I am totally under no illusions that this type of living is the norm for millions of people. I for one know exactly what it’s like to dine in 5 star restaurants and to hang out in hotels and spas that many would dream of. (Not bad for a woman from Peckham!) However, since I ended my magazine in 2018, and the pandemic dropped kicked me to the ground in 2020 (like it did for so many people!) I haven’t really dined out anywhere special. I haven’t surrounded myself with opulence and I haven’t been treated to anything special either.
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was going to name this post “Levelling Up” as this is what always comes to mind when I go to afternoon tea. I love the feeling it brings and it reminds me of why I keep pushing and working on this blog and my other ventures. What it would be like to go to afternoon tea whenever I wanted and to review various swanky hotels and seeing what they have to offer. I am blessed with the fact that I ran my own online magazine for 8 years which afforded me the luxury of reviewing ALOT of different afternoon tea venues. Yet, that was then and this is now and I really want to take sashashantel.com to next level and to review more venues like these.
*Recipe from Louise Palmer Masterton, founder of Stem & Glory: https://www.stemandglory.uk/
Guys, working from home throughout lockdown and beyond has been a blessing and one I will FOREVER be grateful for. However, one thing I will say is that being home everyday has made me become quite anti-social. I would never say I was a social butterfly by any means.
This is sweet and smoky and perfect as a dip, or served on the side with just about anything
Fall is finally here and most of us are seeing more of the colour orange flooding our landscape as well as the shelves of our supermarkets.
I’m pretty lucky to get the chance to collaborate and share my platform with some amazing and reputable individuals and brands. I know my lovelies you must be aware by now that Sasha cannot bake! However, that doesn’t mean I cannot get the experts in to offer some healthier alternatives to some of my baking favourites.
This is a really simple and delicious large cake that can be served in many different ways. You could make a large rectangular cake with a layer of ganache on top. You could also make a double layer round cake with buttercream inside and ganache on top. We have made it into a vegan black forest gateau, and it’s the perfect cake for a kids’ party 🙂
We are without a shadow of a doubt living in troubling times yet I honestly believe that this is the best time to be pro-active