Monthly Archives: June 2015

Barbour’s Very Handy Picnic Rug

Barbour Rather Handy Picnic Rug

It appears as though Summer has arrived! Woot toot! And on Saturday, after my run (yes I’m running again. Well, I’ve run twice. I intend to run a third time. Watch this space) LM and I headed to the park for a picnic with the papers, our books and my new super duper picnic rug from Barbour.

And it is super duper, for it does many a thing you would not expect a normal picnic rug to do…

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– Grow London –
getting me all green fingered

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Last weekend, the gorgeous contemporary garden fair Grow London popped up on Hampstead Heath, which saw green fingered hopefuls flock from far and wide to this haven in North London, to be inspired and learn how to  transform their outside spaces, no matter how large or small.

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Eileen Fisher lands in Chelsea

Eileen Fisher Kings Road

Last year, the Eileen Fisher brand turned 30 and even though it already has over 60 stores in the US, Canada and UK, it recently opened a beautiful new spangly store on the King’s Road in Chelsea… and who can blame them – it’s such a lovely place to be…

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– Poppy Loves Book Club –
‘The Underwriting’ by Michelle Miller
(And Michelle will be joining us online!)

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NEXT DATE: Wednesday 29th July 2015, 7:30pm, UK time
OUR NEXT BOOK: The Underwriting by Michelle Miller, published by Text Publishing Company, June 2015.

Poppy Loves Book Club sees women all around the world reading the same book at the same time, and then coming together online to discuss it on the last Wednesday of every month – often with the author too!

There are two things you need to do do join Poppy Loves Book Club and both are FREE!

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‘Chef’
by Sabrina Mahfouz

Jade Anouka in Chef. Directed by Kirsty Patrick Ward. Produced by POP

One hour. Actually, 50 minutes. 50 minutes is all you need for the rollercoaster, high intensity, million emotion-packed, fizzing-with-energy play that is ‘Chef‘, written by Sabrina Mahfouz and performed by Jade Anouka. And only Jade Anouka.

And she gives it Everything. She’s. Got.

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– Thinking Bob –
Making London Even Lovelier

Thinking Bob

London is a BIG old place! It’s full to the brim of brilliant people, but sometimes it can be a bit tricky to find them… which is strange, considering how many there are.

If you’ve grown up in London, chances are you have forged many friendships over the years and have pals in lots of different London corners… However, if you are new to The Big Smoke and are looking to make some new chums to play with and do fun things with and explore with and kick back with and play Scrabble in pubs with… then allow me to introduce you to Bob. Well, Thinking Bob, actually.

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A Birthday Picnic
from Dukes St James, London

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A few days ago I was peering up at the grey and grizzly sky and told the clouds that they, under NO CIRCUMSTANCES, were allowed to rain over Green Park that day. The reason for this direct order was because I was surprising my pal Suzy with a picnic from Dukes St James London for her birthday. And rain, I’d decided, would not be a good accompaniment…

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My Favourite Father’s Day Picks

Woot toot for Father’s Day! But OH MY are they a tricky bunch to buy for…

If you’re bored of steak knives, ties, pants and are stuck for some inspiration and affordable brilliance, then look no further – I have done it all for you.

Here are my top picks for the dads in our lives, so you’ll be all wrapped up and ready for the 21st June.

You’re welcome.

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6 great things
to do in London this month

Ice Cupcake at Ice bar

Ice cupcake at Ice Bar

With so much going on around London it can be hard to know which things to pick and choose… So, here is my round up of events for the month ahead, and if you’re still looking for more, just head over to my calendar to be inspired even further!

Ready? Here you go…

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Dinner at The Goring with tickets to
Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty

The Goring

You will, I’m sure, have heard about the sensational Alexander McQueen exhibition that’s on at the V&A at the moment… It’s one of the most extraordinary exhibitions I’ve ever seen.

The Goring (THAT hotel where Kate Middleton stayed the night before the royal veddin) is now offering the chance to spend the afternoon at the exhibition, followed by three courses of sumptuous British cuisine in their beautiful Dining Room.

Interested? Don’t blame you.

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Poppy Loves Book Club
In Partnership with Le Pain Quotidien!

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Well, this is exciting isn’t it!

I’m thrilled to announce that my book club – Poppy Loves Book Club – is now in partnership with the wonderful Le Pain Quotidien – one of my favourite places to sit and meet with friends, eat cake, read books… and of course, hold my book club.

I have been a huge fan of Le Pain Quotidien for many years and so this partnership is extremely special for me – their philosophy is one of slowness, friendship, appreciating the small things and coming together to share, be it food or thought… and this is so much what Poppy Loves Book Club is all about.

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13 lovely things to do in Bristol

Poppy Loves Bristol

A couple of weeks ago, LM and I boarded a First Great Western Train at London Paddington to take us to the grand old city of Bristol for a weekend of culture and exploring. Bristol is a place I’ve been to a handful of times but have never really managed to get under the skin of…

If you follow me on Instagram, you will already know about many of the things I got up to, so I hope this helps to fill in some of the gaps!

We did many, MANY things and I should warn you that this post is rather long, so you might want to grab a cuppa and put your feet up before you embark on my journey…

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Into The Woods
Afternoon Tea at Sketch

Sketch Afternoon Tea

If you are an Into The Woods fan, then hold onto yourself, for all your dreams may have just come true…

To mark the Blu-ray and DVD release of the musical adaptation, one of my favourite London venues, sketch, has teamed up with Disney to create a limited edition run of a very special ‘Tea In The Woods’ and Nikki and I were lucky enough to get to experience this magical tea a few days ago…

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