Wednesday 23 December 2015

Perfect Foodie Haunt

The Providores & Tapa Room, Marylebone high street, the home of the most exciting and innovative fusion food in the UK
I just wanted to quickly share this restaurant with you, if you haven't been you simply must go, it's food and drink heaven!  My son, Jack and I nipped in last week for a quick nibble at lunchtime.  We sat at the 'high' table in the middle of the small intimate dining area.  Nothing was too much trouble, the staff are attentive and charming, I even got a taster of the 'Christmas cocktail, because the barman saw me drooling as he was shaking!!

Grilled sardines on  roast tomato bruschetta
Purple sprouting broccoli, Moromi miso and sesame dressing, crispy shallots
Seared yellowfin tuna, jicama, cucumber, spring onion, toasted nori and yuzu chilli dressing
Treacle cured bacon ice cream, olive meringues, banana salted caramel and yogurt maple cream (really weird but an absolute must!)

I rest my case your honour ... Leave me a table!

Wednesday 16 December 2015

Dressing up for Christmas

I'm off to a big concert event that my husbands company puts on each year, I'm told it's an informal Christmassy evening, oh no... what do I wear to that! Well this is my idea of easy concert dressing! You can't go wrong with black legging/jeans by Rag and Bone and a statement sequin cami from good old Topshop!  (And of course, my fav Raf trainers!) 

Next we're off to our friends fantastic Christmas Party at their gorgeous home in Belgravia, I've got this dress from Saloni, it's new in and I bought it to have for my holiday but I think it works brilliantly well as a coat over my Zara velvet slip dress.... Lucy Choi glitter shoes, always a winner during the festive season, also super comfy!!
Or... try the Zara slip dress with a cardi and heels for a Christmas supper.
Finally, Christmas eve without sequins just isn't festive!  Try this cheeky sequin pencil skirt by Malene Birger... my Christmas treat!

Have a sparkly Christmas!

Thursday 3 December 2015

My Top Christmas Gifts

This year I have been been very organised and got most of my presents early, here's my selection of the top gifts I found. Spoiler alert: friends and family look away now...

Simply Nigella by Nigella Lawson £10.19, Honey & Co by Itamar Srulovich & Sarit Packer £12.00
In my view Nigella still rocks! and Honey & Co is the best for middle eastern cuisine, bang on trend!

Broste, Concertina vase £14.95
Lovely scandi vases, guaranteed to spruce up a table or mantle piece.

Dalesford, Good Health Gift Set £39
As we all want to be clean and healthy after Christmas I thought this was a fab idea for one of my super-fit friends.

Hot Chocolate Cups £16
Hot chocolate cups, need I say more... we all love a good mug!

The Holiday Kit (for men), Anthony £25
Perfect for those jet-setting chaps... this might encourage my husband to go away for a few days!

Minecraft, Stop-motion movie creator £29.99
I love finding interesting and fun, interactive toys. I'm hoping this will keep the young amused on Christmas Day and beyond.

Robo Turtle £7.99
Nice little bath companion for Boxing Day!

Smartwatch £34.99
Is this the Apple Watch for kids? Well at £34.99 it will do!

Sock Monkey Popper £7.99
A pressie for the stockings!

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