Putting the microscope on the mind of a fashion superstar… Christmas Gift Ideas 2018

British designer Alexander McQueen’s  life is on full display in this new docu-film, out now on DVD… perfect for the fashionista in your life, it tells the tale of the once tailor’s rise to fame and huge success right through to his untimely death in 2014. Packed full of real footage and detail… it’s one not to miss for the most curious of us all…

Available now, from £10 at Amazon.co.uk

Eathai… at Busaba

Whenever you visit The O2 London make sure you stop by Busaba Bangkok Thai

This is their amazing #Asian #Salmon fillet in a sweet soy and pear glaze, spring onion salad and jasmine rice… it’s melt-in-the mouth and tastes divine! They have multiple locations across London including Soho so you have absolutely no excuses not to take a trip!

#asof #foodie #sprinkleoffreckles #rice #soy #eatinlondon #diningout #taste #eatingood

Get your roast at a Vintage Inn…

With Sunday fast approaching… book your roast at Shawfarm Vintageinn in SWF they’re delicious and packed full of veggies and a generous helping of your chosen meat!

48 hours in Prague…

Prague is a must-see city – it has endless history & architecture, amazing food & drink and breathtaking views across & all around the city! 
Here is a short guide to the city with restaurant recommendations, sightseeing and travel tips!

After our flight touched down we headed straight for a taxi – make sure you get a taxi with the 40/28/6 tariff clearly visible on the outside of the car, and check the driver name too. (It’s always good to have googled your route too so you don’t get take on a full car journey around Prague. (Never hail one on the street either as you can be charged through the roof!)

Next time though we will be getting the Metro & Bus because if your hotel is pretty central and you only have hand luggage, you can buy a daily travel card which is only 130k which works out around £4.30 or a three day card for around 300k (£10). This gives you travel on buses, the metro and all trams too… meaning you can get a bus number 100 to Zličín where you can then pick up a 20 minute Metro ride straight into town. Easy! The whole tram system is pretty great too with plenty of stops and most hoteliers are very helpful with where your nearest stop is too! 

Food and drink was extremely reasonable too! For a couple of pounds we got great street food and found Czech dishes that tasted amazing too! (Watch out for places that don’t display their prices though as we got stung on our second day where we walked the entire city for some of the best views!)

Clout out the chilly air whilst visiting city with this mouth-watering Clam Chowder with chunky bread from @theirishtimesbarprague situated close to the famous Charles Bridge (15th century) down a small side street. Sit under heaters and a blanket and enjoy whilst the world goes by! 

Fancy Vietnamese? Then head to must-visit restaurant @redhotchilli_bistro 🌶 We had some of the tastiest food from the whole of our trip here! Inc this amazing vegetable tempura and a beautiful coconut spicy curry with rice… We will be heading there again next time we visit again for sure!

Whilst you’re out sightseeing – take a walk up to the Petrin tower, a smaller replica of the Eiffel Tower, there is a monastery near by which you can take a look at and the view is breathtaking. You can walk up over the Charles bridge, past the castle and up the hill towards the monastery, and either walk back through the park, and gardens or take the funicular railway (also included in your travel ticket) back down the hill. You will find many of the older trams running along the lines at the bottom there too – so take the chance to get a seat on one of the original cars as opposed to a lot of the newer tramcars which run along most of the lines… 

Now take a moment and book your trip to this amazing city…

 

Dreamy desserts spotted!

Dreamy dessert spotted! An indulgent dark chocolate brownie topped with caramel popcorn, & accompanied by a light honeycomb ice cream is my kind of heaven… you can try yours @the_chiquito

Book online at https://www.chiquito.co.uk/book

Indulge yourself in tasty treats in SW London

A short post – but we had to bring you this delightful Eton Mess with sharp raspberries and crisp, chewy meringue – the perfect after dinner treat available at No29 Power Station West

Pop the corks of gorgeous scent in your homes with I Love Cosmetics…

Candles can bring the feeling of warmth and the scent of care to your home… iloveofficial have just expanded on their collection of gorgeous scents into candles and reed diffusers!! Presented in a drawstring bag, these make for perfect gifts to yourself & others! They are super gifts for those living the Vegan lifestyle too – being vegan, cruelty free and no nasties  in the UK made products.

Elderflower fizz is a light and clean fragrance great for every single room! I love describe the fragrance as… As the rain gives way to bright sunshine, and the air is filled with the creamy vapour of lacy elderflowers, it is time to embrace the rejuvenating spirit of summer with this delightful presse, blending luscious fruits and watery cucumber, with delicate floral interludes. This vibrant fruity accord has opening notes of apple & cucumber, leading to a heart of lemony elderflowers and jasmine to create a beautiful floral freshness.

(It truly is delightful – and we have not only the home scents but some of the cosmetic beauty range too… unfortunately not all of them… YET!)

Add to your collection of Elderflower Fizz & other fabulous scents, from £5, online at ilovecosmetics.co.uk

*Keep your eyes peeled this November and December for other fab Christmas gifting ideas!