18 November 2014

Las Iguanas Norwich

Myself and Matthew were kindly invited to the brand spanking new Las Iguanas nestled on the rivers edge in my very own home town of Norwich. Never one to say no to food, we were there in a heart beat. I'd seen Las Iguanas before, looking hip around London and always wondered what it had to offer, so here was my chance....

Latin food is it's game, serving a variety of spice infused delights such as Burritos,  Nachos, sloppy meats and then a huge array of exotic cocktails. Having a palette for all of these, I knew I was in for a treat. 
First up, we were greeted with a cocktail making lesson by the company's very own Cocktail expert (he was there from head office - lucky us) to try make a signature drink. This is something that you can arrange to do in your local resturant, it is especially great for parties. 
We went for the Caipirinha, a classic. Lime, sugar, their very own Cachaca and lots of ice. Though simple to make, it was really fun and super delicious. I accidentally made mine too boozey as it seems I cant count to 5 quick enough (the amount of time your supposed to hold the Cachaca over the glass for).
For starter I opted for the Chirizo. Huge chunks of rich flavoursome meat swimming in a tangy tomato sauce, served with bread to dunk. Matthew Went for nachos with shredded steak to pour on top. I ended up pouring my Chorizo in also and we shared a huge meaty crunchy bowl with added cheeses and sauces for ultimate awesomeness 
We both went for the Burritos for main. Absolutley packed with meat and served with a side salad rice and a salsa/ sour cream dip. What I've really appreciated is how full of flavour every aspect was. Everything had a purpose and delivered.
To finish - of course - Churros
Thanks again for having us. I have nothing but great things to say about Las Iguanas, already I have told everyone I know about it and will definately be the new family meal or date night destination. The food was exquisite, the cocktails very generous and all for a very reasonable price. This is'nt the last you've seen of me.

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15 November 2014

Cut your Teeth

Black is good. High wasted skinnies, black crop top and an oversized netted top is how I wanted to play the cards this day. A vintage leather waistcoat (so cool that I found matches in the pocket), huge mystical crystals and my new fave boots from Palladium. Giving off the modern day witch vibe and also couldn't help feeling a little bit punk, I totally loved the feel of this look today. 

Top: Romwe
Jeans: Topshop
Shoes: Palladium
Waste Coat: Rock and Soul
Jewellery: Dixie
Bone Ring: Bloody Mary Metal

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11 November 2014

One Piece Family

 Now that me and Matthew have officially moved in together, lounging around and snuggling on the sofa is probably one of our favourite evening activities, of course accompanied by lots of tea and something good on Netflix. We were very lucky (including Lola) to receive these incredible onesies from One Piece.

Not really jumping on the Onesie bandwagon, mainly because I have never really found one I liked, I was slightly dubious about trying these out. However, Im so glad I did. They are made from a luxurious thick material with a super soft inside. They also have big chunky zips that I love, the zip in fact goes all the way up the hood so you can hide your face away (or scare the sh*t out of each other). Even the big pockets have zips with big lace like pullys. The branding is stitched in, subtle which is good. I opted for purple, naturally and Matty went for black. Lola went for a Navy wintery print.

These onesies are amazing all in all, made from top quality materials, they feel amazing and look cool. I honestly wouldn't feel embarrassed or a slob popping to the shop in one of these. These are great for personal use, or I'd even suggest these as a gift!

Thanks again One Piece, it was truly appreciated.

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8 November 2014

All That Sparkles

I had the pleasure of being invited to the Boohoo Christmas Party and being the first of the festive celebrations, I wanted to start the season with something super sparkly.

I ran into Topshop the night before and Picked up this black and gold bodycon dress that is the glitteryest thing I own (if that's a word) and by glitter I mean it goes everywhere. But it is beautiful so it is excused. Then to accompany this I went for a shaggy fur gilet from Boohoo. As glamorous as it is, it also is really practical for a cold day as the inside is fleeced! I love multi tasking clothing!

The bag is gorgeous creams, golds and lavender outlined by black, which in my eyes is visual perfection. Then for some lift, I went for some chunky platform heels.

What I wore:
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4 November 2014

Band Meetings & Chips

It was a very cold tuesday evening. A band meeting was due to discuss the next single release, which I can confirm will be early January now (we have a lot of boring admin stuff to do) but we have a lot of very exciting happenings in the mean time. So pretty central, we came to one of our favourites, The Bird Cage, nestled in the heart of Norwich Lanes for a drink and fish and chips. What's great is that The Bird Cage and Grosvenor's Fish Bar opposite have a lovely little relationship in which you can drink at your table in The Bird Cage but eat your Fish and Chips from across the road whilst doing so. You just need to pop in, make your order, return to your drink and in about 10 minutes they bring them over to you. You do need to watch out for Maud the cat though, she will eye up your plate until the last crumb has gone.

My outfit choice was slouchy, comforting and extremely seasonal. I opted for this huge wide neck jumper to layer on top of this almost turtle neck body con dress in a rich burgundy. I then added more layers with this oversized tartan scarf, which may I add is almost the size of a blanket (so toasty). Finished with a touch of Vivienne Westwood and my new favourite chunky boots.

What I wore:
Oversized Jumper & Scarf: Primark
Burgandy High Neck BodyCon Dress: Missguided
Vivienne Westwood Necklace: Excel
Boots: La Moda
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29 October 2014

PARTY VAMP - Ft Motel & Bourjois

I was challenged by Motel Rocks to create a party Halloween look using an item from their new range and with select products from Bourjois. I chose this black and gold tinsel two peice. One - I love two peices and two - I love sparkles. I thought that the patterns and colouring in thus two pieces were very reminiscent of Autumn, fire works, starlight, all those things we associate with this time of year. I also love gold when my hair is purple, I think that combo works and in hand. 

With the cosmetics I was given, it would of been insane to NOT do a smokey eye, especially with the vampy halloween look I was going for. I used the silvers on my lids and used the dark grey in the crease of my eye, then with the pencil drew on my bottom lid, and using the smudging brush on the other end of the pencil, well, smudged it. 

The Lipstick is a raspberry shade, which I liked, red would of been cliche and again, this shade compliments my mauve mop. 

I finished the look with a shaggy fur coat and some huge platform boots. 

Two Piece: (use Helenmelonlady for 20% off)
Coat: Romwe

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