Instagram Weekly 2

This week; plenty of eating…mainly homemade food, which I have been making myself. My love for cooking seems to have been rekindled early in the New Year. 
I finally began to unpack and place new items onto workspaces etc. 
The unpacking was short lived though as I headed off to a hotel & spa with the fiancé for the weekend; hot stone massages and rose scented baths – thanks again Alanna, for the bath salts!
I also received early birthday wishes in the form of an adorable birthday card from a family friend.

Instagram Weekly 1

I love how Eki updates once a week with photos from her Instagram.

I think it adds a new twist to the ‘photo diary‘ portion of blogs.
Therefore I decided to take a leaf out of her book, as I realised that not everyone has Instagram, nor do you all follow me on Twitter and sometimes I don’t even post my photos there.

This first post will be a catch-up of my favourite photos from previous weeks, then I shall continue with the weekly updates.

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I hope you will enjoy this new weekly feature.
Thank you for the inspiration Eki!

Yo! You like Sushi?

Yo Sushi; Lemon&Green Tea, Veggie Gyoza, Tofu Salad & Tofu Katsu Curry
A Yo! Sushi date with the fiancé 
Contrary to what my selection may have told you I am not a vegetarian
I often find the originality and health benefits of a vegetarian diet win me over though when I am browsing a menu. That’s not to say I don’t like meat, I’m just not a big fan. Anyway my decision was correct this time, as the whole meal was absolutely delicious. I am craving the ‘Cruncy Tofu Salad’ already!

Welcome to my world…

Do you all remember when I was living in Paris and I posted about my room?
Well I thought I would update you with my space in my current accommodation, here in England.
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Cosmetic & Beauty products, British fashion magazines & Accessories

Decorations, Japanese fashion magazines & letters from friends

Wardrobe decoration

I have a lot more space in the accommodation I choose this year.
I just have enough space for my laptop on my desk which is littered with fashion magazines, jewellery, cosmetics and beauty products. There are also several items of decoration from travelling or just things that caught my eye. 
Since taking these pictures I’ve already accumulated more items. I don’t know how I do it.
No pictures inside my wardrobe this time as I want to do a clear out in the New Year, which means a tidier and more organised wardrobe for me…and maybe some sales for you?

I want to see your rooms!!

Lush Cupcake Event

In October a few friends and I went to a specially arranged ‘Cupcake Event’ at our local Lush store. I’m a big fan of Lush, as you already know, and cupcakes, of course. The event drew us in with it’s offer of a free facial, make your own face mask and decorate your own cupcake.
And of course a nice chat with the Lush shop staff, always a pleasure.
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Friends getting facials, their colourful array of bath bombs & some cupcakes
&& the sparkly cupcake I decorated!
Shhh…it’s supposed to be a rose.
The chocolate & peppermint face mask I made & I also bought some toner tabs and a shower bomb.

The event was so much fun, and perfect for a girly evening out. My tomboy-ish friend even commented on how she had ‘enjoyed being so girly, but it had probably filled [her] quota for the month’. Girly-ness aside, the facials were very relaxing and it was so much fun making our own face masks and decorating cupcakes. Not to mention I chatted for ages with the lovely shop staff. We discussed; shopping trends, Lush in Japan, their latest gift boxes and how they were designed, and much more…

I can’t wait for the next Lush event!

Photo Diary; Paris meets India

Paris-Delhi-Bombay…India through the eyes of Indian & French artists…Exhibit
Centre Pompidou (4th arrondissment) holds the largest museum for Modern Art in Europe. I’m a big fan of modern art so I didn’t want to miss out on the chance to visit. Students also get in at a reduced price.

I don’t like to over saturate my photo diary posts…
I do have more from my visit here, which I will post periodically.

The Mystery Teahouse

I’m a big lover of tea. Of course, I’m English!
So when my friend and I found ‘The Mystery Teahouse‘ we were intrigued.
We’ve been back several times since, as you can tell by the photos.
TMT is in one word, enchanting.
The owners are adorable and the tea (tons to choose from) is amazing. I’m not a tea snob but I do prefer tea leaves, and a nice teapot too. They also offer Eastern European food which compliments the menu perfectly.
I’ve been introduced to teas & flavours I never knew existed.
My personal favourite has to be the South American ‘Yerba Maté‘ which has some wonderful health benefits…and you have to drink it through a metal straw! 
I drank: Cinnamon & Apple, Yerba Mate; Amanda Lemon, Caramel Passion
I ate: Zurek (a Polish soup) & Ukranian Beetroot soup.