This weekend, I'm launching my new monthly newsletter full of seasonal recipes, delicious links, mini cookbook reviews, and other updates. It will land in your inboxes on the first Sunday of every month, and I've had so much fun putting together the first edition. You can sign up here (people who were on my old mailing list in 2013 might already be on there), and be sure to let me know what you think of the content, the format etc. (or tell me what you'd like to see!) by either replying directly to the email, or by sending me a tweet.
1. Smashed avocado, bacon and poached eggs for breakfast at The Skinny Kitchen in Canterbury. | 2. 5 o'Clock sips with Cookie + Kate's Rosemary Gin Fizz. | 3. Weekend dippy eggs with mustard, caper and chive butter from Nadiya's Kitchen. | 4. Looking up at some of the beautiful old facades in Canterbury. | 5. £5 (!) dark pink roses to brighten up the kitchen table. | 6. Sweet, tiny (we have not had enough rain this year) blackberries in the hedgerows which we've been eating straight from the bush on our afternoon walks, or using in red wine and blackberry jellies from A Change in Appetite.
- These are some of the biggest beauty mistakes Emily made in her 20's. I made so many of these in my late teens, before I learnt natural makeup is always the best makeup!
- Also, here are 12 of the most important career lessons learnt by the Cupcakes and Cashmere team, and how their Associate Editor landed her dream job via Skype.
- And more from the C&C team, they have put together their (great) L.A. bucket lists.
- This is how you can colour your kitchen appliances to match your kitchen.
- I want to take a trip after reading Carrie's Copenhagen mini guide. Lucy was also in Copenhagen with her, and her photos are so colourful!
- Camille Styles caught up with Sarah Yates from A House In The Hills - one of my favourite SoCal based blogs - for an intimate outdoor party.
- The drama surrounding the petition to get a veggie bruger on the menu at In-N-Out deepens.
- Megan spent the most beautiful few days at the Le Pirate Beach Club on Gili Trawangan Island in Indonesia. All of that blue, & all of that bougainvillea. And she visited Ubud Market in Bali.
- David Lebovitz went to the island in Tinos in Greece, and all of the food looked delicious.
- Kate has some great tips for how to improve your Instagram photos.
- Amy has had a few fantastic thoughts on a well spent, Autumnal Sunday. She has also written down her thoughts about the relationship between online consumption and creation.
- Yeah, that whole spoonful of apple cider vinegar thing is not backed up by much science.
- Where to find puffins in Norway. Also from their trip, Yaya and Lloyd take us along one of Norway's most scenic driving routes.
7. Bright blue skies over the fields, again on my afternoon walks. | 8. A Sunday morning (almost) full english: fried egg, black pudding, roasted home grown tomatoes, sausages and toast slathered in more of that delicious butter. | 9. Getting distracted in the Asian supermarket and buying all of the matcha products.
- Refinery 29 put the new Apple AirPods to the test. I still think they're a stupid idea.
- Olivia went on safari in Kenya and it looked like the experience of a lifetime. (Part 2)
- If I ever become so rich and successful that I can afford a second home in Los Angeles, Venice beach is where I'd want to live, and this is how I'd model my bungalow.
- Joy has been visiting London and she went to all of the awesome Londoner food spots.
- So, France has banned all plastic cups, plates and cutlery.
- The comprehensive history of the flat lay. (via Amy)
- Deb Perelman on what she would tell new bloggers, 10 years after she started Smitten Kitchen.
- America? You can now buy Sprinkles Cupcakes Red Velvet lip scrub at Nordstrom.
- These are the latest up and coming food trends, according to Pinterest.
- Kristabel has stayed in one of the most gorgeous hotels I've seen in ages, in Amsterdam.
- Yaya and Lloyd at Hand Luggage Only have put together a a great series of guides for what to do in London on a 6, 24 and 48 hour stopover in the city. (Oh, and you can find my London restaurant recommendations here, and all of my London travel posts here.)
- How to pick the fastest checkout at the supermarket.
- This is important: why you should not put your fancy chefs knives in the dishwasher. Also, why you should have a ruler in the kitchen. I have a plastic one, but that sauce reduction trick (genius!) has me seeking a metal one.
- Bloggers? You can now save your Instagram posts as drafts for later.
- We can all learn from this post: what we can learn from the French about crappy dinner parties.
For more delicious links, make sure you subscribe to my monthly newsletter. In other news, what have you been enjoying this week, and what do you have planned for the weekend?