London Life

Friends, family, a little wander and some new candles – what more could a girl want from a Bank Holiday weekend? It kicked off with a bang on Friday night, as I spent time with the lovely ladies I work with. Our resident expert baker treated us to a five-course meal, complete with champagne cocktails and the best homemade smoked salmon blinis I’ve ever had. 

  

Champagne and canapés 

Saturday involved a trip into the West End where we replenished our candle collection in Muji and I picked up my first bottle of Glow Tonic from Pixi which I’m already impressed with just two days in. Later on we headed back towards Mayfair for dinner and cocktails at Mamounia (review coming soon).

  
Surprisingly good cocktails (and unsurprisingly bad photography)

We woke up early on Sunday and headed to Colombia Road to pick up some flowers. Between the peonies and the candles our flat is smelling quite heavenly! Friends were coming over for lunch so we picked up beigels at the 24hr Beigel Bakery on Brick Lane. I think it’s the first time I’ve bought food there whilst completely sober…

   
Colombia Road Flower Market

 

What Instagram fan can resist snapping a classic car?! Seen near Colombia Road.

On Sunday evening I saw Pitch Perfect 2 which did not disappoint. It’s just as good as the first film and I can’t remember the last time I laughed so much at a film. Fingers crossed for a Pitch Perfect 3.

Today we went for another walk in Wanstead Park, followed by lunch at The Larder on Wanstead High Street again. It’s becoming an alarmingly frequent but most enjoyable routine…

Have a great week ahead!

P.S. A courgetti Pad Thai recipe I’m obsessed with

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