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

I Heart Camden <3

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I had such an amazing bank holiday weekend, hope you did too? with the sun shining my friends and I decided to spend the day in Camden Town 🙂 this is one of my favourite places in London in the summer.  quirky shops and stalls, piercing and tattoo shops (I got one done here a year ago) the lock/canal where you can sit in a buzzing atmosphere with a glass of wine and watch the world go by! and not forgetting the food markets where you can purchase food from all around the world and walk into the stables markets where they sell everything! most of the time I haggle the prices down as I did yesterday haha!

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We went straight down to the lock and ate Japanese food and drank wine!
I chose my outfit for the day something chic but quirky was the look I was going for,
my hat is Riverisland via asos
my sunglasses are newlook for
Kimono is riverisland (last year)
smart joggers – Riverisland

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One thing you have to do if you go to Camden is smoke some shisha ❤
you can sit back in one of the Moroccan cafes in the heart of the stables and relax on the sofas and enjoy some shisha with a beverage, my personal preference is strawberry flavour shisha with a pot of mint tea! yum!
We sat there for just under an hour watching a man opposite make a pizza, punk rockers walking by & Arabic music in the background with with the sun beaming down! I definitely felt as though I was on holiday .
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Lots of love

Nikki xo