When we’re looking for flowers to really bring a table to life, The Sette’s number one choice is celebrated floral stylist (and author of three books) Willow Crossley. When she’s not dreaming up arrangements from her garden workroom in Oxfordshire, Willow whips up recipes from the cookbooks of Tart London and Nigel Slater – the perfect partners for The Sette’s scalloped plates. While she’s fond of her husband’s cooking (particularly his Yorkshire puddings and chicken and leek pie), Willow’s real weakness is for Dairy Milk, Haribo’s fizzy cherries and lots and lots of tea. Blooming marvellous, we think you’ll agree.
It’s a toss up between the kettle and the toaster. I drink a lot of tea but the boys (we have three sons) eat a lot of toast!
A Love of Eating: Recipes from Tart London by Lucy Carr Ellison and Jemima Jones. It’s absolutely brilliant, very beautifully done and has delicious original recipes. I also love Nigel Slaters books, there’s something so comforting about his recipes.
Yoghurt, Rachel’s rhubarb and Fage Total Greek are family favourites.
The scallop starter and dinner plates.
When Charlie (my husband) and I first started dating he made me my own tray of 18 Yorkshire puddings with gravy. The only way to a Brit’s heart!
Prosecco with pomegranate seeds in.
A homemade posy of flowers.
The Bull Inn in Charlbury.
Dairy Milk chocolate or Haribo Sour Cherries.
Charlie’s Chicken and leek pie.
Tresco in the Isles of Scilly.
I’m obsessed with cars.
Sunrise. I’m definitely a morning person.
A Pangaia tracksuit in every one of their colours and some shearling slippers from Sleeper.