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Hello friends, and happy Monday! How are you all? I’m great, feeling rested and ready to take this week (it’s going to be a busy one) by the horns.
You might have noticed that I took last week off from blogging… what can I say, after the nonstop fun of my birthday the week before, I was in need of a rest. My best friends were in town for the celebrations, and we had so much fun that a recap seems in order. So without further ado, here’s what we got up to to celebrate my big 3-0…
1 My first stop for any tour of London is Borough Market: good food, great coffee and the lively atmosphere will invigorate even the most jet-lagged traveller. Here are my friends tucking into one of Brindisa‘s famous chorizo sandwiches.
2 On my actual birthday, we started with breakfast at the Wolseley, then grabbed some culture. The Richard Rogers exhibit at the RA was one of the best things I’ve seen in years; I’d definitely recommend it to any architecture fans out there.
3 After the exhibit (and a bit of window shopping, naturally) we stopped by the Serpentine Gallery and checked out this year’s pavilion, by Sou Fujimoto. There was even a small café by Fortnum & Mason within the structure, so we revived ourselves with afternoon tea for three in this amazing setting.
5 Nopi‘s menu for September 26, signed by no other than my culinary hero, Yotam Ottolenghi himself. Yes, I pretty much freaked out (quietly, so as not to make a fool of myself) when our waiter presented me with this at the end of the meal. It’s definitely going on my wall.
6 Sometimes I think my favourite part about going out is getting ready with your girlfriends, listening to music and doing your makeup together. This snap of me and the bff was taken post party prep, on the way to celebrate my 30th with all the friends and family I could muster up.
7 Kicking off my birthday party on Friday night with a bottle of champagne, as you do.
8 This one’s just to show off– my friends are ridiculously good-looking, no? Considering this was taken quite early in the morning, for a post-party breakfast at Duck & Waffle, I’d say so.
9 The beautiful antique handira my Mum got me in Morocco earlier this year and saved for my 30th birthday present. I’ve wanted one for years and it definitely didn’t disappoint.
10 To end on a sweet (and non-birthday) note: some tasty scones I made for a big breakfast my flatmate and I hosted yesterday. My favourite no-fail recipe is this one, and I added dark chocolate and sour cherries to this batch.
So, enough about me. What have I missed in blogland?! x