Heroine In Heels is a top 10 London lifestyle blog aimed at the modern day woman. Covering things to do in London, restaurant reviews, hotels as well as where to go in the world when you want to escape London

Heroine In Heels is a top 10 London lifestyle blog aimed at the modern day woman. Covering things to do in London, restaurant reviews, hotels as well as where to go in the world when you want to escape London

First of all apologies if this posts layout is a little off today. My laptop broke last night and I'm trying to blog off my phone which is proving very difficult (this is already my thirst attempt as the text keeps deleting itself. Grrr) 

However I wanted to tell you all about a Edge of Ember; a London based ethical jewellery company, who are having  a charity jewelry sale.

As you may know, charity is very important to me. I've volunteered over the years at various charities and in January trekked across the Arctic to raise money for the Spinal Injuries Association. So when Edge of Ember asked if I could help promote their sale, I had to let you know.

Edge of Ember is a ethical jewellery company which design beautiful peices in London, and then get then made in Thailand and Cambodia. But fear not, these are no sweat shops. These are locals businesses, manly run by women for women to provide secure jobs.

As you can see the pieces are stunning. I'm actually wearing my bracelet as I type. They are excellent quality and so well made. I've already had tons of compliments over my bracelet for its unusual design.

So as well as providing work for women in poorer countires, this November all proceeds will go to Camfed who help educate girls in sub-Saharan Africa. There are 500 items (multiple of the same design) on sale, which if all sold would mean 62 girls coyld go to secondary school for a whole year.   

Take a look at the charity sale here to see all the amazing pieces which will help girls have a bright future.

If you can, help spread the word about the sale as I think its so important to help support charitable causes, especially ones that support women and education.

Microdermabrasion is something I’ve wanted to get for a long time. I don’t particularly have bad skin, I don’t have acne or have heavy lines. For me it was more about to producing the best possible skin. I wanted that glow, to rejuvenate my skin and simply keep it looking healthy rather than repairing damage. So finally I decided to get it done, along with a complimenting Vitamin C peel, so I have documented the whole process so you know exactly what it is all about, should you think it is something right for you.

Laurent-Perrier Bel and the Dragon

When you get into a long term relationship, I think it is incredibly important you maintain you friendships and the bond you had with your fellow womanhood before you met your significant other. I've wrote about why it's important to maintain friendships before, but for now, I was putting that into practice with a girls weekend away with my favourite champagne brand; Laurent-Perrier.

Petit Pois restaurant Hoxton

I don’t know what it is, but French restaurants seem to get a bit of a flak for being snooty, here in London. They are seen as being a sort of grand affair to go to. But what if you love the food, but want a more laid back vibe. Well I think I’ve got your answer. Petit Pois in Hoxton, a laid back French bistro with a lot of charm.

You must know me by now, I’m a girl forever chasing brunch, which is why I couldn’t turn down the opportunity to return to the most Instagramable brunch spot in London; Bourne and Hollingsworth. But what really got me running was that it was brunch with Sure and Dr Christian Jessen, you know, TV’s doctor, embarrassing bodies and Super size vs super skinny? I’ve loved him for as long as I could remember, and prayed my local doctor would be as understanding and cool as him (FYI he wasn’t).

So off I skipped to Clerkenwell.

How to be more productive in the afternoon

So I’m heading back to work soon. I’ve had a few interviews so fingers crossed. I’m looking forward to it, but one thing I’m not, is the time side, especially in the afternoons. Don’t you just find the afternoons become this fuzzy mess and you have no idea where time goes, and work piles up and suddenly your productivity plummets? Well there are things you can do to combat this, and make your life just that little bit easier. Here are my top 5 tips to reclaim your afternoon.

For as long as I can remember I’ve wanted to go to The Ritz. I’ve been to many a fine hotel, but I still believe The Ritz holds the crown for the most luxurious hotel in London.  The glamour, the class, and let’s be honest the wealth that surrounds The Ritz gives it an exciting buzz. But most of all for me, it’s the class. You dress up when going to The Ritz. You mind your manners and make sure not to cause offence. It’s got that old school charm that frankly I love.


So as you may have seen, I've started offering advertising on my blog. As well as side bar links, I also tell you all about my wonderful advertisers, their blogs and what they've been up to. Well my first advertiser is no stranger to this blog- its Angie from Silverspoon London. 

Farfetch The One

Is it just me, or do you find fashion a little intimidating too sometimes? There is always a new ‘It’ thing to have, and to be honest I can’t really keep up. And don’t get me started on those fiercer than fierce photos that top bloggers and models produce- it feels very exclusive and screams ‘You can’t sit with us’.

Which is why Farfetch’s new campaign really stuck out to me. It’s called The One, and is about choosing just one perfect item for you. Not what is currently the must have item, but that one item that you want, no matter if no one else does.

Plus, they wanted to introduce the campaign over at a beautiful surrey mansion. Well, couldn’t say no to that eh?

As I explained in my last post, I spent a few days in Amsterdam doing things a little differently. Rather than exploring the city like I normally would, I spent most of my time working indoors at my hotel. 

So I'm afraid i don't have any recommendations for you of where to eat or drink this time. HOWEVER I did take myself on a few evening strolls around what can only be described as an incredibly beautiful and scenic city. So I wanted to take you on a little visual tour with me. 

Canal House, Amsterdam

Depending on how long you’ve been reading my blog for, you might remember my last trip to Amsterdam. A lots changed in three years, but Amsterdam hasn’t much. It’s still the beautiful, inviting city I remember. Today I bring you, in my opinion, a real asset to Amsterdam. I’ve got that fuzzy feeling when I have a real gem to tell you, for Canal House really is that. 

Big Easy Bottomless Brunch, Covent Garden

It feels like I haven’t had a restaurant review up on here in absolutely ages. Sorry about that. But today I bring to you the Big Easy bottomless brunch option. Big Easy is a crab shack and smokehouse style restaurant that specialises in those good old southern comfort foods, so when I heard they did a brunch, well, I couldn’t say no. Isn’t comfort food, what brunch was designed for?