CavaTV london episode is up!

Hi dear bubble lovers! If you are not following me on twitter, instagram or Facebook, you might have missed that the new CavaTV episode is up. This time I have been to London with my girls! I bought som cava at Marks & Spencer´s, and if you want to find out how it was you can click here!

IMG_2600 Starting out with lunch at Ponit's italian kitchen! Really nice food and so good with a glass of wine to start off the "girls weekend"!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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On our way to Camino and Copa the cava and of course I have my wonderful Wearing memories ring with me, and this time a cap from Raventós i Blanc's De Nit, which is one of my many favorites. IMG_2616

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

So great to finally visit Copa de Cava and Camino. It was a really great night with fantastic food and cava from Gramona.

 

 

 

 

IMG_2621Richard who owns and runs Copa the cava took the time to see us and treated us to a couple of glasses of cava before dinner. Great to chitchat with another cava lover. IMG_2654

 

 

 

I also had the time to take a walk in Hyde Park. I have always loved these kind of english benches with inscriptions on the back. i think I have to buy one for our garden at home. IMG_2660

 

 

This gang was out riding their bikes all dressed up in tweed. Apparently they were a part of the annual "tweed run". Personally I LOVE tweed and thought this was a great idea!IMG_2675

 

 

 

At the afternoon tea we went to they had wonderful marmalade with short captions on the inside of the lids. It made us all so happy. So all in all a great weekend with shopping, food, wine, cava, great friends and fantastic weather! We will do it soon again!

London weekend and finally a visit at Camino

I'm back now. Back in Sweden. Back at home with Baby E and Andréas and all is as it should be.It has been a great weekend with the girls and we have had both great food and wine, a fair deal of shopping but also great walks in Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens. We were lucky with the weather too and had sunny warm days. The best thing though all categories was the fact that I could finally visit Camino and Copa de Cava and also meet Richard who runs them and his amazing staff.

IMG_2616We met up with Richard at Camino Blackfriars, where Copa de Cava is in the basement. Unfortunately we got a bit lost on the way there and were twenty minutes late. But Richard did not seem to mind and welcomed us with open arms. Camino is really a very nice place. Its that type of restaurant where you can feel at home and where the team really makes you feel comfortable. I just love that, when you feel right at home and welcome, and we sure did. Since it was Friday they had a DJ and the feeling was very much one of "here comes the weekend". Down at Copa de Cava there was a private party, but we tip toed down and took small part of the bar in use, since Richard wanted to treat us to some cava. The wonderful Gramona Gran Reserva made us all in an even better mood and I had the chance to ask Richard about the restaurants and all the ideas he has. It is just so nice to meet other people who are passionate about what they do and especially when it involves cava. IMG_2620IMG_2628After a visit at Copa, we went upstairs and had a wonderful dinner and more Cava before we took the subway home to the hotel while chitchatting away about all the wonderful food and bubbles we had enjoyed. Luckily for me, I'll be back in London the first weekend in July with Andréas, since we are attending a wedding, so then we will make time to visit Camino again! Until then I just want to give my warmest hugs to the team at Camino, who took so great care of us! Hope to see you all soon again!

Unfortunately I could not interview Richard this time for CavaTV, since it was alit too noisy. But I promise to try in July!

If you want to read more about Camino or Copa de cava you will find them on Twitter: @CaminoLondon @CopadeCava or Instagram CopadeCava or Camino. And you will of course find a lot of info on their website Camino.co.uk or at cava.co.uk. If you are planing a trip to London this is just a HAVE-TO-GO-TO-PLACE!

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Girls night and Gramona Imperial

With a baby you don't have the luxury to decide over your own time as much as you used to, and that's fine. But when you do have some time to sneak away, it is all that sweeter. I had that chance this Thursday when I went to see my friend Anna in town. She fairly recently moved in to a new apartment so I was eager to see both her and her new place.Anna did the cooking and I brought the bubbles, which is a fair deal by me. ;-) I know that Anna has an interest in wine so I decided to bring the Gramona Imperial I found a couple of days earlier. And I was not wrong in my choice because she LOVED it. Happily I could inform her that it will be available again in Sweden on the 1st of May.

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It is so important to get some time alone with friends, and I'm happy to say that Anna, me and some other girlfriends of ours are going to London on Friday! Three days with the girls while Baby E is home with Andréas. Among other things we will check out Copa De Cava and give you a report on how that is on CavaTV when we get home. I'm also curious on what cavas are available in stores, so stay tuned on Instagram (thecavalady) and on twitter (@Thecavalady) to get updates as it happens. I'm so excited about our "girl trip" so I could die! London get ready because here we come! In the mean time you can always check out the last CavaTV episode here.

Pighuset Tapas & Cava

Pighuset Tapas & Cava - Ljugarn, SwedenTwo weeks ago I was visiting the isle of Gotland, on account of my work. (Gotland is the large island on the south east coast of Sweden.)And in the small village of Ljugarn I heard bout a tapas and cava restaurant. You must understand my amazement as I drove according to the directions I was given to find the place. A tapas and cava bar here... in a small village with mostly summer residents, and we don't even have one in Uppsala where I live, where we are over 200 000 people!

I had no trouble finding the place, and was so lucky as to catch them as they were getting ready to open for the night. Pighuset seems to be a very nice place indeed, run by four friends who loves Barcelona and everything about it. They have lots of tapas to choose from and a cava selection that is growing. But you can have a Kripta if you like, and also some other labels of the family Agustí Torelló Mata's portfolio, which I was happy to see. Unfortunately I could not stay and have dinner since I had to catch a plane home.

If you are ever on Gotland, I would suggest that you take a detour from Visby, 45 minutes to the other side of the island and visit Pighuset. I'm sure that the gang will take perfect care of you.

Now I'm only waiting for someone to open a tapas and Cava bar in Uppsala so I have somewhere closer to go. Maybe the guys can open a "Pighuset Uppsala", that would be nice!

If you want to find out more about Pighuset you will find them on Facebook here.

A great tapas and Cava evening!

Yesterday I spent some time with my lovely friends, enjoying great tapas and Cava.It is just wonderful and so simple to gather your friends and everyone brings something that they like. Even though we were only five of us, we had; dates with bacon (one of my favourites), pata negra, chorizo, olives, tortilla patata in two versions, manchego, garlic and tomato bred with oil, and some other small snacks. It was fantastic and we had a lovely time bringing up old memories and new, updating each other on what has happen in our lives recently and sharing good stories and plans for the future. It was a great evening and we all agreed that we have to do it all again soon!

Good friends are the best, and I'm so grateful that I know so many fantastic people. Thank you my friends for a lovely lovely evening, I hope that we get together soon again!!!