How Do You Like Your Eggs?

31 July 2012

Outside a chalk board reads 'I Can Resist Anything But Temptation', as I read this back, I instinctively change the last word to BREW!

An Olympic Weekend

30 July 2012

You know it's been a good weekend when on Sunday, you wish the following day was Friday and you could do the whole weekend all over again...

The weekend started with an Olympic bang when we attended the CasaItalia Olympic Launch party; dancing girls, fire performances, famous DJs and a lot of flowing champagne, contributed to an impressive Friday hangover!

I accidentally fell into the sales at Zadig and Voltaire on Saturday, dangerous territory, as this is one of my favourite shops, the one on South Molton Street has the coolest wallpaper.

Last Wednesday Rag & Bone opened it's debut London store in the heart of Chelsea. What used to be an old bank has turned been renovated to give an urban industrial feel, which is the epitome of the brand.

Black and white photographs hang on the walls, with steel storage constructions and exposed piping, this brand another favourite of mine, rocks indie chic and is well worth a visit.  

After a heavy day of shopping, it was time for another Launch party, this time, the creme of watch makers and official timekeepers of the Olympics, opened Omega House. A temporary members club, which membership is by invitation only is for Omega's guests during the Olympics. The impressive members club situated on 1 Greek Street in Soho was designed to an extremely high standard with every room reflecting different Omega collections. The event was attended by an impressive guest list, including Nicole Kidman, Eddie Redmayne (my future husband!) and many more! During the games they will be hosting various VIP parties and events, I'll be heading there again on Wednesday for another party.. oh dear Berocca at the ready for Thursday!!!

How To Stay High In Heels!

26 July 2012

I have a few weaknesses in life... Samples Sale, Shoes, Carrot Cake and the biggest of all, Coffee! So needless to say I have a few favourites.. here's a little dose of my fav caffeine hang outs!

Starting with my number two favourite; Foxtrot & Ginger in Soho.. the place has that urban chic vibe, that you would expect to find in a fashionable Soho cafe, perfect for a spot of chilling and blogging (hooray for free wifi)- at weekends I always find myself falling into this place. Their coffee is beautifully rich and strong!

No guessing where Nordic Bakery originates from, which is a beautiful Scandinavian-style café, also in the heart of Soho. As well as delicious coffee, I love their healthy rye bread with smoked salmon - perfect workday hangover food!

For the strongest cwooffee you will ever have, go to the  Flat White! It also does a yummy breakie and has this amazing New York style go-go atmosphere!!

Yummy Flat White eggies!

I always keep the best till last ....

Finally I have ended with my favourite of all... Flat Cap in my opinion the Caviar of coffee places, forget fancy cafes with fashionable industrial lighting and wooden floors, this is just a cart and is all about the coffee! Run by Brazilian Fabio Ferreria, who knows his regular clients by name, asking after their health and family, whenever he sees them! His coffee is exquisite and has deep amaretto tones! You will find him in Borough Market and Westminster, well worth a visit!

London is packed with some amazing coffee shops from all over the world, these are only a few of my favourites.. which are yours?

Enjoy my caffeine highs!

Wardrobe Ideas: Mens Shirt Face Lift

25 July 2012

If you're anything like me, I get bored of my wardrobe so often and this unhealthy attitude is a killer on the bank balance! Therefore, I've started recycling old items and giving them a much needed face lift!

I started with this old shirt which I actually used to sleep in! It was so long, I thought about turning into a kind of shirt dress, perfect for evenings out with the girlies or holidays with my vintage white shorts!

I started by cutting off the cuffs and sleeves - this is so I could create three quarter length, slightly gathered sleeves, which would make the shirt look more like a 'dress' rather than an over sized shirt. 
Gather the end of the cut off sleeve with a single thread, then sew the cuff of the shirt (which you have cut off earlier) back on. I'm not going into too much detail because this DIY project will totally depend on the size of the shirt etc, so you may need to play around with it a bit!

Then I pinned onto the front of the shirt two strips of vintage silk, once pinned, turn the edges under and sew.

Replace the buttons with something slightly more interesting to match the silk..

E Voila!!!

Jazzing up old items is a great way to revamp your wardrobe, little things which are easy to do like replacing buttons on shirts or jackets to dying jeans makes a big difference and will prologue your desire to whip out that credit card and attack the highstreet.. well at least for a week or so!!

Urban Safari

23 July 2012

Today I spotted this beautiful gazellesque creature wandering through Soho. Wearing leather trousers with a tweed jersey jacket, I love this use of contrasting materials... tres chic!

With large headphone casually slung round her delicate neck, leather, tweed, this chick has an awesome style. She photographed beautifully, no guessing this little stylish lady was a model! 

My Little Green Prorsum Friend

20 July 2012

No, before start wondering, Burberry haven't started making 'little green' aliens.. this is the new addition to my clutch collection and although a previous season, I simply adore it.

This morning waking up to another dull day in London, I  grabbed my new patent clutch to add some va va voom to my day and outfit!  From the SS11 Burberry Prorsum collection, this bag sold incredibly well and was part of a wonderfully bright collection of patent leather clutches in bright orange, neon pink and this green!

I am wearing: Denim shirt; Topshop, Top; D&G; Leggings; Burberry Prorsum; Bag; Burberry Prorsum, and booties; Ash!

Living Life On The Verge

19 July 2012

Standing in the penthouse of the Verge Mayfair's new luxury apartments sipping champagne and leaning against the Italian sourced Herringbone wallpaper, I found myself thinking.. yep I could live like this... 

With views over Oxford Street these are the new luxury Mayfair apartments to hit the property and fashion scene, with interiors designed by the extremely talented Freddie van Zevenbergen.

The apartments, set in the heart of fashion land, just off Bond Street and Oxford Street are the shopaholics dream! I couldn't help but do a spot of Style Stalking while looking over spectacular views of central London.

I loved Anna's style, wearing one of the new Zara AW12 studded leather jackets, I can so imagine this chick living in the divine studio apartment, with the flat screen TV, which when needed, rises out of the marble tops and turns 360 degrees, so that you can watch it from anywhere in the room.  Swoooon!

I've always been a bit of a property geek and these apartments really hit every button, they were designed to such a high level that you couldn't help but think.. one day .. one day !!! But sadly while I'm in the fashion industry those days are a fair bit away. With the studio priced at 1.6 million, I think I may have to cut back on the shoe shopping if I'm going to be sleeping in that bed anytime soon!!!

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