Friday, 23 August 2013

Weekly Love: Week 141

Wow it has been a busy few weeks, but I'm no where near as feeling as flustered as I was at the beginning of the month. And this is in a fortnight where I have successfully pulled off a dinner party for 8 people. I'm still trying to do more things than there are hours in the day all at once, but it finally feels like a good type of busy, if you know what I mean! It is so hard to believe that the Summer is practically over; you can see it in the weather is starting to turn. I was sitting watching the rain come down out of the office window the other day!
1. Baths with L'Occitane Shea Butter Bubble Bath and The White Company Scented Candles (c/o), just because it was a Monday. | 2. Look who I found on the way down to pick vegetables. | 3. My haul from the vegetable plot to make Sunday lunch. | 4. Sunday afternoon bowling with old school friends, and guess what? I won! | 5. Baking triple chocolate chip cookies to take into the office. Chocolate chip cookies make everything better. | 6. Recipe testing.

Before we left Los Angeles Kathryn and I did a photo shoot so we could have some pictures of the two of use for The Glossy Guide with my amazing and super talented friend Nicole. We're going to be posting more photos from the shoot up on the site very soon, but if you head over to our About Page now, it has been totally revamped with the shoot. It was a lot of fun, and I'm really going to miss taking photos with Nicole around LA.
7. Cocktail hour with my Mummy. | 8. Baking biscuits for the Laura Ashley blog. | 9. Drinking my lavender mojitos post photo shoot at my desk. | 10. Spinach, Bacon and Quark Quiche in progress. | 11.  My latest cookbook purchase, One by Florence Knight. It is pretty awesome and a brilliant read. More about it, soon! | 12. The Mediterranean spread my Mother and I put together for family Sunday lunch.

What have you been enjoying this week, and what do you have planned for the weekend? I'm going to a cocktail making class in London tomorrow afternoon I can't wait to tell you all about (if it is any good!), and this afternoon I'm meeting up with my friend Katie who is in London at the moment from my Classical Epic class at UCLA (last time we saw each other we reviewed Blue Plate Taco in Santa Monica) but apart from that I'm going to have a pretty chilled time at home. I might start sorting out stuff to move into my London flat. 


  1. Great pictures ! All that food is making me hungry

    Madeline | Its a Mads Mads World

  2. I love that picture of you and Kathryn. You guys look amazing.

  3. The best restaurant in America is in LA!? Now you definitely have a reason to come back.

  4. This is going to turn into one massive running theme of reasons why I should come back to Los Angeles, and why you should come visit London, isn't it!

  5. Thank you so much for the mention! I love the cooking with the dishwasher feature! But I think I'd be a bit hesitant because our dishwasher is, well, dirty. Love your instagram photos as always!

  6. Your comment about Sesame seeds made me laugh. Do you know what the answer is? I'm new(ish) to your blog - whereabouts in London is your new flat? Good luck with the sorting.

  7. That comment was actually a link, to an article which tells you what the answer is!

    And I'm heading back to East London. Shoreditch, Brick Lane and Westfield, Stratford City are about to become my new(ish, I am moving back to just up the road from my first London residence in 2011-2012) stomping grounds!