2 November 2014

Alexander Platz: Berlin

Hey peoples, I am back with an update a new layout and hopefully some consistency!
I went to Berlin this weekend with my sisters to celebrate my sisters 30th birthday. I took some amazing photos.. in a nutshell that is what this blog post is about. :)

We all had a good first few days, these pictures are from one day in particular when we went to find the Berlin Wall, I didn't know much about it before this trip but it is always good to learn something new. we stopped off at Dunkin Donuts on the way for a sugar rush. (the wall is long.. we needed the energy)

We covered the east side of the Berlin wall, for miles it was covered in Art work, messages and graffiti in general. It was beautiful and controversial all at the same time. it really gave me an insight into what the people of Berlin think about the Cold war and just about the world in general. 

Berlin definitely has a lot of history, its a city just like London except everything is so much bigger. along the wall they had started a love gate (similar to the bridge in France) people would bring their padlocks and lock them too the gate with a message on it. I think its lovely to be honest. 

Lastly.. My goal over the last month was to learn how to create light trails on my camera, after practicing a failing for a while i asked a fellow photographer for some tips, and was finally able to create something i was quite proud off. Obviously i still have some work to do but practice makes perfect. Berlin was the perfect place to capture these as their roads were always full of traffic at night time. 

The trip was only short, but from what I got to see off Berlin I definitely would recommend it, the night life is great and very similar to London, they have a similar culture to Britain and  their shopping centers are definitely worth checking out. I am planning to go back and experience it properly as there was not enough time this trip.


Land of the giants. 

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15 September 2014

Scoff & Banter

Hola Amigos! 

Today I wanted to share my first afternoon tea experience with you guys. I took my sister out for her **th (She might kill me so I wont take the risk lol) we went to a lovely restaurant situated in Canary Wharf called 'Scoff & Banter' very appropriate I must say. 

I booked the 'Queen of hearts' afternoon tea which was supposed to be Alice in wonderland themed, but we quickly discovered we were being served just a regular afternoon tea with pretty cups. Nevertheless we still enjoyed. 

We were brought a selection of sandwiches, cakes, pastries and had unlimited tea and coffee..
Needless to say I left feeling about ten pounds heavier I could not contain myself.

The presentation was as expected, the clotted cream was to die for.. *drools* the service was up to standard but could have definitely been better. I always think customer service tends to make or break an experience and I always try and be honest about it. 
After filling up, we took to the decking outside the restaurant to take some photo's, our table looked right over the Thames with the O2 arena staring right back at us. 

It was beautiful. 

I wasn't quite sure what to wear for Afternoon tea, so I went smart - casual. 

Hat - H&M
Shirt - Ralph Lauren
Skirt - Boohoo
Boots - H&M

 Finally we cracked open a bottle to toast to more successful years of life, to health and to beautiful family. Its lovely to have sisters who are your best friends, most of my life experiences are shared with them and I wouldn't have it any other way. 

I will definitely be returning to Scoff & Banter in the near future. 

Feel free to express your thoughts below... 

25 August 2014

Love & Marriage

It's been a while hasn't it? 
Life has a funny way of throwing loads of stuff at you all at once and being human you just have to decide what to prioritise. So blogging has not quite been at the top of the list but i'm here now... 

So someone very dear to me got married today and I knew this would be great to blog about! Who doesn't love a wedding..? I really can not wait to get married and so attending my very first wedding was something special. So much planning and detail goes into making the day what it is and I really think the bride and groom pulled it off. 

Firstly a toast to the happy couple, I wish them the most happiness from now until forever. 

The whole theme of the wedding was pastel colours which i loved because I thought it was original, everything from the flowers to the bridesmaids & groomsmen were in pastels and it all came together nicely. 

The bridesmaids dresses matched the groomsmen's tie and chief. Which was nicely thought out. The flowers were all assorted and not the typical bunch you'd find at weddings. The florists done good with these. 

After the ceremony we had some cocktails and cocktail bites before we took our seats, the seating plan was very well thought out with guests being placed on tables with people they did not know so everyone could mingle. It was definitely a great idea and it worked as everyone was in high spirits. 

 All tables were numbered and outside the hall were small cards for everyone to find their name and table. 
Another great idea. 

The food was brilliant, as you can see because I did not break to take any photos of it. It was a mixed between African and Caribbean food and definitely catered for the mass of guests that attended. The main desert was brownies and ice cream or fruit salad and they also had a sweet cart in the hall filled with loads of tasty treats. The kids definitely loved it!

For my FAVE! part of the whole day. LE CAKE! HOW AMAZING?
From afar it looked stunning but up close it was actually breath taking. The detail on the cake was so beautiful and I can only imagine how much time and effort went into this beautiful cake. It was also super tasty too. Each layer was a different sponge, I got to taste the red velvet (My favorite cake ever) and it was beautifully made! Honestly this cake was definitely ten out of ten.

And the rest was history.. My camera roll stops there as I went to enjoy myself and that is exactly what I did. We partied the night away and it was beautiful. 

Orsett hall was an amazing venue with amazing staff, I will definitely consider using this venue for future events.

I can not wait to get married 

Hope you enjoyed and this serves as some inspiration to some of you guys.

26 June 2014

The Breakfast Club

 Im on a blogging roll!! 
But listen, I really wanted to tell you guys about this place that a lot of you may know about but others may not. I have known about this place for a while but I haven't actually had time to go there, so today I dragged my cousin and my sisters along as I usually do and went to eat at 

 I instantly loved the vibe of this place honestly everything everyone has told me about has not been wrong, you can tell they really go all out to try and make you feel really at home, the furniture is really homely from the mugs to the photo boards on the wall, and its also pretty humorous 
(if you make it  defo go and check out the toilets.)

Before we got seated I had to take a picture of the outside, We built this city on bacon rolls.. 
very appropriate!
 (if you know the song then you'll know why this is funny if you dont.. sorry) 

 We got to ordering and we were served our food so quickly! I love fast service, it was quick enough for us not to start getting impatient and long enough to know they had actually cooked the food. I ordered the 'Veggie american' and my cousin ordered the 'Full American' these are both filled with sausages, eggs, bacon and pancakes with maple syrup! (obviously mine being the veggie alternatives)
 My favourite part was the fried potatoes seasoned with garlic and rosemary. Highly recommended. 
We ordered from the breakfast menu which is available until 5pm, the lunch and dinner menu also looked lovely which I will be trying next time I go.

Overall I would recommend this I give it a 10/10 honestly I couldn't fault the food or the service. 
The price is pretty reasonable, My breakfast cost just over £9 so more than your ordinary cafe but it is very worth it. 

Be sure to check out The Breakfast Club Hoxton here
They are also located in 6 other places in London check out your local one and let me know what you think!

If you have been here let me know your thoughts.. agree or disagree? 

all thoughts in this  post are my own please see my disclaimer for more information

22 June 2014

Royal Ascot 14'

Hey Guys, I know it has been a while but I have had so much going on lately, it's been events after events and on Friday I spent the day at Royal Ascot with my sisters and some lovely ladies. It was my first time there and I was a bit apprehensive about what it would be like as I already work in a betting shop but surprisingly I enjoyed it so much. It was a lovely day out and if you have never been to Ascot read on and find out what its all about. 

If you didn't know there's all sorts of dress codes for Ascot, so we might as well start with what I wore

We'll start with this beautiful two piece I found on find it here 
it was an absolute bargain at £25 (yes for both) I love the floral detail and the crop top was perfect as it was still very modest as it didn't show too much. The jacket I wore is from H&M which I bought about a year ago, but goes with everything and the shoes were also another bargain buy from Primark at £9, can't go wrong with a bit of nude. 

As everyone knows hats are a major thing at Ascot, this lovely fascinator was an impulse buy from Ebay. I loved the whole netting vibe I think it complimented the rest of my outfit very nicely. All in all I done Ascot on an outfit that costs collectively under £100, who says you need to spend a whole load of money to look posh? lol 

The day started really early, so obviously we had to start the day right with some Costa, then on to a long train journey and an even longer walk to the race course. 

The atmosphere was amazing, there was no stuck up behaviour or anything like that just loads of people wanting to have a good time. We attended the Silver Ring where we sat to have a picnic, shortly followed by the lovely Royal Parade. Unfortunately I couldn't get a really good pic of the queen and prince Harry wasn't there either so that was quite a bummer :( 

Pimms o'clock? well yes it most certainly was on Friday, me and the lovely ladies spent the rest of the day in the bar after losing really badly on the horses and enjoyed the rest of the day with some really lovely people listening to some banging music.. my type of party basically. 

I will definitely be returning next year! 

What was your Ascot experience like? or are you considering going next year? 
What do you think of the outfits? 

Would love to hear from ya! 

Until next time