The Birthday Edit: Turning 22 / Visit to Camden Bar and Kitchen, 10.09.2014
September 11, 2014
For my twenty second birthday, Kieran and I decided to venture into Poole to try Camden Bar and Kitchen after spotting it after a recent visit to Ashley Cross for lunch (we saw pancakes, so we were sold!)
This was, of course, after huddling around my lounge table to open presents that was adorned with flowers (lillies and roses, my favourite!) and this lovely vintage ceramic flower draw that Kieran bought me as an early birthday gift from Arcade Flowers in Ringwood (and beautiful handmade card!) Kieran’s parents also bought me The Kinfolk Table, which I’ve wanted for so long and can’t wait to sift through to start making mental notes for new recipes! (And yes, those are Nakd bars… a ‘cake’ substitute for the healthier inclined!)
|New Zara overcoat from Kieran – I’m in love!
We set off for Camden Bar and Kitchen at 10am, and the place itself straight away gave off a very welcoming and cosy vibe, with quirky décor such as bicycles and street regalia covering the walls, and artwork ranging from Morrissey to Jim Morrison portraits (I approve)
Kieran immediately fell in love with these sofas and I this mirror, but we typically headed over to the high stalls that overlook the high street with open windows (we’re self-confessed people watchers!)
I ordered a pot of soya tea, whilst Kieran opted for his usual double espresso. We were both tempted by the berry pancakes which came with berry compote, maple syrup and cinnamon butter… although mine came with an extra special addition!
They tasted amazing, and the mixture of tart berries with sweet maple syrup and cinnamon butter worked perfectly as a combination, a real Autumn warmer that I’ll be heading back for again no doubt!
We then headed off to Southampton for a spot of retail therapy (okay, window shopping is more accurate!) before our meal at Isabel’s restaurant in Ashley Cross in the evening. I had such a lovely birthday and really couldn’t have asked for a better way to spend the day; wonderful company, beautiful gifts and good food – perfect!