if you go down to the woods today…
This week I made like Little Red Riding hood and went into the forest…
Unlike Little Red, I spent the night guzzling cider at Rekorderlig’s pop up Scandinavian Winter Forest in in the Truman Brewery, Brick Lane.
The best part? It was an indoor forest so I didn’t get frostbite or find any spiders hanging out in my hood.
There were real leaves and everything on the ground! After a day in a busy office it was a nice few hours of escapism in busy London.
Upon arrival we were treated to a platter of ciders and some lovely cheese nibbles. Mmm cheese!
I know nothing about cider – in fact I am a rubbish drinker and tend to stick to vodka based drinks or red wine, but I was pleasantly surprised by how much I actually liked these drinks. Besides the usual Rekorderlig drinks there was also a cocktail menu including Svensk Mojito (Swedish Mojito)! As I am part rabbit I obviously got one of these and ate all the mint from it… and the mint from my friend’s drink too.
My favourite drink of the night was the Warm Äppelpaj (Hot Apple Pie) which was the perfect winter drink for me at the moment as I have a ridiculous cold that leaves me coughing like I am about to expire, coupled with a not-so-sexy husky voice.
I enjoyed some lovely cheese bites topped with chutney (nom!) and my friends had some sausage rolls. Food came from Scandinavian chefs Norse by Norsewest—of Disappearing Dining Club fame. The music was ridiculously fantastic – a real mix, from electro to hip-hop.
The whole experience was commissioned by commissioned by Apartment A, with trees that have been selected as part of the necessary thinning out of woodland.
Ombre shirt: Topshop
Belt: Urban Outfitters
This is an aspect about London that I absolutely love – there is always a new exciting pop-up, event or exhibition and something new to try out.
Have you been to any interesting events lately that you recommend?