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Nov 15, 2011

A day of favourites, food and fashion

Outfit 10 November 2011

Wearing: LOL jumper, straight leg trousers and sequin slippers all from ASOS, pea coat from Topshop, leather bag from Next, Kate Moss for Rimmel lipstick in shade 1

Last Thursday I had a laid back – but equally action-packed – day off work, and Chris and I spent the best part of it on a 6 or 7-mile wander along the Thames, in my opinion the best thing to do in London, including a nosy at Somerset House’s ”20 Years of Dazed and Confused Magazine” and also their thought-provoking photography exhibition about the Amazon (did you know that every minute an area of rainforest the size of 3 football pitches is deforested?!).

With all of that walking I opted for an easy outfit, pairing my favourite trousers (yep you’ve already seen several times since I bought them last month) and my favourite comfortable but pretty flats with my favourite new jumper.

We also sampled Borough Market for the first time.  I restrained myself, leaving only with a gingerbread man, a fresh mango and orange juice, and a slab of the most delicious garlic and chive butter which we’ve steadily consumed over the past few days.  It was a wonderful experience and made even me, the Antichef, feel inspired to get in the kitchen; we’ll be returning.

In the evening I popped into Fluorescent PR’s SS12 press day (which I’ll post about soon) and a bloggers event hosted by Motel Rocks and Glossybox.  It was just the perfect day off, with the quintessential mix of exploration, enlightenment, food and fashion.

After a lovely weekend I have another busy week planned, which has me feeling both enervated and excited in equal measure, and I wouldn’t have it any other way.  I’m currently at F+F’s SS12 preview event (which is taking place in the Oxo Tower, seen in the last photo below) so I’ll be back to post about that soon!

Thanks for all of your lovely comments over the past week or so!  I’m sorry I’ve not had the chance to respond to most of them yet but I’ve been so busy; I plan to get back on top of it when I have time this week, along with reading over 200 new posts on Bloglovin’ – eek!

Somerset House Skate

{ SKATE at Somerset House, where Chris and I will be trying out our skillz in a couple of weeks. }

20 Years of Dazed And Confused

Dazed and Confused at Somerset

{ A couple of sections of the “20 Years of Dazed and Confused Magazine” exhibition at Somerset House. }

Borough Market

Borough Market

{ First trip to Borough Market. }

St Paul's at sunset

{ Dusk at St Paul’s cathedral … }

South Bank sunset

{ … and later sunset on the South Bank. }


Nov 14, 2011

London photo diary: my week in photos


{ Support Movember! }

Me with reindeer

{ Did you know you can now pet reindeer in Covent Garden every Saturday?!  You’re welcome! }

Covent Garden Christmas lights 2011

{ Neal Street’s Christmas decorations. }

Starbucks red cup 2011

{ The return of Starbucks’ red cups means the countdown to Christmas is officially on! }

Ralph Lauren Rugby, London, Christmas 2011

{ The classic real Christmas trees outside RL Rugby in Covent Garden, simply decorated with white fairy lights. }

BT Tower at sunset

{ The BT Tower at sunset. }

Ladurée London

{ I tried Ladurée macarons for the first time. }

Strawberry Delight crêpe

{ A Strawberry Delight crêpe from Crêpe Affaire. }


{ The Shard will eventually be Western Europe’s tallest building. }

I used to do posts like this whenever I visited London but since I moved here 3 months ago (wow, so long ago already) I fear I’ve fallen into the terrible habit I often associate with native Londoners – taking the place for granted.  This week I spent time rediscovering my love of this splendid city and also my love of photography, both of which I’m shamed to have let fall by the wayside.

There have been several Christmas light switch-ons over the past couple of weeks – isn’t it starting to feel festive? - and I’ve bought my first two presents, hooray!  I also treated myself to the new iPhone (my first ever, actually) and I should receive it this week.  Happy days!

Viva España!

If you follow me on Twitter you may have seen some super-excited tweets from me last week … remember the Mango Style Night I went to a couple of weeks ago and the styling challenge I took part in?  I only went and won it, which means that at some point soon I’ll be packing my suitcase for a trip to Barcelona!!  I couldn’t believe it when I received the email (I literally had to read it 5 times because I thought I was mistaken!) so a massive thank you to the team at Mango who chose my outfit as the winning one :D

I hope you had a fabulous weekend!


Aug 4, 2011

Florence photo diary #3

A couple of days ago I realised that I hadn’t posted my last set of photos from our holiday in Italy, so allow me one final post if you will!

This trip already seems like it was a lifetime ago so looking through these images has brought back wonderful memories of sunshine (so far removed from the drizzle we’ve experienced today in Manchester), gelato, quaintly-uneven streets, the sore arse you get from cycling on quaintly-uneven streets, and the smell of leather that seems to permeate the Florentine air – I hope you enjoy!

Florence sunbathing on the breakWearing: Resort bandeau bikini top from, vintage American flag print skirt via eBay, Ray Ban Wayfarers also via

Vintage car in Florence

Florence pasta at Vini e VecchiFlorence Piazza Della RepubblicaFlorence gondolas on the River ArnoFlorence food and drink on La Rinascente roof terraceFlorence men in uniform

Florence La Rinascente roof terrace DuomoCycling in FlorenceFlorence gelatoFlorence bellini cocktails

Florence Me on the River Arno at NightWearing: white lace dress from Warehouse, black leather pouch from American Apparel, engraved silver ring from Tiffany & Co.

Jul 28, 2011

London photo diary

Whilst wandering round Chris’s current, but soon-to-be-old, neighbourhood last Friday I spotted what is now my official second-favourite street name in London (after Shoe Lane): Princess Mews. This is what I love about London. Veering even slightly off your usual track in what you think is a familiar location can lead you to somewhere you never knew existed.

Here are a few photos from my weekend in London, and don’t miss my posts on the Selfridges White Christmas 2011 launch event, Truvia Voyage of Discovery and my review of Malmaison London! (It feels so odd that this is my last photo diary of London, in two weeks it will be my home again!)

Princess Mews London NW3

Princess Mews London NW3 outfit

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