19.10.2018- On the Menu: Breddos Tacos

Friday, 19 October 2018

There are few things which make the working week more bearable than a mid-week feast! As a matter of course, I usually prefer to head straight home after work (Thameslink life!) and leave social stuff for the weekend. However, last week, with Lily back in town for a limited window, a gang dinner was the order of the day- and reminded me of just how nice it can be to forgo the rush hour commute in favour of a sedate evening of fabulous food:

This get together marked my first visit to Breddos Tacos, and boy was it worth the wait! Tucked away just off of Regent Street, their Carnaby branch is small but perfectly formed, with a well concealed downstairs offering a lovely and intimate backdrop- perfect for a long overdue catch up! The service was also fantastic, with our waiter offering recommendations of which dishes to order, most of which we took up, and which definitely did not disappoint! I opted for the tuna tostada, as well as the chicken and belly pork tacos- small enough so as not to be too filling but fantastically flavoursome so as not to leave you hungry. Supplemented by a selection of sides which we shared (including the most heavenly sweet potato!), I was beyond impressed- and can’t wait to head back soon! 

Have you discovered any new foodie favourites recently? 

(Image credit: Sarah Farrell, please do not reproduce without permission.)

17.10.2018- What I Wore Today #350

Wednesday, 17 October 2018

As I’ve touched on in a handful of posts recently, over recent weeks I’ve been keenly rummaging through my knitwear stash and keeping my eyes peeled for some new purchases to spruce up my winter wardrobe. Whilst I’m still to reach for my winter coat (result!), I’ve more or less been living in a steady rotation of knits of late, including a much-loved new addition to my stash which is already proving to be the ultimate autumn essential:

Jumper- Arket
Trousers- Espirit (via ASOS) 
Bag- Zara 
Shoes- Gap 

This Arket knit is a piece which I picked up about a fortnight or so ago, and I’ve been more or less living in it ever since. The oversized, slouchy style makes it perfect for keeping cosy in, and it’s wonderfully warm too. The colour is a real winner as well, and when the time finally does come to layer up, I think it’ll look great teamed with my favourite camel coat- although I’d rather have to hang on a little bit longer before I dig it out!  
Have you snapped up any new knits? 

(Image credit: Hannah Hobson, please do not reproduce without permission.)

15.10.2018- Creativity in Bloom

Monday, 15 October 2018

If you, like me, have a comparatively uninventive, desk heavy job, it can be pretty tricky to find the opportunity to injection some creativity into the mix. At the moment, my life is more or less a series of to-do lists, and like a lot of people, I often struggle to find the time to do things for myself which used to come as second nature- whether that’s reading a book, running a bath or even plucking my eyebrows! Having said that, this year (and more so now with winter in prospect), I’ve been making much more of a concerted effort to take some time out to embrace activities which are about as far away from my weekday routine as possible, celebrating creativity and taking inspiration from a very special source: 

I fell in love with calligraphy about eighteen months or so ago now, and it’s always something which I find really helps me to relax and channel my energy in a different way to the standard slog of typing and sending email after email. I’ve not really been swept up in the whole mindfulness phenomenon, but there’s definitely something to be said for carving some time out to focus entirely on one thing, honing your creativity and having something tangible to show for it at the end of your pursuits too. Inspiration wise, I always feel slightly more creative when I’ve got something lovely to look at- whether that’s a beautiful blue sky outside, or with fresh blooms on my desk, as was the case here. This beautiful Elysian Day bouquet was a special delivery from Bloom & Wild, and is part of their freshly launched Liberty collection. Not only is it a perfect representation of one of my favourite shops (and indeed another destination which helps me to embrace my creative side!), but the beautiful array of blooms is perfect for bringing some autumnal energy inside- and even better than that, the flowers match my favourite calligraphy ink perfectly! 

What do you do to get creative? 

(Image credit: Sarah Farrell, please do not reproduce without permission.) 

*This post has been created in collaboration with Bloom & Wild. As ever, my opinions and impressions are 100% honest.
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