Sundaze 17

Back to work, L U C I F E R & puppy adventures.

一. It’s been a busy week around these parts! A good busy, but busy nonetheless. I’ve spent much of the weekend snoozing and trying to catch up on sleep and slacking on the blog, but I feel happy and content. You win some you lose some. I’ve been in the office 3 days this week for a client of mine and, I’ve gotta say, I suppose I have missed everyday human interaction, tea runs and gossiping about TV shenanigans from the evening before! It’s been quite something getting stuck into a traditional office routine and getting in the loop with meetings and new faces and I feel more busy and tired than ever before, but I think I’m managing the balance - just about.

二. Finally finally started watching Lucifer this week and it is DAMN GOOD. I’ve been meaning to watch it for around a month now and have no idea how I managed to completely miss the boat on it back in January?! Let’s blame a hazy confection of stuck-in-Hong-Kong and international-move, shall we? I really recommend it if you’re into Arrow, The Flash, Sherlock, and that sort of thing. It's clever but I'm excited to see them polish everything up for season two! I’ve managed to completely finish the series whilst housebound with pup from Friday through to today!

01. Puppy walks amongst fallen blossom.
02. I'm currently obsessed with photographing blooms and nature.
03. Visited the Platform 9 3/4 shop because I'm always missing my train.
04. Cocktails with Sarah at a little Vivienne Westwood event.

三. Milo is allowed outdoors! And let’s just file the idea of daily walks a massive work in progress… Guys, this pup just doesn’t like the public realm. We’ve been going for short steals up and down the road, treats and toys and all, but he’s very nervous at the moment. We walk him with a harness and lead but he doesn’t manage much more than a few steps before just lying down and being done with it all. As usual, tips are very welcome! Is it just a learn-as-you-go sort of thing?

四. Sometimes you find yourself at a complete loss for words throughout the entire working day, and then a conversation or seven by moonlight sets things back on track. Somehow I’ve been stretching my eyeballs and daily hours through to 1am, 2am, 3am and it’s been kinda nice.

Currently coveting:

五. I bought these adorable ‘Daydreamer’ pencils from Sainsbury’s of all places yesterday after reading a post about them on Cherry’s blog. The entire range was lovely if I’m honest but I couldn’t justify *more* notebooks after my Japan haul, eh? I’d 100% recommend popping in for a browse - Cherry’s post is here!

六. Last but not least, a handful of things I’m most excited for:
  • A Parisian getaway with my two best friends.
  • Indulging in Hello Kitty afternoon tea with my blogging girl gang.
  • An entire day spent with my best girl Ebony.
  • The possibility of finally visiting Bali this year for my cousin’s wedding!
  • New car day! New car day!

How was your week?

Links I’ve Loved:

  • Forever a hopeless romantic at heart, this post from Miho was an absolute pleasure to read, reminiscing on first date feelings and recounting very first memories, all coupled with beautiful photos from Regent’s Park.
  • I feel like I have a weekly quarter-life crisis at the moment so my girl Hannah’s spin on the infamous 30 Before 30 post came at a welcome time. Eloquent, poignant and just so damn relatable, I really recommend a read, no matter what age you’re at.
  • If there was a visual representation of what blogger goals were, it’d always be Liv for me. This outfit post is utter perfection; the clothes, the poses, the down-to-Earth sass.
  • As a short-term expat that one time, Rae’s thoughts on living far from home really resonated with me. I moved home for several of the reasons, the points that she made. And I’m still undecided whether that was the best decision.

Posts This Week:


The thing about W R I T E R ' S B L O C K .

The thing about writer’s block is that you’ll scribble down pages after pages and blank spaces after blank spaces at 1am, 1.58, 2am, 4am and slowly drink coffee until it’s iced until you realise that things end up exactly how they’re supposed to.

43 words.

Things about England

Capturing the little things about { E N G L A N D }.

