Tuesday, 29 March 2016

A NEWFOUND SENSE OF CALM


Honestly, this is the first year as far back as I can remember that I HAVEN'T had the winter blues. Okay so I am craving picnics in the park and I'm in dire need of Vitamin D - but for once I've actually been too busy working and feeling excited about the future to even acknowledge that January, February and March SUCK.

I think I've done a lot of growing up in the last year, which has likely contributed a little to my newfound sense of calm; that and I live in an amazing flat and am surrounded by funny, talented and all-around lovely people. I finally feel like I'm finding my place in the world and it feels really, really good. The future looks bright and for once I'm focussing on what's yet to come rather than dwelling on the past.




But enough of the heartfelt stuff, and with summer in mind, I was recently given this super cute floral playsuit by a brand called Bellfield. Here I've paired it with a nice, toasty roll neck to keep the Spring chill at bay but I'm exited to wear it solo in Summer! Bellfield are a good brand to check out for basics and they have a great range of denim too! They've also kindly given us all 20% off any full-price garments when using the discount code BLOG20; why not treat yourself to something new for your summer wardrobe?:)



Apologies for the erratic post but whilst I have you here I feel we have so much to catch up on! I'm currently writing this from my hotel room in Nottingham where I'm visiting for work; so far I've spent my evening eating the biggest pie I've ever seen, (cheese, potato and leek), and I also just caught up on the latest episode of Girls - it's literally my favourite TV show and Lena Dunham is my hero. Is it weird that I actually really like Marnie?

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Wednesday, 2 March 2016

SKYLOUNGE @ THE DOUBLETREE BY HILTON HOTEL


Last night Matt and I popped out for a few cocktails and a bite to eat. Having previously heard wonderful things about their cocktails we decided to head to The DoubleTree Hotel in Tower Hill and up to the 12th floor to the SkyLounge. There's something so special about these hidden away rooftop bars and restaurants; its not everyday you get such a spectacular view of London and when you do it feels like a dream! From our roomy table we could see the London Bridge, lit up as if on a postcard, and looking in the other direction gave us an exquisite view of the Shard!


As they're currently still serving their Autumn-Winter menu all of the drinks were really festive and warming. My favourite of the night was the 'Almond & Honey', which consisted of Amaretto, (favourite), Passion Fruit Purée, Honey, Lemon and Egg white. I never thought I'd want egg white in my drink but this cocktail was so delicious I may be a changed woman. I also tried the 'Winter Sloe', which was probably the most festive of the three, and The Flamingo Bay, which was very sweet and tasty... and bright pink!

Alongside our drinks we had a couple of bar snacks - it's not good to drink on an empty stomach and all that - we had the 'Cheesy Jack Fries', Mini burger Sliders and also Chicken nuggets with a Bourbon dip. The nuggets don't sound all that exciting but they were absolutely amazing, and I loved how "dirty" the food was for such a fancy bar! I definitely used my fingers for the chips!






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