Posted on: Wednesday, 7 June 2017

Lunching at Farm Girl


Farm girl, a blogger's brunch favourite, what's all the fuss about? 

I have been eyeing up pretty rose latte's and cute french bull dog stencils on coffees on a few of my favourite bloggers Instagram's, so whilst I was browsing around Notting Hill last Friday, I finally popped into Farm Girl.
I can understand why it's a blogger's hotspot, everything is very cute and Instagrammable. And, who doesn't want a pretty latte picture? 











This gorgeous little cafe has lots of healthy gluten free breakfast and brunch options, from avocado on toast, acai bowl, sandwiches and salads. They also have some pretty quirky latte's! On the menu, they have options such as a 'Rose Latte', which is a rose infused milk with rose petals sprinkles, a 'Liquid Gold Latte' with Turmeric, cinnamon, astralagus and honey. As well as a 'Charcoal Latte' with charcoal, date syrup and cashew milk, as well as a few 'Matcha latte's' which you could chose from pink, green and blue! I wanted to try them all as they sounded so bizarre! 

I ordered a 'Rose Latte' and 'Pink Salad', which was a lovely watermelon, cucumber, seaweed and chopped kale dish dressed in honey mustard and raspberry vinaigrette. Joe had 'Oven Baked Eggs', a Turkish styled egg dish baked in tomato, red pepper and parsley sauce, and a cappuccino on the side. 

As lovely as the presentation looked, the 'Rose Latte' actually tasted horrid... well some may beg to differ, but I found the rose too overpowering. However, the 'Pink Salad' was lovely and refreshing. The perfect summery lunch. Joe also enjoyed his egg dish as it was a little different to what he would usually get!

Have you popped into Farm Girl? What are your thoughts on the latte's? Yay or nay? Leave a comment below.

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Posted on: Sunday, 4 June 2017

My Holy Grail Foundation: Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation


I’ve been meaning to do this review for as long as I can remember but now is the time to talk about the beautiful Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation, my holy grail!

If you’ve been following me for a while… who’d thought I’ve ever part away from my beloved Estee Lauder Double Wear eh… I still love it, but I was on the look out for something a bit more natural, lightweight and with no SPF in.

I first discovered Luminous Silk when I was browsing for a last minute foundation for my wedding at the end of October last year. I popped into Selfridges and the make-up artist applied it to my skin. The colour match was perfect (number 2), which is quite hard for me to come by, as I’m that really awkward pale skin tone that isn’t ivory pale, but in between the levels of pink-toned paleness. I’ve been told my skin tone is ‘Alabaster’ but it’s incredibly hard to find a foundation that matches my skin. Anyway, I was pleasantly surprised with the colour match, coverage and finish. It looked very natural, dewy and looked amazing on. It also felt so weightless, like I had nothing on.

I did indeed wear it on my wedding day and I haven’t stopped wearing it since! I honestly wear it everyday without fail.

(Apologies for the bad quality photo, but this was me on my wedding day at about 7pm, the foundation still looks amazing and glowy and I didn't touch it up or anything!) 

It’s pretty pricey at £40.00 a pop, but so so worth it! It really does give your skin that beautiful natural glow. And, mine is still going strong 7 months later with loads still left in it. So when you think about how long it lasts, the price isn't too bad... that's my excuse anyway.

So, if you’re in the market for a new weightless natural foundation, I’d highly recommend trying this one. As it’s pretty expensive, I’d recommend stopping by a counter and trying them out before you buy.


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Posted on: Thursday, 1 June 2017

Where to eat in Copenhagen: Cheap Eats | Part 2


If you saw my last post, I talked about all the great little coffee stops to check out if you’re planning on visiting Copenhagen. This time round, I'll be discussing my recommendations for cheap eats in Copenhagen.

If you haven’t heard, Copenhagen is pretty expensive in general, especially going out to eat, but the bakeries and lovely cafes we went to were not only delicious, but didn't break the bank too.



The Donut Shop – “The best doughnut shop in Denmark.”
If you’re feeling a bit peckish, you have to check out the famous ‘Donut Shop’. The vibe is really cosy as you can relax on the sofas, eat your doughnuts and play board games or you can simply sit back and enjoy the tunes. They had the Weeknd playing in the background when we popped by, big fan.

The selection of teas here is great; they have a range of Clipper, one of my favourite tea brands. I went for a calming camomile and Joe had a berry one. To complement our teas, we had some incredible doughnuts, I had the ‘dime doughnut’ and Joe had the ‘chocolate crunch’ one. Both amazing! They cost 18kr for one, which is around £1.50, so not too shabby.

They often sell out pretty quickly, so I’d recommend going as early as you can.



