Thursday, 23 October 2014

Myla's 15th Birthday Party

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"Lingerie is one of the most important pieces of your wardrobe. You can have a wardrobe malfunction if you don't choose the right thing to wear underneath"
Adriana Lima
And who knows better about the importance of lingerie than a Victoria's Angel?

On Tuesday it was Myla's 15th Birthday party and so in celebration they were throwing a bit of a party. Drinks, cake, music, it's like any other birthday party really- except maybe a bit sexier. So much sexier. 

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Heading in we sipped on cocktails and champagne. Mine had to be Johnnie Walker. I've got a love affair going on right now with them. Seriously, girls, this ones for you. Mix with lime and elderflower and its a sweet, sweet cocktail. 

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All around us, mingling in and out were lingerie glad beauties. We got a sneak peak at Myla's Spring 15 collection which was draped on the models. If you fall in love with it, it's on sale in January. 

Myla are know for their exquisite detailing and touches of luxury, and I can only go and say I think they have excelled themselves here, It was just perfect.

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The designers themselves. Round of applause for the ladies! 

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This ones mine! I'm just in love.

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After I'd enough time eye balling the models, I mean lingerie, it was time to get dressed ready for spring.

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Do I make a good hippy love child?

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Flowers securely pinned in, it was time to get this party started! Hit it Laura Whitmore!

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Sorry can I just say, wow to these two?! I'm practically intimidated by how frigging gorgeous they are. Some people get all the genes.

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Of course no party would be complete without a photobooth.

Except this ones a little bit special. How would you fancy winning a photo shoot with only award winning master photographer Rankin? Err hell yes! I could give those models a run for my money then!

Well my friends, the photo booth is travelling around London's bars, with it currently in Steam and Rye. Hop in, take some KK worthy selfies and upload to Instagram with the #goldcelebration

Well you got to be in it to win it, so here's mine.


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Of course I was right royally out done by the models.

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Clearly they didn't want me to join in.

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We danced, and drank like it was our best friends birthday. It would be rude not to show the birthday girl a good time after all.

Late, I stepped outside for my taxi, a hoard of paparazzi outside waiting to pounce- only for them to sign and put their cameras away. Shot down eh! Well I know some men who won't shoot me down later. Mr Ben & Jerrys. Take that Papz. 
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Monday, 20 October 2014

Red Lace

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There is something about red lace that such screams sensual and seductive. I usually think of red lace as something worn in the bedroom, however not one to flash my knickers and bra in public, I was on the look out for a subtle but sexy outfit. 

Oh OK, maybe I do flash my bra a little it would seem...

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Keep things classy with a knee length pencil skirt and a buttoned up blouse, and the hints of flesh below are more seductive than slutty. 

Perfect for all those impending office parties that are soon going to mount up. Confident, powerful, beautiful, without giving your boss an eyeful. 

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Stilettos really would ramp up the sophistication, however by adding a pair of edgy, funky heels it tones it down and keeps it young and playful.

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Photo credit: http://www.four3one.com/

Blouse- c/o Rare London*
Skirt- Rare London
Heels- Zara
Earrings- Topshop
Bra- H&M

While this is one hot night outfit, I may have got a few looks while wearing this at 12:30pm on the tube on my way to my photoshoot with Four 3 One. Fashion eh?

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Friday, 17 October 2014

Drinking from Camden to Belgravia

Me and Dan had date night on Wednesday.

Because of my surgery, it had been a while. So in an effort to make up for lost time, we decided to go all out and try not one but two new places.

Is Wednesday the new Friday? Hey, it’s London, every day is the new Friday.

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The day before I ask Dan what his favourite spirit was, he said he didn’t know and that he’d just see what he fancied off the menu.

Well there was a slight hitch in his plan. Where we were heading, there was no menu and no booze.
No alcohol is a bar? Say what?

Let me bring you up to speed. BYOC is a bar that has no licence. Instead, each patron pays an entrance fee, brings a bottle or two of their favourite tipple, and then all night, the master bartenders make cocktails with your spirit based on your likes and fancies. All completely off menu, and individual.

