Where to Eat in London

Thursday, 18 April 2019

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Hello from London! I get asked quite often where to eat when coming here for a visit, so I decided to compile a list of my favorite spots for you. Coming back to a place where you once lived in is always bittersweet – I have so many wonderful memories here, and it still feels a little strange to hang out just as a visitor, one year later.  

When I lived in London I lived quite north, so I spent a lot of time in Hampstead, Belsize Park and Primrose Hill. I think spending an afternoon taking a walk up to the top of Primrose Hill or in the Heath is really magical (I’m so corny). My absolute favourite pubs are located up north in these areas!

I have so many favourite places to eat here, but I’ve tried to narrow it down per category:  

Best Party Atmosphere: Gloria
Best Cheap Eat: Flat Iron
Best Tapas: Barrafina
Best Pub: The Spaniards Inn, The Princess & The Holly Bush (Don’t make me pick one)
Best Brunch: Oklava
Best Indian: Dishoom
Best Small Plates: Caravan
Best Sushi: Roka
Best Steak: Hawksmoor
Best Pre-Dinner Drink: Gordon’s Wine Bar  
Best Afternoon Tea: Sketch

* Anima e Cuore doesn’t have the best atmosphere but some of the yummiest Italian I’ve had outside of Italy!          

Top: Madewell / Jeans: Levis Wedgie
Loitering outside Gloria's

Head over to Borough Market on a Saturday for a really great selection of food stalls and grab a doughnut from Bread Ahead whilst you are there! I also love popping in and out of the restaurants in Exmouth Market, and, call me a tourist, but I think it’s still really fun to head west and grab a bite at the Harrods food hall.

Shoreditch is always really fun for a night out, and great bars are Strongroom and Blues Kitchen. If you're up for a posher night out, grab a drink at The Ned - the always have live music and the vibes make you feel super fancy.

Thanks for following along, and I hope you get a chance to checkout some of my top London picks next time you're in the city!

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Weekend in Miami

Tuesday, 9 April 2019

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The last time I was in Miami was over 5 years ago, and I was so excited to go back for a good friend's bachelorette party. My family has a house on the "Gulf side", so I very rarely venture out to the East Coast of Florida - but I am so glad I tagged along for this trip. 

We stayed at the Gale Hotel in South Beach and it was super clean and affordable. The terrace out front is great for a morning coffee and people watching! PS: My mom got this dress made for me in Vietnam, but there is a very similar version in green by Faithfull!

Dress: Similar Here / Shoes: Gucci / Bag: Chanel

As soon as we landed we headed over to the pool party at Hyde at the SLS Hotel. It was soooo much fun and one of the highlights of the trip.

Glasses: Ray Ban / Watch: Omega / Earrings: Etsy

In terms of great places to eat, our favorite meals were at Carpaccio (in Bal Harbour, a nice little shopping area), The Dutch (at The W) and Kiki on the River.

Dress: Forever21 (this was taken at Kiki on the River)

Kiki on the River offered delicious Greek food, and it turned into a full on club as the night went on - so if you go, be sure to make a reso after 9pm so you can be there when things get crazy!

Bikini: H&M

We had great weather so did some beach and pool days (chairs were included with the hotel) and we also explored the old Versace mansion which was really beautiful to see!

Dress: Keepsake

Thanks for reading my post! Next stop this week is London... speak soon.
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Earrings for Spring

Sunday, 3 March 2019

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Spring is right around the corner, and I can’t wait. I tend to wear my hair up in high-ponys more often in the warmer months, which makes it the perfect time to show off some new earrings. I’m very into threader earrings (all in gold!) and minimal drop earrings right now, so I thought I'd share a round-up of some of my favourites. I just placed an order for the pair in the photo at the top of this post from KonceptShopp, and I am so excited for them to arrive. They are based out of Toronto so for all of my Canadian readers, the shipping will be quick... and it's always great to support local!

I have my second and third lobe, tragus and double upper forward helix pierced - so it’s been fun to mix and match new jewelry with those too. Definitely into the whole constellation ear trend going on right now, and very into the above halo-ear thread from EandEProject.

The hypnotize earrings by Uncommon James are very Art Deco, but if you're looking for a less expensive version InhabitJewelry sells a similar pair that are equally as gorg.

I also love this pair from Topshop; the pearl makes it a little more feminine and super cute for date night!

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