Ace Hotel Downtown Los Angeles pancakes at LA Chapter


Shrove Tuesday, Mardi Gras, Carnival… whatever you call it, Pancake Day is delicious. In case you haven't had a chance to whip out your lemon…
Gourmet Getaways | Gidleigh Park

Gourmet Getaways #3: Gidleigh Park

For the third instalment in our Gourmet Getaways series we’re brandishing our knives and forks in Michael Caines’ much-lauded, two-Michelin-star restaurant at Devon-set moorland manor Gidleigh…

How to… make your own flavoured vodka

The newest recruit to our blogging crew, Jim, is a mine of totally useless amazing facts and tidbits. I was immediately drawn to the mention on his blography of willow-flavoured vodka and, after a fruitless Google search, I asked him where this delicious-sounding nectar came from. As usual (and you’ll soon come to understand why we call him Jimopedia here at Mr & Mrs Smith), the answer was both revealing and informative. So for those of you who were also wondering whence willow vodka hails, or fancy making your own, here are the details, straight from the horse’s mouth: