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3 London Foodie Faves

dirty bones kensington london restaurant


Dirty Bones

Dirty Bones is a burger and ribs shaped gem in the middle of swanky Kensington. Not that it isn’t swanky itself. The retro lamps, tiled tables and gaming machines juxtaposed with palms creates a modern yet fun feel. Food wise, yes it’s American style and yes there are burgers but the atmosphere of the restaurant means you may as well be eating scallops.

We went for the salt and pepper squid to start and then opted for the beef short rib which was filling, dripped off the bone and tasty as. Obviously I had to go for The Burger too (the rules) but I’d vote to check out the other western specialities instead if you’re not bov’ed about burgers. One thing I implore you to do though is leave room for desert. Its imperitive that you order the peanut butter cookie cup/dream in a Kilner jar. Just bloomin’ do it.

And if Kensington is too far to travel then good news, they’re opening a new branch in Kingly Court in September!


dirty bones kensington london restaurant

dirty bones kensington london restaurant

dirty bones kensington london restaurant yellow lamp

dirty bones kensington london restaurant popcorn squid

dirty bones kensington london restaurant tiled table

dirty bones kensington london restaurant ribs burgers

dirty bones kensington london restaurant cookie icecream



YEAH! burger kings cross pop up london sign board


YEAH! Burger

If you haven’t heard about YEAH! Burger yet then you will soon. The Kings Cross pub residency pop up has just doubled its juicy, meaty output and set up shop at Strongroom bar in Shoreditch. The place is well worth a hang out anyway with it’s cute hidden courtyard and art feel.

Don’t worry, I’ve tried the beef and chicken burgers and I can announce that they’re both excellent. As are the cheesy chips with cheese evenly distributed throughout the bowl (which any cc fan will appreciate is highly important.) There’s also word of a scotch egg burger running on the menu for 4 days longer whereby the brioche bun is replaced by half a scotch egg. Can it get any better?! No.


Carrie wishwishwish and kristabel iwantyoutoknow bloggers

YEAH! burger kings cross pop up london menu and drinks

YEAH! burger kings cross pop up london

yeah! burger bloggers

YEAH! burger kings cross pop up london chilli chips

carrie lucy and kristabel YEAH! burger kings cross pop up london

YEAH! burger kings cross pop up london

bloggers eating at YEAH! burger kings cross pop up london


chilango motel sign exterior mexican camden


Chilango in Camden is a quick lunchtime fix that makes you feel like you’ve splashed out in a restaurant. One of those hybrid sorts of fast food places that does filling, hot food and nice places to sit. The best thing about this Mexican? Other than the cheeky lunchtime frozen Margheritas, the decor wins by 100 points. Kitsch retro TVs and colourful piñata? I’m in!

Fill up on a Burrito or tasty tacos and be back to work 10 mins later. Not in Camden? Check out their 8 other London locations.


chilango mexican camden burritos and booze sign
chilango mexican camden quirky shelves pinata
chilango mexican camden menu

chilango mexican camden burritos

chilango mexican camden frozen margheritas

chilango mexican camden
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chilango mexican camden burrito chilango mexican camden margheritas

chilango mexican camden tacos

chilango mexican camden colourful drinks


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St James’s Park

sunny day monochrome outfit shorts and fringed camisole


having fun in the park

london eye and royal horse guards river london

silver drawstring rucksackgeese in london park

monki silver chunky sandals and socks

white blossom london blue sky spring

stripy monochrome long shorts

spring in the park blossom river


A Tourist in your own City

I’ve said it before and well, it looks like I’m saying it again but I am never enough of a tourist. Come on Lucy, London has so much to offer! Luckily, on the very rare occasion that I found myself in St James’s Park, it turned out to be a damn good one. The sun was out in full force (quite a scarce sighting these days) and the flowers were going all in with with the rainbow theme. I tried to fit in with my floral embroidered top and don’t think I did too bad a job!

We walked around and marvelled at the variety of ducks – there was one with a quiff, man! We even stumbled up on The Changing of the Guards. Now, seeing as I’ve NEVER seen the bloomin’ guards ever move and have talked about needing to go and see it for years, I was pretty chuffed to work out that all the hustle and bustle and drum hitting was actually that very thing! Any other Londoners have it high up on their list?!


Talking of London, don’t forget that my blogging gal gang and I are hosting #TheBloggersMarket numero 2 on 22nd August so hit ‘going’ on the Facebook page and see you there!


outfit in the park with flowers silver accessories

changing on the guards buckingham palace

sunny day flowers in the park

geese in london park

turquoise rileigh bicycle against a fence

green deckchairs in the park


What I wore in St James’s Park:

Top – ASOS / Shorts – Glamorous / Sandals – Monki / Bag – ASOS / Necklace – RockCakes



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#TheBloggersMarket is Back!

#TheBloggersMarket 2 invite


You CAN Sit With Us!

Have you heard that #TheBloggersMarket is back? oh yes! It’s bigger and better than before and we just can’t wait to open the doors to your smiling faces! If you’ve not heard about it before, it’s essentially 6 hours of shopping the wardrobes and lives of us 5 fashion lifestyle bloggers; Carrie, Dunya, Kristabel, Olivia and I. There are also other fun things to do and it’s a great excuse to meet up with your galpals, come say hi and hang out! I’ll be selling loads of different bits and bobs from ASOS to Antipodium with sizes from 8-12 and shoe sizes 7 & 8 but if you fall out of that bracket, there are plenty of other sizes from the other girls!

