Friday Favourites

Favourite Bakery

One day while walking to Covent Garden, somehow I end up in front of bakery Fabrique. I walked in and from that moment I’m a regular visitor. Not just that they have sourdough bread, freshly baked in Hoxton every day but they sell probably the best cinnamon buns ever!

Fabrique was founded by David and Charlotta Zetterstrom in Stockholm in 2007 and numbers of bakeries have been rising as fast as the dough. There are now 13 Fabrique’s in Stockholm and already three in London. The aim is that you can go into any Fabrique bakery and the cinnamon buns will taste just the same.

So if you want to try original Swedish cinnamon buns head over to one of their bakeries in Hoxton, Coven Garden or Notting Hill.

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Favourite Outfit

I’m thrilled that 70s’ clothes are back! I guess I’m lucky enough to be one of those who can wear flares without looking short or chubby. Flares are the best with wedges, platforms or anything with heel bigger that 8cm.This one are from Zara as well as the shirt (last season) and bag(sold out).

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Favourite Trend

The off-the-shoulder top is no longer a trend, it’s a wardrobe essential. The top is flirty, flattering, and there is no reason why everyone shouldn’t wear it. The off-the-shoulder design can be found in tops or in dresses, making it endlessly versatile and extremely popular.  This season very popular are those ones in pastel colours, bell-sleeved, frilled and embroidered. Here are my high street favourites 

 

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Favourite Book

I’m so into Girl on The Train type of books, where you think you know something but you actually don’t know anything, with a plot full of twists and turns so when I started reading Rachel Abbot’s Sleep Tight I knew that I need to buy all the books she ever wrote. Unfortunately, I started from the middle as this book is #3 with the main character DC Tom Douglas.  This book contains everything that a good psychological thriller should; there is a great puzzle to be solved and uncertainty about which characters can be believed and it’s a proper page turner.  Short description: Olivia Brookes calls the police to report that her husband and children are missing, but this isn’t the first tragedy that Olivia has experienced…

Now, two years later, Detective Chief Inspector Tom Douglas is called in to investigate this family again, but this time, it’s Olivia who has disappeared. All the evidence suggests that she was here, in the family home, that morning. But her car is in the garage, and her purse is in her handbag – on the kitchen table. The police want to issue a national appeal, but for some reason,every single picture of this family has been removed from albums, from phones, from computers.

And then they find the blood…

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Favourite Beauty

Just until recently only face product I used was baby face cream. But long, cold and windy London winters made a damage to my face. It became red on certain places and dry so I decide to try something. I discovered  L’Oreal Nude Magique Anti-Redness CC Cream which works with your natural tone to help neutralise the appearance of redness.
Smart Pigment Capsules in a feather-light green hydrator transform into foundation on contact with the skin and in that way giving my all the things that I need in just one bottle. It also has SPF 20!
 See the magic for yourself!
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Friday Favourites

Favourite Sky Restaurant

Duck&Waffle

This place is so exclusive that you need to book in advance for almost 2 months and the reason is the view, of course 🙂 Duck & Waffle is on the 40th floor of Heron Tower and from there you can see almost whole London, up to the Wembley and you are just next to the Gherkin which looks so great with all the lights on! Anyway, the view is great so I was going there because of that, I didn’t expect much when it comes to food, mainly because there was 5 thing on the menu and I only eat chicken.

And we order the whole chicken! Yep, on the Sunday evening, 10pm,whole chicken and two of us! Not very healthy but it was so delicious! Probably the best chicken I ever had.

If you didn’t try Duck & Waffle you really have to. If you book now maybe you will there in January but it is worth of waiting.

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Favourite Trend

Blanket Scarf

There are so many things I love about the autumn:  leaves, hot cocoa, plaid, layers, boots, and of course, blanket scarves.  Not only are they the perfect accessory, but they are also a great way to keep nice and cozy this time of year.

This year scarfs are even better because they are actually  blankets and everyone who knows me knows that I’m a blanket addict if that thing even exist.

I purchased my one on Amazon, but they are everywhere so I’m thinking to get few more. You can’t have too many if you live in London

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Favourite Buy

I bought this dress month ago and as you can see I did some alternations 🙂 it’s shorter than original H&M dress but I just like it this way. It’s my favourite thing this autumn

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Favourite Beauty

Until now I never had concealer and then I picked up this Maybelline Eraser Eye Concealer and I have to say that I’m amazed. I don’t use anything else for my face except this. It has amazing coverage, a lovely sponge applicator, it feels soft and hydrating.I just don’t know how I lived without one before.

