Next up these Wool & The Gang accessories. So lush! I wanted to keep them all. And apparently really easy to make. Have you heard about the WATG knitting parties? Both the chokers and clutch are the perfect beginner pieces to try out if you're new to knitting or a bit rusty (like me).More info here. WATG Sansa choker WATG Ameena necklace WATG Hold Tight clutch WATG Knitting me softly necklace
Now that spring is breaking through (kind of) I thought it was the perfect opportunity to share some pictures from the shoot I did with Wool & The Gang. This first post wearing the Freya dress and Vivienne cardigan. Perfect spring time attire! WATG Freya Dress - Ready made / Knit your own WATG Vivienne cardigan - Ready made / Knit your own Photography by Brooke Harwood of Wool & The Gang --- FOLLOW ---
Shu Uemura and Kiehl's Brighton kindly asked me back for another VIP evening— an invite I swiftly accepted! This time I got to share the experience with a larger group of friends and I think it's safe to say we all had a fantastic time. We were treated to a demo of some of the iconic Shu Uemura products including my fave, the Shu Uemura Cleansing Oil. Plus of course we got to try out the gorgeous range of makeup for ourselves, all whilst sipping bubbly and scoffing posh chocolates. WIN.
I recently spent a fab day with Mint Velvet and fellow bloggers Alex Stedman of The Frugality, Freddie of igobyfrankie and Anneli of WhatIBoughtToday at the #MVStyleSeekers photoshoot. After the long wait for spring to arrive it was a pleasure riffling through the Mint Velvet SS15 collections, picking out our favourite pieces for the shoot. As you can see from the shots above, mine included some great everyday items that I felt right at home in.
One word. OBSESSED. It's rare that I'm distracted from my well known loyalty to a COS but this new kid on the block has successfully diverted my attention! Not only has the debut collection delivered everything (and more) I'm after for Spring 15, but it offers it all at what looks like fantastic quality and a really palatable price point. Not to mention from a professional point of view the branding, website and art direction are spot on. Thank you Finery!
More shots from my lunch at English's of Brighton. Absolutely love this COS coat and so glad I managed to bag one in the sale. As much as I'm looking forward to not needing a coat in spring, I'll miss slinging this beaut on.
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