Monthly Archives: July 2014

Beautiful Blooms, Brighton and Burgers…
My Week in Pictures

My
week in
pictures

The past week, with its amazingly gorgeous weather and gastronomical treats has been an absolute delight. Here is my week in pictures, which were all posted on my Instagram, just for you..

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All Hail Patty & Bun

Patty and Bun

 

Something happened last week.

I had the Best Burger Of My Life.

It rather surprised me actually, for I have had a lot of burgers. I tried to count how many burgers I could actually have consumed in my time on this planet.. but then it became a bit upsetting and I had a strong desire to do sit-ups.

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Boutique Blooms from Appleyard London

Appleyard Flowers - Poppy Loves

 

Look what came for me in the post! Look! Such beautiful, fresh, fragrant, pretty and GORGEOUS flowers. And these aren’t just any old flowers.. ho no. Just look at them.

Allow me to introduce you to Appleyard London – a gorgeous flower delivery company, with a difference.. or several differences, actually.

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– On The Bab –
Korean Street Food in Old Street

On The Bab - Korean Street Food in Old Street, London

“Excuse me, Twitter, but where should I go for amazing Korean street food in London?”

Twitter answered me almost immediately, (or rather @Elodie_Ldn did)…

On The Bab - Korean Street Food in Old Street

So off I went on Friday night. Me, the lovely man and our two very hungry tummies to On The Bab. (‘Bab’ means rice.)

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Poppy Loves Book Club
Queen’s Gambit, Elizabeth Fremantle

Poppy Loves Book Club - Queens Gambit - Elizabeth Fremantle 13

 

Yesterday’s hot Summer’s day concluded with a gorgeously warm July evening and my Book Club met in the beautiful courtyard at the back of Book and Kitchen, surrounded by bright flowers, fragrant herbs and the jibber jabber of the talkative birds…

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Banana, blueberry and pecan pancakes
(Vegan and gluten free)

A Modern Way to Eat by Anna Jones - Recipe Book

 

 

 

Yes yes yes! This is what I made! I made THIS!

These are banana, blueberry and pecan pancakes from Anna Jones’ new recipe book, ‘A Modern Way to Eat’ and I wanted them for breakfast as soon as I woke up. My tummy told me.

So this is how this miracle occurred.

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The Shop
NW10

The Shop NW10 - jam jar cocktails

Last night I toddled down to The Shop in Kensal Rise with Hop-Along-Bill.  I say Hop-Along-Bill coz she had managed to bang her foot into a door (it was the door’s fault) and is now on crutches. So what better way to take her mind of the ouch, than with delicious jam jar cocktails and RIP ROARINGLY AMAZING Mexican food at one of the kookiest and coolest spots around Queen’s Park.

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A Midsummer Night’s Feast at The Montagu
and an Uber car ride

A Midsummer Night's Feast at The Montagu, Hyatt Churchill

Last night I found myself transported to a Shakespearean spectacle of an evening at The Montagu Restaurant, Hyatt Regency, London.

However, I didn’t get there on horseback. Naaaaayyy. (Sorry). I got there via the whizz bang services of Uber, whom I had never used before but thought I’d try out as it was very rainy and very cold and, um, I was running late.

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Things that made me happy last week

Daylesford Farm Shop on Westbourne Grove

Breakfast at Daylesford Farm Shop on Westbourne Grove

Last week involved rather a lot of zipping about for me and my little legs. And what’s more, I was still on all kinds of hard hitting pain killers and antibiotics for my wisdom tooth removal, (which shall forever be known as The Big Ouch) so I was a bit like a space cadet… but looking far less like a cheeky chipmunk.

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Snug As a Bug – Habitat AW14

Habitat Rug 11

I love Habitat. I think we all love Habitat. They do everything so WELL. It’s not often that I walk into a store and want everything I can see… but that’s Habitat for you. Bank-breaking, pocket-emptying, gorgeous heavenly Habitat.

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– A Streetcar Named Desire –
The Young Vic announces 1000s more tickets and a day seat lottery

A Streetcar Named Desire - Gillian Anderson

Ding ding! Big news – The Young Vic’s fastest-selling show of all time, Benedict Andrews’ production of Tennessee Williams’ A Streetcar Named Desire – with Gillian Anderson, Ben Foster and Vanessa Kirby – is to extend its run by two weeks to 19 September 2014.

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Michele del Monaco
arrives at The Wellesley

Wellesley 16

Overlooking Hyde Park amidst the glamour of Knightsbridge, lies the beautiful, grand, elegant and luxurious hotel, The Wellesley.

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Joss & Main £50 giveaway

Joss & Main
£50
Giveaway

You may remember me raving about Joss & Main a couple of months ago. That is because there is much to be raved about and I’m tickled pink that I get to give away a lovely £50 voucher to one of you lovely lot, to splurge on some kind of gorgeousness you will, no doubt, find on their twit twoo of a website.

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Pimm’s, Rain and David Beckham…
It must be Wimbledon
(& win an official Wimbledon 2014 towel!)

tennis bw

 

I have never been to Wimbledon. Never ever. I’m the one on the sofa, yelling at the telly, thinking WHY DIDN’T I GO TO WIMBLEDON?

But this all changed on Saturday, when the gorgeous people at Christy, an official Wimbledon sponsor and partner (and who supply all of the towels for the whole tournament – read on to see how you can win one!) scooped up me, Jeska from Lobster and Swan, Torie Jayne and Gemma Tomlinson and whisked us Wombles off to Wimbles.. and what a very VERY exciting day it turned out to be…

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