We decided to bring down a bottle of Belvedere Vodka, and a bottle of Cointreau, as I have no idea what to do with it to be honest with you.

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Their second venture after the success of the Covent Garden bar, the new Camden bar is much bigger, and with a 1920’s casino theme.

Patrons sit around one of the multiple bars, tell the bartender what they have, what they like, and then they work their magic.

With fresh daily made jams, syrups and organic juices. It’s practically a laboratory. 

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We decided to start strong with our 50% vodka. I usually like sweet, girly drinks, but I thought no. Let's see what they've got. 

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A few shakes and stirs later, and this was prepared. A vodka, line, ginger beer and absinthe cocktail. Wow. Now that was a way to start a night. We're not talking fluffy, fruity things that barely contain any alcohol, this is serious drinking. 

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Now a tip for you is to make friends with the people next to you. Swap alcohol and you get to try new drinks. I over heard the couple next to us mention the word Vermouth. Now you might remember my love affair with Vermouth in Barcelona. Gasping at the cocktail, the couple kindly let me steal a bit, and so me and Dan found ourselves with shooters. Got that hedonistic 1920s feeling yet?

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Next up was my dusty bottle of Cointreau.

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I said I wanted something cherry based. I just love cherry's, yet Dan hates them. So he decided to have a Cointreau twisted Old Fashioned, whilst I had a cherry and Cointreau cocktail infused with clove. Never have I had clove in a drink, and yet it works. It's like Christmas in a glass.

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Next was my favourite of the night. Oh boy could I drink this again and again and again. It's my new favourite drink... well if only I could remember all the ingredients. The is the problem with no menu and off the cuff concoctions.

However I do know it was my Cointreau and the most amazing palmer violet syrup the bartender had decided to make that morning. Best drink, hands down.

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Now remember what I said about not remembering? I thought taking notes might me a bit sad, so sadly I don't know what this was now. But trust me when I say everything was great.

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This is a bar for those who are serious about their drinks. Fun, classy with old school glamour. For the ladies, the drinks will keep your attention. The men... the poker table may be a distraction.

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You think someone's been practising their poker face?

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Mine, not so much.

The night was still young and we'd got more in-store for our night. We had been invited to the launch party for Salmontini, one of the hottest new openings to happen, so we waved good bye and bundled ourselves into a taxi headed for Belgravia. 

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If you fancy something a bit more upbeat and lively, plus without the need to provide your own booze, then head on down after dark to Salmontini.

Known on the luxury dinning scene in the Middle East, with restaurants in Lebanon, Jeddah and Dubai, they've finally settled down in London- about time I say.

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With a buzzy, Friday night atmosphere, we headed straight for the bar, him walking, me wiggling along to the in house DJ.

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This time with menus to hand, we ordered their signature Espresso Martini, which boy do they do a mean one.

Finally, Dan got his classic Old Fashioned. I think it's the suit, he's come over all Mad Men.

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However if you fancy a bit of the off the menu vibe, go right ahead. I ordered a cherry Mojito because well, I just can;t resist cherry's.

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However Salmontini isn't just a cracking bar, no it just happens to be one of the most coveted new restaurants in town. Coming down late, we got a taster of things to come with some nibbles. My favourite was the goats cheese rolled in seaweed. I think I ate most of them.

Serving fresh fish, sashimi and meats, they had me a fresh fish, so I'm betting next date night I might find myself booking in for a meal. Watch this space.

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If though like this man below, you started to flag and need a little rest, there is a quiet, secluded lounge area to just chill out. And I thought it was women who complained that 'They're feet hurt'.

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It was nice to get out of the house, as lately our date nights have consisted of epic runs of Breaking Bad. Wow though, that show. I'm on season 5, episode 6, so it's all kicking off.

However as the clock edged towards midnight we had to make our swift exit as work loomed the next day, although secretly I could have kept going for hours more. Maybe I will move date night to Friday after all.

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