SENOR CEVICHE

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senor ceviche

While I was away a couple of weekends ago, I sadly missed out on a few days of fun to celebrate my great friend Tori’s 23rd birthday.

To make up for my absence, I planned a little treat for her.

Senor Ceviche

(^The beautiful birthday girl)

Just off of Carnaby Street, in the very charming and (as of late) buzzy Kingly Court, Señor Ceviche has recently opened.

Offering a variety of Peruvian tapas-sized dishes, the menu is perfect for those who like to share!

Senor Ceviche

And luckily, we do!

We ordered a variety of ceviches and sides.

senor ceviche

And we couldn’t wait to get stuck in!

We decided on 3 ceviches: sea bream and octopus, salmon and sea bream.

Senor ceviche, Kingly Court

Senor Ceviche, Kingly Court

And several sides.

Slaw.

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Quinoa.

Senor Ceviche

And the crispiest tastiest sweet potato fries topped with a spicy kick!

Senor Ceviche

(I might not have been so keen on sharing those!)

A haven for foodies.

Señor Ceviche is different, reasonably priced and utterly delicious.

A big many happy’s to the birthday girl & a happy Sunday to the rest of you!

xxxx

POLKA DOTS & RIPPED JEANS

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Beanie: Aldo //Blouse: Thai Market //Jeans: Asos //Shoes: Asos

I do love a good hat.

But this is probably the last beanie I’ll be wearing for a while as us Londoner’s prepare for a steamy July!

When you wake up late with a serious case of bed-head and have minutes before you need to be heading out the door, a hat is my must-have accessory. I guess I’ll have to be on the look out for a summertime appropriate hat – any ideas?

Happy 1st of July!

xxxx

BRUNCH OF THE MONTH: JUNE

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It was a typical Sunday.

After a night out at Covent Garden’s Top Secret Comedy Club (if you’re up for a good laugh, I can’t recommend it enough), I hurled myself out of my bed to begin a Sunday morning just the way I like to:

Brunch.

The Blues Kitchen

 On Camden High Street is The Blues Kitchen, a live music venue and restaurant offering deliciously exciting American soul food.

With no reservation option on a Sunday, we turned up with three rumbling bellies and were pleasantly surprised to be seated straight away.

The Blues Kitchen, Brunch, Camden

Dim lighting, soft upbeat music and industrial decor made for the perfect Sunday morning chilled-out vibe.

Over tea, juice and coffee that comes served with hot milk in a small quirky glass bottle, we pondered the menu.

We settled on two Huevos Rancheros and the American Breakfast.

On lightly fried crispy corn tortillas comes two fried eggs topped with chorizo, beans, cheese and salsa, with a pot of perfect guacamole.

The Blues Kitchen, Brunch, Camden

^Feast your eyes on that!

It was so good I was upset when it was over.

The Blues Kitchen, Brunch, Camden

The American Breakfast was an absolute corker.

Buttermilk pancakes, eggs, bacon, beans, potatoes and toast, it lacked nothing.

The Blues Kitchen, Brunch, Camden

It was huge!

So we all dived in.

The Blues Kitchen, Brunch, Camden

Open late every night, The Blues Kitchen hosts DJs and live rhythm & blues music seven nights a week. Have a look here for all its exciting music events over the summer.

Definitely a must-visit, whether opting for brunch, lunch, dinner or just a drink and a dance, I am positive you won’t leave hungry or disappointed.

And if East London’s more convenient, The Blues Kitchen has more recently found home in Shoreditch, address here.

Where have you been brunch-ing this weekend?

xxxx

FESTIVAL FASHION (THE ESSENTIALS)

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Packing for a festival is a gruelling task.

You might not happily abandon your wireless hair straightener or totally-tent-practical full length mirror but trust me, you would rather that then have to trek mountains of bags through the queue and to the campsite.

And lets be honest, half of your backpacks contents will be disregarded after night number one as you ease into that oh so hippy festival vibe.

But what to bring?

Four nights away at Gottwood Festival last week (rewind to here) and I’ve sussed, albeit a little late, some worthy tips when it comes to festival fashion essentials.

After a scour online, I know what I will be packing on my next venture into the woods!

LAYERS LAYERS LAYERS 

        Topshop yellow jumper   monochrome topshop striped topdemin jacket asos  Asos faux fur gilet with star detailasos mac

EASY TO WEAR ALL-IN-ONES 

jumpsuit river island Topshop khaki playsuitasos dungarees dungarees denim pretty little thing

ACCESSORIES 

choker asos topshop feather earrings  asos oval ringsbandana headscarf asostassel backpack festival fashion long socks asos

Happy hump day! 

