July 07, 2017

Whites for Wimbledon



'There's a certain beauty and majesty to Wimbledon. The elegance, the way the grass looks on TV.'
John Mcenroe
With Wimbledon in full play, and the sun peeping out more than ever, we are reaching for our white Cabbages & Roses wardrobe. 



In 1877 the first Wimbledon was held. Twenty one amateur tennis players showed up to compete in the Gentlemen's Singles Tournament to win a 25 guinea trophy.



The entrance fee? One pound and one shilling.
9 years later women were allowed to play. 



Our only wish is that this would be the required attire for this day and age. 


Instead, we lust over aertex tee's and A-line dresses in whites and the prettiest pink and blue florals.


Poppy and Gilly both wearing the Jolly T-Shirt


Aertex is a thin, light weight and breathable fabric, making it an essential part of your wardrobe during the Summer days. 


The fabric was designed in 1888, and was soon introduced to the sporting world for its cooling and warm properties. As seen on the courts of Wimbledon!


When we think of Wimbledon,
We think of all things Strawberry.



Strawberries are often used for desserts but we love them in this heavenly
 Strawberry Pesto Caprese Salad by Poppy




A punnet of large, fragrant strawberries
Buffalo Mozzerella
A bunch of Basil 
Pine nuts 
Olive oil
Salt and Pepper 



To make the pesto:
In a blender mix half a clove of garlic, a bunch of basil, a handful of pine nuts, a handful of Parmesan and a large glug of olive oil. Season with salt, pepper and lemon juice. 


For the Salad:
Roughly slice your strawberries into rounds.
Tear or slice the mozzarella into desired size. 
Arrange onto plate overlapping the two ingredients. 
Drizzle the pesto over the salad (you can freeze any leftovers!)


Bon Appetit!