Tuesday, 24 September 2013

Dinner at Jamie's

Last week for my mate Anny's birthday we went for dinner at Jamie's Italian. As it was her birthday, she chose, obviously. Now, I'm not one for choosing an Italian restaurant to go and have dinner (especially over say an awesome Chinese or Thai joint) as I always saw it as seriously simple food that I can make at home for half the price or even more. Which I guess everything is when it comes down to it. Nevertheless, I am glad she choose Jamie's, as I was thoroughly pleased with what I randomly chose and knew that I would not be making that myself anytime soon!
I could definitely taste the freshness of the pasta and the delicious, oh so delicious crab with its accompanying ingredients. I got a large and wanted more! Was not feeling the portion size to be honest. But still loved it. Great vibe, great food equals good times. 

A sort of bird's eye view of our grub! We ordered (from bottom left clockwise) the crab spaghettini, prawn linguine, vongole tagliolini, Jimmy's farm Italian sausage, posh chips, funky chips and spring pea and mint ravioli. And yes, we all agree that they were as delicious as they look!   

A beautiful sight. My crab spaghettini. 
It felt like it was gone in 60 seconds! 

Everything was  so fresh and tasty! Great job chefs!
Now on to the desert. We all decided to get the same epic brownie- but with different ice cream flavors. After having it, I fully understood why they called it epic. Because it is. The warmness of the chocolate sauce combined with the moist brownie and fresh cold vanilla ice cream made it so good, this too was gone in 60 seconds. The popcorn was a added bonus, giving the desert some crunch.

Regarding the interior, I absolutely loved it. I felt like I was in a fully functioning kitchen and pantry all in one. It felt very homely indeed, and the booth we got made the night extra special. We went to the one located in Covent Garden (seems like we have a thing for Covent Garden haha) which is surrounded by beautiful street garnishing- I'm talking about the flowers. At night, it really lightened up the place! You should go and see it if you are able to get to Covent Garden.

Outfit wise, I just bunged on what was closest to me! I love this jumper dress, it's very comfy and warm, but cannot be worn alone- it's far to short. I paired it with my mini bodycon skirt just to keep the look cute and simple. 
Jumper dress-Misguided
Skirt- F21 in the States
Shoes (Flatforms)- ASOS

Blurry, but you get it!
With the birthday girl! Thanks for being in London on your birthday, another reason to go out and celebrate! :D

Stay blessed, blessed ones.

Sunday, 22 September 2013


The other day my family and I took a day trip to Nottingham. I have never been to that part of England so was looking forward to seeing it and how it differs from London. Which is massively btw- firstly, there was space to walk on the pavement! Furthermore, I have a friend who is a fellow law graduate that lives there, and thankfully we were able to meet up in the town centre, albeit for a brief time. We had fun while we could, taking pictures and catching up- we even got stopped by professional photographers wanting to take our pictures for like a good 20 mins. Haha! Really random, but fun! 

Me with my mate Issie (right) and her sister!! They both had work hence the office looks! Check out her blog

As it was a warmish day, I decided to bare my legs! Thank God we were in the car travelling during the times it rained. I love this skirt. Leopard pattern is awesome- so bold, doesn't need to be worn with any other patterns-sometimes haha. Pairing it with the mustard sweater made each piece pop, even more so with a little sun shining on me! The boots are really comfy. A nice little heel which boost my high, which is always a plus. I've always wanted boots like these- tan with aztec patterns. Who would have thought I'll find them in Primark?! Haha.

Found the necklace in my forest of jewelry last minute- and I'm glad I did. Love and miss the green gems. Have not worn this baby in a while!

Jumper-car boot
Necklace-F21 in the States
Boots- Primark
Watch- Michael Kors
With one of the photographers- check out her site and the cool dude not pictured! 

Until next time peeps!
1 week till I'm out of here and back to Africa!!


Friday, 20 September 2013

A chilled Sunday

Just the other week, I met up with my girls, Amirah and Christel for a lovely Sunday lunch and catch up. We hardly get to see each other as we get busy with lives and our jobs, but when we get together, it's great. Christel found this gem of a cafe online and I have to say job well done. It was cute and very chic- and just right for what we needed to do- to film our book club! Haha. Yes, book club. The three of us decided to read a book and discuss it. It was fun, informal and very relaxed, maybe too relaxed...the video will be ready soon...so watch this space! 
Here's just a few pictures of the home-vibe  interior of the restaurant and the lunch we had.

Outfit wise, I went monochrome. I love the skirt. I brought it from my summer trip to The Netherlands.  It is from the vintage shop Episodes. Black and white with crazy patterns- it's so busy, I love it! Did I say that already? I decided to pair it with a monochrome dress, worn as a top. I didn't realise how BIG it made my bust look! Haha, it's all good. FYI, vertical strips are good for making your bust bigger. Finally, on to the bag. The bag is vintage. It was my mum's in the late 90s. From the Harrods brand, it came with a detachable black lining, but I thought it didn't go much with the outfit, so I took it out. I really like the transparency effect, which I reckon works well with monochrome.
So stay tuned for our book review of...And The Mountains Echoed...it'll be a good watch!

Dress (worn as top)-Primark
Skirt- vintage from Episodes in Amsterdam
Belt-unknown (my dad's)
Shoes-New Look
Watch- Michael Kors

The cute cafe is called Maison d etre, located in Highbury and Islington :D
Thanks Butter for taking the snaps!

Stay awesome readers!


Monday, 16 September 2013

Joe's Southern Kitchen & Bar

Located in the heart of Covent Garden is this awesome American restaurant. It is a SOUTHERN American restaurant (not South America haha) which I say makes it that much more epic! Everything was fried with an inch of its life, and I got to say- I really enjoyed it. I didn't get the chance to visit places such as Atlanta and Louisiana whilst I was in the States, and, watching a lot of Man v Food made me really want to go to this place after finding it online!!

What should I order? There was a vast variety of chicken haha!
The interior of the restaurant was really nice. It portrayed Southern American culture very well I reckon. It was very dark, warm and kind of homely. It made me feel comfortable and relax! It's not a massive restaurant, but that's irrelevant as you feel secluded at your table with your mates- well I did! 

Now on to the food! We pigged out! Seriously. We got excited reading the menu- it took us back to the States and we wanted to try everything! We got lots of yummy yummy starters to share (though the others didn't like the cornbread, so I had that all to myself), and our very large mains and sexy cocktails. I got a strawberry daiquiri of course! Wouldn't have minded a larger glass though...

Our drinks: Coke, Strawberry daiquiri, Virgin mojito.

Our snacks/starters: Popcorn shrimp, Corn bred, Coq 'n' balls and Southern friend wings. The wings were everything! So succulent  crispy and meaty! And with the homemade BBQ sauce they were more than everything! They could be had for breakfast, lunch and dinner in my opinion!!

Our mains: (left) Chicken under a brick w/ Southern fried potatoes, Joe's Long Horn burger, and mine- Joe's Southern Fried Chicken! My mains was so good and seriously filing- I took two big pieces home, and that was half a bird!! Imagine I got a whole!! I'm not much of a potato person, but these well seasoned, soft potatoes hit the spot!

Let me know if you go/have been to Joe's!! :D

Joe's Southern Kitchen & Bar
34 King St,
Covent Garden,
London WC2E 8JD

Ciao for now!!

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