Xoxo

GOTTWOOD FESTIVAL

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Gottwood Festival

Last weekend we headed to Gottwood Festival in Anglesey, Wales

Gottwood Festival

Hidden in the depths of the Welsh woods, amidst a sea of magical bright fairy lights is Gottwood; a boutique electronic and arts music festival that has just celebrated its sixth year

gottwood festival

gottwood festival

For four nights, we – along with 4,000 other happy campers – were excited to be lost in an area of outstanding beauty, a dreamworld secluded from all else

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We pulled out our favourite festival styles

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And sprinkled glitter, everywhere!

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Festival Fashion, glitter, friends

We lay out till sunset

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And danced till sunrise

Gottwood Festival

Revelling in the magical atmosphere

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A super special festival, Gottwood; we’ll see you next year!

Heading to a festival this summer? Check back on Wednesday for a peek at my favourite festival pieces – can I begin buying a year ahead?

xoxo 

LEOPARD PRINT BOOTS & AN OVERSIZED JUMPER

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Leopard Print Booties: Topshop // Oversized Jumper: Zara // Skirt: Topshop

The mixed weather signals us Londoners/Brits are experiencing is throwing me into wardrobe crisis mode. Just this week I’ve gone from drinking pink lemonade in the beautiful sunshine (as featured on my Instagram account, link here) to being blown around in the wind and rain while fetching my morning coffee (needless to say, this moment did not need capturing)

As I’m happiest when sporting an oversized jumper, on what looked like a safe summer day, I opted for the winter-layers meets summer-cool vibe with this outfit. The big jumper meant that when it poured, I was prepared with a big enough piece of material that doubled as a headscarf!

I’m off to a Festival for the weekend in Wales. If the sun doesn’t shine, I’ll be mad. If it rains, I won’t leave my tent (yes, did I mention I was camping? Think of me when wrapped up warm at night!)

Happy days! X

DETOX SUNDAYS

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Cauliflower rice

I’m all for a detox Sunday dinner. Whether your weekend has been heavy or not, it’s the perfect way to feel great for the working week ahead.

Issy and I adapted a recipe from Madeleine Shaw’s cookbook “Get The Glow”. For easy, healthy and totally delicious recipes, I really recommend giving it a read. We replaced a couple of the ingredients with what we found in my kitchen cupboard – after all, who wants to venture out the house on a Sunday evening…

I’ve wanted to try cauliflower rice for ages. Having heard raving reviews, I thought it was time I gave it a good go. While I can’t tell you it tastes just like rice, I can promise it’s as good as a healthy alternative is going to get!

I’m already planning to cook cauliflower pizza for my next recipe post…

Ingredients (serves 2)

  • 2 cod fillets
  • 1/2 cauliflower (no stalk)
  • 1 spring onion
  • 1 big handful baby tomato’s
  • olive oil
  • paprika
  • 1 lime
  • 2 handfuls kale
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 tbsp fresh ginger
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce

Method

Preheat oven to 200 degrees. Roughly chop the cauliflower into small chunks and whizz in a food processor until a rice-like consistency forms. Set aside. Rub a tbsp of soy sauce and tsp of grated fresh ginger into the cod fillets. In a pan, heat a generous glug of olive oil and add the chopped up spring onion, cauliflower and a dash of paprika to taste. After a couple of minutes, lay out two foil squares and drizzle a splash of olive oil onto the centre of each piece. Place the tomato’s, kale and cauliflower rice evenly into the centre of each foil piece, making a base for the fish. Lay the cod on top, drizzle the lime and add a touch of salt and pepper. Wrap into foil parcels, cook in the oven for 20 minutes and voila!

Cauliflower rice

Happy Sunday & Happy Cooking!

xxxx

A HIDDEN TREASURE

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Bag: Royal Academy of Arts Shop // Shoes: ASOS (only pink in stock) // Jeans: Zara // Blouse: River Island // Jumper: Brandy Melville 

While – for work related purposes – I was browsing the Royal Academy of Arts Shop online, I stumbled upon this bright and beautiful statement (Yes, I’m talking about the bag!) As the proud owner of a wardrobe stuffed full of funky clutches, there was absolutely no way I could just scroll past this piece of arm candy. I’m always on the look out for unusual places to shop and I am so excited to have found this one! Jam-packed with fun products like quirky tea sets, I think I might have found my new “go-to” for gifts, and the odd treat for myself of course…

Happy almost the weekend! *jumps in the air*

xxxx

A SUNDAY ASOS HAUL

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Until 8am tomorrow morning ASOS are offering 20% off everything. Yup, you heard me right, EVERYTHING.

Dreaming of sunnier days, pour your favourite Sunday tipple and take a peak at my favourite ASOS pieces. And remember, it’s just been payday after all…

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Will you be adding anything to your basket? 

Happy Sunday! 

xxxx

NOTTING HILL SUNDAY DREAMING

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 Jeans: ASOS (similar here) // Converse // Jumper: Primark

Who wouldn’t like to live in a brightly painted townhouse off of London’s infamous Portobello road? And armed with that car… well, you should know by now how I feel about the colour yellow…

Happy Wednesday xxxx

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