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Sunday, 31 May 2015

Cereal killer café

Early last week, I went for a very early stroll in Camden Town following, I have to admit, an even earlier interview hence I took the opportunity to visit the market. It was lovely to see it when all the tourists are still in their hotel room and you can actually enjoy Camden Town market mostly empty without fighting your way in. If you're a Londoner like me, you probably understand what I mean. 
While browsing through lots of vintage, music and exotic food stores getting ready for the day ahead I came across the Cereal Killer Café. This is the first café of its kind based in Shoreditch which I heard about on many occasions but have never tried it. So seeing one in Camden Town was rather a lovely surprise.


Friday, 29 May 2015

Mini beauty haul

Lately I collected a few extra much needed, beauty items. I was craving a facial mask, a new mascara and I needed a new eye make up remover so I hit the London high street. I didn't want to blow the bank so I went for drug store items only. 
Like I mentioned above I was supposed to get only 3 items ...but ladies you know how it is, when you are bombarded by tons of lovely colours, shiny new packaging and lovely smelling items 3 items become 4 then 5 and...well... before I knew it I had 8 items in my basket. What can I say I am weak. Do I need help?  But you will agree with me that they all look so lovely and I surely couldn't leave them behind...right?


Monday, 25 May 2015

a morning at India Jane

A few days ago I had the amazing opportunity to be part of India Jane's blogger event in their beautiful Chelsea's store at 121 Kings road. I was very excited to be part of it for two reasons: the first one is because after browsing India Jane's web site for days all I wanted was to see all their beautiful items in their real light and also who doesn't wan to spend an afternoon in Chelsea, in a beautiful store and be allowed to snap away as much as my heart wishes (Instagram and lifestyle bloggers perfect snappy day) .
India Jane is a family-owned home interior business founded in 1992. At our arrival we were introduced to their products by James Neil the Marketing & Brand PR.
 I will describe their signature style as elegant colonial, with a Chinese and Indian influence but also some of their pieces are very art Deco with a French Riviera twist. I was literally blown away by their store, everything I looked at was beautiful, well put together and I just wanted to move in and live in the store really but I am not sure if they would have been happy about this haha!


Thursday, 21 May 2015

Barcelona part 1- Architecture, Gaudi & seaside.

A few days ago I went to spend 5 days in Barcelona, a city break that my boyfriend and I where so excited about. I am quite lucky as my best friend, who is an English teacher in Barcelona, has a studio flat where my boyfriend, my best friend Betsy (link of her Barcelona post here) and I could stay with him and enjoy the Spanish way of life. To add to our luck his flat was in the heart of Barcelona and literally few minutes walk away from the beach. It didn't take me a long time to fall in love with this city, pretty much as soon as we first put our eyes on the beautiful port and the narrow streets of Barcelona I was enchanted.


Tuesday, 19 May 2015

Wine tasting evening | The Wine Atlas launch

Last Wednesday my boyfriend and I were invited to a fantastic wine tasting evening celebrating the launch of  Asda's Wine Atlas range. Being French this was rather a dream invitation. I love wine so this couldn't be even more appealing, well... actually yes it get better because not only did we try this new range we also got to try over 150 other wines! I swear we didn't managed to try them all otherwise we would have been in a very bad state the next day! But the star of the night was The Wine Atlas selection. 


Sunday, 17 May 2015

Little home things

Home is where my heart belongs, where my two men are and by my two men I mean my cat Pumpkin and my boyfriend. It's where we can hide away from the world, enjoy little things, from a good book, to a movie, make a tasty Sunday roast, lighting every candle that my heart wishes for. My boyfriend and I do not yet own our own place, and like most of 30 something Londoners we are renting a one bedroom apartment in London until the day we finally get our hands on our own place. So unfortunately we cannot decorate our rental apartment like we wish to, but until we can I start collecting things that are close to my heart or are just adorable.


Friday, 15 May 2015

The luck Uglies- book review*

Lately I got the great opportunity to read and review (my first book review yeepee!) the Luck Uglies -Dishonour among Thieves by Paul Durham kindly offered by Harper Collins.* I'll be totally honest with you I've never read a Paul Durhan book before but I knew the Luck Uglies trilogy was the type of read that I'm always on the look out for, you see I love fantasy, adventure, and anything magical so I knew this was really up my street! And what a beautiful surprise this book was! It is the second book in a trilogy so I read the first book to be up to date with the story.


Friday, 8 May 2015

Spring nail polish favourite

Spring is here. I noticed this because I don't need to wear my big woolly socks in bed, my cat is losing his winter coat resulting in more frequent use of my vacuum cleaner and I get woken up by cute singing birds! Only then I know it is Spring. With this season it seems natural to dig out those spring like colours nail polishes. There are two colours for me that I always wear the most during spring and those 2 colours are : PINK and ORANGE.
I selected my two favourites Pinks & Orange from 3 big names that we all know and love!! They are available, as you know, in your local Superdrug or Boots.


Wednesday, 6 May 2015

Let's take care of those feet ladies*

Hands up for those who, like me, take care of their feet not as often as we should. Yes I can see a lots of hands up (including mine) well let's talk about those forgotten feet ladies, shall we? Why, you might say, well to start with they support our weight all day long, they are sometimes squeezed into uncomfortable shoes such as high heels or hidden away in tight shoes. Often when I look at my feet I feel sorry for them as much as I take care of the rest of my body my feet seem to be the least of my worries. 


Monday, 4 May 2015

Healthy Choice with Superdrug*

You know how it is when hotter days approach, we all want to be healthier, ditch out the take away's and comfort foods that we all gorge during the winter season and take a better care of ourselves. Usually we do this by gorging on fresh fruits, vegetables and a general detoxing. 
I'll be honest with you that is what I am trying to do right now, I don't do it to look good in my swimwear at the beach but to lose some weight for an healthier lifestyle. 


Saturday, 2 May 2015

My new Firmoo* glasses

I am ashamed to say that I am supposed to wear prescription glasses, not all the time but definitely when I am driving (good that I don't own a car right now), at the cinema or watching TV, but as I maltreated my current pair of glasses, by letting them lie in the bottom of my handbag without a case they are now in such bad shape that I pretty much never wear them. I tried to launch a new trend by wearing glasses with a missing arm or put Harry Potter style tape around it but for reasons I cannot explain I failed to launch the trend? When I got approached by Firmoo few weeks ago to review one of their vision glasses, you can surely imagine that I was rather excited to finally get my hand on a well needed new pair of prescription glasses but I'll keep the old one just in case the Harry Potter glasses style gets trendy.

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