I've long been a fan of Melody Rose - it's just my cup of tea (Ha! Okay, sorry), with The Models, Skull and Howling Wolf designs being my firm favourites. Once a goth, always a goth I guess. Her work is instantly recognisable and covetable, not to mention collectible. In fact a collection of her pieces would look great on the open shelves (that still don't exist yet) in my kitchen.
The Harcourt is a beautiful restaurant housed in a grade II listed building and I instantly fell head over heels with the architecture and interiors. I mean, will you just look at these rooms?! Those light fittings took my breath away...
Fika, which is best described as Swedish Afternoon Tea, is served in and on the Melody Rose collection - a match made in heaven, with Melanie's slightly dark, dramatic, and sometimes romantic designs sitting beautifully in the gorgeous surroundings of The Harcourt. The beautiful china really does elevate the dining experience.
Fika isn't the only offering at The Harcourt, there's a full menu with a Nordic influence, an intriguing tea selection, and the cocktails are great. You know cocktails are my favourite, so I don't say that lightly.