Blogger Brunch Date

When a friend decides to take the plunge and start blogging, i think it’s only right to celebrate. One such friend is Blogger Luce, we used to go to school together and I can’t wait to see her blog expand and develop.

Our celebration took us to Camden Bar and Kitchen in Ashley Cross. They also hold an open mic night which is very popular, I’ve been to watch once of twice on a Monday. But we decided that brunch was the best option seeing as we are ‘grown ups’. DSCN1455

We headed for a window table ( natural light for all the photo taking) and a lovely waitress greeted us as soon as out bottoms hit the seats. I knew what I wanted pretty quickly (going out the night before will do that to you) Lucy nano seconds behind.

DSCN1450 I went for Eggs florentine Lucy for Benedict, washed down with a coffee and a glass of orange for me.DSCN1449

I always thought I was more of an eggs Benedict girl, but the eggs florentine was so delicious, the lightly salty spinach with the creamy egg balanced out against the hollandaise. DSCN1454

After devouring our food we chatted about life, Lucy’s new camera, our futures….

We paid, chatted to the lovely waitress and headed out into the glorious sunshine to put Lucy’s new camera to use with outfit photos.

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All the outfit photos were in my last post here.

There are two Camdens in the Poole area one in Ashley Cross and the other in Westbourne, If you’re not in the mood for brunch head over for a pulled pork wrap or a steak wrap ( they are so delicious) or head there for a night out and grab yourself a tea pot cocktail.

Thank you for reading,

Amelia, XO

Bowling

This Easter mum, Soraya and I went bowling at Bowlplex in Tower Park. I can’t remember the last time I went, I’m pretty sure It was for a birthday party. We dashed over to the lanes and prepared to try and thrash each other with a game.

The best part of bowling for me is when it’s disco time and all the lights go down the music turns up and it’s bowling party time!! This is what we arrived to, I was so into it. I do love a black light.

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Can we just take a moment to look at all the pretty colours and lights.

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I know I’m not the best bowler, but I’m extremely competitive. Amazingly I won!

If you’re bored over Easter get on over to an alley and get your game on!! Also students are discounted if you have a valid NUS card. You’re really never to old for bowling.

Thanks for reading.

Love, Amelia XO

Double Denim

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Double denim has come into my life and I want him (her) to stay. I’ve paired my Danish denim coat with my ripped knee grey jeans. The dark denims compliment each other with getting out of my comfort zone. Apparently curly hair is on trend so I left mine to air dry. I’m all for curly hair being on trend, it means I can stop damaging my locks so much trying to straighten it.

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I spent the day over in Wimborne looking around the shops and stopped into Walford Mill. An old mill that’s been converted into an art gallery and gift shop. The last time I was here was to sketch the exhibit on show for my A-level exam, which was about 4 years ago!

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This is the only photo I took inside, you’ll just have to see the creativity for yourself.

Walford have workshops and new exhibits on all the time, so get yourself down there and get cultured. 😉

I WORE

Jeans – New Look (sale)

Coat – Baum und Pferdgarten

Scarf – ?

Bag- Lulu Guinness 

Boots – Topshop (similar)

Jewellery – gift (similar)

Thank you for reading,

love Amelia, XO

Chinese Winter Wonderland

Chinese new year is just around the corner and Bournemouth are in full celebration mode. Boscombe have put on Chinese winter wonderland. I headed over to sample some delicious food. There were events going on over both days but we got completely distracted by the food stalls. DSCN1339 DSCN1341DSCN1335-001

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 Chinese pork bun/Cha siu bao which was so delicious the puffy bun was light and the perfect bed for the sweet hot barbecue pork inside.

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I don’t remember what this is called but let me tell you it was so so delicious. Rise, boiled egg, star anise, beef. My little Nephew who’s a fussy eater loved this dish so much i couldn’t feed him fast enough.DSCN1327

These was a sort of asian omelette with squid in i think, coated in a generous amount of spice.

Followed very quickly by Korean glass noodles that weren’t my favourite but mum loved them. They were such a success that I wasn’t quick enough to get a snap of them.

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Washed down with Yobu’s mango bubble tea with lychee balls.

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None of us had ever had bubble tea before, now we are all huge fans. Some enjoyed it way more then others. Little man loved the lychee balls in the tea that you chew when you drink. All the food venders are restaurant owners in and around Bournemouth.

Don’t forget that Chinese new year is on 8th February and I hope you are all going to celebrate in some way.

I wore

Jeans – New Look

Boots – Just Fab

Jacket – Red Herring

Top – Zara

Bag – Lulu Guinness

Hat – (old) similar 

thank you for reading, as always have a great day.