Unpredictable skies by morning, afternoon, evening and twilight · Greenery and grey(ery) · The continued 5p bag outrage · How tea is the universal and most effective cure for most ailments · Staircases · How ‘The Great British’ has become a universal prefix for regular things to become extraordinary monuments · Picturesque woodlands · The way dewdrops settle on strands of grass in the first moments of autumn · Cheery goodness whenever the sun makes an appearance · Awkward exchanges when your receipt and change are offered to you at the same time · The M25: A solemn tale · How the entire nation can be ready for a BBQ in early May because a heatwave was forecasted a century ago · Brighton’s beach huts · Accepting pebble beaches for what they are · Ambling countryside walks · Pub gardens · Crumpets. CRUMPETS! · Unrelenting politeness even in the face of adversity such as somebody elbowing you in the street · Push/pull doors always being incorrectly marked · Baby Prince George and Princess Charlotte · The art of the silent tut and being invisibly furious · Sunday train services. Ew · An incessant ‘need’ to make daisy chains whenever you’re in a field · Gogglebox.

The ‘Holy Moly It's Suddenly Warm' Edit

9 I-want-these-now ASOS picks.

It’s the time of year again where we draw our curtains and realise that, ‘holy moly, it’s suddenly warm?!’, thus throwing us all off-kilter when it comes to the sartorial selection of the morning. Us Brit gals, we’re just all about the knits until at least April. My current wardrobe rotation is heavy on knitwear after attempting to adjust back to non-tropical weather and I’m seriously lacking in summer get-ups, so it’s probably about time I took to the (online) high street, eh?

I’m still heavily invested in the Bardot, off-shoulder trend and this ASOS Stripe Off-Shoulder Top (£32) ticks all the boxes for me. I love the breezy Australian aesthetics, a nod to the styles favoured at Ellery and nicholas. Nothing beats a pinstripe for easy sometimes-smart style in the spring and early summer! I think it’d make a perfect pairing with these ASOS Fairleigh Mom Jeans (£35) or possibly even these beautiful pink culottes from ASOS Petite (£38).

More often than not, I find that I lack spring/summer footwear the most. British springs and summers are so changeable that you can usually get away with transitional dressing as long as you slip a pair of sandals on! These Lillie sandals from Head Over Heels by Dune are a pretty versatile pair!

Disclaimer: Post surprisingly not sponsored by anybody, not even ASOS. I’m just really into ASOS right now.

Sundaze 16

Anime recommendations, let's talk F R E E L A N C E & other tidbits.

一. It’s Sunday again! This week has completely run away with me and I can’t even begin to distinguish one day from another. I always find cosy at-home weeks to completely blur into one squishy ball of goodness that never sounds great to others. “Hi, yes, I stayed in all week and it was glorious.” My main accomplishments include finally watching season 6B of Pretty Little Liars (they should’ve left it at the A reveal, IMO) and absolutely bossing it on the work front. Also been watching Boku no Hero Academia, Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu and keeping up with Good Morning Call, a Netflix Original Japanese drama. All come with good recommendations from me ;)

二. As I find I have lots of time towards the end of my working week, I’m trying to channel my leisure time into reading. I haven’t finished an entire book so far in 2016 which is pretty awful all things considered! After almost finishing my bedroom decor, I found a stack of new(ish) books that I bought before moving to Hong Kong that are still unread. Oops. So I’m getting back into reading, fuelled, as ever, by my Goodreads obsession. Come find me here!

Currently coveting:

三. This week saw me begin a stint in-house for one of my clients. I think I’m going to introduce more *content* about freelancing as it’s something that I’m always asked about. I freelance in copywriting and content (dabbling in social media and community management) for a living, working for a number of fashion and lifestyle clients here in England and also in Hong Kong. Once in a while it necessitates me going to a real office that isn’t in my house and it has been all sorts of fun, odd and scary going back to one! A good scary!

A new ASOS addition (shop it here) and beauty faves.

