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Nest Café, Ripley

A stylish boutique and lifestyle café set in the picturesque village of Ripley, Surrey.

Nest Café, Ripley

Nest Home & Cafe offers visitors a classical escape from the hum-drum where you can sit and watch the world go by over cappuccino and a slice of their “life-changing” cake in their beautifully designed and decorated interior or outside on their terrace.

Nest Café, Ripley

Otherwise you can allow yourself to be mesmerised by the wonderful selection of antique furniture, tableware, home-ware and gifts that the shop has to offer.

Nest Café, Ripley

Which you can browse to your hearts content.

Nest Café, Ripley

Everything is delightfully served on handmade bohemian inspired dinner and glassware from Juliska ceramics (which is impossible not to fall in love with). The elegantly rustic Juliska ceramics and glassware are one for my wish list.

Nest Café, Ripley

We can highly recommend the cakes and the pastries (especially the Almond Croissant or Lemon and Pistachio cake ), but no cake for us this time.

Nest Café, Ripley


Partially seen in January – Secret pleasure

For today’s Partially seen in January, my capture is focused on one of my secret pleasures.  I have loads of secret pleasures, which of course are secret and will probably remain that way.

But one of my secret pleasures are lifestyle magazines like Country Living and Ideal Home.

Secret pleasures - lifestyle magazines

I love the inspirational pictures, the feel and aspirations (some good and some bad) that the articles give.  I will probably never own a home like any of those featured in the magazines, but there is no harm in looking for some small ideas.

Romans and Regency

A wonderful day in Bath visiting some of the sites that makes up this beautiful town.   Wandered round the Roman Baths marveling at the shear expanse of the complex which is made up bath house, Roman temple and a scared spring.

An enjoyable walk across the historic Pulteney Bridge, with its shops.

Finished off the day with afternoon tea at Patisserie Valeria with so many delicious cakes.