Afternoon Tea At The Connaught Hotel London

I had a fabulous pre birthday afternoon tea at The Connaught Hotel London yesterday.  My mum and I felt like two queens. 

   

     

 

I have been to a lot of afternoon teas over the years and this was the best! We started with a glass of champagne then they bought us our tea selection of “old blue eyes”, followed by the tier of gorgeous food. The sandwiches were lovely my fav was the smoked salmon.  The service was fantastic the staff explained the selection of food and gave me 4 more of the smoked salmon sandwhich#greedy. 

The little pattiseries were so delicate and fresh each with a gold flake on top. 

To top off all of this they bought over fresh scones with more cakes and jam made by the chef that day 🙂 I was in heaven. 

There was a harpist playing for some of our tea playing my favorite song moon river *smiles* 

If you can commute to the london Mayfair area you must go!!! 

Afternoon tea costs £45 champagne afternoon tea is £52 

Book online here http://www.afternoontea.co.uk/uk/london/mayfair/the-connaught/ 

Any questions just ask away 

Love Nikki xoxoxo

Winter/Fall 2014 Tweed Coat

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So most people this week have have been saying how sad they are it’s no longer summer and I am over here like bring on hot chocolate fur coats and boots.

Today I went on a hunt for my Fall/Winter coat, I immediately fell in love with this tweed oversized coat from River island, at £80 it was what you expect to pay for a winter coat. This coat ticks a lot of boxes…tweed never goes out of fashion & goes with every outfit. It is a very boxy style as are most coats this season.

I usually associate tweed as something a grandad would wear and I love how this coat makes tweed stylish.

Only thing I would say is that I feel this coat might not keep me warm on a cold London night however I have scarves hats and gloves to accessories and I choose fashion over warmth haha!!!

I feel so productive today buying my coat and enjoyed having a nandos which has been months since I had one I forgot how good peri peri chicken tasted.

You can buy this gorgeous coat here be quick ladies it is already selling out!!

Hope you are all having a lovely weekend

Love Nikki xxx

Shopping & Cocktails In My City <3 London

I know it’s been a while since I posted but I’m back….since recovering from my operation and being able to live my life again for now…things are back on track. New Job in Recruitment, good friends who I can trust and an amazing family. I have been living life to the max lately, and realised I missed blogging about my adventures :p

This weekend was no exception to my “you only live once” Saturday started with a little bit of shopping In Central London and couldn’t resist having a photo by the David Gandy for Autograph billboard outside m&s haha!!

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Here you can also see my OOTD Tartan Cigarette Pants @Riverisland Black Turtle Neck @riverisland gold Chain @aldo & Fedora @riverisland

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Best thing after shopping is cocktails and I found a new perfect afternoon cocktail spot in London. The W hotel London by soho is ideal we sat by a modern day fire, with great music playing in the background the lounge bar makes you feel comfortable enough that you want to stay. I was drinking Little Italy cocktails, at £12 a drink it’s a little on the pricey side, but we’ll worth the money.

Do you have any post shopping cocktail bars in London you can recommend??

Hope tomorrow is a good start to your week

Love Nikki xo

Work Outfit x

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Hey Sweeties, as promised on my last post I wanted to share the outfit I bought for my “new job” I went out and treated myself to a few new essentials I had a budget and I stuck to it. I am going to Barcelona in under 2 weeks so I am trying to save my pennies.
First on my list was a new work handbag! I went straight to Primark and found this beauty of a bag for just £10, its got a zip with two compartments inside and on the outside a gold button you just twist which opens another pocket.
Next stop was Next…pun intended haha! seriously though I am loving some of Next’s work wear, as I made my way to the shoe section I was drawn to these smart but edgy flats for £28. I just love the cream on the foot with the black around the outside. I could have gone with a plain black pair but I can find them anywhere lol.

I was determined to find a dress for work as most of mine for previous jobs look a little worn! after walking in and out of shops and having no luck I went to my favourite shop, you guessed it River Island haha. I mooching around and I stumbled across this dress on a rail there were only 3 left lucky for me they had it in my size! it fit like a glove and felt so comfortable! its grey/white In colour and is perfect for both summer and winter. You can purchase the dress on Riverisland for £32 search under skater dresses.

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Here is my cringe worthy Dressing Room Selfie lol, I just wanted you to see how it looks on. To be honest I wont wear my new outfit on the first day because I want to be in something old and comfortable. I will wear this outfit a couple of days into my first week and obviously without the hat hehe.

I felt such a buzz shopping knowing I have a job I am generally excited to start 🙂 I just hope everything is what I think its going to be! I am prepared to work hard and have worked out all of my train times to ensure I get into the city on time 🙂 all of my family opened some champagne with me last night to toast to new beginnings! everything seems surreal!

