Introducing my new weekly feature, Five Things I love Friday where I will be giving you a sneaky snapshot into my absolute fave things that I’ve found this week. I hope there will be something for everyone however you can bet your bottom dollar I’ll be loving every single one!
I’ve spent the majority of this week in Somerset, a place close to my heart so its no surprise that many of my fave things this week can be summed up as ‘countryside chic’.
Joules Anwan Striped Sweatshirt (RRP: £34.95) – really rather annoyingly, I found this gorgeous pink, blue and white striped jumper at the Dunster County Show in the Joules tent but decided against an impulse buy. Ladies, never, ever, ever leave it to chance – if you like it, buy it! Lesson learnt for next time..
Anorak Kissing Stag Steamer Trunk (RRP: £225) – Having found the Anorak brand in a small boutique in Surrey, I have fallen in love with the patterns and simplicity of the designs. This is my most recent love – the Anorak Kissing Stag Steamer Trunk. What I love most is that you can pair up pretty much any household item in the same pattern / colour scheme.
Cream tea in the capital – A traditional cream tea is what the South West is all about. With my imminent trip to Barcelona coming up, I didn’t indulge this time around however, have made a vow to visit this little gem on my return – Soho’s Secret Tea Room. Conveniently placed and the cakes look deeeelish
Do Brazil bracelet by Lily Nicole (RRP: £39.95) – 2013 has made ‘neon’ king, and that is exactly why I am head over heels for this cute bracelet by Lily Nicole. I’d spotted it in a Christmas giftguide last year (would you believe), tore out the page for safe keeping and it miraculously vanished. It was only the other day when an advert popped up showing this little beauty and it’s on the ‘must purchase’ list when pay-day hits!
Where to go this weekend? Dishoom! – The boy and I had an amazing meal at Dishoom, Covent Garden the other day. Traditional Bombay dishes are served on small plates, almost like an Indian tapas. The hour queue was certainly worth it as the dishes were reasonably priced, staff were attentive but not speeding you through courses and the food was excellent – filling but light. Craving a curry? Probably best to steer clear, it’s not your typical ‘Korma, peshwari rice & two naan’s please’ – more a guided tour throughout Mumbai’s native recipes.
I highly recommend the Keema Pau and Dishoom ‘Slaw – obviously not forgetting a glass of the Gin Fizz or Bombay Pimms. Dinner for two with drinks £50 (est.)