Where to Eat in London 4

The Book Club | Brunch/Dinner | Shoreditch | Website
– reservations not available –
Byron | Lunch/Dinner | Hoxton | Website
– reservations not available –

Chicken Shop | Dinner | Kentish Town | Website

– reservations not available –

I’m a pretty big foodie, if you hadn’t already guessed, so I wanted to post a bit about food in London.
There are some amazing places to eat and pick up food, and these are just a few of the places I have visited lately.
This is my version of a Where to Eat in London – I have included the name, type of restaurant/cafe/store, the location of the place I visited, and a link to their website, as the bigger places have more than one location.

This is an ongoing series (you can find the series here) as my love for food and discovering new bars, restaurants etc. continues to blossom. This time all of the restaurants, apart from Byron (I’ve now been to two of their locations – both wonderful) are all one offs – meaning they can’t be found in multiple locations in London. If you’re curious about what I ate feel free to ask but I didn’t write it as I think it’s self explanatory from most of the photos.

I wouldn’t have included these places if I didn’t love and recommend them.
So if you have the chance you should definitely check them out!

Rush Hair & Beauty Salon

Rush have over 30 hair and beauty salons across London, and almost as many in the South of England. 

 The individual salons may be unique in their look and style, but each one boasts the same passion and dedication to providing excellent service and of course, a wonderful hair style. The latest edition to the Rush family is the Charing Cross road salon, whereas their flagsip store is in the bustling streets of London’s Piccadilly.  As for the other salons in London, you can find them in Central, North, East, West and South – wherever you are in London, you’re probably closer to a Rush salon than you might think. 
 The lovely people who work at Rush are award winning hairdressers and the crème de la crème of beauty therapists, which may make you feel a bit more comfortable on your first visit.
I always worry about trusting a hairdresser as my hair and it’s health are so important to me, it calms me down a bit more, and definitely helps me put my faith in them. I think quite a few people feel like that, especially if you’re searching for a new hair salon or just wanting to save a bit of money and try somewhere new – so it helps to know that a stylist has won awards. 
 Rush Hairdressers London have been mentioned in Vogue and are a favourite amongst celebrities and models. 
Each visit will offer a person style consultation, making sure you get exactly what you want and need. 
As well as your consultation, you’ll also receive a complimentary head massage, free wine/soft drinks and nibbles. 
 After you’re finished (or if you just need a top up), you can grab products by Shu Uemura, L’Oreal and Keratase. 
It’s definitely the place to go if you want a little bit of luxury! 
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Seasonal Party Looks at Coast

My choice of items from Coast, for the perfect seasonal party look
Coast is already a well established brand in the UK.
It’s highly likely you have a store/outlet in your hometown, and have probably visited one.
They offer a large selection of items ranging from chic modern designs to classic and romantic.
Their focus is on luxurious clothing, with an emphasis on attention to detail, for those special occasions.
Even though most of us don’t want to start thinking about seasonal parties, they will be upon us soon.
I personally love parties at this time of year and I always treat myself to a nice outfit…or two, and this season I have my eye on the dress above from Coast – it’s feminine, flattering and glamorous. When I go elegant, I like to go all the way, and luckily Coast has a large selection of accessories to compliment their items of clothing.
I choose cream, sparkles and gold as the base for my outfit – for a classic Hollywood glam look. 
What would your perfect party look be based on?
If you do decide to visit Coast this season, don’t forget to ask one of their lovely assistants for a consultation.
They are ready to help advise you on what look to choose and how to accessorise it, along with selected stores that also offer in-store style advisors for the perfect personal shopper experience.
You can purchase a selection of evening dresses online from Coast.
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Where to Eat in London 3

a little bit of what you fancy | Dinner | Dalston | Website

– reservations available –
The Tea Rooms | Tea Room | Stoke Newington | Website
– reservations not available –

Las Iguanas | Bar/Dinner | Stratford Westfield | Website
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Busaba Eathai | Lunch/Dinner | Stratford Westfield | Website
– reservations available –

I’m a pretty big foodie, if you hadn’t already guessed, so I wanted to post a bit about food in London.
There are some amazing places to eat and pick up food, and these are just a few of the places I visited on my last trip.
Kind of like a Where to Eat in London – I have included the name, type of restaurant/cafe/store, the location of the place I visited, and a link to their website, as the bigger places have more than one location.

I had to split this series into what is now 3 posts (you can find the series here) as my love for food and discovering new bars, restaurants etc. continues to blossom. This time round all of the restaurants, apart from Busaba (I’ve now been to two of their locations – both wonderful) are all one offs – meaning they can’t be found in multiple locations in London. If you’re curious about what I ate feel free to ask but I didn’t write it as I think it’s self explanatory from most of the photos.