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Favourite Book

My favourite thing during the Autumn/Winter season is reading under my, earlier mentioned, blanket. I’m reading all the time but once in a while I find a book that is so amazing I have to share my review with everyone.

This time, the book is The Kind Worth Killing by Peter Swanson. It’s a psychological thriller about the man named Ted who meets mysterious woman Lilly on the flight from London to Boston.  Sharing one too many martinis, the strangers begin to play a game of truth, revealing intimate details about themselves. Ted talks about his marriage and his wife Miranda, who he’s sure is cheating on him. But their game turns dark when Ted jokes that he could kill Miranda for what she’s done. Lily, without missing a beat, says calmly, “I’d like to help.”

This was a page turner, with so many twists and turns that I stopped counting. Book worth reading.

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Favourite Tapas Pincho Since I tried tapas in Barcelona I didn’t believe that I’ll find something as much as good in London. But I was wrong. Pinch, Mediterranean tapas bar, is at the end of the row of quaint little shops and pubs that lines Church Street in Twickenham.

With big outdoor seating space, Pincho seems to be full every weekend for lunch and dinner.
We opted for chorizo a la blanch with flaming brandy,chicken skewers ,pork belly,damon croquettes and patatas bravas . It was so delicious it felt like we are back in Barcelona.Which wasn’t surprising because we found out that chef is actually from Barcelona 🙂
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Favourite Look
Amber Heard at the UK premiere of Magic Mike XXL in a red silk chiffon Emilio Pucci halter gown
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Favourite Buy
It’s that time of the year when you walking on the street ,minding you business and then big,red Sale signs just start jumping everywhere and you enter the shop and lose you whole day with other crazy women trying desperately  to find your size. That was my day last weekend. I end up buying this
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Favourite Instagram
Literally everything on this Instagram is something that you can MAKE yourself. From bags to skirts and shoes to jewellery, P.S. I Made This is a perfect place for anyone who’s always dreamed of being crafty but has no idea how
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Favourite beauty
 Free Bourjois Sunkiss Gift Box (1)
From the 10th of June to the 7th of July spend just £15 on Bourjois cosmetics within Boots (the offer is standing both online and in-store) and you will receive a trio of products all of which have been hand picked for the Summer weather.
Within the Bourjois Sunkiss Gift Box you will find (combined value £21.97) : – Bourjois Maxi Delight Bronzer (£8.99) – Bourjois Pinceau Bronzing Brush (£4.99) – Bourjois Color Boost Lip Crayon in Peach on the Beach (£7.99)

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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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Mac Wash and Dry Collection

summer2015_macwashdry001 The new special limited edition packaging of  MAC makeup products is definitely screaming summer with this rainbow colours In this collection you can find lipstick in four shades , mascara “Stay black”,eyeshadow trio,lipgloss in four shades ,blush in two shades Hipness and Crisp Whites,brow set,eyeliner, highlight powder ,nail polish in two colours  “Monday Blues” i “Washteria”, brushes and make up bag. Some of the things are already sold out but some of them you can still find online or at Debenhams and Selfridges mac-green-clean mac-permanent-pressmac-warm-wash MAC-Cosmetics-Wash-and-Dry-nail-varnish mac-freshen-up-1 mac-wash-and-dry-collection-lo mac-wash-dry-bags-brush mac-wash-and-dry-lipglass mac-wash-and-dry-collection-overview

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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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Favourite Italian

Jamie Oliver Trattoria Richmond

The newest Jamie’s project in the heart of Richmond old town. Trattoria is based on Jamie’s italian with the more local feeling (apparently food is more Italian than at Jamie’s Italian restaurant) . It was really nice to go to one of Jamie’s restaurant without waiting in the queue for hours. They are open for breakfast, coffee, lunch, dinner or just antipasti and cocktails at the bar.Rustic interior, lovely atmosphere and great food

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Favourite DIY

A Beautiful Mess

For a last couple of months I’ following Elsie Larson and Emma Chapman on social media,two sisters and owners of A Beautiful Mess ,women’s lifestyle company.