四. A quick shoutout to beauty products that I’ve been obsessed with all week: firstly, Benefit’s Posietint. I’ve had this in my stash - unopened - for absolutely ages and the lovely weather pushed me to try it. LOVE. I’m yet to try it on my cheeks but it gives a beautifully ‘pretty’ pink flush to the lips. I usually opt for a bright lip or neon gradient, but softer hues are also welcome, for now at least. And next, my beloved The Saem Micro Peel Soft Gel, easily my favourite exfoliator. I’ve been using this in the mornings in place of my cleanser to brighten up my complexion and it works wonders.

五. Tonight I’m finally getting out of the house and heading out for dinner with my cousins! Long-time readers of this blog will know all about our old routine of spending Sunday evenings at Granny’s house; it’s nice to do something similar and hang out with the cousins. We’re getting Thai food at a place in my hometown that I’m yet to try out - excited!

Gratuitous Milo photos!

六. Finally, I’ve been pondering the good and bad of possibly switching up my blog layout again. I try and keep this at a minimum because I know how much it frustrates/confuses me when layouts constantly change, but I *think* I’m done with the tiled homepage of mine at the moment. Although, I suppose several blog readers read by post rather than from the homepage? What are your thoughts? I’d love to know!

Links I’ve Loved

Posts This Week

'I'm as romantic as you are.'

“I'm not sentimental--I'm as romantic as you are. The idea, you know, is that the sentimental person thinks things will last--the romantic person has a desperate confidence that they won't.”
― F. Scott Fitzgerald, This Side of Paradise

100 Stories / Getting Your Sh!t Together

100 Stories // * 9. What does it mean to have your life together?

One of the more treacherous conditions of living your best twenties life is the whole conundrum of having, or getting, your sh!t together. How many of us wake up on a precious Sunday in rented digs or at home (me!), lukewarm coffee in hand - because Snapchat and Instagram distracted you on the way back from the kitchen - and wonder how on Earth our peers seem to be so cool and collected, safe in the knowledge that they own their own home and possibly have an engagement ring on their hands and don’t post thousands of I-hate-Monday memes on their suspiciously devoid-of-attention social media channels? I do.

So often we feel the societal pressure to suddenly grow up. School, college, University and then we must suddenly already know the ropes of Grown Up Life. Of adulting. ‘So you have a degree? What’s next? Climbing that career ladder? Ooh, tell me all about your lovely other half. Oh, you don’t have one? Don’t worry, a pretty girl like you will be snapped up in no time.’

Are you settling down or are you taking off? Planting roots or discovering horizons anew?

I think I'm often guilty of indulging in one too many hours of an essential Netflix marathon (I mean, we all need me-time sometimes), of spontaneous nights out where I don’t come home until 2am, of being lacksadaisy and sometimes sloppy about decisions, of sneaking ice-cream at midnight and chocolate in my breakfast, of skipping yoga, of wearing trainers all the time or of not being able to focus and concentrate for longer than 15 minutes, sometimes. Sometimes I’m not as put-together and polished as people assume and that’s fine, you know? I’m definitely-maybe just an at-your-whimsy, haphazardly chase my dreams kinda person.

What if all of this, our very own way of finding good in every moment and every day, is the very crux of ‘getting it together’? I think it’s all about our own paths and crafting our own stories. You know that little niggling voice in your head that squeals, ‘F it’ before you embark on a terrible decision? Perhaps this is getting our sh!t together, stumbling from one mistake to another but unconsciously learning along the way. How would you, of course, get it together if you haven’t let the very beginnings fall apart first?

“Later she remembered all the hours of the afternoon as happy -- one of those uneventful times that seem at the moment only a link between past and future pleasure, but turn out to have been the pleasure itself.”
― F. Scott Fitzgerald, Tender is the Night.

A-Z of Michelle: G for Guilty Pleasures

Welcome to A-Z, a mini series at Daisybutter, a fortnightly series that takes a letter from the alphabet and where I aim to introduce the many facets of myself to the blog.

