30 September 2012

Snapshots

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A sunday morning perk me up

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Sunny morning skies from my balcony

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Shredded beef nachos with cheese filled jalapos

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A South American Sunday lunch.

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A usual Friday night for me..... A little Brazillian samba and drums

27 September 2012

Taking off to Vegas

For the entire summer I have been waiting impatiently for my holiday and now it's finally here. Myself, Matt, Caroline and Martyn will be landing in Las Vegas town very soon!

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I have never been before so will be going with an open mind, to be honest I want the full on bright lights, casino, gambling, show performance experience!

If any of you have any must see / eat / shop / drink places while i'm there please drop me a line in the comments. As much as I love guide books a friendly recommendation is even better. I can't wait to report back! x
I've scheduled a few posts so will be back responding and visiting your blogs soon.


25 September 2012

Home is where...

At the weekend my friend Anna and I met up for lunch and decided to try out a recently opened cafe. We loved it, the decor is fantastic based on a New York coffee shop, it's quirky with individual chairs gathered round tables with potted greenery.

The menu is chalked around the walls with a small retail section where you can buy British jams, sauces and other goodies.

Anna went for the scrambled egg on toast (minus smoked salmon) and I opted for a sundried tomato, tomato, mozzarella and pesto salad. Both were fresh and tasty. We sat there for a good few hours with the papers and a couple of coffees each never feeling rushed. Our only critisism was we would have liked some American pancakes / waffles and syrup added to the all day breakfast section!


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You can find Home is Where.... in Birmingham city centre on Church Street directly opposite Hotel Du Vin.

22 September 2012

Luxx List #2


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Bag (larger version)
Boots (in black)

A few more items i'd love for this Autumn. I've loved burgandy for a while and looking forward to unpacking my pieces from last year. Cream and emerald green are the perfect partner to burgandy I think and i'd love to swing the mini 3.1 Phillip Lim pashli from my shoulder with the McQ scarf around my neck.

I'd really like these boots, I keep thinking about them and how much they'd go with jeans, shorts and dresses with tights. I need some patent in my life!

What's your number one item to buy this Autumn?


19 September 2012

Penguin

I'm already being pulled towards winter colours and i'm automatically reaching for black. I wore this a few weeks back on a very warm day for a networking lunch.

The shorts are new, i've been hunting for a black denim pair that didn't have that high vintage waist. I love the look of the high waisted style they just don't suit me, these have a standard rise, little frayed edges and are nicely loose on the legs (which is a must for me and much more flattering than skin tight shorts).

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Blazer - H&M
Tee - Forever 21
Shorts - All Saints
Sandals - Zara
Bag - Mulberry
Necklace - From Uruguay
Watch - Michael Kors

This blazer decided it had had enough wear and the hem unravelled whilst at a fashion show last week (for the price it really has lasted well) so i'm now on the hunt for a new one of a better quality this weekend. I can't live without a black blazer so if you have spotted any please let me know!

16 September 2012

Kelmarsh Hall

Last weekend I spent the afternoon with my family at Kelmarsh Hall in Northamptonshire.

It was a beautiful day, sunny and balmy. I always think that England is a hard country to beat when the countryside is bathed in a late summer glow and the temperatures are in the high 20oCs.

The hall is set in stunning grounds as you will see from the photos and there was a little farmers market set outside the front selling produce from the grounds.

The walled garden is gorgeous, flower beds set around a crooked cottage with all sorts of roses, fruits, vegetables and herbs. The chickens have a little posh looking roost! The rest of the grounds have benches parked in vantage points and the tables set at the back of the house overlook a lake sitting in front of rolling English countryside.

We visited the little cafe inside and ordered some cream teas and took a table outside soaking up the last of the sunshine.

Well worth a visit if you are ever in the area.

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http://www.kelmarsh.com/