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winter suppers

February 22, 2010

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as i’ve mentioned around here before, this winter i’ve been trying to embrace the darkness rather than fight it. and of course, one of the best ways to embrace it is to find a nice pub or restaurant to enjoy a good meal and some drinks with friends.

three places i would highly recommend for a meal or a pint on a cold winter’s eve:

+ the princess of shoreditch (just about perfect)

the easton (their sunday roast is spot-on, even though we had to miss out last sunday, quite sadly)

+ medcalf

(and while i’m giving out recs, i highly recommend this photo exhibition.  i really enjoyed it). 

this weekend, i finally got my creative juices flowing again and inspiration struck for some new photography.  it felt really good.  it’s amazing what can happen when you slow down and spend some time just thinking.  more on those ideas soon. have a great day!

  1. February 22, 2010 8:53 am

    there is, indeed, much beauty in the darkness… as you have brilliantly captured. looking forward to hearing more on those creative ideas of yours. happy! monday.

  2. February 22, 2010 9:10 am

    god, if i didn’t already spend half my life enjoying english pubs, you would make me want to! great photos as usual.

  3. February 22, 2010 9:17 am

    i have really, really been trying to embrace the darkness, but i think i’ve hit a point where i just CANNOT anymore. i can certainly appreciate it most of the winter, and i think you have captured the feeling beautifully with these photos.

  4. February 22, 2010 9:31 am

    Sounds like the weekend was a terrific rest for you. I always enjoy all your mealtime pics.

  5. February 22, 2010 9:53 am

    The first blurry picture is perfect. I do love blurred pictures, you can therefore imagine so much in these…
    Beautiful week to you !

  6. February 22, 2010 11:04 am

    Those oysters look fantastic Brian. I’ve been eating at some great new restaurants as well which I think you’d enjoy in Chicago. Glad to hear you were able to slow down a bit.

  7. February 22, 2010 11:28 am

    thanks again for sharing the article “why i adore the night”.

    this reminded me of it, and how much i enjoyed it
    (we actually spent the night without any electrical light after reading it!)

    hope your week is off to a good start

  8. February 22, 2010 11:30 am

    Embracing the darkness, is exactly what I need to do. We’re just starting to get our light back in Iowa– we leave in the morning when it’s dark and come home to just a few minutes of light. And this winter is getting very long.

    Thank you.

  9. February 22, 2010 12:11 pm

    looking forward to your new ideas…

  10. February 22, 2010 12:57 pm

    have you been to the bull and last in highgate yet? amazing food. I tried it for lunch on my last visit two weeks ago, really excellent!

  11. February 22, 2010 4:42 pm

    I really like your approach on embracing darkness. I have always been fighting it, but you got me thinking… Some candles and a glass of wine? yes, please.

  12. gracia permalink
    February 23, 2010 2:34 am

    Cosy and more than a little inviting. Your photos and words have me longing for a mild Melbourne winter.

  13. Ashley Erin permalink
    February 23, 2010 2:51 pm

    Such lovely photos! I love your low light photography, it’s always so beautiful.


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