The A-Z of Michelle is a 26-part series on Daisybutter. Once a fortnight, I'll be introducing a new 'thing' about myself or an opinion that I'd like to share or a short story snippet. You get the gist. And each will hail from a respective letter of the alphabet. I've become quite enamoured with the alphabet as of late, even renaming my magazine to A for Aesthetic (oh so creatively from its former Aesthetic Magazine), heh.

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It’s often easy to believe that bloggers of the modern day are a variation of perfect. Rose-tinted posts full of pristinely white surfaces and glinting belongings, newness every single week and selfies on fleek every 7th Instagram on the grid… But how about our guilty pleasures? Because after happily chatting away to somebody new this past month, I’ve realised I have plenty of guilty pleasures that are often unconsciously hidden from this beloved blog of mine.

  • Adding two spoonfuls of sugar to my coffees even though I take none in my teas.
  • Pretending not to be home when somebody (that isn’t the ASOS delivery man) knocks on the door.
  • Four fluffy pillows on a double bed for one.
  • Fairy lights strung from everywhere because it isn’t Christmas.
  • Taking careful note of numbers and noting carefully, my dreams.
  • Adding a scatter of dark chocolate nibs to my afternoon bowlful of blueberries.
  • Entire evenings devoted to one game.
  • Naps being a’okay at any hour of the day.
  • Two-egg omelettes for lunch.
  • Watching an entire anime in one sitting ; I finally watched Ao no Exorcist and can definitely recommend it!
  • Perfume - ‘Flash’.
  • Staying in your pyjamas until you absolutely must go and run errands.
  • Pretending to be a lady of leisure and cracking out the deckchair and pouring a jug of fresh lemonade at the first hint of heat.
  • LUSH Sweetie Pie showers.
  • Agreeing to rooftop cinema evenings on Sunday nights.
  • Switching plates at breakfast, lunch and dinner for the optimal flat lay.
  • Ordering 'the prettier option' once in a while for the grid.
  • Sneaking a sakura KitKat from the Japan snack stash.
  • Ekeing out an extra 30 minutes after ‘bedtime’.
  • Sitting around in your knickers ‘because you can’.
  • 2pm bubble baths when you can ascertain the window cleaners won’t be making a visit.
  • Telling Dad the wrong route home from Cambridge so you can soak up the goodness of beautifully quaint English country lanes.
  • Late afternoon elevenses with Dad on said afternoon escapes.
  • Adding syrup to my morning porridge. One of these days I *will* switch to agave nectar!
  • Extended coffee mornings with Mama before beginning work for the day.

Spring beauty favourites.

A medley of beauty favourite this S P R I N G.

When it comes to beauty products, I’d like to think I’ve pushed aside old habits of weekly Boots hauls and placing my frivolous focuses on getting my hands on the latest hyped-up product.

Instead I’ve slipped into a good(ish) routine full of products that I love using, hence the radio silence on new discoveries and buys - I simply don’t venture anew much nowadays.

After returning from our recent holiday in Japan, however, and y’know, those obligatory wanders in the Selfridges and Liberty beauty hauls in between meetings, I *think* I might be able to confirm a few new game-changers in my personal beauty running. Meet my spring beauty favourites:

Etude House’s Face Blur

Still part of my everyday beauty routine, I’m in the throes of obsession with Etude House’s Face Blur. This works as a fluid brightening primer that blurs pores and offers SPF33 protection. And I’m all about the SPF.

I mix this with a dot of BB cream and feel comfortable in the knowledge that I have a dewy, light coverage base with plenty of glow and protection. Forever my favourite. I even bought back-ups in Japan!

Shop it here.

LUSH’s Sweetie Pie Shower Jelly

I rediscovered Sweetie Pie after my friend gifted me a pot for my birthday earlier this year and I’m utterly back in love. The scent reminds me of Vimto (it’s the same as their The Comforter bubble bar) and I find it’s a scent that hangs about too. Plus, it’s vegan and cruelty-free which is a lovely bonus in my book! I'm currently rationing mine because it's been discontinued(?!) - say it isn't so!

