HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Just over a month into the new decade and what a busy/bloody cold one it’s been!
I started off the year with a spontaneous after-work dinner at the newly opened Lina Stores with my work gal-pals which was lots of fun and the anchovies on toasted brioche were delish – definitely something that I’d never previously thought to putting together but I’ve made it for quite a few lunches at home.
Trying to get a decent photo of 3 people in a photobooth is as challenging as Gretchen Weiners trying to make ’fetch’ happen.
Gorgeous lighting during my late lunch break at work.
After seeing so many people’s Instagram stories and photos of the smoke tunnel from this exhibition, it’s been on my to-do list for a long time and I finally made it on its final day!
Can you spot me?
My favourite bit!
Please excuse my awful posture…
After the Olafur Eliasson exhibition, I wandered around the rest of the Tate and these were a few of my highlights:
I took James ice skating at Somerset House as a part of his Christmas present because I think that experience presents are much more fun and if you know James, you’ll know that he has a LOT of stuff already!
For lunch, we went to Ippudo for ramen which was pretty good but still doesn’t beat my fave: Kanada-Ya.
Lauren Bravo launched her brilliant book, ‘How To break Up With Fast Fashion’ at our shop and if you haven’t read it already, I’d thoroughly recommend it! It’s so informative, relatable and bloody funny too.
“Like the friend who turns up after a break-up, packs all your pants into a suitcase and strongarms you to the pub, yelling, ‘YOU’RE TOO GOOD FOR THEM,’ I want this book to be a companion, not a critic.”
Lauren also featured our shop in her Time Out list of the best charity shops in London last year – what an absolute babe!
Turkish Pepper Appreciation Society at Arabica.
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My main Christmas present to James was dinner at Duck and Waffle which we both thoroughly enjoyed!
S’more, s’more, s’more, how do you like it, how do you like it?
When you’ve unintentionally dressed as Baby Yoda…
My wonderful ex-flatmate, Anna’s, first visit to the flat and her first hotpot experience!
We tried out Weizi Prawn Hot Pot which was great and the service was excellent too.
Trying out the Sichuan food at Jinli with Tina.
We liked it but didn’t love it.
After another much tastier Sichuan dinner at Kaki with Hermina and Becca (I was too hungry to take pics), Tina and I had drinks at the brilliant Drink, Shop & Do after seeing some great pics of it on Instagram.
Café by day, bar by night AND they have a neon sign – what a winner!
Their drinks were delish too.
A doggo a day keeps the doctor away!
I’ll leave you this beautifully apt poem by the brilliant Daniel Piper.