I have been a bit slow on blogging recently, so sorry that this post has taken a while to write.
I went to nail evening that my friend Beth organised in June and it was a lot of fun. Wine, cake, good conversation and my nails were made to look beautiful by Kiri Nails It . I went for the strawberry design as I’m a bit of a big kid and they were amazing.
If you live in the London area then I recommend you check this lady out. Thanks for a great evening all.
Shoes, what do they mean to you? Are they just a necessity that you wear to keep your feet warm and dry or are they much much more? For many the answer is yes, they are an extension of a personality, as fashion is. It shows who you are, what you believe in and how you want to be viewed by others.
For me my obsession with shoes started later in life. I was very happy in trainers for the last 20 or so years and the thought of wearing high heels was – well quite frankly a pain in the ass. However, since learning about the world of fashion it has become obvious to me that a good pair of shoes is so much more than just something to keep your feet warm a dry. A good pair of shoes can change your body shape and ultimately make an outfit. FACT.
So when the other week my friend invited me to an evening with Christian Louboutin and Paula Reed, I was so excited. To meet the man who so many is an idol, he has designed some of the most statement shoes of this century and changed every women’s wish list.
Christian was of course as I had imagined, impeccably well dressed, well spoken, well-travelled and a grafter. His story is similar to most people who have strived for the top. He worked hard, only listened to his heart, kept his head down and focused on the work. Now 20 years later, his shoes are hanging magnificently in the Design Museum and people are queuing to see them. If you have a dream work towards it and you never know where you will be in 20 years, but hopefully you will be making it wearing a pair of his shoes with those signature red soles.
My new current obsession as you all know is running. However, I have realised that I’m not just any runner, I’m a snap and runner. This new term/hobby, ‘snap-and-run’ is one that I have created. It sums me, and my crazy habit up perfectly.
This morning on my first jog in London I snapped the Albert Bridge, loving my new London home and all that surrounds it.
Squashed up against the cold wet glass I often wonder; if I was holding an Amazon Kindle and reading Pride and Prejudice that I might forget for a few moments that I was on the 7.45 to Waterloo, but in 19th Century England. Where I would be eating scones with jam, whilst drinking tea from a China cup and admiring the view of a beautiful garden. However the harsh reality of the situation might be too much for me to handle!
Increasingly I have noticed a number of my fellow passengers brandishing a Kindle as their weapon of choice to fight the chaos and escape the reality of the daily commute.
I am quite torn with the simple dilemma – do I buy a Kindle or do I wait for the new generation iPad. Nevertheless, at £111 for the Kindle it is worth the money,but do I want to do more than read a few books and magazines? The answer is of course yes, so maybe I will just have to keep saving for an iPad as they don’t come cheap at £450. The Metro can keep me company for a few more months !
Friday morning I pick up the metro and see Emma Watson slap bang on the front cover in a sexy lace top and feather skirt, I can’t quite believe how hot she is or how many guys in the office are suddenly in awe of the sexy young witch.
I admit, I wasn’t a fan of the new hair do at first but she really looks amazing and a light-year away from the young girl we watched grow up on screen. I am so excited for the new film and it’s only six days away, I think it’s going to be the best one so far.
Emma Watson – hot young and style icon of 2010.
Winter is here, the nights are cold and the sun don’t shine as much as I would like, but it not all doom and gloom as there is plenty of yummy winter food on offer to get us through the cold months.
The other night I went to Ping Pong and for those of you who are yet to experience the little parcels of steamed goodness I warn you it may look strange but the taste is delicious, you will love it.
Not only was the food was spot on, but Ping Pong has a great atmosphere, everyone was enjoying their food and the experience. I loved working out what each parcel contained, hours of fun!
Ping Pong also serves amazing herbal teas that flower in your glass but I washed it all down with a couple of glasses of Prosecco,(helped to keep me warm!)
I will be going back for more yummy Chinese treats very soon, take a look at the website and the menu that I sampled!
Ping Pong Extravaganza – for two to share
spicy seaweed crackers with
five spice chestnut sauce
Baked Dim Sum
pork puffs with honey roasted
pork, sprinkled with sesame seeds
Baskets of Steamed Dumplings
chicken Shu Mai
crunchy golden dumplings v
Coconut Rice Clay Pot
chicken & vegetables
Fried Dim Sum
crispy hoi sin duck rolls
spicy chilli squid with hoi sin
five spice Chinese mushrooms
& black fungus
1 mango pudding with Boiron
1 chilli & chocolate mousse