Aesop’s Camellia Nut Facial Cream

I wax lyrical about this moisturiser from Aesop all the damn time. It’s the only moisturiser I’ve used for the past two years and I couldn’t speak more highly of it. This one is great for dry skin, although I have ‘normal’ skin and it works perfectly on me too. I find it absorbs nicely and sits well underneath makeup on the few days that I actually wear it. It’s somewhat on the pricier side if you’re not a skincare obsessive but, you know, save up those Selfridges and Liberty points! I always always stick by the mantra of investing heavily into things that you’re applying to your actual face.

Shop it here.

Little Ondine Peelable Nail Varnishes

If anything has revolutionised my beauty routine this season, it’s by far my new Little Ondine polishes. I was ever so kindly sent one, plus a top coat, for review and I’m quite the fan. I opted for a glitter polish because we all know how the horrific task of removing glitters goes and, honestly? Life. Changed. Glitter polish that looks darling and offers a glimmering hue and that also peels off easily when you’re done with it.

It doesn’t chip easily but I will mention that you should be prepared for the layers to peel with natural wear and tear. Tearing around after a lively puppy means I’m often missing one or two nails! Aside from that, these babies pride themselves on being odour-free and crafted of natural ingredients including water, organic resin and minerals.

Shop them here.

Missha’s Sheer Fluid Blush

I picked up this coral blush from Missha in Seoul back in February and I reach for it more often than not. You only need the smallest amount, patted and blended between the fingers, and applied to the apples of your cheeks for a pretty and subtle flush of colour. I’m slowly but surely working myself up to that K-pop idol neon coral cheek look! ;)

Beuti’s Beauty Sleep Elixir

I’ll put my hands up and say now that it is very rarely that I receive a press release for a skincare product and accept it for review consideration but I’m *SO* glad that I did with this one. Beuti’s Beauty Sleep Elixir is supposedly used by Kate Middleton herself and I was mostly intrigued to sample a nighttime oil full of plant-based oils, an anti-inflammatory blend of ingredients that reminded me of my beloved Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate.

After my mishap with said Kiehl’s MRC, I’ve been after an oil to quench my skin at night and I’m really impressed with this one. Firstly, the oil is light and smells beautifully fragrant. Secondly, my skin positively glows by morning (see on Snapchat for yourself! - @winyeemichelle) and is much more manageable to work with. And lastly? The pump. The pump! Easily trumps the Kiehl’s pipette dispenser that never pairs well with Clumsy Mish Syndrome.

Shop it here.

Laneige’s BB Cushion

With the warmer and brighter weather as of late, I find that I don’t wear as much makeup and, coupled with the above oil elixir, I rarely need it either. In place of my usual BB creams, I’ve fallen back in love with my beloved BB cushion. The Laneige is still my favourite and you can see my full review here, but I just love how it sits on my skin even when the temperatures hot up.

Shop it here.

YSL Beaute’s Kiss & Blush in 05

Finally, I’m over the moon that it’s pink lip season!! YAY! As much as I’m partial to a red lip, I’m loving how a juicy pink lip adds springtime finesse to all of my outfits. This Kiss & Blush is almost completely used up but it’s by far my favourite hue for brunch-surviving, demi-matte finish goodness.

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And so I'll pass the beauty baton to you :: what are you currently enjoying using? Any recommendations for me? I'm after a new toner at the moment as my stocks from Hong Kong are running low!

Shop my spring favourites:

Sundaze 15

Sunshine musings, a Harry Potter marathon & Milo updates.

一. It's Sunday already! What even. This week has been one of those in between, nondescript weeks where work has been a little quieter and I’ve felt a little at odds with the spare time I’ve had. Working for yourself means forever suffering from guilt that you’ve not done enough! I’ve been sifting through mounds of never-ending admin and attempting to get on top of emails - often from the comfort of my garden ;) Next week though, sees me start a stint in-house for one my clients which should get me back into the swing of things. I'm nervous and excited all at the same time, but mostly nervous. Eep.