I wouldn’t have included these places if I didn’t love and recommend them.
So if you have the chance you should definitely check them out!

Where to Eat in London 2

The Icecreamists | Ice Cream Parlour | Covent Garden | Website
– reservations not available –
Dream Bags & Jaguar Shoes | Dinner/Bar | Shoreditch | Website
– reservations not available –

Aubin Cinema | Cinema with Bar/Snacks | Shoreditch | Website
–  ticket bookings available  –

The Diner | All-day Menu | Shoreditch | Website
– reservations may be available –

Lola’s Cupcakes & Pinkberry Frozen Yoghurt |  Selfridges Food Court | Website 1 & 2
– reservations not available –

I’m a pretty big foodie, if you hadn’t already guessed, so I wanted to post a bit about food in London.
There are some amazing places to eat and pick up food, and these are just a few of the places I visited on my last trip.
Kind of like a Where to Eat in London – I have included the name, type of restaurant/cafe/store, the location of the place I visited, and a link to their website, as the bigger places have more than one location.

I had to split this series into two posts (you can find the first one here) as I just had too many places and photos I wanted to feature – even then I didn’t get to include them all. If you’re curious about what I ate feel free to ask but I didn’t write it as I think it’s self explanatory from most of the photos.

I wouldn’t have included these places if I didn’t love and recommend them.
So if you have the chance you should definitely check them out!

Where to Eat in London 1

Koya | Japanese Udon | Lunch/Dinner | Soho | Website
– reservations not available – 
Tina, We Salute You | Cafe | Dalston | Website
– reservations not available – 
Frae Frozen Yoghurt | Shop | Shoreditch | Website
– reservations not available – 
Laduree | Shop/Cafe | Burlington Arcade | Website
– reservations not available – 
All Stars | Diner & Bowling Alley | Lunch/Dinner | Brick Lane | Website
– reservations available – 
The Breakfast Club | Cafe | Hoxton | Website
– reservations not available – 

I’m a pretty big foodie, if you hadn’t already guessed, so I wanted to post a bit about food in London.
There are some amazing places to eat and pick up food, and these are just a few of the places I visited on my last trip.
Kind of like a Where to Eat in London – I have included the name, type of restaurant/cafe/store, the location of the place I visited, and a link to their website, as the bigger places have more than one location.
I had to split this series into two (maybe three) posts as I just had too many places and photos I wanted to feature.
If you’re curious about what I ate feel free to ask but I didn’t write it as I think it’s self explanatory from the photos.
I wouldn’t have included these places if I didn’t love and recommend them.
So if you have the chance you should definitely check them out!

This is one of those posts…

Today’s post is going to take a bit of an odd turn from the usual. I’ve decided to get a bit more personal than usual, and also a little rant-y, so please bear with me. You can tell because the text is aligned to the left and looks all serious.

From a young age I’ve had ‘large breasts’. I’m not going to go into sizes or anything, but they were there, they were big and they got noticed. I specifically remember my high school years being plagued with guys making comments about my breasts and how I should show them off more. This kind of attention was mainly from the boys in my classes, but it also came from older men. At the time I didn’t think much of it but now that I look back on it, it’s quite upsetting.

And now? Now, I don’t often wear low cut tops/dresses very often, and when I do I tend to feel uncomfortable. Friends, family and even random men have told me that I should ‘be happy that [I] have big breasts’. I’m sorry I didn’t know that having smaller ones would make me any less satisfied with my life. I am more than happy with the size of my breasts, that’s not what I’m getting at here. What I’m not ok with is how they are treated by other people.

Just last year I was openly groped in a public area. I was in a capital city, during a celebration with plenty of people walking around. The guy thought it was ok to grab my breast and squeeze it, and when I went to grab his hand to make a spectacle of him (something I picked up from Japan) he just laughed and shrugged his shoulders, then walked off. None of the people around me batted an eyelid.

The main reason I am writing this post is because this isn’t the first time something like this has happened to me, and I’ve also heard from friends that similar things have happened to them. I don’t care if someone wants to wear a low cut top or chooses to cover up their chest – wear whatever makes you happy and comfortable.  Nor am I saying that women with smaller breasts don’t receive this kind of attention either. I just feel that women should be able to dress how they like without men feeling that it’s ok to make a sexist comment or even grope a woman. Whether you have big or small breasts, you shouldn’t that you’re being objectified because of them. I’m tired of women being objectified. It happens constantly. I hear people say well that’s how it is – does that really mean we should just settle? Sorry, no.

There is so much more I could say on this topic alone, but maybe that is better left for another time and another place.

I’d love to hear your views and opinions!

And to those who will read this and think ‘Oh she’s just a big ol’ feminist’please feel free to comment about why you think it is ok for women to be objectified and men aren’t. By the way, I’m for equality, I believe men and women should be equal.


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