Does anyone know how exactly we're supposed to dress for this weather? I leave the house in a coat in the pouring rain, and by lunchtime I'm walking into town for a bite to eat having discarded the jacket and donning my sunglasses. I'm wearing jumpers to the office, and sometimes I'm too warm, and other times I'm wrapping myself in my scarf because I'm chilly. If any of you have any foolproof transitional dressing tips, I'm all ears!
1. Divine Orange & Poppyseed Gelato at Mary's Milk Bar in Edinburgh. | 2. Kate Doran's Homemade Memories and Lindt's new Orange Lindor Truffles. | 3. Saturday afternoons in Edinburgh. | 4. Scotch beef charcuterie on a farm in the Scottish Borders. | 5. Aberdeen Angus in the fields in the Scottish Borders. | 6. Simply divine gluten free vegetable quiche from the Pop Up Cafe on Deal High Street.
- Lucy's photos make me think I need to go back to my teenage haunt of Camden Locks.
- Rose takes a turn around Castries Market in St. Lucia. Also, she went exploring the Lot Valley in France with her family, reminding me that I need to try and make it out to the French house sometime this year - I have not visited yet in 2015!
- Kristabel shares her Instagram secrets: this is the blog post that taught me how to use Snapseed.
- Into The Gloss sits down with Amber Venz-Box, the founder of rewardStyle about her career progression, which serves as a great history behind the company (this is basically a summary of a really great speech I heard her give at a conference a few years ago!)
- Men's Journal goes on location with Anthony Bourdain while he films Parts Unknown.
- America? The Kitchn has tried and tested 7 different hummus brands so that you don't have to.
- I'm curious about this salad where you drink the dressing, rather than drizzle it.
- If you're visiting Stockholm any time soon, Story hotel looks like a lovely and elegant option.
- You know those lace up ballet flats everyone is wearing? This is how you DIY them.
- Learn how to use cocktail ratios, which will help you mix any drink off the top of your head.
- Anne-Sophie takes us on a tour of Portmeirion in Wales. I had no idea anywhere in Britain looked like this - one to visit for a bit of a stay-cation, I think.
- This is why Paris is so beautiful.
- Also in Paris, David Lebovitz has found a fantastic Southern style barbecue joint, and his review also highlights some of the challenges of making authentic barbecue in Paris.
7. Pretty blue doorways in Edinburgh. | 8. Country walks to the postbox in my little corner of East Kent. | 9. Brunching on homemade baked beans baked with eggs and orange juice with the Sunday papers. | 10. Walking along the sea at Sandwich Bay. | 11. A simply divine Saturday lunchtime at The Compasses Inn at Crundale, near Canterbury. | 12. Making a pilgrimage to The Elephant House, the cafe in Edinburgh where J.K. Rowling wrote Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone.
- Kate's bathroom makeover is more than just a little bit impressive.
- A Couple Cooks has some great tips for cooking without a recipe.
- Downton Abbey fans? Jacintha visits Highclere Castle.
- 'My Mother, the Child Bride' is a fascinating read.
- Design Love Fest now sell a load of iPhone cases by different illustrators, and they are amazing. Can they please start making laptop cases too?
- Important need to know for all iPhone users: what is new in iOS 9.
- Nutritionist Mikaela Reuben schools us on what we're supposed to eat to not get sick.
- Joy explores what makes a great cookbook.
- Amy has a great quick and easy pasta dish for one that is basically a love letter to yourself.
- The Glitter Guide has some great tips on keeping your skin clear in a big, polluted city. I could have done with this when I was living in Los Angeles!
- This Food 52 article will help out if you've always been confused why Americans call some apple juice cider, cider hard cider, and the difference between real cider. (Confused yet?)
- Also on Food 52, Sarah asks if there is still a place for a microwave in a modern kitchen.
- This is how you make No-Knead Challah. I've not even tried it yet and I'm already on board.
- I will never tire of reading blog posts about peoples trips to Borough Market. (via Harriet)
- While I do think my friend Izy has gone mad, this is what happens when a dessert blogger and cookbook author gives up added sugar for two months.
What have you been enjoying this week, and what do you have planned for the weekend? I'm up to London tomorrow to do a restaurant review for you all and to swing by the LFW The Apartment (be sure to come and say hi if you see me there!), and then a quiet day at home on Sunday getting everything ready for the week.