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I ♥ London


One Fine Stay - Porchester Square

A few weeks ago I jumped across the pond to London, England. It was everything I remembered as a teenager: charming, quaint at times, chaotic at other times, chilly but refreshing and really, really fun.

I stayed near Notting Hill in one-bedroom flat in Porchester Square. One Fine Stay was nice enough to host me for a few days! If you’ve never scoured One Fine Stay, it’s a design enthusiasts dream. The houses and apartments for rent are BEAUTIFUL and the service is amazing. There’s even an app you have access to with restaurant and shop recommendations, making your experience more convenient.

One Fine Stay - Porchester Square

The kitchen was cozy and inviting. I was maybe just a little obsessed with the combination of reclaimed wood and marble. Isn’t it so perfect?! The pops of yellow are perfection, too.

The white floors throughout the apartment, made it so bright and cheery even on cloudy, rainy days.

I tend to love staying in neighborhoods when I travel because it feels a bit like I’m living there. It allows me to experience the city as if I were a resident, which is pretty nice.

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Welsh Rarebit with Melted Leeks

Dinner, Snacks, Vegetarian

Welsh Rarebit with Melted Leeks

I think it’s safe to say that I love English things. I have an English dog (hi Amelia), an English car (hi Mini Cooper), I love baking scones and drinking tea with a splash of milk in it and I love reading English literature. I also grew up watching English dramas on PBS, including most recently Downton Abbey.

Next month I’m headed to London with Grey Poupon to visit a few Downton Abbey locations, including Highclere Castle. Imagine forty exclamation points because I feel like that expresses my true excitement. I can’t wait to sip tea in the same rooms as Edith and Mary and Sybil. (I miss her!)

Welsh Rarebit with Melted Leeks

To kick things off, I’m sharing this recipe for Welsh Rarebit.

Now, when I first heard the name of this recipe I swore it had rabbit in it or something. I dunno! It’s confusing! Rarebit…rabbit. They sort of look alike.

If you don’t know what it is, Welsh Rarebit is basically a beer sauce that’s typically poured over a piece of toast. I love melted leeks so I added that to the bread for a bit of an onion flavor.

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