Hope everyone is ready for the weekend! Whether you’ve planned a chill movie night in or cocktails in town, it’s going to be a good day 🙂
I’ve always been intrigued by ‘immersive dining experiences’ where dinner and drinks are taken to the next level. I was recently invited to my very first one – Bombay Sapphire’s The Grand Journey! Guests are taken on an excursion (whilst staying put in London!) – from Java to Ghana to Tuscany – to experience the stories of 10 botanicals that fuse together Bombay Sapphire’s gin! Pairing deliciousness with fun facts – I’m in!
Upon arrival, guests are ushered to a platform where you await your carriage for the evening. I really did feel as if I was standing in the most luxurious train station on earth – complete with a fabulous conductor, train sound effects, luggage props and more!
Once we boarded, with each destination came a new cocktail and innovative dish created by Michelin-Star chef, Tom Sellers. Equipped with eye-catching and engaging special effects to match each location, this was the ultimate multi-sensory drinking and dining experience. My first realization: venturing outside my go-to G&T with cucumber is a must from here on out.
Here’s a glimpse of the evening!
Add in some gold glitter and mint, and this decadent cocktail was a hit. Paired with scallops and radishes… YUM.
Bring on my next dinner party because I’m taking inspiration from the fabulous Grand Journey. Who would have thought gin was so versatile?!
A little bit of greenery can make all the difference, am I right?
Perusing my local garden centre and nearby florists has become somewhat of my weekly routine.
From cacti to succulents, ferns to flowers, I cannot have enough plants. They have truly changed the vibe in our flat for the better.
I mean, how could a handmade pot with an aloe mohawk NOT make anyone happy? 🙂
In addition to adopting lonely plants in need of a home, maintaining my herb garden has become somewhat of a hobby. There’s just something so satisfying about topping a caprese salad with home-grown basil. I also love making Spanish or Thai inspired dishes, so coriander is obligated to make a hefty appearance.
Home is where the heart is. Or in my case, home is where my plants thrive.
Which plants are a must in your home decor scheme?
I don’t know about you, but I love starting the day in a clean, organised flat. It makes me feel like I’m setting the tone for the rest of the day – 100% necessary when you have a long, stressful to-do list.
I’ve recently moved into a new flat – on a dreamy cobblestone mews in London (how appropriate for the blog?!) – and home decor and styling has been on my mind. The other week I channeled that energy into my bookshelf.
I love a mix between new and old, high street and vintage. Some of my items are decades old – from my wooden elephant from India, a present from my dad, to a handmade vase. I love finding gems in markets and charity shops, like my white Vogue prints and candle holder.
Little hints of gold are my weakness, from my Joy pineapple candle to my fab lantern, gifted from my dear friend Hayley! Flowers and greenery are also a must!
As you’ll see, I have a grand total of 12 books (didn’t bring my collection when I moved from the states!) so I’m completely open to recommendations!
I’ve been in my flat for six months now so I’ve been taking my time finding the perfect additions to our new home.
I love all white everything, with hints of charcoal grey and pastels – mint and light pink are my favourite! I’m also all about FLUFF. The more throws and pillows the better – this tribal pillow was only £5 at Tigre. What a steal! The faux fur throw was a gift that I will be eternally grateful for!
I’ve discovered that peacock feathers are a cheap and easy way to add a little something extra to any surface – only £2 on Amazon!
What are your favourite go-to home accessories on a budget?
“Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful.”
It’s safe to say it’s been a very long, hard week and we’re all in desperate need of some much-needed “me time” 🙂 For me, I wanted to start the morning off right with a stack of delish strawberry and blueberry pancakes with a nice cup of tea. Nothing better than a hearty breakfast in comfy sweats!
My adorable personalised Anthroplogie mug is a serious morning essential. It was a perfect gift from one of my closest friends from the states so of course it’s made itself a little home in my cupboard in London.
How are you spending your weekend? I hope it’s fab!
Congratulations! You’ve made it to the end of the week so Happy FriYAY to you.
This weekend I’m spending my time hanging out with friends, getting my groove on at Zumba and hopefully heading to Camden Market in London for a little shopping. What girl doesn’t love a little retail therapy, am I right?
This morning I realised I haven’t shared my most recent purchase from the good ol’ Camden Market. It is the absolute BEST thing I have ever bought in my entire life. No, but really, I’m serious!
Drum roll please…….
This black, beige and white tapestry has completely transformed my room. Not only has it catered to my love for these adorable creatures (my sisters and I have always had an obsession) whilst matching my bedroom colour scheme, but it has also made the space that much more cosy.
If you’re like me who has always rented and have yet to own a property, tapestries are the way to go. They never damage walls and only need a few push pins to put into place. Not to mention they’re are extremely inexpensive and look fab 🙂 Mine was only £6.99.
Each weekend I seem to get more and more interiors inspo… let’s see what this weekend has in store 🙂