Seared Tuna and Stripes

A bit of a random post today, but sometimes as a blogger you start an OOTD but only like one photograph or you turn up at a resturant not wanting to blog about it and then suddenly you have to tell everyone about it but didn’t bring your camera and only have Instagram as proof you went; well both of these things happened in the same day so I am popping these together to bring you and OOTD and restaurant review in one.

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Chilli Salt Squid followed by Seared Seasame Tuna.

Rock and Rose is a restaurant in Richmond right next to another favourite of mine Cafe Mamma. The menu is an eclectic mix of Asian fusion and good old fashioned grill food and it tastes amazing. I broke my gluten free rule and went for the Chilli Salt Squid and I regret nothing; so many flavours in one but working perfectly together before moving onto a healthier choice the Seared Tuna on a bed of wok fried vegetables and Asian slaw. The tuna was cooked to perfection; the perfect summer dish. All washed down with a few G+T’s.

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Crop – Topshop|Jeans – ASOS|Boots – H&M (similar).

Not the most exciting outfit but I love the crop top; because I just can’t stop my addiction with stripes or crop tops. I also can’t seem to stop wearing ASOS Ridley Jeans or these old H&M boots, i’m a creature of habit what can I say.

So there you go an OOTD and a restaurant review all in one!

Peace Out and Pixie Dust XO

Frolicking at the Flower Show

Last year mum and I went to the RHS Hampton Court Flower Show to celebrate her birthday (read about that here) and this year we returned in a similar fashion.

This year it was the 25th anniversary of the show so there were quite a few birthday themed arrangements.

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This year I felt that there was more shopping stalls than actual gardens but the show gardens were gorgeous.

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Clearly the gardening fashion is for purple, white, yellow or orange to be mixed together.

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Playsuit – Stradivarius|Crop Top – H&M|Sandals – Topshop|Sunglasses – H&M.

Like last year children from local schools had made scarecrows, I particularly liked this rather plump viking.

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There were also some lovely story book themed gardens which I especially liked.

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And as always there were some just plain weird gardens.

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I’m not the biggest fan of gardening – I don’t have the patience but I love going to the flower shows because its really quite impressive and beautiful what people can create.

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Peace Out and Pixie Dust XO

The Shack 68|Review

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Cocktails, barbecue sauce and your best friend sounds like a recipe for a good night out. K and I ventured into The Shack 68 the other evening for a good old catch up.

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We kicked the evening off with some cocktails, they have a great drinks list but we both loved the sound of the Carribean Shack Cooler – Bacardi Oakheart, pineapple juice and lime. Watch out these cocktails have a kick to them.

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The whole idea of the restaurant is sharing platters and mini plates. We decided to share two starters before the main event. Pork Belly Bites Рquite literally some of the best pork I have ever tasted and Grilled Halloumi with Sweet Potato, Broad Bean and Pea Wings.

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Although we were already a little full from the starters we cracked into the main event. K went for a classic Cheese Burger with a side of Fries and Slaw whereas I went for a 1/2 rack of ribs with a side of mash. The ribs, oh my the ribs. Meat that melted off the bone smothered in the most amazing sauce paired with smooth, creamy mash.

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Somehow K managed to squeeze in some pudding before we had to roll ourselves home. I would highly recommend bringing your best appetite with you because the food is very filling but so amazing and there is something for even the pickets of eaters.

Peace Out and Pixie Dust XO

For menus and bookings click here.

Whose Line is it Anyway?

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Instagram – @whatkatedidnext92

If you grew up in the 80’s or 90’s you might remember an amazing TV show called Whose Line is it Anyway which has recently been re-instated on American TV. Its an improvisation comedy show using suggestions from the studio audience and hilarity ensues. For two weeks only a few of the old and current members have got together to bring us Whose Line is it Anyway Live at the Adelphi Theatre.

Not wanting to miss out on the giggles K and I immediately booked tickets and we weren’t disappointed. A two hour show full of improvisation, rapping, audience participation and giggles. Even if you aren’t in the front row it will still have you rolling in the aisles. Performing are Josie Lawrence, Greg Proops, Colin Mocherie and Brad Sherwood and the whole show is presented by Clive Anderson.

If you can still get tickets I highly recommend it!

Peace Out and Pixie Dust XO

For more information click here.

Update: Whose Live is back this year but this time its playing at the London Palladium ticket information can be found here.

June Favourites 2015

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Game of Thrones S1|No7 Skin Illuminator|Dermalogica Pure Night|No7 Hydration Mask|NARS Tinted Moisturiser.

June was a super busy month for me which meant that I pretty much ditched all make-up and concentrated more on skin care – which isn’t necessarily a bad thing. As a dry skin sufferer this month I was loving the Dermalogica Pure Night moisturiser which really helps boost hydration back into the skin over night and means you wake up with gorgeously soft and moisturised skin. No7 Hydration Mask is one of the best things I have ever bought, it’s a hydrating face mask which I use at night time to add moisture back into my skin. These two skin care items combined is the answer to dry skin.

Make-up wise the NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturiser has been the only base I have been wearing, it provides just enough coverage but doesn’t leave your face feeling cakey or heavy. To add that inner glow I have been mixing either my skin care or base with the No7 Skin Illuminator which adds a gorgeous gold glow to the skin without making you look like a glitter ball. I have also finally started watching Game of Thrones and I am 100% hooked, from now on I will be walking around in long flowing maxi skirts, gladiator sandals and a dragon on my shoulder.

What were you loving this June?

Peace Out and Pixie Dust XO

Picnics at Painshill Park

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My sister and her husband came down to visit for the weekend, which was the perfect excuse for a Saturday picnic at the beautiful Painshill Park – a place we had driven past many times but never ventured into.

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We started with the picnic, although there is an excellent cafe which we discovered later. We chose a spot by the lake watched over by some ducks.

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Painshill Park was created by the Honurable Charles Hamiltion who wanted to create something beautiful for the public to visit. He created certain follies along the walk including the Turkish Tent, a Gothic Tower and the Temple of Bacchus which has since become a ruin.

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It’s such a quirky expanse that you never know what you are going to stumble on next. Perfect for budding photographers like my mum.

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Top- H&M|Shorts – H&M|Wellies – Hunter.

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The crowning glory at Painshill is the man-made crystal grotto. It’s such a curious little thing but is also rather beautiful.

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We finished  our day off with a good old cup of tea pleased to have discovered a whole new place which is in London but makes you feel like you are somewhere else.

Peace Out and Pixie Dust XO

To find out more about Painshill Park click here.

Why I deleted my YouTube Channel

If you are a subscriber to my YouTube Channel then you may have noticed that it’s disappeared and that’s because today I spontaneously deleted it.

Recently I have really struggled with creating content that I am happy with, I would constantly film videos and then put them into iMovie and hate the way I looked or the way I was speaking and just delete all the footage. After failing to film three times in one day I just decided to get rid of it.

I will still be blogging, I love this little corner of the internet and I feel happy with the content I am creating on here but I just keep beating myself up about the YouTube content.

Hopefully this will allow me to spend more time on my blog

Peace Out and Pixie Dust XO