Sunday, 17 May 2015

Berners Tavern | This Weeks Eats

The other day I went for lunch at Berners Tavern with Marcus and his family. None of us had ever been before, so the second we stepped through the door we couldn't believe the decor inside.

Huge paintings in golden frames covered every inch of the walls with beautiful detailed ceilings holding impressive chandeliers that twinkled overhead.

Skirt - Very, Shoes - Charlotte Olympia,
Bag - Mulberry, Top - ASOS,
Necklace - Alex Monroe

I ordered the Braised Chicory, Celery and Butternut Squash Salad. As it was quite small, I also ordered a side of the Minted Spring Peas, which stole the show!

It was a Sunday, so most of our table ordered a Sunday roast of beef and all the trimmings including this delicious looking cauliflower cheese (which of course I couldn't have!). 

Marcus ordered Whole Dover Sole with Roast Potatoes, Burnt Butter and Capers. When it arrived, the waiter kindly offered to filet it for him in front of the table. It was like a work of art the way he swiftly removed all the bones in one piece!

As it was Marcus' mums birthday she (rightly so!) ordered these beautiful macaroons. To finish off, I sipped on a fresh mint tea from a very grand teapot.

For something a little special, I would recommend coming here for the Sunday Brunch as we did. There's a great atmosphere with brilliant staff that are always willing to help - all of us are rather fussy when it comes to ordering food but our waiter didn't seem to mind at all!

Monday, 4 May 2015

The Detox Kitchen | This Weeks Eats

My most recent notable meal out in London this week (it was actually last week!) was at The Detox Kitchen in celebration of the launch of their new book, The Detox Kitchen Bible. Myself along with a few friends were invited for an intimate meal at their Kingly Street deli. 

We were all given a book each with a personalised card waiting for us on the table. The lovely people at The Detox Kitchen had placed tabs in everyones book marking 3 recipes that they think we will like - a kind and thoughtful gesture. Mine were Mango Soya Yogurt, Quinoa Pizza, and Beetroot and Carrot Tagine, all of which I'm looking forward to making!

We started off with a glass of sparkling with fresh mint, shortly followed by the starters. 

Aubergine stacks with a tomato sauce, soya yogurt, and pomegranate. It was absolutely delicious! I'm looking forward to trying this one out from the recipe book.

Next we were served our main courses. It was a scrumptious concoction of roasted veggies, avocado and mango salsa (and chicken for everyone else). The mango salsa was so refreshing it's triggered a new obsession with mango!

After we cleared our plates clean, desserts were followed. We had banana bread (a vegan version for me) and delicious truffles. The banana bread was moist and full of flavour and the truffles had this amazing smooth and creamy texture - I definitely could have gobbled down the whole lot!

The amazing thing about eating this way is that even after 3 courses, I felt like I had eaten the perfect amount and didn't feel uncomfortably full like I'd over eaten. Everything we ate tasted amazing yet was incredibly healthy. 

You can pre-order their book here, which is out on 7th May. They currently have 2 delis, one at 10 Kingly Street and one on the 5th floor of Harvey Nichols. I've already been to both and I'll definitely be going back again soon!

Thursday, 30 April 2015

Pool Party Attire | Style

Wednesday evening I attended my first pool party of the year hosted by Very for their 'Can't Wait For Summer' campaign. Ok, so it wasn't an real pool party but there was a swimming pool lit by candles on lily pads and Summer themed cocktails -  my kinda pool party.

I wore a striped top with delicate lace sleeves tucked into a white full midi skirt with black chunky heels. Although a simple outfit, I adored every aspect of it. All the items are from Very and are listed in my Shop above!

The Lulu Guinness Abstract Lip Pixie bag in blue pulled the whole outfit together with a punch of colour. I'm in love with the latest items at Lulu Guinness - all unique, quirky and fun and I've currently got my eye on the New Face collection. This kind of arm candy can turn an ordinary outfit into an extraordinary outfit. Easy Peasy!

With Nada from

Tuesday, 28 April 2015

Smitten Kitten | Charlotte Olympia

Although I'm a huge advocate of the High Street, there's no denying that when it comes to designer items there's just no comparison. The quality of the materials, the comfort, the design; it's just unparalleled.

That's why I've treated myself to these Charlotte Olympia Moccasin Kitty Flats.

True, I am a shopaholic and I probably own more than enough shoes as it is. But I recently set myself a new rule: To buy less frequently, but to spend a little more (sorry Primark). That way hopefully everything will last longer, look better and not be a waste of space in my wardrobe.

I am a smitten kitten with my new Kitty Flats. I wanted a statement pair of shoes for this season. Something I can wear day or night with pretty dresses or boyfriend jeans, and I think I've found just that.

Just look how pretty...

You can shop my Moccasin Kitty Flats and a few of my other favourites below:

Sunday, 26 April 2015

Granger & Co | This Weeks Eats

Eating breakfast is my favourite meal to eat out. I think it's probably because it's more unusual for me to go out for breakfast - I would usually be at home with my homemade granola or muesli! 

But yesterday Marcus and  I decided to have a fun day out starting with breakfast at Granger & Co in Notting Hill, a place we'd both heard was great for breakfast. Judging by the queue to get in we weren't the only ones that had heard this.

To make a real meal of it, we ordered starters and mains. Starters and mains for breakfast?! We were hungry and everything on the menu sounded good so we couldn't help it.

I chose the Chia Seed Pot with almond milk, coconut yogurt and berries with a Bill's Green Juice. Marcus ordered a bowl of berries and watermelon with coconut yogurt on the side and an iced coffee.

If you have no idea what a chia seed pudding looks like, it resembles something a little like frogspawn. Don't worry, it doesn't taste anything like it!

Shortly after finishing our fruit the main breakfast arrived. Marcus chose the Full Aussie breakfast with pretty much everything you would want in a full english. I must say, it did look amazing!

I chose toasted rye bread and avocado with coriander and lime. The rye bread was thickly cut and toasted perfectly. Although a simple dish, it makes such a difference having fresh, good quality ingredients.

After breakfast we had a wonder around Notting Hill, stopping off to look around the markets on Portobello Road too.

We found our absolute favourite drink, Kombucha, in a local organic store. We discovered Kombucha in LA a few months ago and have never been able to find it over here. To enjoy them we headed over to Holland Park and sat on a bench sipping away in the sun and feeding the peacocks.

It truly was one of the best days I've had. Everything was just perfect.