Sunday, 7 December 2014

Disney Cafe at Harrods

If you've already read my Disney Tree post which went up yesterday then you'll know I'm completely obsessed with Disney at Christmas time, maybe to the point where it's boarder line crazy, but I love it and wouldn't change it for the world. With Disney decorations galore and plenty of Disney films already watched this month I didn't think my Christmas could get any more Disney filled....turns out I was totally wrong.

Let me give you another background story. My boyfriend bought be a Disney Advent calendar as a surprise at the end of November (he has been full of them the last few weeks, he really is a blooming keeper) but this advent calendar isn't your usual cardboard box full of 24 chocolates, no, this was a huge box with 24 draws in which you fill yourself. Deciding it was a little too expensive to fill it with small gifts we decided on filling the days with surprises, treats and days out for each other. One took the odd numbers, the other took the evens and off we went planning a month of fun.

Morning came and with a huge grin on Russell's face, he said "go open the calendar!" Inside I found a little note which said we were going to spend the morning having brunch at the Disney Cafe in Harrods. That's right, you heard me, the DISNEY CAFE! Now, the boy had done bloody good as I didn't even know the Disney Cafe even excised so he really had done his research. To say I was excited was a little bit of an understatement. So off we popped to Harrods and it was flipping amazing.

Disney Cafe Harrods

As we walked in the magic soon unravelled. The room was painted like a twinkling night sky with Disney statues everywhere. We were lucky enough to sit right by the big clock (as seen in Peter Pan) with a flying Tinkerbell above our heads. Sat in the centre of the cafe, I was in the perfect position to check out the scenery and take it all in. 

Disney Cafe Harrods Review


We then took a look at the menu, which if I'm completely honest is quite over priced and there isn't the best of selections, but everything else about the cafe really makes up for that. The detail Harrods has gone to to make the Disney theme stick is just incredible. With Disney plates, Disney movies being played and a toastie that was in the shape of Micky Mouse for Pete's sake, the whole thing was amazing. 

Disney Cafe Harrods Review

Disney Cafe Harrods Review

As I said the food was a little over price but it really did taster good. I think that was one of the best cheese and ham toasties I've ever eaten, and not just because it had Micky ears! It seemed like all the ingredients were great quality. 

Thankfully we got there earlier enough for it not to be too busy but, as you can imagine, when the clock struck lunch time there was a huge queue of families and children. We were little worried we would be the only couple there without a kid to use as an excuse to go, but thankfully there were other couples and friends there to make up the 'are we a little to old for this?' numbers. Thankfully we weren't, and I really would recommend the Disney cafe to both families and adult Disney lovers. I'll certainly be telling all my London ladies about it. As you can see below, I was a very happy bunny. 

Disney Cafe Harrods Review

Disney Cafe Harrods Review

To really top of the Disney day we took a trip to the Disney section in Harrods to look at the toys, statues and other things they had to offer. They had what looked like a santa's grotto in there but we decided that doing that would be a step to far for two grown adults. There was also a lovely little section for any wanna be princess in the making. The Disney Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique was a place where little girls could be turned into their  favourite Disney princess. With face paints and dresses and everything a girl could dream of in there. Again, I don't think it would have been socially acceptable to go in and ask to be made into Cinderella so I took a few snaps of the enterance and gave that one a miss. Just before we left I had time to take a snap of Ana and Olfa to help fuel my Frozen obsession. 

Disney Cafe Harrods Review

Disney Cafe Harrods Review

Disney Cafe Harrods Review

All in all yesterday morning was amazing. To top it off I spend the late afternoon in a winter market and the day couldn't have been more Christmassy. I would recommend the Disney cafe to any Disney lovers out there. And if you have kids all the better. Don't let the prices put you off, if you don't mind spending £30 on a very basic but tasty lunch this is a must for someone who is Disney obsessed and floating around Knightsbridge. 

Once again, thanks for reading and I hope you're Chistmas is as Disney filled as mine is :) 

Hannah 
Xxx

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Saturday, 6 December 2014

Disney Christmas Tree

This post is where I admit, as a 25 year old, I still haven't grown up in the slightest. Now I know a lot of us bloggers out there (and many girls my age for that matter) are huge Disney fans and trust me I am most certainly not ashamed to admit my slight obsession. I love the films, have most of them on VHS (yes showing my age) AND again on DVD and I definitely still have all those Disney toys and teddies I collected as a child, but my Disney love has extended and spilled out to Christmas time.

Ok, let me give you a bit of a back story. As a kid I was lucky enough to go to both Disney World and Land a fair few times and each time my mum would buy a Disney Christmas decoration no matter what time of the year it was. They have a whole shop dedicated to Christmas don't you know, it's so bloody magical it's ridiculous. So growing up with Disney decorations scattered on the tree, the cutest Micky and Minnie sitting on top of the TV and two beautiful Disney stockings hanging on the fire place, when it came to me moving out I just didn't want to part with these decorations I've come to love and associate Christmas with. 

So, fast forward a couple of years and I finally rent a place of my own. All of my belongings are packed and ready to be put in the van but I have one thing to do before I leave, ask my mum if I could take the Disney decorations with me!!! Now before you think of me as being selfish asking to take my mums decorations from her, she has her own pretty adult tree in the conservatory so I wouldn't have been leaving her decoration-less.

I knew it was a long shot so I wasn't surprise in the slightest when I was firmly told to get lost, but I felt like I had to do one last cheeky daughter act before I officially fled the nest. You know, that one last thing for them to remember me by haha. "Get lost, get your own" were my mums exact words, which got me thinking...challenged accepted!!! From then on it was my new mission to make my future Christmas' the most Disney filled I could possibly imagine! 

The first year the Disney store in Sheffield was a tiny bit of a let down. There were only a few decorations for me to choose from and one of them said 'babies first Christmas'. Now I know I'm a big kid at heart and I know I was trying to make my Christmas magical and Disney filled but I just couldn't buy a decoration for a non existent baby! So I left the store with a few decorations for the tree and put my search to the Internet where I found two even more beautiful Micky and Minnie stockings than my mum had. Finally I found the most beautiful Tickerbell to sit on top of the tree.


Fast forward a few more years, a few more decorations added to the collection and I have moved to London and things have got a little crazy. I'm not sure if the Disney stores here are just better stocked or whether Disney have finally realised there are crazy people like me that are determined to make their festive season Disney themed, but their selection this years has been amazing. There are so many different decorations to choose from and I had to actually restrict myself instead of buying Disney out of their (not very big) stock. This year I have added 5 new decorations to the tree and a little teddy Olaf to sit next to it and I couldn't be happier. 

So they are, some of my favourite decorations from the Disney tree, 2014 addition. Hopefully next year it will be filled with more and more cartoons and Disney classics...prepare for photo overload.








What do you think of this OTT tree? What Christmas theme have you gone for this year? How do you like to decorate your tree? If you have any Christmas decoration posts make sure you link them below so I can take a festive peek. 

Thanks for reading,
Hannah 
Xxx
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