Sunday, 15 May 2011

What's life without condiments?

Given that I'm meant to be on "project glasto skinny", this weekend didn't actually go quite to plan!  Unfortunately, there is only so long a girl can survive on M&S count on us ready meals, and given that I have a BF that doesn't understand the concept of dieting, it was unlikely that I was going to survive the weekend, without some sort of unhealthiness!

We hit Soho in the constant quest for a decent burger in the UK, and came across Byron Hamburgers and they really hit the spot, just the right amount of meat vs greasiness!  I loved the simplicity of the menu, there was no messin', just 6 types of burgers to chose from, including one for our veggie sisters and the classic required sides of fries, coleslaw & onion rings.  Tom Byng the owner has done his upmost the channel the classic American diner, the food was more than a match to my favourite burger spot in NY Corner Bistro and I loved the decor, classic booths, exposed brickwork and some amazing light installations.

After filling our faces with food, I hit the shops to search for some glasto outfits, which are all weather permitting of course!  Found a great midi dress in Vero Modo, which is a store I'd not been into before - I was impressed and loved the dressing rooms!  Which given the pathetic standard you get in some stores (i'm not naming names Zara) is something I always judge a shopping experience on!

Also picked up a great Pradaesque banana print sun dress in H&M, so let's keep our fingers crossed that the sun shines in glasto and I stick so my diet so I can prance about the Somerset fields, safe in the knowledge I won't be taking anyone out with my bingo wings!

Have a lovely week! xxx

Sunday, 1 May 2011

A Royal April

Hasn't April been amazing!  I think the two, four day weekends should happen every year, especially if  the weather can be guaranteed.  Throw in a Royal Wedding and hey presto, that's some country boosting moral you have there!

I've become newly obsessed with Instagram for taking pictures with my iphone, it's so addictive and inspirational.  You can find me on 30slowdown if you want to follow!  So despite owning a vastly expensive camera, my snaps below are all from my iphone!

For Easter O and I headed to Wales and had a great time, we even squeezed in a BBQ and trip to my favorite beach in the world.  There is just something so peaceful about being by the sea, I adore the tranquility and it was great to be there in the sunshine.  On Easter Sunday, after an intense sunday lunch we went for a walk in a beautiful park near my parents house.  Cefn Onn Park was always our fave park as kids, it always had lots of streams and great places for hiding in to play mob, but over Easter it was covered in Bluebells and looked like a woodland retreat ready for a performance of As you like it.

I wasn't clever enough to book the time off between Easter and the Royal Wedding, but loved the build up that you could see in London.  Regent Street looked amazing and best Royal Wedding windows can be awarded to Louis Vuitton who had windows full of amazing waving Queens!

Then there was the wedding, what more can I say, Kate looked beautiful, William dashing and the whole day was a stunning display of why Britain is great!  I found this gif on Audrey Kitching.  I love it and it just makes me smile - I wish them every happiness.

Enjoy the rest of the bank holiday weekend! xx