English's of Brighton // Part 1

Sunday, 29 March 2015

The legendary fish restaurant English's of Brighton celebrates it's 70th anniversary this year, and to mark the occasion myself and 3 other bloggers were invited to sample the new spring tasting menu which launched this month. 

We were seated at the marble topped oyster bar, where we were attended to by the wonderful and well informed Jonathan who expertly prized open some fresh oysters for us to enjoy and later educated us on each course and it's origin. 

To start things off we were served up some fresh and cooked oysters with a glass (the first of many) of classic cuvée from West Sussex vineyard, Nyetimber. I love oysters so much and would have continued knocking them back if it weren't for the promise of four more courses...

Next up a beautifully presented and seriously delicious Tuna carpaccio, salad Niçoise, tapanade, egg mimosa. Followed by king scallops with spiced butternut and samphire. Aside from the deserts these two courses were definitely my favourites. 

We also enjoyed some cod, served with asparagus and crispy pancetta, with a cockle and shrimp sauce.

Then the deserts... oh crumbs these were good!
The Banana and rum parfait and the white chocolate & pistachio mousse where my faves. 

Great to share the experience with my friend and talented photographer Emma Gutteridge. Between courses we took a slightly tipsy wander upstairs to have a nose around the dining rooms where I tried to blend in with the Edwardian murals. Fun times.

English's of Brighton, 29-31 East Street, Brighton BN1 1HL

Turtleneck: Zara (similar here)
Dungarees: Zara (similar here)
Clutch: The Boyscouts
Rings: SVP

Photography: Emma Gutteridge

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The hoop stud

Sunday, 15 March 2015

I tend to go for simple jewellery that I can wear day to night. These Jenny Sweetnam earrings have become a firm favourite recently. They're the perfect simple accessory that isn't fussy and yet makes enough of a statement to be noticed. Win!

Silver Hoop Studs: Jenny Sweetnam (available at Our Daily Edit)
Coat: COS (similar here)
Poloneck jumper: Marks & Spencer (similar here)

Lipstick: MAC Cosmetics 'Lady Danger' 

Photography: Emma Gutteridge

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Triple denim

Wednesday, 11 March 2015

It was a joyous moment when I discovered Magazine Brighton had opened up a stone's throw from my home in the North Laine, Brighton. Stocked with nearly 200 beautiful independent publications and a calm yet welcoming atmosphere- a credit to the wonderful owner Martin who bids a friendly farewell to every newcomer with "Drop by anytime to browse..." 

And the story of his lifelong dream to open a magazine shop is so touching. Make sure you ask him about it when you visit. Magazine Brighton22 Trafalgar Street, Brighton.

'Matilda' Jacket | SIDELINE*
Shirt | H&M  (similar here)
Jeans | H&M (similar here)
Hat | COS (similar here)
Bag | WOOD WOOD (at OurDailyEdit)
Trainers | Adidas Stan Smith

*SIDELINE is the new label to watch! With a focus on indigo fabrics the collection is perfect for this seasons' denim trend. Find your nearest stockist here and make sure to follow them on Instagram.

Photography: Emma Gutteridge

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Kiehl's VIP evening

Saturday, 28 February 2015

Thought I'd share some shots from the Kiehl's VIP evening myself and some friends enjoyed a couple of weeks back. I'll be posting about what's in the goody bag soon... 

Have you watched the video yet?

Photography: Emma Gutteridge

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Breton stripes

Wednesday, 25 February 2015

Saint James striped breton top: Atterley Road
'Brenda' jeans: Atterley Road
'Olivia' shoes: Atterley Road
Watch: Michael Kors

Lipstick: MAC 'Ruby Woo' & lipliner in 'Cherry'

Photography: Emma Gutteridge

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Avida Dollars

Thursday, 19 February 2015

I'm very pleased to welcome a new style to my ZANZAN sunglasses collection- the 'Avida Dollars'. Apparently the most popular frame of the ZANZAN collection and it's no wonder. They are a great shape- just large enough to make you feel glamorous without being over the top. 

And incase you didn't already know... 'Avida Dollars' was André Breton's nickname for Salvador Dali- an anagram of his name and a phonetic rendering of the French avide à dollars - "eager for dollars". You learn something new everyday.

Sunglasses | ZANZAN
Poloneck jumper | Marks & Spencer  (similar here)
Trousers | &OtherStories

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