Wednesday, 3 May 2017

Brunch at Tom Tom's, Belgravia


"Let there be brunch!" - declared everyone who has ever delved into the world of the late-breakfast, early-lunch delight.

Quite simply, there's nothing better.

On an unusually sunny day in London, my old school pals and I got together in Belgravia for a round of alfresco brunch at Tom Tom's
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Wednesday, 26 April 2017

Easter at Kew


I come from a long line of nature lovers in my family.

Every year we spend our summers in Zermatt, Switzerland to gaze at the majestic mountains, exotic alpine flora and wild animals. Add to that the fresh, clean air and that mighty Matterhorn view and you can probably picture quite the postcard perfect scene.

So it's quite a wonder as to why we don't always make the most of the natural beauty that's on our doorstep. Thus, for Easter, we headed to Kew Gardens for a dose of all things flora and fauna (though sadly, I don't think anything can compete with my precious Zermatt).
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Wednesday, 19 April 2017

Press For Champagne, Bob Bob Ricard


It's a truth universally acknowledged that champagne on your birthday is mandatory.

Naturally, to follow this cardinal rule and to celebrate my 19th birthday in style, my sister and I headed to Soho's iconic English-Russian restaurant Bob Bob Ricard for a glass of bubbly. 
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Sunday, 9 April 2017

Spring to Summer Fashion Inspo...


I love this time of year for dressing; we can say au revoir to bulky layering, ciao to knitted scarves and adios to woolly hats. It's so exciting to dust off our spring clothes to usher in a new wave of style that the previous season made us forget. Though, I'm not a big lover of typical spring attire of pastels and florals. Instead, I like to opt for a lighter colour palette, looser fabrics and a peep of tanned, radiant skin. That's why my spring-summer fashion inspiration won't showcase any pastel pinks or floral dresses anytime soon ("florals for spring? Groundbreaking" - please tell me you get this reference).

So with the season in full bloom (literally), I've been endlessly scanning inspiration on Pinterest to freshen up my wardrobe for 2017. Here's what I found!
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Wednesday, 5 April 2017

A Birthday in Bath Part 2


I fell head over heels for the Georgian architecture in Bath. Symmetrical, weathered and classically simple, Bath is saturated with picturesque architecture in every corner. So on our second day we headed out into the cold to feast our eyes on just that. 
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Wednesday, 29 March 2017

A Birthday in Bath Part 1


Surprisingly, I've seen very little of the UK. I know London like the back of my hand, where I live (just outside central London) I also know pretty well, and throw a bit of the southern coast in there too. However, apart from these few places, I've seen little more. So, in a bid to do and see something different for my mine and mother's birthdays, we drove to Bath for a very British weekend away.
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Sunday, 19 March 2017

Hey Spring!


It's March. It's spring. And I'm finally back with a new blog post! I've been a little quiet over the past month due to university work and celebrating my birthday, but I'm returning with lots of fun content to share.

First up, we have this beautiful backless bow bodysuit from Topshop I bought a few weeks ago. It's the prettiest thing and works fabulously for both day and night. But it was my go-to top of choice on a spring day exploring...and hey, it was almost 18'C which is practically summer in London if you ask me.
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Wednesday, 22 February 2017

A Breakfast in the Sky


You know that feeling when you're headed out and you know it's going to be awesome?

That's exactly how my sister and I felt when we skyrocketed ourselves to the Darwin Brasserie in the 'Walkie Talkie' building, a few weeks back.
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Friday, 10 February 2017

The Motorcycle Jacket


I had hoped my expensive love affair with jackets and coats was venturing towards another hiatus with spring just around the corner.

But then I saw this guy.

In buttery, charcoal black, faux suede with silky fur lining, all toughened up with silver zips and a belt, I couldn't resist this Zara purchase. But when can I ever resist a good, classic coat?
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Thursday, 9 February 2017

A Notting Hill Brunch


Brunch anywhere is a good idea, but in Notting Hill, it's always extra special.

There are plenty of options for a good brunch in this West London neighborhood, such as Egg Break, Farmacy, Bodyism or Granger & Co.

But Farm Girl is forever a go-to choice with it's Liquid Gold Tea, Pumpkin Porridge and Coconut BLT sandwich.
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Friday, 27 January 2017

The Faux Fur Coat, Shoreditch


It must seem that I begin every blog post with an anecdote about the weather, but it's seriously bitter here in London this winter. I know, it's nothing compared to the blustery snowstorms of Iceland or the arctic winds of Norway, but I quite literally turn into an icecube in any temperature below 10 degrees.

So naturally my fluffy Mango coat has been my best friend.

And it was the perfect winter warmer for a blogger coffee date of shooting with the wonderful Jazmine from Jazzabelle's Diary, whom I met in Shoreditch earlier this week.
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Friday, 20 January 2017

How I Would Spend 48 Hours in London


I may live in London, but I still play a tourist in my own city. I am endlessly visiting new neighbourhoods, wandering around markets, testing out the latest coffee shop (it's a hard life).

Similarly whenever I travel to a new city I always enjoy getting lost in the streets since it makes me feel as if I genuinely live there, even if for just a short space of time.

And while London's landmarks are definitely a must-see for any tourist, I'm a firm believer that you get to see the true heart of a city when you mingle with the locals.

Who finds the hoards of tourists at Piccadilly Circus fun anyway, even if you are one?

So how I would choose to spend 48 hours, your typical 'city break' visiting time, may be a little different to others on the web, you'll most likely feel like a true Londoner when you return home if you wish to complete it (and I highly recommend you do).
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Sunday, 15 January 2017

Dinner at Padella, London Bridge


Who doesn't love a good Italian?

If you genuinely don't, I have just the restaurant that will most certainly change your mind.

Welcome to Padella - a new Italian fella on the block in Borough Market, Southwark.
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Sunday, 8 January 2017

10 healthy cafés in London that you need to know


With all those one-too-many mince pies over Christmas and the New Year diet plans, it seems like the perfect time to share my favourite London haunts for a healthy detox. London is littered with all things quinoa, kale and courgetti with cafés and restaurants opening up every month dedicated to just selling these. The foodie scene has seriously taken off and Londoners are loving it (but hey, pizza and beer is still a Friday night go-to). I'm always up for testing out new places to eat in London, so it's no wonder some of the below cafés are some of my favourites, but others I still need to try out for myself. So here you have it, 10 healthy cafés you need to know about...

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Sunday, 1 January 2017

2017 Bucketlist


I have fallen victim to the end-of-year post cliché, where it seems every blogger talks about goals, resolutions and bucket lists for the forthcoming year. But I couldn't quite give this one a miss with me already planning a few fun adventures for 2017. I am so grateful to have achieved so much this year - from where I was at the beginning of 2016 to where I am now is a change that definitely makes me feel warm and fuzzy inside. But now it's time for more memories...here's my 2017 bucketlist.
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