Look Book: Early Summer In London

 

It’s mid-April and London is experiencing a mini heat-wave. I’m talking highs of 23 degrees, which to most brits is practically tropical temperatures, coupled with the fact it’s not even May, the hope of a great British summer is contagious.

London in the sun is something everyone should experience, the city and the people that reside in it are transformed. You can smile at strangers, eat alfresco and a hard working day easily blends into an easy hazy evening spent with friends.

I rediscover long forgotten places of interest as I happily wonder the city streets, in no hurry to rush home from the usual cold and rain.

I’m wearing: Leather Biker Jacket New Look, French Connection Breton Stripe Top, ASOS Mom Jeans and of course my Ray Ban Wayfarers, Michael Kors Slim Runway Leather Watch

 

Biker and Stripes

Bond Street London, heading towards Sotheby’s Auction house

Biker Jacket and Stripes

 

Thrifty tips: Chrysanthemum Flowers revived

A New Year resolution I’m actually sticking to, buying myself flowers all part of my “make me happy” campaign. Each week I select a different type depending on my fancy. The whole thing has become a bit of a weekly tradition, cementing the end to what usually is a busy and stressful work week.

From Borough Market to my local Waitrose, where I buy my flowers varies depending upon my mood and weekend activities, the one thing that is consistent is the feeling I experience staring at a new fresh bouquet in my kitchen.

Over a week ago I bought a delightful bunch of  dusty pink Chrysanthemum’s, relatively cheap and just happen to catch my eye among the sea of petals that particular Saturday.

 

Its been over a week since I bought them and I noticed they were looking a bit sad, a little attention was needed to revive my wilting bunch.

I trimmed away the wilted leaves and cut down the stems

Jar as Vase

 

Jar storage seems to be having a moment of late and can be used as a vase or even drinking glasses. I simple washed out a Homepride pasta sauce jar and removed the label.

Happy kitchen, Happy me, Happy Sunday

Chrysanthemum