Favourite Brunch Spots in London

Dishoom

You’ve probably been to Dishoom for dinner, but have you been for breakfast?

As a big fan of naan(and everything Indian), just a thought that it’s on their brunch menu in combination with bacon and egg made me want to go. But they are also sausage naan, Bombay omelette and lots of chai.

Dishoom is the place that I highly recommend for everything,not just breakfast, because their menu is just fantastic.

Dishoom is located in Shoreditch, Kings Cross, Covent Garden and

Various Locations,  London

 

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Milk

Known as the cutest brunch place in Balham thanks to its charming interior , handcrafted British furniture, free trendy magazines and wifi, and a buzzing atmosphere, located right on Hildreth Street Market.

MILK (formerly known as M1lk) has got breakfast and brunch covered, serving up an ever-changing menu of delicious combinations like marshmallow buckwheat pancakes with plums or edible flower petals that they sprinkled on top. Milk is best known for great eggs menu and the best vegetarian brunch.

18-20 Bedford Hill, London, SW12 9RG

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Bourne & Hollingsworth Buildings

If nothing you have to visit this place only because of beautiful decor. Airy location in Clerkenwell with flower upholstery would make Pinterest worth interior. More important thing is they can do amazing food. Eggs benedict , the hollandaise potato hash or just English breakfast, you can’t choose wrong

42 Northampton Rd, London EC1R 0HU

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Farm Girl

Hidden in a white brick courtyard at the end of Portabello road, Farm Girl cafe is easier to miss than find. Make sure you don’t get lost in a sea of tourists photographing colourful houses and come in to discover this green-tiled heaven.

Rose, Farm girl herself, Stacey, the front of the house and barista Stuart are all from Australia so the service is relaxed and charming in a warm and welcoming environment.

Food is holistic and healthy with fresh, nutritionally nurturing ingredients from porridge and pancakes to chicken sandwich and steak and chips which is served after 11.

Of course, you will need some drink and latte  is always a good choice. For the brave ones, here you can try some unusual types of latte like Rose or Lavander.

59A Portobello Rd, London W11 3DB

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Pachamama

Peruvian breakfast? You probably never thought that that kind of thing exist but it’s her, hidden in Marylebone. Place is open for almost 2 years and the dishes on the seasonally-changing menu are designed to share, featuring sea food, vegaetables and grilled meat. But probably the best part of the menu are gluten free, sweet potatoe waffles with sweet and savoury toppings. The are the best looking waffles you’ll ever see. They are changing toppings but it’s always delicious, no matter what is on.

18 Thayer St, London W1U 3JY

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Fashion World’s Favourite Cookies

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When Vogue is writing about you and names like Burberry ,Maybelline and L’Oreal are ordering your product you know that you are on the right path and doing really good job.

Eat Me Maybe is luxury dessert brand based in UK founded by ex fashion PR Jade Jackman and her best friend Andrea Gamble.

For them making cookies and cakes is primary way to relax but it seems like it’s going to turn into full time business due to the fact they had big break into cake market with three floors cake for L’Oreal’s Color Riche birthday party.

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From that moment, orders pile up one after another.

Given the fact that I’m big cake/cookie fan and only mention of those can bring smile on my face but also fashion lover,I couldn’t resist to creative achievements of Eat Me Maybe. Burberry raincoats,Michael Kors bags and Louboutine shoes are some of the sweet creations the two friends made.

They are proof that success is  inevitable when you like what you are doing.

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Iced Coffee Recipe

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Coffee is quite possibly my favourite food. Is coffee a food? Yeah, I think so.If you are coffee addict like me you probably can’t imagine a day without at least one morning cup of coffee. Once the weather turns hot and humid, my coffee turns ice cold. I still  start the day with one cup of hot coffee, but after that, it’s cold.

Coffee and dessert in one,it can’t get any better right?

It’s very easy to make ice coffee at home with only few ingredients

Coconut Iced coffee

For this one you will need time because for the best result you will need sweetened condensed coconut milk which you need to simmer with sugar over the fire around one hour or until liquid is reduced by half.When it’s done add vanilla extract.

Separate make ice coffee cubes.So just put coffee into ice trays and froze it.When it’s all done,put the cubes into milk and decorate however you like.

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Chocolate Ice Coffee

If you are chocolate addict the good trick will be to add frozen chocolate cubes into your coffee instead regular ice. Simple put chocolate milk into ice tray and when it’s frozen put it in your coffee

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Vanilla instead of Ice

You will need 2 cups of milk, 2 tablespoons of sugar ,2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract .

In a small saucepan, combine milk, sugar and vanilla extract over low heat. Stir constantly until sugar is dissolved about 1-2 minutes. Remove from heat. Pour milk mixture into ice cube molds and place in freezer until frozen.

Place 3-4 frozen  Vanilla cubes into a mug and pour hot brewed coffee over them. Add a few more once the first batch melts, if desired.

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Delicious Fruit Pie

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There is one more reason I like summer- berries. Strawberries,blueberries are my favourite so I found this delicious recipe . In this recipe one more thing is important except berries-my other addiction chocolate .

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Ingredients for 6 small pies or 1 bigger

250 g ground biscuits (Digestive)

80 g butter

400g white chocolate

200ml double cream

Berries( Strawberries,Blueberries)

Pistachio

Melt butter and pour over the ground biscuits. Mix together and press into molds for pies. you can use  6 small moulds, or one big. The amount of ingredients will be sufficient for a thin crust.  Place it in preheated oven at 180 degrees for 5 minutes.

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The cream is very simple because you can do ganache. For this we need only two ingredients,  chocolate and double cream . Chop the chocolate ,heat the cream to boiling point. Pour the cream over the chocolate and stir the chocolate until it’s melted.

Pour that into molds and put strawberries,blueberries and pistachio on the top

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Friday Favourites

Favourite Burger

Kua’Aina

I don’t eat hamburgers,I’m usually  chicken person 🙂  But when I tried this one at Kua’Aina in Soho I was amazed. This is a small Hawaiian restaurant but really famous.It literally feels like you are on one of Hawaiian beaches.And  apparently President Obama loves these burgers.

Everything on the menu looks delicious but I chose cheeseburger with fries an Rose lemonade.

They also serve pancakes which I heard are some of the lightest, most delicate-tasting pancakes in London.

I would definitely recommend this for your next meal 🙂

Kua Aina, 26 Foubert’s Place, London, W1F 7PP

http://www.kua-aina.co.uk/

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Favourite Outfit

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Annabelle Fleur  in SELF PORTRAIT Guipure lace dress

Favourite Book

Girl on the Train

This is one of those you books you can’t stop thinking about it long time after you finish it. Actually it makes you really said that you finished it already because what you going to do with your life now 😀 Anyway , book is amazing! It’s about a girl named Rachel who catches the same commuter train every morning.And everyday train stops at the same place because of signal failure so every day she can watch the same couple breakfasting in their garden.She started to feel like she knows them.She even named them Jess and Jason.They seem like perfect couple until one morning when Rachel sees something shocking…

Anyway if you didn’t start reading it know. Commuting to work will never be the same for you 🙂

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Favourite Trend

High weist shorts

I don’t know why but I like high waist shorts more then trousers. I feel so comfortable in it. It’s a shame that in London I don’t have much chance to wear them but that didn’t stop me to buy few because you never know. You can wear them with almost everything,shirts,crop tops,t shirt,heels or flats…

Probably the best person to get inspiration have to wear this trend is Taylor Swift

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Favourite Goodies

Birchbox

 Birchbox is a New York City-based online monthly subscription service that sends its subscribers a box of four to five c selected samples of makeup, or other beauty related products on a monthly basis.These products include skincare items, make up and other products.

You only have to subscribe for only £10 (+2.95 per month) and wait for postman

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https://www.birchbox.co.uk

Friday Favourites- Barcelona

Favourite Tapas

La Pepita

I’m tapas monster 🙂 Even in London I want to have tapas every week. So first thing I did when we arrived to Barcelona was to ask our hosts were is the best tapas place. They recommended La Pepita ,small but lovely restaurant and bar in Gràcia. It was the best tapas I ever had!  From patatas bravas,croquettes to Spanish ham and even fried egg with crisps…everything was amazing.

After delicious dinner we ordered dessert which was definitely something that I didn’t know it exist – Corn Ice Cream with Popcorns and Raspberries. Surprisingly it was delicious just like everything .Good thing is it not too busy and guest are mostly Spanish so you can be sure it’s good 🙂  I would recommend everyone to go there when they visiting Barcelona

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Favourite Outfit

I was already writing about this outfit and my first day in Barcelona but here it is again. I was feeling so comfy and good and this and I’m sorry that I can’t really wear it more often because you know… London

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Favourite Blogger

Trendy Taste -Natalia Cabezas

One of my favourite bloggers is Spanish and is from Barcelona. So this is opportunity to introduce her . Her style is mostly bohemian and inspiring .

