The Suns Out

I was pretty kicked with my latest buy and was dying to wear them out on a sunny day. Finally I got a chance and guess what, I found matching yellow flowers too.

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How cute are these espadrilles. Similar here

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Look we match! Yellow is my favourite colour for this season.

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Are you leaf-ing at me? What is she doing posing plucking leaves?!

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The sun was giving us a bit of a guest appearance and I clearly wanted to make the most of it.

My sweater is from Zara,  jeans from Hollister and bag from Gucci.

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Along the way we played a bit of transport hunting- I liked the pink bike, it kind of matched my sweater but I wasn’t convinced

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I don’t need to say it, but putting it out there- she stole my heart

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Shiny cars, sunny days and summer shoes definitely makes a girl happy

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Guitar Straps and Military Shirts

It’s the 1st of May but still feels like winter! Last week the temperature dropped to a shivering 3 degrees with the occasional ray of sunshine which helped us survive the week.

To cheer myself up I added a dash of colour to the grey surroundings. Took my newest edition for a bit of a stroll and paired it up with my favourite and most comfortable military shirt.

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Don’t be fooled by the hanging overcoat it was actually very windy and cold.

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Doesn’t it give off a happy vibe. The rainbow colours on the strap make me as excited as when I spot a rainbow in the sky. One of my friends calls it the ‘happy bag’

The shoulder bag is the right size, it doesn’t allow me to stuff crap in but perfectly fits all the essentials. I am loving it.

You can also just buy the strap on its own to sprinkle some happiness onto your existing bags and the great news is that the strap on its own is very affordable.
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Obsessing over some others. I am eyeing the Dolce and Gabbana watermelon strap for this summer. The other two are from Fendi and Valentino

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Some more affordable options, the black one is on sale on nordstrom. The tan one is from Rebecca Minkoff and the other two are from accessorize.

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Soaking in some sunshine while it lasts

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Happened to stumble upon this cute little coffee shop during our stroll, its called the attendant. The coffee was fantastic and the smashed avocado on toast and fried egg was even better. I was really hungry and forgot to take pictures of the food but will pay them another visit very soon, there were too many things on the menu we wanted to try!

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Until next time.

Can you spot the pineapple?!

Barrafina

Seem to be getting the Monday blues and Tuesday grey’s at the same time.  Think I know what’s the instant cure. 

Headed to one of our favourite restaurants and its bloody damn good, that’s why we don’t mind the wait. It’s the best for a reason and I am sure you will agree after what you are going to see. Trust me if you haven’t already visited, you are definitely missing out. 

Barrafina on Drury Lane, that’s the one we go to, is a whole load of deliciousness on your plate. 

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 We started off with the specials for the night- miso grilled aubergine. For some reason most people I know (and probably those that I don’t either) aren’t big fans of the vegetable but this one was wiped clean in just under 2 minutes.

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Next up we got our prawns. I know its a sharing concept but with food this good no one was willing to share their piece.

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The courgette flower stuffed with goat cheese and a drizzle of honey is my favorite dish on the menu. Trust me order a couple as you wouldn’t want to share this one.

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The pork belly literally melts in your mouth. Its gooey yet crispy if you know what I mean.

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The harrisa chicken wings perfectly fit the definition of comfort food done well

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We forgot about the calamari but then reminded ourselves about the concept- food comes when its ready with finishing touches from the head chef standing right in front of you.

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The crab bun is another one that features on our order every time we visit. The squishy brioche bun and the beautiful crab will only leave you ordering another one.

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At this point we were soo full and soo aware that a massive leg of lamb was on its way. The chef was specially cooking the lamb for us as it wasn’t a part of the menu on the day. There was no way we could have refused. Of course we were not able to finish it and I think the chef saw the look on our faces. I wasn’t willing to leave a piece of meat this juicy & tender. Barrafina doesn’t do takeaways but a small exception was made for us this time around.

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As I always say, there is a separate compartment for dessert. We ordered the orange sorbet and the torrijas. Both exceptionally amazing. The orange sorbet is like having a calippo in an orange and the torrijas is cakey, carameley, nutty……mmmmmm

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Decided to take some pictures along the way.

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Too cool for school……maybe

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Posing failed. This is what happens when you eat and drink too much.

White on White

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Finally, I am back!

Been collecting a few posts recently but just didn’t get down to sharing them with you.

I am quite fascinated with co-ords and have bought a few lately. Thought I’ll share one of my favourites with you. I absolutely love this white on white combination as it works perfectly during the day and blends well into the night. However, I think I might wear this with a pair of trainers and a turtle neck sweater because London weather will not permit me to walk out like this anymore. Sadly, I’ll have to give my Rossis a miss. The silver gold version might not be available anymore, I bought mine from the Harrods summer sale but the ones below are uber sexy for the winter.

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For those of you who know me must be wondering where is the food. Yes, I didn’t come back home empty stomach. We did stuff ourselves up with some eggy cheesy brunch.

Thanks for stopping by! Food to follow.

Sparkles & Scribbles

I decided to brush up my makeup skills, not that they are great otherwise but I thought its a good thing to know. Definitely handy for someone who can’t even draw a straight line with an eye liner without drawing a few squiggles around the eye- get it right on the third attempt and I’ll consider it a good day.

So I booked myself an appointment with the lovely Bianca at Bobbi Brown Fenwick. She was brilliant and drew magical strokes with a wave of her wand in just a few minutes. However something that should have taken 20 minutes ended up taking a little longer as I pestered away with my questions and made her take pictures of each step so that I could try this at home.

Bobbi Brown is my absolute favorite and 90% of the products I use are from them. My fascination started from a lipstick called ‘true pink’ – a colour I adore.

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We started off with some cleansing, toning and moisturizing. The hydrating eye cream is a new addition to my kit as previously I wasn’t really sold on the idea of applying an eye cream but it really does make a difference, especially during the cold when the skin dries up a lot more rapidly.

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I like the stick as it allows you to decide how much coverage you want depending on the time of the day. I use natural no. 4.

Now for the eyes……

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Eyes are the hardest but Bianca made it sound like a cake walk, I am hoping I can do something similar this weekend. So we used a brown base color and topped it up with a little bit of sparkle. A fine line along the edge followed by a bit of smudging to create a slightly smokey eye. Nothing too dark, just how I like it.

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Don’t forget the eye corrector and concealer specially when you are going on a night out. It brightens up the under eye and lifts up the whole look. All this time I have been avoiding these products as I felt they take up too much time but genuinely they do make a world of a difference. They still haven’t made it to my day makeup routine but I will be spending those extra 2 minutes in the evening from now on thanks to the lovely make up artists at Bobbi Brown.

We used cocoa, all spice and rich brown shadows and a gel eyeliner in black to create this look.

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Who doesn’t like a bit of shimmer. The famous BB shimmer brick in brown tones works as a great bronzer highlighter.

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I am not very experimental when it comes to the lips and cheeks. I like to stick to pinks and nudes so this time we went for the nude peach blush and a pink beige lip color.

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I loved my look and was really pleased with the lesson. The Bobbi Brown artists have successfully taught me some simple techniques and added a sparkle to my scribbles .

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This had to be paired with one of my favorite dresses. Photo and artwork credit to A and his app.

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More on the look and and night out tomorrow……