All posts by Poppy Loves

Treat yourself. Everyday.
(It’s more important than you think)

Roll top bath

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I don’t know about you, but I find that I can get to the end of the week and have no idea where it went, or how I got there. I will have had meetings in town, events in far away places, trains to jump on, buses to jump off, blog posts to write and photos to edit… and that’s before doing laundry, shopping for food, shaving my legs… and somehow, even though I don’t know exactly how, it all got done.

The reason that I think I’m able to fly through several weeks like this is because I am pretty good at looking after myself. I don’t mean slapping moisturiser on my face or eating green vegetables. But more really looking after myself, like you would a dear pal.

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Joined + Jointed

Joined+Jointed

My name is Poppy and I am a furnitureholic.

I really and truly am. And I’m not a cheaply made furniture lover, no siree. I’m the ‘I can’t afford that chair but maybe I can if I don’t eat for three months’ furniture devotee. Which is problematic as I’m horrible when I don’t eat. Even if I’m sitting on a beautiful chair.

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Desert Island Dishes with Chris Galvin

Galvin Bistro Baker Street

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Over the past couple of weeks I have teamed up with the folk at American Express® to experience some of the amazing rewards that are available to their Cardmembers, and to say I have been having a wonderful time is a bit of an understatement… (Sorry. Not sorry).

One of the many rewards (and these include incredible experiences around food, film, music and theatre etc…) includes having access to their wonderful events at the London Restaurant Festival, and I went along to the very special Desert Island Dishes event, held at chef Chris Galvin’s restaurant, Bistrot de Luxe on Baker Street.

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Dark Tales Retold
with Green & Black’s new Velvet Edition

Green & Black's Velvet Edition

Way back when in 1991 (that still only feels like yesterday to me) husband and wife team Craig Sams and Jo Fairley knocked their clever little heads together in their Portobello flat and dreamt up a whole new delicious dark chocolate brand… and the results of this head knocking was the brilliant Green & Black’s. Well done them.

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Milk & cookies
(all the way from Mars)

Mars cookies

I went through a phase some years back in my teens, where I couldn’t walk past a vending machine at a train station without buying a Bounty for the journey.

I have no idea how I didn’t turn into a Bounty, I loved them so much… and I still feel the pull, whenever I see them in the shops…

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The humble cuppa is not so humble after all…

Good and Proper Tea, Leather Lane

You may remember that I’ve been working alongside the very clever Tea Advisory Panel, to learn more about my favourite beverage. And it really is my favourite. However, up until recently I thought tea was just something simple and delicious that sat in my kitchen cupboard…. Little did I know that this humble drink is actually a fully fledged MAGIC POTION with proper actual super powers.

I had no idea. Did you?

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Tokimeitē – Authentic Japanese food in Mayfair

Tokimeite-Sushi-Mayfair

I’m a bit of a fan of Japanese food, but it’s not always easy to find sensational Japanese fayre at an affordable price.

Especially in Mayfair.

So you can imagine my surprise when I was invited to Tokimeitē to experience their exquisite 5 course set menu, which costs just £40 per person….

And it was amaze.

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