Gordon’s new Bread Street by Royal Doulton tableware collection

At 8.30 am on Wednesday 10th July Bread Street Kitchen was rather more busy and buzzing than usual. This was, of course, because the restaurant’s star chef owner Gordon Ramsay was attending to introduce and celebrate the launch of his new Bread Street by Royal Doulton tableware collection.

I enjoyed the ricotta hot cakes with strawberries and honeycomb ice-cream with a strong flat white and fresh orange juice. All served from the simple, subtle, but quite lovely range. Made in versatile slate grey and off white, this collection reminded me of lunches by the seaside in Cornwall. Gordon was great too, genuinely enthused about the product, recommending us all to send back our single gifted cup in exchange for the whole collection!

Available soon in shops this affordable and pretty range of classic tableware is the perfect present. I’d love to have the whole collection as staples in my home.

See the whole range here.

Millie Mackintosh at the Sunday Strut for The Prince’s Trust

On Sunday 19th August 2012, 100 lucky individuals will have the chance to strut 6 kilometres from Cardinal Place in Victoria to One New Change in the historic City of London. The Sunday Strut will be led by none other than Made in Chelsea‘s style sweetheart, Millie Mackintosh. The convoy of fashionistas will wind their way past Big Ben, the London Eye, and over the stunning Millennium Bridge with the finishing line just a stone’s throw from St Paul’s Cathedral.

This is not your average charity walk! Strutters can add finishing touches to their look at the start line in a pop-up hair and make-up parlour, including the latest Caviar Nails and Glitter Masques from celeb favourites InParlour beauty team, on the roof garden at Cardinal Place. Once strutters have refuelled and before things kick off, they can look forward to a high energy warm up from London’s coolest fitness club, Gymbox.

After taking in the sights of the Capital over a fashionable 6k, strutters will arrive at One New Change where they can swap their bottled water with a celebratory glass of champagne courtesy of Searcys Champagne Bar. And the fun doesn’t stop there as an exclusive after party will finish off the day in style at Gordon Ramsay’s Bread Street Kitchen. Ramsay’s rustic restaurant will be serving up sumptuous Strut cocktails, courtesy of Grey Goose Vodka, as guests enjoy live music at the intimate Vintage Fashion Tea party.

This unique take on the traditional charity walk has been organised by One New Change and Cardinal Place, two of Land Securities’ flagship shopping destinations in London, with all proceeds going directly to its charity partner, The Prince’s Trust. Since The Trust was founded in 1976, the youth charity has supported 650,000 disadvantaged young people across the UK, giving them the skills, confidence and motivation to move into the workplace.

There are just 100 places for this exclusive event so to bag yours now all you have to do is register online, then set up your Virgin Money Giving page and confirm your registration by paying the first £25 then raise a minimum of £100 in total (so an additional £75), for The Prince’s Trust.

To register your place in The Sunday Strut now please visit www.onenewchange.com or www.cardinalplace.co.uk now.

Alternatively just go along for the style strutting spectacle…