6 June 2016

Farm Girl Cafe | Notting Hill

You guys have probably seen this photo and hundreds of others like it on social media because seriously can a coffee get any more photogenic? Farm girl cafe isn't lacking on the 'instagrammable' details and I was glad to find that their food and drinks tasted as good as they looked. 
First thing I'll say is to look out for this sign, because the cafe is a little tucked away and when me, Lauren and Ally were trying to find this place, we almost walked straight past it... keep 'em peeled!
With Farm Girl, they've tried to bring the Australian cafe culture over to London and we were immediately met with a really chilled atmosphere and ridiculously friendly staff (even though it took us about a year to decide what we wanted to eat because it all looked amazing!) 
The menu seemed super versatile to suit different people's dietary requirements, whether you eat meat, or go for the Dairy free, Gluten free or Vegan options. Regardless, it all has a very health conscious/superfood theme running throughout.
Me and Ally both opted for the Buckwheat Berry Pancakes which came with maple syrup, fresh berries and coconut shavings. They looked, smelled and tasted incredible... one of the guys also recommended that we take the coconut yoghurt to accompany it as well, and he wasn't wrong! I could so eat them again right now, but I'm sat here with a much less impressive bowl of cereal as I type this.
 Lauren went for one of the savoury options in the form of the Coconut BLT - I know right?! I'd never seen anything like it before and I didn't even know coconut bacon was a thing. The BLT also came with guacamole and homemade cashew cream alongside the usual trimmings. I had a sneaky bite because curiosity wouldn't have it any other way - really, really good!
For next time, I already know I have my eye on the Crab Cakes because they looked absolutely incredible (table next to us ordered pretty much everything so I obviously took note!)

What do you guys think? Have you eaten here before?
You can check out the full menu and website right here 

Have a great week and speak to you soon!
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30 May 2016

JOY A/W 2016

Hey guys! So a little while back I went to the Joy A/W 2016 press day to see the new pieces that will be on offer, from the women's collections, to the men's and a little sneak peek at homeware/gifts too. 
I do love Joy and I have one just down the road from me and I always pop in to see what they've got, I just think it's always a great mix of clothes and then little books/fun homeware pieces to have a nosey around (I spotted a rose gold telephone the other day and I've never needed anything more in my life). 
So back to the press day, I absolutely fell in love with some of the pieces and will definitely be keeping an eye out post-summer! I thought the easiest way to show you would just be to split them up into the different collections in an easy to scroll through post and give you a glimpse of what's to come!
Louche has such a broad range of different pieces, from neutrals and monochromes to out-there colourful dresses, but all of them have a really feminine theme running throughout which I love.
I fell in love with this coat as it makes a great change to black but still keeps a darker shade which we all know is my favourite.



Snack pit stop... yum!




Valley of the Dolls (love that name) is to me the funkiest of the collections, bringing in a lot more prints and textures but also maintaining that they are completely wearable at the same time. I loved going through these and can't wait to see more when they launch!



Last but not least from the women's collections is Joy, which is being released as the stores own brand of women's clothes and promises to be on trend, affordable and a lovely addition to the other existing collections!



Finally we have one of the men's collections which comes in the form of HYMN. I'll be honest I'm quite terrible at ever getting out of the women's section when I'm shopping so I had never come across this before, but I spotted so many things that I know would look great on guys and they're definitely up my boyfriend's street too.






...and finally the decor/gifts section, I highly recommend popping into store to see what you might come across, I personally enjoy it a little too much and see so many things that remind me of people and would make a great little gifts especially in the run up to the festive season.





So what do you guys think? has anything caught your eye?
Hope you liked this post and speak to you soon!

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23 May 2016

Mini Monaco Day Trip + Why I Love To Travel

Today I'm sharing a few snaps from our day trip to Monaco that we went along to while we were in Nice, there are only a few because my camera decided to let the side down, and so I thought I'd talk a little bit about why I love to travel as well.
Because it was a bit of a last minute decision, when we got to Monaco we had quite literally no idea which way to go or even what we were looking for, so we just walked straight and hoped for the best. Luckily we didn't get completely lost and spotted the water so just tried to walk in that general direction and try not to let the amount of stairs knacker us out before we even got to the bottom!
The sheer number of yachts when we got to the bottom was actually ridiculous and highlighted how different it was to Nice which was a lot more modest to say the least! Just a completely different lifestyle which you could tell within an hour of being there. But my god was it beautiful, everything was pristine and every building was just as pretty as the last. There were also so many cool cafe's on the waterfront, any excuse for ice-cream and iced coffee!
After stopping off for a refuel, we wandered around and made our way up to the Prince's Palace of Monaco to see the views from up there - if you're ever there and only have a few hours, then going up all the stairs right to the top is so so worth it.






Viewing everything from above also made it way easier when we were trying to work out how we would make our way back to the station later on! I really wish we had longer to spend here so we could have explored some more but as we were only on a weekend break, time was a bit tight. I guess that's all the more reason to go back!

So as you might have gathered from this post, the thing that I love most about travelling is the spontaneity of it. Going somewhere that you've never been before and not knowing what to expect, what or who you'll come across, and knowing that every trip you go on will change you in ways that you can't go back on. Even when you go somewhere and you've planned everything down to a t, I can guarantee you will end up doing things that you didn't expect or end up with a completely random favourite memory. So when I said at the beginning of this post that we had no idea where we were when we got there (with no internet or google maps), it was a pretty great feeling that you don't get often enough.

It's just a great way to feel fulfilled and in my opinion the best thing to spend my money on (food is a close second in case you were wondering) and once uni is over I plan to be doing a lot more of it.

Let me know below what your favourite thing about travelling is, I'd really love to know!

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