27 January 2010

Blog im loving

Clothes, camera and coffee - Beautifully shot photos in the english countryside. Only 14 with amazing charity shop finds and well put together outfits.

Please keep your fingers crossed

We viewed an apartment last night and im totally in love with it, as soon as I walked through the door I knew it was hopefully going to be the place to be our first home together without having to see the bedrooms and bathroom.

Im really hoping we get it.

25 January 2010

American buys.

I didn't buy as much as I thought I might and I didn't find my Prada bag either but I love what I ended up with.

MAC make-up
Sheer pressed powder, Studio fix foundation, Care blend grapefruit & cammomile essential oil for under foundation, Select moisturecover concealer, foundation brush, & concealer brush.

Powder blush in Pink swoon and Coygirl, bronzer in Golden and blush brush.
Lots of accessories:
Pyramid bracelet - Marc Jacobs accessories, Silver patterened ring, shop in Boston, spiky moveable ring - MJ accessories, gunmetal chunky chain bracelet - Urban Outfitters, Fabric plait with woven chain bracelet - Urban Outfitters.
Pewter skull pendant - MJ accessories, Capricorn star sign necklace b'day gift from matt - Urban Outfitters, Long sparkly stone pendant - MJ accessories.
Purple patent heart clutch b'day gift from matt. Has a long silver chain strap too - MJ accessories, Heart compact mirror - MJ accessories, DSquared sheWOOD perfume - airport.
White cotton backless fringe dress - AA, black sexualitee - AA (no picture), black fine knit cardigan (no picture) - Urban Outfitters.
Grey Bleeker street tee - MJ accessories, New wayfarers b'day gift from matt - Sunglass hut, white pumps - Urban Outfitters, Bleached striped denim cutoffs - Hollister

Pewter leather with wooden heeled platform loafers - Marc by Marc Jacobs.

22 January 2010

In Miami

It was so nice to see the sun shining when we landed in Miami and it was warm enough to throw off the coats and uggs at last! We stayed in a motel for a night near the airport before dropping the hood down on the convertible, throwing the cases in the back and getting on the highway for our road trip down to the keys. So much fun!

We drove over endless connecting bridges for each island, the swamps either side of the road or turquoise sea, we stopped off a few times for food and drinks and landed in Key West early evening. I got a sundress out for the first time and bared my legs while we walked along Duval street stopped for cocktails and live music in the sun and sat on the pier at sunset drinking beer.

The next day disaster struck and the heavens opened and didn't stop til the evening - so so miserable and cold again..... There is nothing to do in the Keys as its built for sunshine and beaches, out only choice was Ripleys Believe it or Not which killed a good few hours and endlessly browsed the gift shops!

We stayed in a motel 2 blocks from Duval street and its not to be reccomended, unless you like being able to see daylight under the door and what your neighbours are whispering to each other!

Back on the road up to Miami and the sun was back out so we dropped the top down again for the last part of our road trip before dropping off the car and checked into last hotel.

Miami was freezing on the first night - I was back in coat and uggs - I couldn't believe it, it felt very wrong!

Slowly over the next few days the temp crept back up into the 80's and we managed a few beach days to get the start of a tan, shopped along Collins ave and took a trip up to Adventurer mall - very very good, walked all around ocean drive,down to south pier and ate some brilliant food.

Matt took me to Prime at 112 for a special dinner one night - Oysters to start and the best steak i've ever had - I could eat one every day it was that good. We sat out front on the terrace and I people watched the whole time - some very interesting characters came in!

We also ate at the Big Pink which is one of my favourite diners - and I can confirm that every thing is BIG. Prime & Big Pink

Our hotel- The Beacon was smack in central Ocean drive and if you don't mind a bit of hustle and bustle its perfect. It overlooks the beach, the rooms were nice, good aveda products, robes and breakfast at Johnny Rockets next door every day.



21 January 2010


We took the train from NY up to Boston and it was such a great trip - I loved sitting on the train (Amtrak is luxury compared to British rail - clean and comfortable) watching Connecticut and Rhode Island pass by into Massachusetts. The snow was pretty deep when we arrived in Boston and we checked into another great hotel.

Our time in Boston was spent on the Old town bus tour which took you around the whole of Boston and let you hop on and off when you wanted for two days. We visited Fenway Park and ate lunch under the bleekers in the bar, walked in Beacon Hill - very pretty, went over the frozen Charles river into Cambridge saw some of the Harvard campus and the Frank Gehry MIT building. Took a pic outside the Cheers bar, spent a good few hours in the snow on Boston Common and sliding over the frozen pond, wandered around Quincy market - very pretty and great food stalls and cafes too.

It felt like I could breathe again once I got to Boston after the madness of NY and the closeness of all the skyscrapers - its a very nice city with great shopping.

Newbury Street is about 15 blocks long and has a serious amount of shops - we spent far too long in Marc Jacobs and got to know the staff there pretty well - this was down to Matt shopping not me, believe it or not!

We stayed in the The Copley Sq hotel in a Queen boutique room, they cannot do enough for you in this hotel. They even turn your bed down and leave bed time stories on your pillow with a news round-up and weather forecast for you everyday! Another good location, 2 blocks to Newbury street, 1 block to a great mall that has sky walks connecting it across the roads and the underground 1 block away.