Wednesday, 30 April 2014

Sam’s of Brighton

I’m always on the hunt for new restaurants to try out in Brighton. Sometimes I feel like I’ve been to every single last one of them, so it’s always a treat when I discover an untouched treasure! Marcus actually found this one – Sam’s of Brighton in Kemp Town.

On our way to the restaurant we spotted behind us the most beautiful sunset. It’s easy to take these things for granted and carry on walking past, but we turned back and walked towards the seaside just to get a better view. We are so blessed to live in a beautiful town, where we can see the sea everyday. It’s always worth taking a second just to appreciate something and savour the moment, even if it does take a few minutes or even seconds out of your day!

When we arrived at the restaurant, we immediately felt welcomed by the friendly staff. It’s clear to see the staff here are like a family, with their photographs proudly displayed on the walls. We were seated at a small candle lit table for two.

The menu is one where I could’ve easily ordered anything! It certainly made it hard to decide what to order – do I go for the Thai spiced monkfish & coconut curry or the courgette, feta & mint filo parcel? 

OR do I completely throw a spanner in the works and choose the roast rump of lamb?! After much debating, I chose the latter; Roast rump of South Downs lamb with dauphinoise potatoes, warm spiced aubergine, tomato & corriander salad & Greek yoghurt. Delicious. See for yourself…

Marcus on the other hand had no trouble deciding what to order, as soon as he saw the word ‘steak’ on the menu! You can see his in the background (I was clearly too interested in my own meal to get a snap of his!) – Char grilled Scotch rib-eye steak with hand cut chips, slow roast tomatoes, salad, wild garlic butter & red wine sauce.

I love nights like these. A glass of red wine, a plate full of finger-licking good food, a beautiful sunset to gaze at, and of course the person sitting opposite you.

Tuesday, 29 April 2014

In The Nude

As you know from my Easter Haul video, I’m not big on colours. It’s not that I don’t think they look fabulous when they’re on, it’s just there’s something in me that is drawn to neutral tones. I have encouraged myself to buy more colours, as you’ll see in the video, but I am still loyal to my neutrals! 

So here’s me in the nude…

OK not quite! But these nude, neutral tones are close enough. 

I wore a light, cream sleeveless waistcoat with caramel coloured, silk trousers and a cream, lace crop top. To add a bit of jazz to the look, I held a disco-inspired clutch with snake print shoes and elegant art-deco earrings. Perfect for a Spring evening.

 I Am Wearing
Top – Topshop, Trousers – Fashion Union,
Waistcoat – Mango, Shoes – Kurt Geiger,
Bag – DuneEarrings – Vintage Art-Deco

Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Italian Market and 100 Ferraris

Last Friday I visited Horsham with my parents for the Piazza Italia where 100’s of Ferraris line the streets for you to peer inside and admire. I’m not much of a ‘car person’ but I did spot one or two that I wouldn’t have minded driving home! I am however a ‘food person’, so the Italian Market was what I was most interested in.

I Am Wearing
Dress – Primark, Blazer – H&M, Bag – Warehouse,
Sunglasses – H&M, Boots – Kurt Geiger

I’m in the process of moving into a new home, which has made me obsessed with going in to every home interior shop that crosses my path. Giraffe head on the wall anyone? No?

Excuse me for not knowing any of the official car names, but I took a particular fancy to this barbie convertible in blue pearl. 

My step Dad huddled around with other men trying to get a peek of the engine… I just don’t understand the fascination!

After walking the streets circling many, many cars we eventually got to the good stuff – the Italian food.

I found this extraordinarily long spaghetti made of spinach. Yes please!
I rarely eat pasta anymore but when it’s made of green veg I’m totally all for it.

I’m sorry there haven’t been many blog posts recently. As you know, I am currently moving home meaning I have been busy buying furniture and decorating. But I have been getting my videos up every week so don’t forget to keep updated on those here. I’m hoping to get into a routine of consistently blogging and vlogging, but I am new to the whole Youtube thing so bare with me!

Sunday, 13 April 2014

Walking The Red Carpet

Thursday night I was lucky enough to attend The Amazing Spider-Man 2 World Premiere at the iconic Leicester Square. Walking down the red carpet along side the stars of the movie was surreal. Jamie Foxx mixed up some tunes on the DJ set above the entrance to the Odeon cinema while Andrew Garfield danced along – the fun atmosphere vanished my prior nerves.

*** The photo quality isn’t too great because I didn’t want to accessorise with a Lumix on the red carpet so unfortunately I had to rely on my iPhone! ***

I wore a black skater dress from Zara with my Christian Louboutins (I later noticed my red soles blended into the red carpet!) and a cream clutch from Accessorize.

The film was, well, Amazing! I was doubtful that I would enjoy the film because I haven’t seen the first Spider-Man but I enjoyed every minute and sat at the edge of my seat eager to know what was going to happen next. It’s well worth going to see it while it’s at the cinema, being 3D and all…

After the premiere Tanya, Jim, Marcus, Lucy, Chloe and I listened to our moaning stomachs and went to Nobu for some sushi (or steak in Marcus’ case – not the best place for a non-fish eater).

I’d never been to Nobu in London and it didn’t disappoint. We indulged in courses of yellowtail tuna sashimi and salmon sashimi in sauces you can only dream of, black cod which can only be described as heavenly, and the best shrimp tempura I have tasted. 

Oh and I can’t not tell you about the cocktails – I took Tanya’s recommendation to have the Japanese Mojito and I’m so glad I did. Instead of rum, it’s a mix of vodka, vanilla and lime. I later ordered a Margarita but despite how lovely it looked presented with a slice of cucumber, I regretted not ordering the Japanese Mojito again.

We all had a wonderful evening of food-judging, film-critiquing, and giggles – a night that I will remember for a very, very long time.

Monday, 7 April 2014

The Baby Shower

Yesterday was a huge success, it really couldn’t have gone any better! We all had a fun day of playing games, guessing the baby’s name, and eating cake pops. As I’ve kept you in the loop with all my planning during the lead up to the baby shower, I couldn’t leave you without a little (or large) insight into how the day went, through the lens of a camera. Well, they do say a picture is worth a thousand words.

Okay, yes I know I said a picture is worth a thousand words but this one needs a few more words. My auntie kindly volunteered to make the cake, so she decided to make the sponge either pink or blue. When the mother-to-be cuts into it, the colour of the sponge determines the sex of the baby. It was pink so I guess it’s a baby girl on the way!

The piƱata was the highlight of the day! Everyone had a turn – there were 30 guests so you can imagine how sturdy it was!
Don’t forget your party bag full of macaroons!
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