Tuesday, 22 April 2014
It was a very random tuesday evening and Jason & I were having to make a trip to Hatch End (I grew up around this area actually! It is next to Harrow and is NW outer-London)
Jason had heard of this new joint that had opened up called CHUCK burger bar and so we thought, well why not! Lets try it out. I started with a non-alcoholic mojito (well it was a tuesday!)
The place is decorated with trendy graffiti/wall drawings & dangling lights, the staff were very friendly and even though it was during the week the place was rather busy but we only had to wait around 10 minutes for a table.
We spent quite while umming and arring over the menu because there were quite a few delicious sounding items! In the end Jason went for the ribs and cheesy, bacon fries...
...and I went for the bacon cheeseburger with the sweet potato fries, which were just heavenly.
Shirt - Missguided £22.99
I quite thoroughly enjoyed it! The burger was soft, tender, juicy and cooked to perfection, the only thing it could have had was even more flavour without me adding sauces on top - I actually ended up having a few of Jasons ribs and they were some of the best i've had! I'd defiantly recommend the ribs.
Here is a rather intense shot of me 'going for' the burger - Just lovely haha!
It might not be accessible to some of you but if you are around the area its a nice little place to pay a visit to if you are a burger/meat fan. (I'm sure they did veggie options too even if you're not a meat lover)
Lovely atmosphere, quick service and scrumptious food!
Saturday, 19 April 2014
Top - Monki
Shorts - Urban Outfitters
Boots - Urban Outfitters*
Kimono - Missguided
Rings - The Great Frog
A cheeky little outfit post shot impromptu on a lovely Parisian street, round the corner from where I found myself a Cronut! Missing Paris so much, but anyway This was my Sunday outfit which I rather liked, I hope you do too!
(I am OBSESSED with these nude boots recently, really comfy and they go with everything)
Thursday, 17 April 2014
Playsuit - Missguided
Bag - Zara (Similar here)
Cardi - H&M
White converse All Stars
So I left off with that lovely piece of art on the floor from our strolls in Paris near La Marais, we then head back to the hotel to change, freshen up and go out again to experience the Eiffel Tower which was beautiful (We even saw someone propose on it!).
Then we had the most delicious black truffle ravioli ever at Bar Italia Brasserie - I highly recommend eating here if you're in Paris! An American couple stopped us on our stroll back to the restaurant after waiting 15 minutes for a free table and were excitedly telling us that we HAD to go and try the ravioli as it was like nothing else they'd experienced. So after that and lots of other rave reviews we had read we hot-footed it back to the restaurant where a man smoking a cigarette outside the place told us the same thing again!
We hopped in a taxi to St. Germain des prix on Sunday, which was more of a reserved and chilled area than Le Marais - It felt like quite an affluent area and was pretty, but unfortunately most shops were closed because it was sunday.
Nevertheless we found some cute stores, bought some gifts to bring home for the family and explored the little streets which lead us onto a bustling side-road brimming with restaurants and we sat and ate Muscles and frites while chatting to the lovely elderly couple next to us about travelling and food.
How cute is this little dog? I had to snap him/her!
If you check out our vlog from the trip you can see me trying out treats from this little cake shop above. I tried a Cronut for the first time and it was pretty damn mouthwatering!
That actually reminds me to find one back in London soon so I can have another!
It was a lovely little trip away, I adore travelling, exploring and meeting people from around the world. We did just the right amount of things with the time we had and had lots of amazing french food - oh that French food! *daydreams*
I'm off for a coffee and a croissant! (Its a lot earlier in the day when I'm writing this)
Hope you enjoyed our little French photo-diary!
My boyfriend Jason & I had been thinking for a little while that we'd love to take a short trip to Paris for the weekend and on the 4-6th April we upped and left for 'Parieeee!' (Sorry I know its so annoying, I keep/kept referring to it was Parieeee)
We wanted to do as many Parisian things as we could while there, well, for us that mainly meant trying food that we hadn't had before! On the first night we had a lovely French meal of Escargot & Rib of beef, then we head to Le Crazy Horse to see a Burlesque show. (As my Peckham nan would say 'ooooooaarrrr!')
I have to say, Escargot was....odd, Chewy and like a cross between the texture of squid and chicken - but with a garlic taste. I'm glad we tried it but I wouldn't jump at having it again!
Dress - Missguided £22.99 | Necklace - Urban Outfitters
These chips...oh my....the best chips we had both had in our LIVES!
On Saturday we started with breakfast at a little cafe' near our hotel (We stayed at the Hotel Opera Marigny which was lovely with very friendly staff!) Above was my meal and it was bloody delicious. I couldn't eat it all with the chips too for breakfast because for me thats a little heavy but this plus their coffee was tres' bon!
We then head to Point de L'archeveche' (The love lock bridge) to create our lock of love and we threw it into the river forever - Jason tried and failed to get a picture of it in the air (haha) but I did manage to get it on camera! We made a vlog of the trip which you can check out here.
We strolled along the riverside for a while, stopping at book stands & picturesque spots and then made our way to Le Marais which is what I describe as the Soho/Covent Garden of Paris, Cute little streets, quirky shops, beautiful restaurants and stylish folk were all around!
Cant not stop for burgers, Theres weren't the best ones but the area was lovely to sit & people watch
We popped in and out of some shops, grabbed bits of food and took in the music on the streets, the hustle bustle and the artwork that was all around.
I found some home bits in an awesome shop called 'Fleux' which reminded me of a cross between IKEA and TIGER, I bought this little light bulb vase & also that wooden hand you can see Jason fondling.
I will continue our trip in another post as I know this is quite picture heavy, I will have it up tonight for you guys!