Love, Amelia XO

Christmas Eve

Welcome to my quick Christmas eve post. I’ve decided to post on christmas day because you can get a little bored watching endless christmas tv, I know I do. So while I watch tv and have some free time while my parents go get more of my family,  I’d share with you some Christmas moments. DSCN1175 DSCN1177 DSCN1178 DSCN1181

It’s really save to say that this Christmas we went all out for the table. We lit the scene with a fairy light clad white tree adorned with Swarovski snowflakes; my dad buys my mum their new snowflake every year, as a little tradition, icicles and pearl beads. ( we know it’s crazy, but it’s Christmas)

There was no need for ice-breakers but lets be honest we love to play around and have a laugh.DSCN1187 DSCN1176 DSCN1184 DSCN1191 DSCN1183

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we rounded up the day with a little (very competitive) game of Cranium. Ofcourse my team won!!

I hope you enjoyed this little look at how we spent out Christmas eve/Christmas day.

Cath Kidston Beach Hut and Knit

Aren’t these beach huts adorable, They have been redecorated by Cath Kinston to brighten up peoples day, as part of the #RandomActsofKidston. You’ll find them on the promenade on Bournemouth beach. I believe that these are the key summer prints.

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Every time I go into Cath Kidston I have to buy something because it’s all beautiful. I love their home wear. But what really makes me fall in love with Cath Kinston are the accessorise. The purses and bags that have the most lovely patterns on, just make an item that extra special.  DSCN0250

DSCN0251How to wear knits in summer. I love this knitted cross over top, it’s so perfect for cooler summer days, I paired it with jeans and of course and my Lulu Guinness. I completely forgot to put my shades on to show you, but they are so gorgeous. I love mirrored sunglasses and saw these on Venz Edits and fell in love.

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Top – River Island

Bag – Lulu Guinness

Jeans – Dorothy Perkins

Sun Glasses – Zeagoo ( ebay)

Earrings – Topshop

The Pig On The Beach

The Pig On The Beach – Studland.

Where the staff wear converse and pink shirts and the bill is presented in a cutlery case. With the sun out we decided that the best place for lunch was the terrace.

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Woodland Chicken & Tarragon Raviolli.

Totally delicious, eating the flowers was quite new to me but totally loved it all, the chicken was so succulent. If I were at home I would have picked up that bowl and slurped up all the juice.

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Piggy Bites: Chase Smoked Vodka BBQ Ribs.

Of course I couldn’t pass up ribs, look at them glisten in the sun, the perfect amount of sticky sauce and zingy flavour. After remaining lady like with the ravioli I really couldn’t help myself and mopped up all the sauce. Next time I’d like a table full of these bad boys.

25 Mile Menu: Produce used in The Pig’s menus local sourced!

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DSCN0045Mum looking totally gorgeous, being all cool and aloof.

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Everyone had the same idea, and were relaxing in the sun, all that was missing was free cocktails, but that would have been a bad idea because I was driving.

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As you walk around you notice all the elements that set The Pig apart from the rest, the indoor garden / green house. Totally Pinterest worthy, and great staff that asked if we’d like a cushion to save our behinds on the terrace chairs. The wellies that guests can use that line the front door. The list could really go on.

If you haven’t already I suggest that you get yourself there.

 There are a few Pigs dotted around the place, so find your nearest one here The Pig.

Right Now

I thought I’d share with you lovely people some of the things I’m loving ‘Right Now’.

10659226_10205851513979775_7748861379367347074_nOrganisation: I’ve become totally obsessed with tidy and organising things. This is of my Aunty’s makeup station. All the draws are tidied too, I also organised her wardrobe.

264378_2175418344455_143708_nLooking through old school photos: I love this picture so much. I was sports day photographer which was huge because I didn’t take photography. I’m tickling my girl Rianne, while Suzy laughs away.

30143_387793833156_5817549_nIt was my classes Prom-Aversery the other day!! I can’t believe that it’s been 5 years. It’s totally unbelievable how time passes.

11210442_10205805238262911_2068784110239409918_n-2 Channel 4 PopUp: Bournemouth.

A work shop held by Channel 4 and Bournemouth University to give the media creators of the future a helping hand about what they want and how to move up in the industry. Somehow I’m managed to win a place. I spent the day working in marketing.

I hope you enjoyed this post, I’m going to be making this into a regular feature i think.  In other news I’m off to Paris in just under a months time. Yay!!

Beach Kimono

DSCN9932A little trip out the there beach, wearing me new converse. I wish I wore a skirt because it was so hot.

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Kimono – Primark

Necklace – H&M

cami – New Look

jeans – Dorothy Perkins

Shoes – Converse

Sunglasses – New Look

Bag – Lulu Guinness

love x