty time before work!

  • Ana Simões

    Hi Rosie. I missed your Autumn looks 🙂
    Now, why are you only allowed to ask for 2 cronuts do go? Any particular reason? The punk in me immediately decides no one dictates how many cronuts-in-a-row he will eat 😉

  • Sophie

    Looks like you had a great time! As always you look stunning in your outfit! The food looks so so tasty. Sophie x

    sophiehmstewart.com

  • Wow, I didn’t know that warm madeline’s were a thing! They sound delicious.

    Isn’t London so beautiful in the Autumn? (Apart from when you’re unexpectedly caught in the rain ha). I love your knee highs! Definitely need to invest in a pair myself.

    Heather x http://www.atelierofstyle.co.uk

  • Aloma Foggo

    Do you eat one bite of each delicious pastry? I gained five pounds looking at them!

  • Sometimes it’s so true … There is no place like home! Beautiful post as always! 🙂

    La Bijoux Bella | by mia

  • I went to the one in NYC recently and everything is so pretty, and those Cronuts are delicious. I can’t wait to try all the delights the London store has to offer.

  • This place looks divine! I need to visit!! 🙂

    http://www.champagne-lifestyle.com

  • Rach

    I love your Fall outfit! The suede OTK boots is perfect. I also love that westie in the bike basket. So cute!!

    http://www.rdsobsessions.com

  • Little Miss Notting Hill

    Can’t wait to try this place either! x

    Littlemissnottinghill.com

  • Ashley Christabelle

    Oh my gosh, those Madeleines looks absolutely divine! I wish I had a box of them right now..

    http://www.ashrealasitgets.blogspot.com

  • Everything looks so good and I love your outfit!
    http://www.thoughtsinstyle.com/

  • Dominique

    This looks sinfully delicious! As a fan of sweets and with my name being Dominique, I feel like I must go there!!

    Dominique

    http://www.sloddgerz.com

  • Love the coat and boots! I’m still looking for The Pair”, so will def check out Dune.

  • Definitely going to have to give this place a visit

    Mel X

    http://www.mediamarmalade.com

  • Holy moly! That place looks absolutely divine! Scrumptious pastries & gorgeous decor always make for the most perfect setting for morning tea! Thank you for sharing!

    http://www.blushandbordeaux.com

  • The boots are so pretty!

    http://brightdecember.blogspot.com/

  • THAT MARSHMALLOW GOODNESS. IT LOOKS SO GOOD!!
    Love that necklace you have on too rosie! 🙂 <3

    ♡ Carina – Blog // YouTube

  • gina

    oooooh delish – adding to the list for places to visit
    yum

  • That cookie and fudge brownie looks amazing, another place added to my list of London restaurants!

    http://www.shegoeswear.com – Workwear Fashion & Lifestyle blog

  • Oh my goodness! This all looks so decadent!
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  • Stunning photos, so need to try a cronut now. Huge fan of Dune too, nice collab 🙂

  • just had a cronut this year myself! I really liked it but I enjoyed another one of their creations, something called the DKA. It was so good! Also, these pictures are beautiful!

  • Hilary Elrod

    What an amazing post! I love that trench and all the food is just YUM! Love you, Rosie! You’re my favorite!

    xx-Hilary

    http://www.byhilaryrose.com

  • All of this looks absolutely amazing!! I have been dying to try the famous Cronut so now I’ll have to go next time I’m in London! xo Bryn http://www.waketonroad.com

  • Those boots look stunning on you.

  • I am in love with your boots and also all the food <3

    http://victorialouisekblogs.blogspot.co.uk/

    Victoria

    X

  • Natalie

    You pull off those over the knee boots so well! And all those sweets look delicous! I just did a post on the yummiest little fall cookies!

    Love,
    Natalie

    http://www.sugarlyblog.com

  • oh.
    my.
    god.

    Definitely adding this as a must visit! xo

  • Natalie Redman

    I work close to this place! Gonna have to stop by at the weekend!

    http://www.upyourvlog.com

  • Lourdes Martin

    omg this looks delicious!!!

    xo,

    Lourdes
    http://www.plsdotell.com