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MEET THE BLOGGER Trendy Taste

Follow her here

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Favourite Place

Barcelona is now definitely my favourite city and everything is so nice there but the most amazing thing is Montjuic. I can’t even decide when it’s better ,during the day when the view is amazing or during the night when the lights and colours of fountain are amazing. And it’s so romantic

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Favourite Shopping

Like a real Zara fan only thing I was thinking is Zara. And I have to say it’s much better than London Zara. It’s much bigger with much more choice(they say better quality as well). Mango,Stradivarius,Pull&Bear and Bershka are everywhere. Literally everywhere. Best part for shopping spree is Passeig de Gràcia where you can choose from high street brand to exclusive designer stores.

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If you are weird and you are not into clothes 😉 there is a amazing colour coordinated market ,famous La Boqueria . Everything is fresh and delicious . It’s good that I had breakfast before,otherwise I would buy everything 🙂

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Friday Favourites

Favourite Brunch

Giraffe 

This part of my Friday Favourites starting to look like Favourite place in Richmond but well…There are lots of great places in Richmond I guess 🙂

Last Sunday we desisted to have a brunch at Giraffe.

Even though it was packed with children and it’s obviously favourite family destination for Sunday I really enjoyed. Interior is colourful with art work on the walls. Just how I like it

You can choose from lots of yummy things but i opted for Vegetarian breakfast which was so delicious.  Their dessert menu is I-want-it-all and I really liked special Sunshine Coast ice tea  with ice cold chamomile & green tea with mango, lime & fresh mint

Another plus is that meals are very cheap.

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Favourite shoes

Etro

Just pure love!

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Favourite Look

Gigi Hadid

Gigi Hadid as queen of simplicity . Last week she showed us how to look amazing in simple clothes as jeans and white t shirt or just in black

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Favourite Beauty

Christopher Kane for NARS

NARS and London based designer, Christopher Kane,  launched a limited edition collection.

Collection is consist of 10 pieces in neon colours with sophisticated nude tones.

The collection includes two eyeshadows, four lip glosses, two powder blushes and two illuminating multiples.

The whole range you can buy it at Selfridges 

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Favourite Decor and Furniture

Oliver Bonas

If you’re not familiar with Oliver Bonas already, the store sells clothes, books, dishes, accessories, baby clothes, some furniture and jewellery – a sort of Urban Outfitters

The things I like the most is furniture and decor  stuff,it’s just so me. Especially cozy,colourful velvet armchairs and sofas . I wish I can have them all 🙂 It’s a great way to add little luxury to you house

Anyway there is much more at their stores  all around London or on their site so if you haven’t already I recommend you go I browse through wide range of great things

https://www.oliverbonas.com

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Friday Favourites

Favourite Restaurant

Bill’s

I’ve been at Bill’s lots of times and I keep coming back mostly because relaxed,feeling-like-home vibe. Bill’s is a UK-wide restaurant and grocery chain.The decor is  colourful and fun with mis-matched chairs and handwritten blackboards all around the place. They sell tonnes of products which are all on display meaning you’ll never get bored of looking around.You buy sauces, pickles and beers, but also fresh vegetables and more.

Bill’s motto is “from breakfast till bed time” so there is menu for every part of the day.From eggs ,burger to steak and cheesecake.They even have afternoon tea,and delicious warm scones.

There is 18 restaurants in London and if there is any chance that you still didn’t visited this cool place,go now 🙂

Bill’s Website 

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Favourite Buy

Calzedonia Bikini

I’m going to Barcelona in less than 2 weeks so I’m hoping that it will be warm and sunny so we can have a swim because weather in London feels like summer will never come (9th month of wearing jacket :()  Over the years I had difficult time finding right bikini because I’m skinny,no curves(if you know what I mean ;)) so it’s hard for me to feel comfortable in something that doesn’t fit. When I tried this bikini on it was love at first sight. I didn’t even ask for price 🙂

I must say this year Calzedonia bikinis are amazing

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Favourite Look

Kendall Jenner

Like all of you know it’s Cannes Festival going on at the moment so every day we can see some amazing dresses but in my opinion the winner is Kendell. The way she menage to pull off crop top and out shine all the other women on red carpet is absolutely amazing

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Favourite Trend

Full Skirts

Even though mini skirts are still popular you probably noticed that this season full midi skirt is all around us. Until now I never though I could wear midi full skirt,that was cool just i Mad Men but now I’m in love.