I might be MIA for a couple of days, I am starting to draft my next blog post now in preparation to post mid week.  I just have to juggle full time work and blogging, but I am sure a lot of people do….

Do you have any tips for working full time and blogging?

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Lots of love

Nikki xo

Lipstick Storage Idea

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Are you struggling to organise the amount of lipsticks/glosses you have? you would definitely benefit from purchasing this acrylic lipstick holder that either holds 9 lipsticks.  I found mine really cheap here on eBay , and I was really happy when it arrived! it is very compact so doesn’t use too much room! And makes everything look neat on my dressing table! I put my lip glosses and lipsticks that I could find in the storage container, and after going through my dressing table draws and getting rid of old or used products I instantly felt more organised!

If you don’t have a dressing table, this would also fit on shelves, in wardrobes as well! I cant believe I have only just purchased this to be honest I always loose my lipsticks and lipglosses. this nifty little storage idea is the best purchase I have made for a while 🙂

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Lots of love

Nikki xo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I Got The Job/ OOTD

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Hey sweeties, I firstly I have some amazing news! I got a new job In London in the heart of the city Ill be working as a team secretary and working 9-5pm I am so excited! I start Monday. I feel that they really wanted me to work there as the salary that was advertised they raised for me when they offered me the position. Its crazy to think that this time a month ago I was just recovering from surgery, 3 weeks ago I got my results to say all is ok for now and Monday I start a new job yaaaay.  The job I was in before was really unsocial hours and there wasn’t very nice people so I am very nervous to see how I feel about this new job but also I am positive. Today I decided to venture out to Westfield Shopping Centre which is next to where the Olympic stadium is to buy a few things for my new job, I have bought way too much but I did stick to my budget of £100 I am short on cash at the moment plus I need spending money for Barcelona in 2 weeks. I’ll blog about my purchases the weekend 🙂

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How cool is this Eagle statement necklace from Topshop? I actually bought this In April and normally I find Topshop jewellery too expensive however this was only £10 in the sale and I know I will be wearing this a lot.

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Gingham Jeggings – Top shop
Fedora – Riverisland
plain white top – Newlook
Eagle Necklace – topshop
leather jacket – Miss selfridge

Life’s looking up for me now, for the moment anyway! and I am so proud of myself for turning things around and getting back on my feet instead of crumbling when the chips were down. I have to go through all of my shopping now *giggles* it has been a very productive day for shopping lol.

Hope you all have a lovely Friday and weekend.

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Lots of love

Nikki xo

My May Favourites xo

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Hey Lovelies, Hope you are all having a fab week.  I have put together some of my favourite items at the moment.  Firstly I purchased these cute little moccasin pumps in Dorothy Perkins yesterday I just think they are adorable and practical for everyday wear, the original pricetag read £23 but when I went to the cash desk the lady said that will be £18 please, I love that feeling of saving money when you get to the till haha. I walked out the shop with a grin on my face.

As you would have seen on my previous post I have been wearing this stunning mink coloured Fedora Hat about 3 times since I purchased it around a week ago! I get comments every time I wear it! and if you are lucky you might find it at ASOS it is River island and was in the sale for £13 when I purchased it.

I am a huge River Island fan and as you may have guessed that’s where this Tiger Top is from! I have been wearing this a lot lately its perfect with wet look leggings as well as tucked into jeans or shorts! and teamed with a blazer.

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I ran out of concealer the other day and thought I would try Rimmels wake me up concealer, it did not disappoint I love how easy it is to apply, it is pretty light coverage and works wonders for under your eyes and small blemishes, its not at all “cakey” and blends in really well.

I would not be without my Benefits “They’re real” mascara the pricetag is £25 so more than some brands but it is really worth the money! I ususally only have to put on one or two coats and my eyelashes look huge!

Last but not least I really wanted to write about my love of “coconut water” I have drunk water from a coconut on a beach in Dubai but this time it was in a bottle in the restaurant “Eat” I have to confess I don’t like to drink water from a tap or bottled water much, weird I know I prefer juices and something that has taste to it! and Unoco coconut water is certainly impressive! it tasted clean and subtle. Perfect for post-workout rehydration because coconut water contains essential electrolytes like potassium, sodium, calcium and magnesium. If you are into “healthy eating” and want to eat more clean, I would really recommend trying coconut water.
Unoco is slightly different from coconut waters, made using wild jellynut coconut – a young, green coconut from the Philippines – and unlike other variants on the market is unheated. I will definitely be drinking more of the coconut goodness! and I want to try other brands now as well.

Have you tried coconut water before?

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Lots of love

Nikki xo