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22.03.2017- On the Menu: Plum + Spilt Milk

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Whilst I've got a restaurant bucket list which I'm working through at a slow but steady pace, sometimes it's lovely to stumble upon some new foodie destinations by complete accident. Last Saturday, prior to an afternoon trip to the theatre and a leisurely potter around St. Pancras, my Mum and I stopped off at a spur of the moment brunch spot- Plum + Spilt Milk:


Offering impeccably presented modern British cuisine as delivered by Mark Sargeant, the menus are wonderfully varied, offering a plethora of options to satisfy even the fussiest of eaters. We ordered from the extensive Saturday brunch selection, and needless to say that both of us were well and truly impressed by our choices- smoked salmon and scrambled eggs (Mum) and crab and avocado on toast (me). Both dishes were delicious, cooked with care and prepared with the freshest of ingredients so absolutely full of flavour. To finish, I ordered the dark chocolate mousse, served with pralines and pecans- as delicious as it was photogenic! Needless to say, I'm already planning a return trip to Plum + Spilt Milk- especially as the menu is very purse friendly and the service absolutely impeccable. I can't recommend it enough! 

Where are your favourite brunch destinations? 

(Image credit: Sarah Farrell, please do not reproduce without permission.)

20.03.2017- What I Wore Today #296

Monday, 20 March 2017

I don't know about you, but as I've grown older (and tried to downsize my wardrobe!), I've become a real fan of fuss free dressing. Practicality always wins out in my book these days, particularly when it comes to pulling together a selection of go-to staples which I know will work in almost any combination. Whilst I'm still a long way away from mastering anything near what could be classified as a capsule wardrobe, over the last few months I've been regularly reaching for a selection of essentials on a really regular basis:

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Coat- Marks and Spencer 
Blouse- Zara 
Trousers- ASOS 
Trainers- c/o Boden 
Bag- Skinnydip London 

You can't ever really go wrong with basic block colours, can you? This coat has been a regular fixture in my wardrobe for a fair few years now, and it's a staple which I always find myself digging out at this time of the year- a real investment buy! Speaking of staples, I more or less live in these trousers from ASOS- especially as I'm making more of a concerted effort to avoid denim during the week. Finally, this blouse from Zara is a piece which I picked up towards the end of last year, and again is something which I've been reaching for at least once a week over the last few weeks- a real classic in the making! 

Which wardrobe essentials do you keep reaching for? 

(Image credit: Hannah Hobson, please do not reproduce without permission.)

17.03.2017- Beauty Buys: Kiehl's Calendula Deep Cleansing Face Wash

Friday, 17 March 2017

Now that spring is in full swing, I'm hastily packing away some of my heavy duty winter skincare and switching things up with some new essentials. Seeing the sunshine again over the last week or so has felt like a real (long overdue!) treat, and as well as topping up those Vitamin D levels, lighter days are definitely making it easier to feel motivated, don't you think? These days I'm finding myself (sort of!) springing out of bed as soon as my alarm goes off, which is paying dividends in terms of not having to make a mad dash to the train station of a morning, as well as allowing myself a little bit more time to get to grips with a new cleansing companion: 



This Calendula Foaming Face Wash has been a real boon to my routine over the last few weeks, as it's wonderfully gentle whilst offering a much more thorough cleanse than most of my usual go-to products. It's one of those wonder buys which yields noticeable improvements even after the first use, and, as always with Kiehl's, the smallest of drops goes a really long way. Definitely one to add to the rebuy list when this little bottle runs out! 

Have you tried any new skincare recently? 

(Image credit: Sarah Farrell, please do not reproduce without permission.)
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