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

  • AHHH your sister is coming too?! That’s so so so exciting! Sounds like a super busy week – and that you’ve got lots to look forward to next week, too 🙂

    Lauren xx | The Lifestyle Diaries

  • OMG Colleen, such a fabulous week – you really are a girl about town! So intrigued by the sound of Kiehl-inspired cocktails by the way, can’t wait to hear more 🙂 xx

  • Aw yay family visits are the best! I love Humble Grape, I’ve been to the one in Clapham a bit and it is always good! Also can’t beat some good halloumi, so salty and more-ish!

    Jasmin Charlotte

  • a great week:)