They are sharing home decor projects, recipes, and crafts. I’m specially impressed by their crafts ideas . They going to teach you how to sew  make jewellery , bags ,homemade gifts and textile printing

You can have a look here

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Favourite Look

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Fashion blogger Annabelle ,owner of VivaLuxury Style Blog is amazing again. The best thing about her is that everything is so colourful

She’s wearing RO Ashville leather jacket | ANTHROPOLOGIE Fluttered Flores blouse | HUDSON Taylor high waist flare jeans | CHLOE Mini Drew shoulder bag   | GUCCI Candy ankle strap sandal  | DELFINA DELETTREZ eye piercing earring

Favourite buy

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Even though this year summer forgot to arrive to London I buying summer clothes because well,you can always hope. This cute dress is from H&M and it’s on sale 🙂

Favourite Beauty 

Ted Baker

This is the best thing I discovered in a long time! Ted Baker body and bath collection. There are two scents you can choose from .

Pink bottles are sparkling fruity grapefruit, mandarin and mango with subtle floral notes of neroli and jasmine, while the base of patchouli, sandalwood and musk completes the scent.

Mint bottles which I prefer are floral musky aroma blends notes of powdery violet with peach and cherry accords entwined with a soft sweet base of vanilla, patchouli and amber.

You can choose from range of products like lotion, spray,whipped body soufflé, bubble bath,body wash and hand cream.

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What’s in my Bag

I know lots of girls who just can’t find a bag big enough for all the things they want to put in it..  It’s a common girls problem that I never really understood. My bags are almost always half empty. During the colder days I’m using bigger bags so they might get overloaded with things but when it’s warm I always choose small bags. Use to my bag was full of things that I didn’t use but they were  always there at the bottom of my bag.But then I realised that I’m not one of those girls who are carrying needle and tread in their bag  “just in case”. I decided to empty my bag and start from beginning IMG_4949 Of course,some things like wallet , keys and phone are always with me but here are the other things you can find in my bag Hairbands  – I always need some during the day because my way too long hair can be annoying sometimes Lipstick – the one I decided  to wear that day but not whole collection of lipsticks no one would use 5 different lipsticks in one day. Currently one of Kate Moss Rimmel lipsticks are always in my bag Lip balm– since last winter I’m using only Maybelline Baby lips in 3 colours. Or just plain one. Hand cream– I don’t usually need this during the summer but during the winter I can’t live without it. I love this one from Neutrogena  Powder– I’m using Rimmel Lasting Finish with small mirror inside for touch ups Mini Charger– Until recently I had to plan my day according to places where I can charge my phone( Starbucks) .Battery just won’t last more than 4 hours. And then I discovered this little pink savior Perfume – I always try to have little bottle of perfume or something like that. At the moment I have Ted Baker body spray which smells very refreshing Earphones ,sunglasses, painkillers and gum– essentials without which i can’t survive.Especially  if I have to take lots of tubes-trains-buses and have a long day. Sometimes in my bag you can find a book or magazine 

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Favourite Pancakes

My Old Dutch

My Old Dutch offers a seriously impressive selection of pancakes. I’m more into sweet ones like strawberries, blueberries, cream,maple syrup,chocolate ,Nutella but it was I lunch  time so I opted for savoury one My old Dutch with bacon,chicken ,ham,sweetcorn,cheese,sweet pepper. Yes,you can get pancake with all those ingredients and even more 🙂 Pancake are huge and delicious but if you are not into pancakes they are serving breakfast, waffles,salads and ice cream

My Old Dutch is in Holborn, Kensington and Chelsea and on Monday pancakes are £5, there’s no excuse not to go

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Favourite Look

Kate Bosworth 

Queen of this weeks outfits is definitely Blake like I was already writing here.

Promotion of The Age of Adeline is still on so we will have opportunity to enjoy in her impeccable taste.

So basically second best in my opinion was Kate Bosworth. She nailed the  70s trend. Until now I was little bit sceptical about dungaree trend but now I’m thinking about trying it

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Favourite Buy

Denim dress

I was already writing about this here but I have to say that this dress is my favourite piece of clothes at the moment 🙂

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Favourite Hair

Beach Look

This is the most popular thing now,and it’s easy to make. You just need sea salt foam and curling iron. Or wash your hair night before,separate it in two section and twist each section tightly . That’s how I’m doing it anyway 🙂

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Favourite Beauty

Benefit Do The Hoola Kit

It’s basically surviving kit for summer 2015. And it looks so cute.

It includes a Hoola bronzing powder and brush, a Hoola lipbalm, a mini They’re Real mascara, the amazing Dew The Hoola liquid bronzer  and Bene Balm

Buy here

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