On the Tea Potter, we did in fact go to a place that wasn't about the tea. I had tea there anyway, but it was lunch time and we needed something to fill the gaps between the cake. Enter Flat Planet. They make these amazing flatbread pizzas that are to die for. They just do. They use clever things like harissa and rocket and "really expensive chorizo". Their words, not mine.
I love it there. And not just for the food. When I took the tea potter crowd there for lunch we sat in the basement. They have a piano, adorned with a "Play Me" sign and a book of 'Easy Shostakovich' pieces. Just in case spontaneous pianistic inspiration is lacking.
There's also a huge mirror where one can play pouty-photo-taking and jammy-internet-self-portrait-collecting if one is so inclined. I was totally so inclined. Witness the selection of photos on this page.
And when you've finished playing that game, you can persuade your friends to pose for "hilarious" pictures using the sign on the piano. Fortunately you remember in time that not everyone finds it so funny when you put these pictures on the internet. Sadly I am possessed of no such inhibitions.
I love finding dinky little places like this. Food, photography and a place hidden from tourists. And I love this Studio Calico circular grid. It makes journalling all cool and interesting and that makes me happy inside. And the Echo-Park camera paper is a wonderful way of getting loads of really inexpensive camera icons. All you need is a pair of scissors, one sheet of patterned paper and a couple of foam squares to pop up the lens!
P.S. The title in this page was inspired by Amy of Amy Tangerine's 'Crafty' reverse applique T-shirt. Sadly I cannot find a picture of this anywhere on the internet. Buy it's cool and I love the stitched-around look with a different pattern peeping through from behind. Works on fabric, works on paper :D