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Sunday, 16 February 2014

Weekly Favourites # 8

This week started very well. I decided to meet my friend for a catch up over wine and nibbles at The Sun in Clapham Common - it has a delicious range of bar snacks if you're ever in that area! As we were making our way through the wine we noticed that Tate Donovan had walked in. (He was Joshua in friends and Marissa's Dad in The OC.) My friend was straight over for a chat and he was really lovely. Apparently he is in London for the new series of 24. On Wednesday I went to Bunga Bunga for their pizza and opera night with people from school. The pizzas are delicious and having someone serenade you whilst you ate was rather lovely! It is a really fun place and if you have never been then you should. Keep your eyes peeled for a more detailed post!

I got thoroughly spoilt on Valentines Day, it is not normally a day I pay much attention to but this year the boy did well! He secretly booked the day off work so he could cook me a three course meal. I came back from work to find the flat clean, candles lit, roses in a vase and a delicious cocktail waiting for me. He then served lots of delicious handmade treats and I didn't have to lift a finger. Made me feel slightly guilty that I hadn't even got him a card! 

Finally the week has been rounded up with friends coming round for cocktails, wine, food and fun. I love hosting dinner parties and just wish I had more chairs so I could invite more people! The boy cooked again (I think we are in the minority as we actually argue over who will do the cooking!) and created a scrumptious Cassoulet. It was a ridiculously fun week and I am now off to a friend's birthday party followed by half term - bliss! 

Photographs: Wine, Nibbles & Tate Donovan at The Sun // Bunga Bunga Pizza // Bunga Bunga // Valentines Cocktail // Roses // Dinner! 

Posts this week have included: Inamo Soho & Aqua Shard; Revlon Lip Butters; 200 Bloglovin' Follower NARS Giveaway; L'Oreal Mega Volume Miss Manga Mascara Review and Battle of the Brows: Anastasia Brow Wiz vs Maybelline Brow Shaper.

Favourite post: This has been a hard one this week but I think it has to be the lovely Beth's SEO tips from Beauty in Beta. I learnt an incredible amount as I am so computer illiterate. Here are posts one and two

Favourite product: It has been so miserable this week that I have wanted to create a glow to my weather beaten face! I have been reaching for my NARS Laguna Bronzer, see thoughts here & giveaway here, and my Mary-Lou Manizer, again post here. This combination make me look healthy and radiant which is far from what I feel! 

Favourite clothing: With these blustery winds it has to be my very warm Zara coat. I absolutely love it and I am slightly scared it will be so well used it won't last until next Winter. Sadly I cannot find a link to it but it is a black mid length coat that has an incredibly soft white fur collar. This also lines the inside of the coat making it perfect for these horrid winter days! 

Hope you have all had a good week too! 



  1. Aaaahh I used to LOVE the OC, that's so cool and so random that you saw Marissa's dad! The pizza looks delicious and I am very jealous of how spoilt you got on valentines! Great post x


    1. I know couldn't believe he was there. We almost asked him over to join s for a drink, wish we had now! x

  2. Sounds like a lovely Valentines Day, how cute is your boyfriend cooking you a meal?!

    Salted Roses // Fashion & Beauty

  3. Your pictures are beautiful babe and making my mouth water aha!!
    Now following.

    Loving your blog thanks for your link on twitter sweetie
    www.paigespreferences.com xx

  4. Thanks so much for including me beautiful! Beth xo

    1. Anytime! Those posts were so useful as I have no idea what I am doing! X


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