Afternoon tea is an ultimate favourite activity of mine, if you like cream teas, beautiful cakes and tiny sandwiches then I have loads of places that you should check out, and one place I’ve wanted to go and try since it opened had to be the Ham Yard Hotel in Soho, London. So I was so pleased when the uber talented and super sweet Olivia Rubin invited some of her favourite peeps to see her new Atelier collection while having a spot of afternoon tea.
It’s been a while since I featured an afternoon tea on the blog and as one of my favourite activities it was so nice to rectify that with a review of this year’s Chelsea Flower Show inspired afternoon tea, ‘Le Tea en Rose’ at the Sofitel St James in Piccadilly, London.
The location of this hotel is a big hit, just a stone’s throw away from some of London’s most recognisable landmarks including Trafalgar Square and Piccadilly Circus, it makes it a great spot to enjoy afternoon tea and recharge your batteries in-between sightseeing, plus the tea is set in The Rose Lounge, wonderfully kitsch, beautifully pink, with a lovely Parisian feel to it.
Anything that combines fashion and colouring in with a journal vibe grabs my attention, which is why ‘Map My Style’ is my latest book addiction. I do love it when I’ve got an outlet for my doodles, and more so when they revolve around fashion!
By illustrator, Dom & Ink, I love that ‘Map My Style’ is part fashion journal, there are pages to share your love from bloggers to follow, favourite colour, as well as room to share fashion advice, your style crushes, and the best places to shop to find everything from denim and dresses to workwear and shoes.
Then there are pages that act like a style guide with advice on how to pull off the oversized look, a denim style sheet so you will never get confused between super skinny and boyfriend, plus you get to colour them all in, and there’s even tips on how to pick up a bargain at a charity shop. It really is much more than just fashion doodles.
I am currently on my finally countdown to my wedding, constantly compiling to-do lists, pinning styling ideas to my secret Pinterest boards, reading wedding magazines just to build on the excitement, as well as munching on candy meant for my wedding guests, I promise there are lots left. One thing that has made the experience a lot easier this month has been the Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5, Samsung’s latest Android-based tablet.
First up this is my fourth tablet, I have an iPad, which I basically just use as the house Spotify controller, then I have a mini Lenovo Windows 8, which is so perfect to take anywhere in my handbag, then I also have the Acer Iconia A1, which is a similar size to the Samsung Tab S but nowhere near as good. What makes this Samsung tablet stand out from the rest has to be the incredible screen quality, the colours are so vibrant that searching for the perfect finishing touches for my wedding has been really easy – as it really does offers true-to-life colour reproduction.