二. Hasn't the weather been amazing this week, fellow British bloggers? I always vow not to chat too much about the weather but it’s been so lovely and warm. Yesterday I even went Bare Legged and Without Jacket! In fact, I’m typing this from the comfort of my sun lounger right now and it is bliss. Hopefully it stays around for a longer stint that usual, eh?

三. I’ve been suffering from the worst bout of Writer’s Block over the past fortnight. On top of writing posts on here, I rack up around 10,000 words a day sometimes and it’s easy to let your work slip a touch which I hate. I think that for the upcoming week, I’ll be getting back to forcing myself to write 100 words daily on *any* topic rather than sitting and sulking about my awful work as of late. Even now I've 5 unfinished blog posts waiting to be written and edited! Le sigh. As a result, I’ve spent my weekend fairly unplugged - bar Chromecasting the heck out of old Pretty Little Liars episodes and finally getting round to watching Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu - as well as catching up with old friends over coffee. I’m crossing my fingers that that’ll fix it!

四. Right now I’m partly through my annual re-read of the Harry Potter series. Every spring, I like to create a little set-up in my garden of old blankets and cushions, a book, some fresh lemonade and my iPod for a thorough re-read of my favourite book series. I find it just as enchanting and home-like every single time. I’m mostly excited this time round because I’m reading via my beautiful illustrated edition of Philosopher’s Stone!

五. How about a little Milo update then? Milo is now just over 13 weeks and he’s a right little character! He can climb stairs, open doors (but really), lie down, roll over, show us his paw… all sorts. We’ve finally nailed his feeding situation - it turns out he’s just a little fussier than most pups - and he’s having his final set of vaccinations tomorrow morning. You can finally find him on Instagram - yup! - over at @milo.chai!

六. Oh! And I’m attending an impromptu wedding towards the end of this month. Cue yet another outfit panic because all of my dresses seem to be white which is ever so slightly inappropriate. Send help! I'm after something light and pastel (I think). Current picks below:

Links I’ve Loved:

  • Jennie shared a beautiful 'Dear May' post full of perfectly whimsical words.
  • My girl Hannah shared her thoughts on Pachamama and instantly made me want to hop on a train to London in search of food!
  • I always look forward to Miho's The Happy List installment and this month's made no exception. Perfect.
  • This week I stumbled upon Rowan's blog Created by Rowan and absolutely fell in love. Certainly one of those blogs where you'll end up reading back to the very first post!

Posts This Week:

Greyscale ; the bedroom details.

N O P L A C E L I K E H O M E.

These days I spend more time at home than not and I confess: I absolutely love it. Right now, I'm plopped on one of our sunloungers with a lemonade on the side and a happy Milo investigating our spring-ready garden. Many of my friends question how I could possibly be happy spending *this* much time at home but there’s little else lovelier than staying in and nesting, is there?

Since moving home almost three months ago (has it really been that long already?!), I’ve been a little out of sorts, sleeping here and there, often on the sofa or in my sister’s room, but at long last, I have a place to call my own again.

Chez Daisybutter 3.0

My new room is almost completely themed around grey. I find it a soothing and cosy hue, not as stark and clinical as white, but also not too dark. Mama kindly selected this Dulux Polished Pebble - Matt Emulsion Paint and it worked perfectly! (I must admit I almost had a nervous breakdown allowing her to pick it whilst I was in Hong Kong - Skype doesn’t really warrant a brilliant view for colour selection…!)

For reference, here are my Pinterest boards that I've been whipping out at every homeware and interiors place I've visited since returning to England ::

The bed is a small double that we picked up on a really good deal; I love that it’s quite close to the ground for some reason! And just how cute are these pom-pom sheets?! They’re from H&M Home and I blooming love them.

H&M Home Duvet cover set with pompoms, £29.99 (I obviously have double but it's currently sold out!)

My bedside table is a Laura Ashley number from my old room, hence why it doesn't quite match. I'm not too fussed though and it's pretty much just a handy place to keep the books I'm currently or planning to read as well as my kikki.K clock.

