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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