Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Same Chic, Different Day

Pinterest is like a gigantic black hole of endless procrastination.

I just find it extremely calming and I truly love it ... but I can honestly say it's a huge waste of my time.

It always starts the same way with me saying to myself, "Oh I'll take a quick break and have a sneak peak on Pinterest for a few minutes to see what's new in my feed" and then before I know it 'BAM' I've got no work done and feel incredibly guilty. 

I mean seriously, I can get lost in it for hours (we're not talking one hour here, we're talking hours with an 's' on the end) and wonder where the time has gone!

Having said that, every so often I come across a total treasure that suddenly makes it seem as though all my time procrastinating has been justified.


This 'Same Chic, Different Day' white t-shirt is one of those jewels in the crown.

I love a good ol' talking text t-shirt... if you can't say it, your t-shirt sure can!

It's simple enough that it can be worn with jeans and heels, yet still feels totally fun and flirty. I just love it and think it's totally cute. Plus it's a really good fit between fitted and baggy so will totally suit almost any body shape.

You can find my Topshop 'Same Chic, Different Day' tee here and if you wanna join me in all my Pinterest fun, you can visit my Pinterest page here. 

Happy pinning! 

Monday, 29 September 2014

Healthy Mixed Berry Smoothie

What is going on with the weather this week, you would never have guessed it was the end of September?!?!

The weather man just can't make up his mind on what he wants to do.  It's like he is in non-stop confusion.  He can't pick whether to make it blaze with heat or thunder & rumble.

The air in London is muggy and humid. The autumn leaves are hardly whispering in the breeze.

And all you want is something refreshing, light and oh so yummy.


...is ideal and totally what you need.

A fresh mixed berry smoothie.

Cold, energising, sweet, fresh and it perfectly hits the spot.

It's easy peasy lemon squeezy to create.  All you need to make a glass is:

1 cup of either mixed fresh or frozen berries

1 peeled ripe banana

1 cup of milk

1/2 Cup Natural Plain Greek Yogurt

A handful of ice cubes

1 tbsp of honey

This really is the easiest recipe I will ever share with you. All you have to do is put it all in a blender and blend it for about 30 secs. It's that simple!

A yummy healthy smoothie, with no icky nasties or added sugar. What could be better?!?!

Excellent for when the air is a little too humid and you're too hot, or if you're just trying to be good and fancy a heathy treat!  Either way you can't go wrong.

On the flip side it also gives you the opportunity to truly make your friends and family laugh with this corker of a joke -

Q: Why didn't the police suspect the smoothie?

A: Because it was Innocent.

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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