Holiday ready

Wednesday, 16 July 2014

Ever since booking the flights for our holiday I've been planning outfits. Travel outfit, beach outfits, going out outfits and even the post-shower-chilling-before-going-out outfit. Obviously lots of items needed for these ensembles, not least the all important accessories. A couple of which are these 'Mizaru' sunglasses by THE coolest eyewear brand around - ZANZAN. So excited to finally own a pair. Also coming away with me is the perfect packable beach headwear - a woven visor. Everyone should own one. 

Sunglasses: by ZANZAN at Nola Boutique
Visor: Wolf and Gypsy Vintage

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Thursday, 3 July 2014

Last weekend I saw someone in the street wearing this matching top and shorts. All I could think was "I need that outfit". Imagine my joy when I found them both on the Topshop website, and in sale! But alas, neither in my size... Some things just aren't meant to be. Although I'm searching high and low for an equivalent - any pointers?

Matching top and shorts from Topshop, 'Thurloe' Ebony Sunglasses by Finlay & Co at Our Daily Edit, White 'Arizona' Birkenstocks at Net-a-Porter

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Summer hair inspiration

Tuesday, 24 June 2014

I haven't worn my hair half up since primary school so it's felt a bit weird trying this look out. That said, there's no denying this is a cool way to go with the locks this summer so I'll persevere!

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Get your ugly on

Wednesday, 11 June 2014

So, this summer's footwear trend. Black, white, metallic, bejewelled- whatever your taste there's an ugly sandal out there for you. And to top it off these babies are best styled (in my opinion) with a midi skirt a la Whistles SS14.

From the top:
Kurt Geiger
River Island

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English's of Brighton

Thursday, 5 June 2014

When I think of English's of Brighton I think of red gingham table cloths, Moulin Rouge art, surrounding street music of the South Lanes and my first ever lobster. It was always my go to restaurant for excellent seafood, but since a certain other fish restaurant opened roughly eight years ago in Brighton my loyalties fell elsewhere. Last Sunday put this 150 year old gem of Brighton back on my radar again.

To celebrate the launch of their new website I was invited for oysters and champagne at the fabulous English's oyster bar. A traditional setting in the heart of Brighton's south lanes, we were hosted by Johnathan, who gave us a potted history of the restaurant and an educational insight into the world of oysters. Not to mention serving us some delicious cooked and fresh oysters.

As a big fan of oysters I presumed there would be no surprises. I was wrong. Something I'd never tried before or ever come across was cooked oysters. A selection of Oyster Thermador, Samphire & Hollandaise, and Tempura & Thai dipping sauce were served up and I tucked in. Admittedly I was slightly apprehensive. My concern that the fresh taste of the ocean would be compromised through cooking them was immediately forgotten though - these guys were delicious!

Next up, a selection of fresh British Isle rock oysters from Colchester, Lindesfarne and Jersey, all washed down with a very agreeable Spanish sparkling wine- Semsum Laxas Espumoso de Albariño. And finally a beautiful seafood platter containing an array of lovely bites. Including English's very own house smoked Loch Duart salmon and hay smoked tuna.

I felt well and truly spoilt and can't wait to go again. For a taste of Brighton history and of course some top quality seafood, English's of Brighton is where it's at.

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Common Projects

Thursday, 22 May 2014

I fell in love with the quality and simplicity of Common Projects when I first saw their shoes in Brighton menswear store Peggs & Son. So did my husband who bought a pair and has cherished them ever since. I recently discovered via pinterest that they have a womens line and an extremely varied one at that! Plimsolls, lace ups, loafers, pumps, sandals and even heels, all in the most beautiful leathers and suedes and in a great range of colours. Whatever the style you're after and for whatever season or occasion, it would seem Common Projects have got it covered. 

See much more of the range here.

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Beach essentials

Friday, 9 May 2014

Sunglasses: ZANZAN (available at Nola Boutique)
Leather beach bag: Zara
Long tunic dress: Zara
Black leather toe thong sandals: Ancient Greek Sandals
SPF lip balm: Kiehl's
Hammam towel: similar at White Company and Our Daily Edit

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