About

The Pantry & Parlour is the offspring of a love of eating and a love of, as geeky as we know it sounds, crafting. Hidden away for years, this Sunday afternoon secret finally came out loud and proud one Friday afternoon, and lo, The Pantry & Parlour was born.

We, Nicola and Laura, decided we wanted to create a blog that would bring together everything that we love, from great recipes and restaurants to fantastic little design shops and ideas for crafting projects.

There's not much more satisfying than making something that wasn't there before, and we know that we're not the only ones that revel in people saying "what, you MADE that?"!

We want this to be a place where you can find a little gem of an idea to get you started on your next project, whatever that might be. So we hope you enjoy reading it as much as we enjoy writing it.

Because as Julius Caesar said: "It is better to create than to learn! Creating is the essence of life."

And he knew a thing or two.