Monday, 15 September 2014

Idyllic Midsummers Dress

I picked up a cracker of a sundress at the weekend, so I figured it deserved a bit of a twirl around for an evening Sunday walk.




I fell in love with this dress as soon as I saw it and just knew it had to be mine. The pattern is just gorgeous and to me it just screams Indian summer chic.


Tiled Patterned Shift Sundress from Mango & my heels are from Topshop but they don't sell them anymore so here's a similar ASOS pair.



Now I know an 'Indian Summer' is actually when the temps become unseasonably warm one final time before winter, but I always think of it as that magical hour on an idyllic midsummers evening, right before the sun begins to set when everything is drenched with a warm, soft, pink haze.

Doesn't it make you think of sun-drenched wheat fields and bare feet and earthy patterned fabrics and messy hair and all sorts of bohemian summery goodness.

To me this is what this dress is all about.

So come on, share. How was your weekend?




Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Big Easy!

Up until the first week of September London is scrumptiously sparse.

The streets are empty and deserted as everyone has left the city and headed off to the coast and countryside.





This is excellent news for us Londoners as it means the playground is wonderfully empty for us all to enjoy.

Especially with the amazing weather we've been having recently.






As you can tell I've become a little Topshop obsessed recently!

They just have such good clothes at the moment and it's just too easy to buy everything you want when you're online shopping.




After a little wander in Notting Hill, I headed off to Covent Garden for an evening catch up session with Charlotte.

Charlotte suggested we tried Big Easy. I'd never heard of it but with one quick glance at the menu I was sold… lobster, shrimp, big juicy burgers, whats not to love! It had my name written all over it!!!




It's an agonisingly “cool” bbq joint, and they have one in Covent Garden and the other on the Kings Road, Chelsea.  Think All Saints if they had a restaurant, kinda "cool".  Dark lighting, metal hand rails, tall ceilings.  But my favourite part was the bar!  Remember the scene from Beauty and the Beast when Belle is in the bookshop and there are ladders attached to the bookcases which she swings around on, well the bar was exactly the same!!! How cool is that.


I know, I know, it sounds more like something you would expect in East London, but we now have a little slice of the East London cool right here in Covent Garden now. Woohoo! Can you believe it? 







The food is real home-smoked U.S Bar.B.Q cooked the old school way using wood.

The place was packed with a cheerful, gossipy, flawlessly turned-out crowd.

It was brilliant, we spent a good few hours twittering and laughing away totally engrossed in our conversation whilst chomping away at our yummy food and devouring them with little to no grace whatsoever!



I went for the Shrimp.

A masterpiece of flavours, textures and 100% badness with every bite.

Now, I don't want to scare you.

I have a rather mind blowing statement to make...

Are you ready?

I like Big Easy more than Burger & Lobster.

Wow, I can't believe I just said that. I know it's a big statement but it's true.

Trust me it's super-duper close but I just prefer the atmosphere at Big Easy.  It's chilled, laid back and more of a jeans and tees kinda place than men in suits.

But the best part is the price.  Big Easy doesn't break the bank! It would be on average £20-£30 a head depending on whether you were drinking wine or not.  I would definitely recommend going but maybe with a group of friends rather than on a date.



So finally, as the moon glistened and the stars were shining saying it's bedtime, we said our farewells and headed back to our areas of London feeling very full, and a tiny bit tipsy.


Tuesday, 9 September 2014

Country Weekend

They say home is where the heart is! Well when it comes to my heart there isn't a saying I could agree more with!

This weekend I headed back into the English countryside and visited my parents with my sister.
To be honest, I didn't really plan on blogging about it... but this morning I was looking through my phone looking at all the random photos I took and realised it would be sad if I just forgot about them.

It really was the perfect weekend. Lots of country walks, cup after cup of English tea, an enormous amount of laughing whilst catching up and exchanging stories and most importantly lots of cuddles from my little pup lucy!

So, it's a little higlty piglty, but here it are a few snaps from my long weekend in the British countryside.

*WARNING: this post includes a lot of country air!

Starting with a rather excited Lucy.



Whenever I come home she is always the first cuddle I give as she comes charging at me to say hello with such excitement.


So naturally we ventured out into the countryside, with our Hunters on obviously, for a lovely long walk! 















So how does any wonderful weekend finish?... with a spot of afternoon cream tea of course. Mmm... yummy.


So of us were just a 'little' excited by the through of afternoon tea. 








A weekend full of laughter, fun & love, what more could a girl ask for?

I'd love to hear what you got up to this weekend!


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