Life Update

Hello blog world! It’s been a while. I have been putting things on pause for a little while to focus on WEDDING PLANNING! When we started planning our wedding last Easter, I didn’t realise how much work goes into organising the most special day of your life. Between work and coming home to design invitations, pick out flowers, think about menus and and working out logistics, it is hard to find any more time in the day to write. It has been a lot of hard work and dedication, but I am so happy with everything up to this point and especially with our our invitations turned out. We designed them ourselves (soon to be revealed on the blog along with how we did it) and it was 100% worth it in the end. Now that we have got through some of the more stressful aspects of planning, it’s on to the fun stuff – picking out food, decorations and favours and thankfully I will have more time now to share it all with you. I have learned tons about wedding planning and will be sharing more on here! More to come next week…

Enjoy your weekends x

Lately | 22.05.17

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Another week has flown by and I can’t believe it’s almost June. This past week was a bit more relaxed than usual. I met my friend Ayushi from the Foodie Diaries for a fantastic Hawaiian dinner at Black Roe, the new Poke restaurant in Mayfair and Ciaran and I had a BBQ feast at Shotgun in Soho this past Friday. For work, I took a few snaps of a couple new gin cocktails that will be launching at Mr Fogg’s Tavern in Covent Garden for World Gin Day on 11th June – each are infused with Butterfly Blue Pea Flowers to give them a gorgeous purple/pink hue (they taste great too!).

Other than indulging and trying out some new restaurants, we’ve been thinking a lot about our wedding and have officially decided on a date, which we’re both really excited about! I’ve been going through my older sister’s beautiful wedding photos to get some inspiration for our own. Exciting times ahead!

What have you been up to this week? Wishing you a wonderful and peaceful Sunday! x

Lately | 15.05.17

Happy Sunday! Today, I am lazing around my flat after one of the busiest weeks I’ve had in a long time. It was jam-packed with events but was a great week nonetheless! This is what I’ve been up to lately:

Eating: 

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I have become slightly addicted to Halloumi as of lately and can’t seem to get enough of it. Ciaran made this delicious Mediterranean-inspired salad with arugula (rocket), roasted peppers, tomatoes tossed in mixed herbs and olive oil, toasted pine nuts, and grilled halloumi drizzled with a bit of balsamic and lemon juice. So simple to make and absolutely delicious.

Events: 

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The new Humble Grape on Fleet Street is officially open and the PR company I work for headed up the launch. It was a brilliant event and the space is incredible. Humble Grape specialises in seeking out fantastic wines from relatively unknown vineyards from all over the world. We learned all about the origins of several different wines and the stories behind them are just as interesting as the wines themselves. It was great to know the history behind what we were drinking. Head here for a wine tasting or a date – you won’t be disappointed.

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We celebrated the Official Top Gun Day with 1980s-club Maggie’s at a private screening of the cult classic at the Cineworld on the Fulham Road. Everybody was gifted fighter pilot jumpsuits and aviators to rock during the film. We grabbed some Bacardi drinks and popcorn and sang along to Highway to the Danger Zone. Afterwards, we all headed to Maggie’s down the road and the Top Gun madness ensued. If you love the ’80s, definitely check out Maggie’s for a really fun night out – it’s one of the most fun clubs in London.

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On Friday, we headed over to the shiny new Kiehl’s shop on the King’s Road for the new store launch. Barts, the hidden speakeasy-style bar located in Chelsea, created Kiehl’s-inspired cocktails for the occasion and it was the ideal way to toast to the weekend. We all got skin consultations and had a look at all of the products. I bought a few new fabulous skin care products too that I’ll be sharing soon.

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On Saturday evening, we headed over to Cahoots’ 1st birthday aboard historic warship, HMS Belfast for a night of dazzling cocktails and swing. Everybody came dressed to impress in their 1940s-vintage best and it truly felt as if we had been transported back in time to post-war Britain. The ship itself is spectacular, with stunning views of The Shard, the Walkie Talkie building, the Gherkin and Tower Bridge. After enjoying champagne and 1940s-inspired rations, we headed below deck for live music and swing dancing. It was definitely a shindig not soon to be forgotten!

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Excited for: 

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My mom and sister have officially booked their tickets to come to London for the first time and I cannot wait. They are coming at the end of August and it’s one of the best birthday gifts I could ever ask for. I can’t wait to show them all around London and take them to some of my favourite spots. If you have any suggestions for where to take them, please let me know!

Planning: 

Next week, I am going to Black Roe, the new Poke restaurant with a few friends and having drinks at Mr Fogg’s Residence’s Botanical Terrace in Mayfair. It’s an ideal spot for drinks on a sunny day. I highly recommend checking it out!

Have a great rest of the weekend and thanks for reading x