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Last night the captain of the Argentinian polo team, Nacho Figeras hosted a little shindig at Ralph Lauren. They were celebrating the "build your own polo" range & putting on an Argentinian inspired fashion show. An invitation to one of my favourite stores with Pimms, champagne, a...
Tea at toms
I'm so sorry I've been a bit distracted this week! I've been ridiculously busy with work & family stuff and just haven't had the time to spend with you. Today finally slowed down a bit & I made time to catch up with Phoebe over tea at Toms. Toms is a bit of a Notting...
Seabass ceviche boats
Ceviche is the ultimate "bikini season" dish.It's light, delicious, packed full of nutrients, carb & fat free and much easier than everyone thinks. It only takes a few mins to prep, chills out in the fridge for a bit, then springs out ready to wow whenever you're ready. I have mine...
Basil lemonade grenades
When we were little my brother & I essentially lived in the garden.I'd spend my summer holidays with muddy hands, grazed knees & wild, untamed hair.We built forts, assault courses, hideouts & tree houses. They were always wildly ambitious and never turned out quite as we expected, but...
Kimberley london backstage
My friend Kim is launching a new swimwear company.The whole brand is almost exactly like her. Young, pretty, cutesy & a little bit naughty!Rather than spending lots of money on a fancy photoshoot with professional models, she asked if Phoebe & I would pop round for an afternoon of playing...
L'etranger fish 'n' bubbles
Last week I organised a dream date. He'd taken me on a couple spectacular evenings so I figured I should return the favour. A friend mentioned that L'Etranger was hosting one of their special tasting evenings, I'd never been but had heard great things so snapped up two tickets. I...
A night off
When I first moved away from home the idea of being able to have food delivered was completely incredible to me. "They'll bring it to your house?!" My first boyfriend in London was called Tom & wow, in hindsight I must have seemed so green to him! I barely wore makeup, I had...
The blossom thief
London has been transformed. All this warm weather has roused the trees from their winter slumber & blossom has burst all over the parks like wild popcorn. When the wind blows the streets disappear into little blossom snow drifts. It's a bit like being in Narnia, but...
I can't tell you how happy the sunshine makes me.I know it sounds silly but I think I'm a totally different person in Summer. When the sunshines in London everyone just seems to breath a sigh of relief, they stand a little taller, walk with a little more bounce in their step & are more...
Smoked mackerel pate
Summertime in England means picnic time. At the first hint of sunshine we're out. In the parks, the fields, balconies, that tiny patch of light creeping through the window onto the sitting room floor. We don't get much sun on our funny little island, so when we do we have to make the...
Cirque vs nozomi brunch
As you know, I love brunch.I will go along with absolutely any excuse to squeeze an extra meal into the day.A brunch party held by one of London's craziest nightclubs at one of London's wildest restaurants sounded like an excellent excuse to me.Cirque du Soir held a little Saturday...
Belle of the ball
It's prom season, apparently. Once you leave school this season ceases to exist in your calendar. It's replaced with all sorts of boring things. But I understand that if you're at school right now it's the most important, exciting thing on your calendar. A much needed treat to...
Mexican cheese steak melt
You can't beat a good sandwich. I don't mean those flimsy, silly little things you buy in plastic at the garage. I mean a stonking great beast of a sandwich, oozing its' fillings all over the place & seducing you with a glance. This bad boy has it all going...
Mad about the boy
I have a date this evening. But that's not who I'm mad about (yet). The stork delivered my new baby this morning. A nude, caviar leather baby. From Chanel. (You have to whisper the Chanel, it makes it more dramatic.)The Vestiaire Collective is a French "vintage" (fancy word for...
Kinder bueno ice cream
The idea for this ice-cream came, like most good ideas, from The Internet. I pinned a picture of Kinder Bueno ice-cream from an ice-cream shop. I found it on Tumblr, where it maddeningly had no source, no story, no address & no recipe. "To the Google machine!' I cried, fist...
Souk & oasis
The Rabat souk is huge. Spanning almost the length of the town, it's a maze of clothes, food & trinkets.As you walk in you find yourself enveloped by a cloud of smells & sounds unlike anything you could have imagined. Wafts of fresh bread, sweet dates & figs mix with those from...
I didn't love Casablanca. I loved the mosque, but I hated the dirt & noise of the metropolis itself. Rabat is like a completely different world. It's peaceful, relaxed, green, light & utterly beautiful. Having spent a day in The Rose Garden, I was ready for some culture so...
Jardin des roses
After the buzz & noise of Casablanca I was ready to escape. Find a little peace & quiet to breath & read a little of my book.Thankfully the next stop on our adventure was Jardin des Roses, a resort just outside Rabat.We arrived well after dark. I ran myself an enormous bubble bath and...
Here's lookin' at you, kid
Welcome to Casablanca! Last year The Moroccan Tourist board invited me on a Moroccan adventure. They showed me old fortresses, the desert, dusty villages & some of the best lamb I've ever tasted. It was all very traditional, beautiful & fairly magical. This year they...
Skinny green popcorn
This is one of my favourite movie snacks. It's far, far better for you than additive covered crisps, buttery popcorn or anything from the biscuit aisle. It's ridiculously easy to knock up a bowl and you get a great big bowl of, cheesy, salty, munchies to nibble your...
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