2 Weeks to go!

So what’s new since our first January edition? Well, there’s no doubt that it was amazing if we do say so ourselves (we couldn’t believe that there were blog posts written about it before we even got home!) but this time we tweaked things a little. We’ll be running a ‘Tweet to Eat’ shop full of tasty treats from Krispy Kreme (there’s talk of being able to win a years worth of doughnuts too) and sustenance from Yo!Sushi so you can get your sugar levels back up after rifling through the rails. Grab a bottle of Appletiser (my absolute fave), and like take a look around our stalls, try things on and then pay at the respective Bloggers’ stand. Easy!

Once you’ve shopped, drop in to get your portrait illustrated by Emma Block to mark the day and get your make up touched up by Benefit Cosmetics. Listen to the gorgeous sounds of tipped-to-be-big new singer Shannon Wardrop and you’ll be set for a perfect Saturday!

BTW, if you’re feeling peckish, The Hoxton Hotel‘s own restaurant Hubbard and Bell is excellent or pop downstairs to Chicken Shop. Otherwise, you’re just a short walk to Soho or Covent Garden. If you’re looking for a cashpoint, there’s one at Sainsbury’s, 100m before you get to the Hotel. Please not that this year, the space we’re in is a little smaller so we do apologise in advance if you will need to queue a little at the door.

Take a look at the Facebook page for all the details and to tell us you’re coming and remember the main point, we’ll be at The Hoxton Holborn hotel, not Shoreditch!

It’s going to be a fun day. See you there in 2 weeks time!



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An Evening on Osea

bright orange dress, yellow bag and green heels outside dinner party

osea island garden blue sky

next orange sleeveless dress

bright blue sea and single white sailing boat

bright orange embellished dress, turquoise heels and yellow cross body bag next

osea island shells and sea living room in the captains house


48 Hours of Bliss

If you read my last post you will have seen that some of my fave blogging gals and I went off on a Jolly to the beautiful secret island of Osea off the Essex Coast. As promised, this time I’m showing you a little more of the amazing Captains House where we all stayed! Think of it as a boarding school for Bloggers where we all chatted together about everything from all the nuances of Blogging to exercise routines and some serious over-sharing once we got into our Next PJs!

After a morning of exploring we tucked into afternoon tea and chats on the terrace. It was just the most wonderful place to hang out with such successful and hard working ladies. All the girls were so supportive, insightful and inspiring that we basically decided we were staying to form our own Blogging house. Bye!

Once the evening came it was time to get on our gladrags and settle down to a delicious meal but it wasn’t long before we were rudely interrupted by a crazed Policeman running through the room! Don’t worry, it was only a case of murder mystery and despite the wine and the good food distracting us, we didn’t do too badly at working our whodunit! A few glasses later and we all snuggled up on the sofas, put on some sassy seventies tunes and gossiped until we could no longer. Right. I’m staying!



scones on gingham tablecloth english next colourful night out outfit

afternoon tea served on a tiered cake stand

Osea Island captains house life rings party holiday home

red embroidered tapestry sofa and bookshelves

bright yellow flowers

osea island captains house living room

beef wellington dinner

seaside theme table decoration lanterns shells dinner


What I Wore in the Evening on Osea:

Dress / Bag / Heels – All Next

Thanks so much to Next for sending us away!


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Osea Island

seventies style outfit with a crochet top and printed shorts by next

osea island view over the beach and sea

going rowing nautical themed

Dr Pepper wooden crates flowers

next tribal print shorts and rose gold watch

blogger girls on a walk through the country

white little hut on osea island

life ring fun

white bicycles for hire on osea island

crochet top and wooden necklace hippie style

fishing themed outfit knitted top and fringe bag

drifters bright colourful painted mural on osea island

black fringe suede sandals



Heard of Osea Island? Nope me neither until last month when Next whisked a bunch of blogging gals away for a fantastic little jaunt on an isle off the Essex coast. It turns out that it’s quite the place for celebs, not that we saw any, but with a recording studio and a handful of private houses (set up conveniently well for parties) it’s not surprising that you might see Tiny Tempah flying in.

When not pretending we were famous we were exploring the island, doing impromptu yoga sessions in the morning and cooking up feasts. The lovely ladies at Spook Cooking hopped over the causeway at low tide to teach us how to whip up a quick and easy lunch made up of ceviche (who knew it was quite so easy?!), sweet potato fries (I’ve made these since and they’re great!), salads a-plenty and some seriously good healthy deserts.

Of course, we all wore our Next garbs whilst on our trip! I loved how we all picked clothes in similar colours. It made us look like a right girl tribe! More on the house we stayed in in my next post.



spook catering cookery classes girls

cooking with spook catering

spook cookery classes box of recipe cards

mixing advocado in a teacup

cooking with spook catering

lucy and kim asparagus dish spook

fresh palma ham, peach and cheddar salad

blogger friends hanging out at beach house wearing next summer holiday outfits


What I Wore on Osea Island:

Top / Shorts / Bag / Sandals / Necklace / Sunglasses

All Next


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