Tuesday, 26 May 2015

Dirty Bones & Designs of the Year

When I meet up with Cassy a few weeks ago we visited the Design Museum and got lost in all the great designs up for the design of the year award. We started by going round the small section dedicated to design over the years. It made you think about the necessities like a syringe and what a brilliant design it was. It opened up my eyes to all the everyday designs I now take for granted.

We then moved onto the designs that had been nominated and some of these blew my mind. There was a device designed by Lyndsey Bryce and Christopher Murphy that attaches to a cows tail and then texts the vet when the muscles start to relax because the cow is going into labour....say whattttt!!! 

The one that blew me away the most, was the 3D printed arm designed by 'Not Impossible' that helped Daniel who had lost both his arms be able to eat his breakfast on his own for the first time in a long time. Technology and how advance it is becoming does scare me, but it is changing so many lives for the better and this exhibition highlighted that to me.

After spending hours at the design museum we then headed for some food. If you love a dirty burger and you are a fan of mac and cheese then you have got to visit Dirty Bones, not only is the 70's style decor a visual treat, I cannot get the Mac Daddy burger out of my thoughts. It came cooked medium with a nice helping of pulled pork, then smothered in mac and cheese and held together by a brioche bun. It was probably one of the best burgers I have had to date. Cassy and I shared a portion dirty fries that were just as pleasing as the burger. We also arrived on time to abuse the happy cocktail hour and gave a Mutt's Nuts and a Top Dog ago, both were delicious but the Top Dog had that sweetness from a cocktail that I love.

Neither of us could resist a pud so Cassy gave the Coffee Donutini a taste and I went for the Peanut Butter Cookie Cup. These also did not disappoint but just to warn you the coffee martini was really strong.

Now the decor just topped off Dirty Bones for me and made it the perfect package for a burger restaurant. There were so many things to look at, old cameras on shelfs, 70's style lamps, patterned tiles, old pinball machines and the toilets were so vintage I felt like I had gone back in time.

Thursday, 7 May 2015

Lilac Simplicity OOTD ft Primark & New Look

OOTD Details

Coat- £20 eBay
Crop Top- £5 Primark
Culottes- £3 Primark
Socks- £1:50 Primark
Shoes- £6 New Look
Necklaces- £2.50 Primark

At the weekend I had the pleasure of finally meeting the lovely Cassy from Bang The Blitz, we have been talking for a while now and it was so nice to meet up. We visited the Design Museum and Dirty Bones (posts on both will be coming soon). We took some outfit photos in front of London Bridge and the famous Gherkin, I wish I was in London more as there are some great places to take outfit pics. I went for another pastel themed look with lilac being the main focus. Lilac is my favourite colour so I love to wear it. These shoes are also my current fav's, an absolute bargain from New Look! They had a sale sticker for £12 on and when I got to the till they were £6, I love it when that happens.

Saturday, 2 May 2015

Pkai Hair Wella Instamatic Video

If you can remember all the way back to this post in January, I visited Pkai hair in Peterborough again where my friend Rox had her hair tinted with one of the Wella Instamatic colours. I have finally edited the footage I captured and put a little video together of the process Donna (the colour specialist) went through. Check it out below.

Sunday, 26 April 2015

Sweet Potato Curry

So last night I had some of my girly friends over for my favourite thing to do...have a little dinner party. I made a sweet potato and chickpea curry and it was so good I wanted to share the recipe with you. It was one I found on Pinterest and all the details you need for it are here. I cooked it earlier on in the day so all had to do was reheat it when they arrived and I think that really helped with the flavour.
I also made Deliciously Ella's sweet potato brownies and added some berries and a dollop of soya cream, but forgot to take photos as I had had too many bubbles by then. Overall the food was a great success and full of lovely goodness. I have been pinning all health recipes to my health board on pinterest and I am throughly enjoying putting more good food in my body.
Excuse the pants pics, I was lazy and took them on my phone which does not have the best camera. Hope your all having a lovely weekend.

Thursday, 9 April 2015

The Fringe Off: Sweet Pastels

It's the second fringe off collaboration and this months theme was 'Sweet Pastels'. It is now officially spring and what better way then to brighten up your wardrobe with some cute pastel colours.

Outfit Details
Skirt- £10 ASOS (old similar here)
Lace Tops (layered)- Gift and £15 Topshop (old similar here)
Shoes- £25 Topshop Sale (similar here)
Coat- £25 Love Tall Sally (similar here)
Earrings- £2 eBay

I went for an all over pastel look and like Cassy quite ladylike. I love this skirt because of it's unique detail around the waist it is also great for making you look thinner, always a winner in my eyes. Trixie's look is pretty urban and completely different to how Cassy and I styled up our pastels, isn't her new hair awesome? I'm in love with Cassy's Miista shoes they add a distinct pop of pastel colour to her outfit. I will own a pair of Miista's one day. Make sure you keep an eye out for the next 'Fringe Off' collaboration and don't forget to check the other girls looks out.

Sunday, 29 March 2015

Easter Chocolate Indulgent Cake

If you haven't yet, go check out the recipe for this chocolate indulgent cake I made for a Easter recipe post on the Queensgate blog here.

Friday, 13 March 2015

70's Flare OOTD ft select

OOTD Details
Jeans- Dorothy Perkins (super old lots of styles here)
Shirt- £5 Vintage
Shoes- £25 Topshop Sale (old similar)
Faux Fur- £14 Select Sale

I said I was going to experiment more with my outfit photos and here is my first set. I have gone with a vintage film look and a bright eccentric pattern. The outfit is a fav and I am so pleased I can get my highwaisted flares back out, I think they are about 8 years old but 70's style is currently and going to be massive this S/S. I also now really want some extreme flares as these jeans just look they are not trying hard enough compared to others. 
Flares also bring back memories, anybody else remember making your school trousers wet in puddles because they would make the flare bigger? How amusing, the other thing I remember about the 'in school trousers' of my time was the elastic going on the bum and girls walking around with dangly bits on their arse. Oh how attractive we once were. To top this look off I  added hoops and dark eye make up. What do you think?

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