Sunday, 29 March 2015

balthazar fashion tea

F O O D & P L A C E S ||

The post title might have given it away a little bit but this weekend I finally got the chance to sip on some of that famous Balthazar high tea. Real fancy, I know. It was miss Lara's birthday so why not - it is her favourite pastime after all, though we probably didn't need that as an excuse. We both share a love for this super british activity and we are also into #fashun, so this seemed like the perfect spot for us to catch up and celebrate another year of [her] getting older! I think this tea was launched around LFW time and has been created by the wonderfully colourful and creative English fashion designer Matthew Williamson, making the standard afternoon tea that much more glam. This tea is exclusive to Balthazar and each bespoke cake is inspired by the floral and soft colours of the designer's S/S 2015 collection. The Matthew Williamson Afternoon Tea is on the pricey side but definitely worth it for a special occasion; it's around until 1st May so you still have time to check it out.

Wednesday, 25 March 2015

dotty for pineapples

N A I L A R T ||

I was naughty this month. I bought some maracas. That's a lie. I didn't. I bought some completely frivolous pens [yes, that's a pen party you're seeing right there] from Tiger with PINEAPPLES on the ends. YEY it's a pineapple partay, all day, every day. Now back to this post, I was actually naughty because I bought two new OPI polishes this month. I rarely buy them because they're quite pricey so feel like a bit of a special occasion item rather than a regular polish purchase. Recently, OPI have released their new Hawaii range which I just love. When I saw Pineapples Have Peelings Too I just had to get it and then out the corner of my eye spotted a gem from the classics range Not So Bora-bora-ing Pink - both delicious colours and I just went dotty mad. Read on to see what I created.

Sunday, 22 March 2015

getting lost in KL

T R A V E L & F O O D || Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Exploring a new city is always fun and nothing is more intriguing that visiting local markets, be it for a browse or just an opportunity to discover how the locals live. Led again by our trusty guidebooks, this is part II of my Malaysia first-time-in-Asia throwback posts; part I was all about brunching KL-style at the buzzy Imbi market. I am a big fan of markets, there's always lots going on and a buzz you can't help but enjoy getting lost in. Malaysia happens to have some of the most vibrant markets I've explored so far - made more enjoyable by the fact that where there is a good market, there is good food. This is how we navigated our way through some of KL's famous markets.