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.
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.
- Carrie is even more obsessed with wearing berets than I am! I absolutely adore the concept behind this photo shoot.
- This cake looks absolutely to die for.
- IFB have some great tips on how to avoid digital narcissism. Also from IFB they have some pretty interesting fashion blogging trend predictions for 2012.
- Those of you in the Battersea area really must head over to the Dessert Deli stall!
- I have been following for a while, but I think everyone ought to follow Larkin Quotes, a fantastic Twitter account that Tweets quotes from (my favourite poet) Philip Larkin’s fantastic poems.
- Emily’s post on how to survive your first London Fashion Week is full of very wise advice which I suggest you read and absorb even if you’re not a first timer and you’ve been doing LFW for a couple of seasons.
- I could not agree with these 12 Ways To A Better Blog – And A Better You – In 2012 more.
- I wish I looked like Clemence Posey in this incredible photo shoot for Glamour.
- Emma has some brilliant tips for photographing food.
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?
- Big news online this week is SOPA, the bills that might be passed in Congress concerning piracy laws, and caused Wikipedia, WordPress, Firefox and Reddit among other popular sites to blackout in protest. NYLON has written a really short and handy article explaining it all. IFB’s article on the topic is also well worth a read, because it outlines how it will effect bloggers.
- As someone who is still looking for the perfect makeup primer, I keep on referring back to Caroline’s fantastic comparison post.
- If you are able to get past The Times’ online pay wall, Caitlin Moran’s article on media standards for female politicians is well worth the read if you are at all interested in feminism, politics or the things that are featured in glossy magazines.
- Once again Rose has found somewhere else to add to my list of places I simply must eat at in London.
- I’m not a big fan of her blog, but Tavi Genson speaks wise words, and I totally get where she is coming from. Her first fashion week was when she was 13, mine was when I was 15 and we both had to put up with the same crap, albite on very different scales.
- Lime Crime are bringing out a palette of pressed eyeshadows – I’m so excited! Only two of the shades would suit me, but hopefully this will mean more pressed shadows in the future!
- Hunter do wedged fur trimmed ankle wellington boots. I need these in my life.
- Leia’s post on adjusting to her new life is a really interesting read.
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?