Laura Ashley 'Rosalind' Side Table, £225 | Oliver Bonas Pineapple Jewellery Stand/Ornament, £20 | Karlsson Rose Gold Clock

An open wardrobe makes it extra easy to keep on top of any Wardrobe Situations, by which I mean stashing too many clothes that I don't wear. I've always kept my clothes in type and colour order so it makes sense to use it as a display now ;) Can you tell I'm really into pink and blue these days?

Oh! And because I'm forever being asked about it - my phone case is this Magnolia Branch one from Casetify. It's also available for iPhone and a whole range of other phones. Shop it here (: (Not sponsored!)

My dressing table continues to be a war zone.

But I recently picked up some storage bits from H&M Home to tide me over until I work out what in the heck to do with this area of my room. The copper tray is handy for organising my everyday 'most reached for' products and perfumes, while this box is good for my makeup brushes.

Of course, it wouldn't be Chez Daisybutter without a whole load of personality. Like I mentioned before, I find my bedroom to be a safe haven, a den and cosy nook to retire to when work is too much (I work from home in an office downstairs!) or when I just want to chill out.

Plushies adorn my bed for much of the day (but are housed in this copper wire basket at night and during naptime), an elephant lamp from Urban Outfitters graces my dressing table and photo frames are scattered about in abundance. I'm just not really about that all white, super neat chic aesthetic.

Urban Outfitters Elephant Lamp, £30

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To be continued...

Next up for Chez Daisybutter?

Well, I still have plenty of rose pink and brass gold details to add to my room. I'm on the hunt for some pink cushions and soft textiles to add a little warmth and subtle colour to the place, as well as some greenery (perhaps a fern?) to introduce a little vitality. My Harry Potter-inspired prints and gold foil cloud decals are patiently waiting on the side to be hung and arranged.

Watch this space! ♥

Shop my bedroom details:

Bank Holiday brunch date at Granger & Co.

R E H A S H I N G · T H E · B A N K · H O L I D A Y :: { 30·04·16 }

What better way to kick-start last weekend’s Bank Holiday proceedings than with an devilishly good brunch and natter with the girls? A not-too-early, not-too-late start to Saturday that allows for copious gossip, food and time for activities. My very favourite.

On this particular Saturday, Sarah and Hannah accompanied me to Granger & Co. at long last after hearing much ado about nothing it scattered everywhere.
Granger & Co. - King's Cross
Stanley Building
7 Pancras Square
London N1C 4AG
+44 20 3058 2567
I must admit, we were very pleasantly surprised to be seated almost immediately in a quiet corner - Granger & Co., like so many brunch establishments, doesn’t take reservations at weekends which often leaves me hopeful that the uncertainty of queuing reaps the best rewards.

I chose the sweet corn fritters with roast tomato, spinach and bacon, which was a literal dream after being housebound for a week. The fritters were crisp, sweet, just salty enough and packed full of flavours, complimented perfectly by bacon and grilled tomatoes.

Hannah and Sarah, my willing brunch dates, chose the courgette fritters and scrambled eggs on sourdough toast respectively and can confirm they were excellent. The courgette fritters complimented by flavours including siyez and halloumi.

Just look at those scrambled eggs, practically a work of art.

We chattered for a handful of hours as us girls only can about everything from holidays to how-on-earth-that-pepper-mill-works to Milo to camera goalz to plans for the summer, Game of Thrones and so much more. You know, girl gang secrets and swapping a hundred stories per minute.

Alongside the extensive breakfast menu, there’s a plentiful sweet treats offering of which we picked up a yummy chocolate chip cookie and a fruit scone (SO good, I’d definitely recommend).

Oh! And one final shoutout and recommendation must be given to the Bill's Raw smoothie, a delicious blend of housemade almond milk, lsa, raw cacao, banana and honey; I could’ve easily slurped up five of them!

All in all, a new but happily firm favourite on my roster of breakfast destinations.
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