03.12.2016- My Month in Pictures: November

Saturday, 3 December 2016

Here we are again at the outset of another month, and the final one of 2016! This year has honestly been a complete whirlwind- and I'm sure I'm not the only one who has (especially over recent months...) been wishing that we could 'restore to factory settings'! I'm keeping my fingers crossed for a far calmer 2017- after the last twelve months I'm not sure that much more can happen without the world pressing pause! Anyway, my last few weeks have been a little bit chaotic (always the way in the build up to the festive season, isn't it?!), but have been punctuated with lots of lovely goings on:

A new purchase for winter!/Indulging in some dance/Beautiful blooms/A trip to Minalima after watching the amazing Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them/Christmas in Covent Garden/A wintery walk/Lunching at Balthazar/Blue skies/Brunching in Peckham with Hannah- full post coming soon!/A sunny delivery from Bloom & Wild/Sunshine street/Happy Birthday to me!

Yesterday was my birthday (hurrah) and I'm off to see Harry Potter and the Cursed Child say I'm excited is an understatement..! 

What have you been up to over the last four weeks? 

(Image credit: Sarah Farrell, please do not reproduce without permission.)

28.11.2016- Beauty Buys: The Body Shop Down to Earth Quad Eyeshadow

Monday, 28 November 2016

Regular readers will be well aware of the fact that as far as beauty buys go, my stash of eyeshadows is home to lots of old favourites, as well as some newer essentials which I like to switch in and out of my daily routine. There's something really reassuring about rummaging around in my makeup bag first thing in the morning, bleary eyed but not even having to think about which products to reach for- especially as my day to day basics are more or less the same each day. Having said that, recently I have been making a little bit more of a concerted effort to embrace some out of the ordinary hues- which is where a recent purchase from The Body Shop comes in:

I picked up this palette from the Down to Earth range using a voucher a few weeks ago, and it's since become something of a staple. The slightly cooler grey tones sit really nicely alongside the pale pink, and I've found it a really refreshing alternative to lots of the browns and golds which I tend to reach for by default. Not only do the shades work really well together, but the formulation really stands up to the test of a full day of wear- definitely something to write home about!

Have you tried any new beauty essentials recently?

(Image credit: Sarah Farrell, please do not reproduce without permission.)

25.11.2016- On the Menu: Cooper and Wolf

Friday, 25 November 2016

After a little bit of an unintentional hiatus, I'm pleased to report that my adventures in brunching have recently recommended! A belated get together in celebration of Hannah's birthday a couple of weekends ago provided the perfect opportunity to sample the treats on offer at a new favourite- Cooper and Wolf. With the promise of hearty, Scandinavian inspired plates a plenty on offer, it was a destination well worth trekking through Hackney in the rain for:

With a relaxed, homely vibe, Copper and Wolf is the perfect weekend pitstop- particularly on chilly winter days like the ones we've had of late! With a varied menu including brunch essentials such as scrambled eggs, as well as heartier servings of meatballs and schnitzel, you'd be hard pushed to find something which didn't tempt your tastebuds. More than that, the cake counter truly is a sight to behold- and one which has convinced me that a return visit is absolutely essential! 

Have you tried any new brunch spots recently? 

(Image credit: Sarah Farrell, please do not reproduce without permission.)
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