Sankt Peders Bageri. If you like a sweet treat in the morning or an afternoon snack, you have to visit Sankt Peders Bageri for some lovely Danish pastries, it’s where all the locals are, so it must be pretty darn good.
I was on the hunt for the best cinnamon roll, and this place definitely hit the spot.






The American Pie Co.

Not your traditional Danish restaurant, but if you’re in the market for a slice of pie, sweet or savoury, then check out this place. They have a selection of pies from lemon meringue, apple pie to chicken and thyme and cottage pie. We both went for chicken and thyme and it was lovely. And, I treated myself to a coke (which is very rare for me), which came in a glass bottle and made me feel a little nostalgic inside.

I also love the cool interiors, it has that ‘diner style’ look and feel. And, is of course Insta friendly.





Flottenheimer is a cosy little lunch spot to go to if the weather isn’t particularly great. We came here on our first day when it was raining and really enjoyed ourselves. We both went for the sandwich option, which came with chips. I had avocado and halloumi on rye bread and Joe had steak. So so good!

Also, I loved the hygge vibe with the white candles, cushions, wooden tables and low-key lighting. Was very warm and relaxing.




Unmercato is listed as one of the best ‘cheap eats’ in Copenhagen, so we had to check it out whilst we were in the area. It’s located just outside of the food market, Torvehallerne.

For a sandwich, rosemary fries and a drink it only cost 115kr, which is around £10 (This may seem quite expensive for some, but trust me it’s really good value for Copenhagen). Oh also, the homemade mayonnaise is to die for!!

It does get very busy, but people are usually in and out fairly quickly. If there’s a queue, you can always take-away and sit outside and people watch!

And that’s a wrap for my Where to Eat in Copenhagen series. I really enjoy writing about my food experiences so expect more things like this on the old’ blog in the near future.

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Posted on: Monday, 29 May 2017

Where to eat in Copenhagen: Best Coffee Shops | Part 1


Being the foodies that myself and Joe are, we did our research and took full advantage of visiting some of the best restaurants, bakeries and coffee shops in Copenhagen and I wanted to share them all with you.

In part one, I'll discuss all the great little coffee shops we went to! So if you like your coffee keep on reading.

Coffee Stops




Democratic Coffee Bar, what aren't you in my life every day?! This place has a really cool vibe and is where a lot of students hang out. They sell the most delicious and wonderful almond croissants with almond butter inside. Seriously seriously amazing... I’m still dreaming of that wonderful croissant. The coffees are great too, we had two lattes and they were lovely and creamy.

I would happily go back here again and again, and if I were student in Copenhagen, this is definitely where you’d find me!





The Collective Coffee. Whist wandering around Copenhagen, we stumbled across this vibrant little food market called Torvehallerne. Inside they had quirky food stalls and coffee shops. It smelt amazing in there!

Anyway, we came across The Collective Coffee, a trendy little coffee corner that caught my eye. They filtered their coffee in a really unusual way, using these weird metal and glass filter tubes. And being a sucker for beautifully designed packaging, I wanted my cappuccino in one of those cool geometric plastic cups, saddo I know. But honestly, this was one of the best cappuccino’s I’ve ever had and it’s a great spot for people watching!


Grannys House. Another great little place inside Torvehallerne is Granny’s House, who sell an assortment of pastries, tea’s and coffee’s.

The atmosphere has a real cosy, welcoming feel. The tables have been decorated in knitted and crochet covers, with decorative flowers on. And the chairs are painted in bright colours. Very instagrammable.

We stopped by to have a refreshing tea and it came in a tall glass with an unusual paper tea bag. The milk came in a gorgeous china pot too. T’was really lovely, I highly recommend stopping by and checking it out.




Original Coffee is a little out the way, but if you’re visiting Olufsvej to see the beautiful colourful houses then I recommend stopping by here.
It’s a really cool modern coffee shop with all d├ęcor black and white. It’s fairly small inside, but it’s a great spot to charge your phone or do a bit of work whist you enjoy sipping one of their amazing coffees! I have to say, I’m a huge fan of their chai latte’s, so creamy and delicious.

So there we have it, four amazing little coffee stops for you to check out if you’re planning on going to the wonderful Copenhagen soon.

I’ll chat about all the quirky little cafes and bakeries we went to in my next post, so be sure to check back in the next couple of days for that.

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Posted on: Saturday, 29 April 2017

Exploring Copenhagen










It seems like so long ago since Joe and I were in the land of Copenhagen eating our body weight in pastries and delicious foods, walking for miles and getting lost and enjoying the Danish fresh air. T'was back at the end of February now. Where has the time gone?! I really don't know to be honest, the past two months have been a bit of a blur.

Any who, every now and again you need that break from London life. Copenhagen in comparison is very different, it's very laid back and calming. And everyone looks so happy there, which is lovely to see.

Also, I vlogged little adventure. So if you're interested in watching, i'll leave the link to our video diary below.



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