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Favourite Beauty

Barry M Sunset Daylight Curing Nail Polish

Barry M are one of my favourite affordable nail polishes.I know I’m always writing about Barry M 🙂  As soon as they release new line of nail polish I’m first in the shop. Long time ago I had gel nails and it was nice but also expensive and you have to do it often if you want it to look nice so good people in nail polish industry invented nail polish that looks like pro salon gel. That’s the case with new Barry M collection . It’s available in seven  shades and a transparent topcoat.It bonds to the nail like a gel  but can still be removed with a regular remover. And what is the most important thing for me-it dries pretty quickly

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Friday Favourites

Favourite Frozen Yogurt The Farmery I can’t say I was a big fan of frozen yogurt but then I discovered Snog. And last week I discovered The Farmery,small place on Richmond high street with amazing things inside. So it’s British frozen yogurt place with bunch of toppings from you can choose but also they have waffles and crepes with some crazy feeling if you want to gain weight,like Nutella,chocolate chip and marshmallows all in one crepe :O I’m sure I will visit this place more often 🙂

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Favourite look

Rosie Huntington Whiteley 

Last week was all about Rosie.She looked amazing on Mad Max: Road Fury premier in Rodent dress and then she looked great in her casual clothes too,usual week for Rosie

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Favourite Shoes

You’ve probably noticed these shoes ,they are literally everywhere and they are incredibly popular among the celebrity style. Stuart Weitzman’s Showgirl sandals are must have for this summer. I love the colourful ones

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Favourite Buy

Let’s talk about stripes again as you probably haven’t heard enough yet ; )

Or not. Everyone knows about my obsession so this one is just my new favourite and I was already writing about it here and you can get it in Zara on sale

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 Favourite Beauty

Lush

Because I’m pretty much new in London and I didn’t have a chance to visit Lush this was my first time in that store and I was swept of my feet. They opened a new store on Oxford Street between Oxford Circus and Tottenham Court Road and it’s not just bubble bars and bath bombs ,now they have 200 different exclusive products like candles, face masks, exclusive fragrances and even makeup. There are three floors . Ground floor is for shampoos, styling creams, face masks, showders, make up, gourmet soaps, shower gels, scrubs and tooth powders. First floor is for bath bombs, bubbles, oils and Fun.And finally Calm Down area where you can find  spa, perfume and massage section. Here you can sample  fragrances and beautiful candles scented with your favourite perfumes .

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Friday Favourites

Favourite Mexican Food

Wahaca

You probably visited more authentic Mexican restaurants somewhere ( this one serves British steak-Mexican way) but I like the colourful interior,relaxing atmosphere  and tasty food. This Mexican street food restaurant was created by Masterchef winner Thomasina Miers and there are several locations in London. They are serving small street food dishes -tacos, taquitos ,quesadillas,tostadas to share and bigger Platos Fuertes

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Favourite escape

Airbnb is probably the best thing that could happened to young people who like to travel but besides usual urban apartments Airbnb offers unusual places to stay. So this is one of them – Owl house! I like owls and I like vintage and girly decor so I really like this place. It’s near Liverpool and it’s only £80. Perfect weekend gateway

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Favourite outfit

One of my favourite bloggers Blair Eadie( Atlantic Pacific) always has great outfits,simple and feminine. Last week she was wearing Michael Kors dress, Steve Madden shoes and Gucci bag.

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Favourite trend

Tulle skirts

One of those things that I couldn’t imagine wearing it ever! Tulle’s are for ballet,no? But on the other hand tulle skirts  are very feminine ,fairy tail skirts.

Let’s be honest,most of us would never wear tulle during the day,when we going out for a lunch or coffee but tulle is great for special occasions like weddings. And you don’t have to look like a bride because new tulle skirt can be paired with plain t shirts,jumper or even sneakers. And they are coming in different colours

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Buy on ASOS

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Favourite beauty

Bobbi Brown Art Stick

If you like bright,matte lipstick this is the lipstick for you. Actually,The ‘Art Sticks’ were designed like a combo  – lip liner and lipstick.This chunky pencil glides on effortlessly and delivers a creamy matte finish.It comes in some gorgeous colors (only one missing is a nude) It even comes with a jumbo sharper so you don’t have to hunt around to find one that would fit.

You can buy Art Sticks at Debenhams and Selfridges

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