I love Sundays. If you're visiting London, here's what I'd recommend doing on your Sunday: 
  • Brunch! We started our day off brunching at Clerkenwell Grind. We ordered a dish of their sweet potato harissa cakes with poached eggs and their pancakes with coconut whip, accompanied with a latte and a filtered coffee – all delicious. 
  • Grab an iced coffee to keep yourself cool as you walk.
  • We visited Columbia Road Flower Market, purchase a few if you're staying in London for a while, if not, visit anyway, all the flowers are so beautiful and the vibe is so relaxing.
  • Pop down to Redchurch Street – visit stores such as A.P.C., Modern Society, Labour and Wait, and Aesop.
  • Continue the shopping at Shoreditch BOXPARK. My favourite stores are Astrid and Miyu, AOC Edit, Papersmiths, Decorum and Wandering Minds. 
  • Heck, grab an icecream at Soft Serve Society whilst you're there. I'd recommend asking what their flavour of the week is, if it doesn't tickle your fancy, get their classic matcha and vanilla cone, and I like to add a toasted marshmellow. Or if avaliable, get their black coconut icecream! 
  • You'll find yourself at Brick Lane, visit the food markets and vintage stores, and if you have space in your stomach, grab a bite to eat. Hot dogs are great there. And if not, shop to work up an appetite. 
  • And no East London trip is complete without visiting Old Spitalfields Market, shop, eat and just chill. Grab a doughnut from Crosstown for tomorrow morning (as a midnight snack, no judgment), my fave is their classic glaze – nom!

For more outfit details and photos, check out my previous post here; and my previous Sunday post is linked here. To get the Google Maps directions of this trip, find it here


Photography by Joshua Theobald and myself

Saturday, 24 June 2017

Flowers and Brunch


The Attendant has been on my to-go list for too long, and finally, on Monday, my friend and I retreated there in between our (hot, humid, and sweaty) Oxford Street shopping trip. 

Definitely one of London's quirkiest cafes, located in Fitzrovia, close by Oxford Street. It's a small, restored Victorian public toilet, but don't worry it's all clean! They serve breakfast/brunch and lunch daily, with really good coffee. We ordered their smashed avocado on toast with a poached egg and their dulce de leche french toast, and it was pretty clear from eating it why it's part of their 'hall of fame' menu, highly recommended. The dishes were beautifully presented, and the flavours complimented each other so well. I loved the beetroot hummus with the avocado toast, I'll definitely be making some soon! 

Verdict – go! They serve good coffee and food, without breaking the bank. And a bonus is their branch in Fitzrovia, is different and quirky in comparison to the other London cafes on the scene. If you're not near by, have some brunch at their other branches in Shoreditch and Clerkenwell. And they serve good coffee and food! 


Wednesday, 21 June 2017 27A Foley St, London, W1W 6DY

The Attendant


PLAYSUIT - H&M / RIBBED TEE - PRIMARK (1/2/3) / TRAINERS - VEJA 
BAG - YSL SAC DE JOUR / SUNGLASSES - WEEKDAY (1)


I have such a love-hate relationship with British summer, probably like most British people:
Pros – British summer time, longer days, blue skies (i.e. happier British people), BBQs, peonies, hydrangeas, picnics, berries.
Cons – humidity, sweatiness, lack of AC/fans anywhere, hayfever, body odour on the tube.. and the list could go on. 

I think the biggest issue I have with summer is I don't know how to dress my body type for the summer like I've mentioned in previous posts. But I think I've found a universal flattering outfit combination – a ribbed crop top underneath stringy tops, dresses, and playsuits, paired with some trainers. These VEJA ones are my favourite, so comfortable for long walks. It enables you to remain cool despite the hot weather, be comfy, and look not too overdressed.

Photography by Joshua Theobald

Monday, 19 June 2017 Columbia Rd Flower Market, London, E1

Hydrangeas


Christy from The Lazy Foodie kindly invited me as her plus-one to the Taste of London, located in Regent's Park. For more details on the event, do check out her recent blog post here. These are my top picks from the Taste of London:

  • Jose Pizarro's squid ink croquettes (photographed by Christy) the exterior was crunchy with a creamy, flavourful filling! And I'm very much hoping they offer this dish in their stores, but I need more of it in my life ASAP.
  • Pierre Hermes macarons and ice cream was lovely! We sampled them all because we just couldn't decide. My favourites were their salted butter caramel; passion fruit, rhubarb and strawberry, and their meadowsweet and Corsican honey macarons. The pistachio icecream was so creamy and as you can imagine, we hit a major sugar rush thereafter!
  • Les 110 de Taillevent's #TasteTheWorld dish of duck foie gras mi-cuit with beetroot jelly and eel, which was so delicious. It was presented beautifully, we were both in awe. It was so decadent and rich!
  • Jude's Icecream new flavour: black coconut was amazing – creamy and flavourful, with hints of coconut but not too sickly. The perfect ice cream combo.
  • Pirate's Grog invited Christy to sample some of their cocktails, and they kindly let us sample all their rums too. Their 13 Year Aged Rum has won several awards, and is perfect for those who like drinking their spirits straight since it has such a bold flavour. My favourite was their Five Year Aged Honduran Rum which was made the perfect raspberry daiquiri. Christy enjoyed their espresso rumtini, which was on tap, mixed with their Coffee Rum.



Photos by myself and Christy (credit)

Friday, 16 June 2017 Regent's Park, London, NW1

Taste of London

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