Friday, 20 January 2012

Weekly Love: Week 91

1. After brunch on Sunday at Natural Kitchen, I took a little wander down Marylebone Highstreet and came across Daunt Books, which is everything that a proper book shop should be, not the things we have on high streets pretending to be bookshops called Waterstones. I've posted about the store on my Tumblr page
DSC_0322 2. Due to some backlash about my deleting a lot of negative comments on my recent lingerie post, I have decided to include a commenting policy on my blog, which you can read here. I don't have a problem with people who leave comments totally disagreeing with me, and saying that my point of view is totally stupid, indeed I encourage constructive criticism, argument and debate. We're all entitled to our own opinions. However, if you leave offensive or downright nasty comments that cause offence, or you use language that may offend me or my readers, I will delete your comment without responding however good the rest of your argument happens to be.

3. I had a wiff in Selfridges as I was coming out of the Selfridges Library the other day, but Diptyque's new Eau Rose scented candle is well worth the sniff - it is now right at the top of my wish list - the perfect rose scent.
4. Speaking of Selfridges, how amazing are some of their Oxford Street window displays at the moment?

5. Unfortunately, all good things have to come to an end, but what an end it was for the season finale of Sherlock. Not going to drop any spoilers, but I think it was the best Sherlock episode ever written. It was so clever and intricate, Cumberbatch's acting was absolutely flawless and I still have not worked out entirely how Sherlock did it, even though I knew how it would end as I knew the Sherlock Holmes story it was based on really well. Apparently the key is to use your pause and rewind button a lot - I'm going to go after it on iPlayer and try an figure it out. Any ideas how he managed to fool everyone, for those of you who have seen it? (In other news, a guy I used to go to school with who is an amazing, Jac Clinch has done his own comic strip of how he thinks he did it - so funny!)
6. Amazing Duck Egg Fried rice at Lotus Leaf, one of my favourite oriental restaurants. (I'm always getting rice dishes, crispy aromatic duck and the chicken Dim Sum balls at their Westfield, Stratford City location, though they have them all over London.) It was the first time I'd had this dish - it was so lovely and filling and I will definitely be having it again. Speaking of amazing food, this week I discovered Foodgawker, which is basically just Pinterest for awesome looking food. I'm in love.

Current Location: London
Currently Listening To: Red by Dia Frampton
Currently Reading: Company Magazine
Currently Watching: How To Cook Like Heston (for those of you who were asking how to make the homemade chocolate truffles I made for my dinner party, Heston shows you how in the first 5 minutes!)

What have you been enjoying this week?


  1. I always find it so silly when people are rude for no real reason. Even though it's just a comment some things I've read on blog comments are incredibly hurtful, for instance on youtube videos I have no idea how the uploader deals with it sometimes as it's disgraceful. Some of them hide away from it too, they'll say it but they won't take it sort of thing. Just ignore it, take all that abuse and brush it off, just think you're better than that!

    Gosh I've never seen a cake that big! It does look very scrummy though, I'm such a sucker for chocolate sauce!

  2. The guy who founded Daunt Books has actually been made Managing Director of Waterstones. So maybe we can have higher hopes?

  3. I was wondering if I should have mentioned that it the post, but I was unsure about how I felt about it... On one hand, hopefully it will make Waterstones better, but it might make Daunt Books a little less lovely and unique...

  4. ella @ belle vintage20 January 2012 at 10:57

    I have never had duck fried rice, i must try! I checked out the cake and it looks so good too. I totally agree with your comments policy too xx
    Ella @ Belle Vintage

  5. Do ducks eggs taste better than chicken eggs? I'm quite partial to ostrich eggs myself, although it's an absolute bugger to harvest them.

  6. They do indeed, but it was chicken eggs and duck meat in this rice!

  7. That book shop looks amazing. I need to head on over and check it out.
    And yes: best Sherlock episode EVER! I loved it. Benedict's acting was so perfect.

  8. I know, right?!

    And I TOLD you you just had to watch it before someone spoils it! And I know, I don't really 'do' fan girl for anything, but I think the closest I'm going to come is Mr Cumberbatch. (And I'm putting him above Adam Levine. You know I'm being serious!) x

  9. I really don't get people who post nasty comments. Anyway, I loved this post like always! Your weekly loves are probably my favorite posts to read. :)

  10. And here is to another amazing round up. I literally opened so many new tabs, I don't know where to start reading!


  11. I just have to say, I always enjoy your Weekly Love posts! I've discovered countless new blogs and fun articles through these so I wanted you to know they are much appreciated :) xx

  12. Aww, thank you so much Dani, I'm really glad that you enjoy them - I enjoy putting them together too, I work on the all week! xxx

  13. I am glad you are standing your ground...It is one thing to criticize and another to be nasty.
    On a good not I am loven this weekly post as well ;)


  14. ooooh will have to have a nosey at that window display, it looks amazing! And I will deffo go for a mooch around Daunt Books, it looks soooo nice. A rarity to find something like that these days

    Rianna xxx

  15. After checking out your lingerie post I don;t get why you received so much hate. I understand their point but it's your blog, your point of view, ETC. This is a beautiful post too. x hivennn

  16. Must disagree on the matter of the Sherlock episode BUT I respect your opinion! Don't take any notice of these people, or their words, and stand your ground. You shouldn't have to justify your writings to anyone. If they don't like, then they don't have to read, instead of being nasty and trying to upset you!

    Also, that rice looks ridiculously scrummy x