I popped in to London this past weekend to spend some time with the Bloggers Who Brunch people run by the lovely Kirby.
I got the tube from Sloane Square to our event space in North(?) London, and had chats with Katie from LexiLife and Katherine McMorran who is an amazing photographer. We talked about what apps to edit photos on how to set up your camera to get a blur background and how to feel confident on You Tube. We mingled “networked” ate popcorn and learnt a little more about creating content for our channels and blogs.
The views from our event space were amazing, The Shard, St Pauls and the BT tower. 3 landmarks in one view!
event space – breather.com
Wood flooring, abstract artwork and pink L shaped sofas. That’s my kind of event space, with roof top view. I’d love to be able to live here.
I made friends with a few ladies and we all went for lunch at Meat Liquor in the North and it was an experience. I had the stranded burger and a root beer which were both delicious. The decor was everyday Saw 2 vibes. There were TV screens with mixed up images on, and cctv of the dining area and your food came on metal trays and your tables were metal. It was an immersive first time experience into Meat Liqour. I’d definitely go back and take my BF.
Story time: I nipped to the loo after lunch and get burst in on. Which of course made me scream. Yet the chap that did the bursting in on left me with the door open. I have the most nerve wracking pee of my life. Then i accidentally threw my oyster card in the bin and dropped my ring down the tube escalator. I mean could I have been any more of a mess? Find Meat Liqour here there are loads all over London.
It wouldn’t be The Curly Haired Girl without an outfit update post. There is a reason this space is a ‘style and life blog’, Style comes first. I of course wore my new favourite jacket. If you follow me on Instagram ( you all really should @ameliaboswell) you would have seen this look already, with the added extra of my Primark sunnies.
Jacket – Vintage || dress – Tesco || shoes – Next || Bag – Carara Designs || Sunglasses – Primark || Earrings where a gift
thanks to Natoya from Juanitalikes for the outfit shots.
Did you ever wear bright coloured clips in your hair when you were younger? I know I did, I think I still have them. But I feel that 23 is just a little two old to be wearing glittery pink butterflies or dangly beads in my hair. I found the prefect alternative and wore them in my hair while out with my mum for the day.
We walked around Ashley Cross in Poole. Which looks like a little stars hollow and stopped for a piece of cake at The Dancing Moose
A tea and a coffee with millionaire shortbread to share
Back to the Clips –
I braided my hair like normal and pushed them into the twists and there you have it. They are still add that element of fun but with a little more sophistication. The different metals are so chic. To finish I added my Purple shades, I felt like i was giving off Anastacia vibes and I loved it.
Clips – Oliver Bonas || Purple shades – Romwe Available in pink and yellow
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Valentines day 17 burger lunch with Hayden at 7 Bone in Bournemouth. 7 Bone holds a special place for him and I. It’s one of our celebration places, I think the first Valentines with him is cause for celebration.
This sleeveless blouse is covered in palm leaves and it’s prefect. Paired with the usual black jeans and a hoodie, Bournemouth is COLD! More black with the patent loafers and made a little special with an ear cuff
The best type of valentines day ootd.
Blouse – Kaliko (dress)
Jeans – New Look
Hoodie – Hayden’s (Either Topshop or Burton)
Ear Cuff – Topshop
Nail Polish – Re:So
I’ve arrived back an uni and went for lunch with my boy friend. The Watermark has opened a few more places ( still no Wahaca though) Five Guys is one of the new ones. I’ve never been before, but the BF has so we ate there. I was a good burger but the fries are really great. I tracked how may calories the whole meal was and it was a lor-a-lot. I had the little cheese burger and little fries with a milk shake.
We took these photos on the run back to my flat. It was freezing cold.
Jeans – New Look
Coat – Baum und Pfterdgarten
Top – Zara (old)
Scarf – New Look (old)
Hat – New Look
Shoes – New Look
I traveled home from university to send some time with my family over the Christmas holiday. I’ve really missed them while I’ve been at uni and haven’t really felt the Christmas spirit, that all changed with this beauty of a tree. Mum really out did herself this year. Normally we have a very clean looking tree with only matching baubles but this time was different we had butterflies, ribbons, crystal snowflakes, Disney macaroons and even a few ballerinas.
I sent my boyfriend off to work this morning, and have had a very low key Christmas without him. The rest of us had our dinner cooked by my dad. Mum, Grandma and myself washed everything up after. This year we went for a purple and white table decorations. Did you see last years post about our Christmas table here?
Crystals even made it onto the table, the best cranberry sauce I’ve even eaten was there too. Tesco finest with lingonberry, it’s super rich and full of flavour.
The red cabbage matched the place mats ! How perfect for a little flat lay. Dad per request made brussels with bacon and bread crumbs because that’s the only way I like them.
Then we lazed around in the lounge opening presents and listening to Christmas tunes.
I hope you all had a fantastic Christmas day or what ever you decided to celebrate or not. I’m looking forward to bringing you a few other posts I have up my sleeve before the new year so stay tuned.
Love Amelia, XO.
I met up with two girls from my class for a little ‘not quite’ Christmas lunch. I ended up in the new Watermark building in Southampton. Not everything is open yet so we went for something new, Thaikhun which is an awesome Thai street food place, with the nicest staff and the tastiest food. We went for a bucket of Full Moon cocktail.
The inside is bright and rustic with a clear view of the kitchen, wooden floors and walls created smaller eating areas for a cozy dining experience.
My Ka Nom Jeeb Moo & Gong (prawn and pork Dumplings) add the chilli sauce that is on your table, you won’t be disappointed.
Poppy went for the Por Pia Tord pak ( veg spring rolls)
Amy had the Goong Choop Pang Tord ( Tempura prawns)
We devoured our starters wanting to share but not being able to because of the veggie. We moved onto the main course.
I had the chicken and cashew curry with jasmine rice. The right amount of spice blended with the creamy nuts and sweet veg.
I think is the chicken with pepper and garlic.
Poppy went for the red Thai curry with tofu. She did find too spicy, but they were more then happy to make her a lighter version.
We chatted and laughed before getting the bill and heading into the night.
As we walked back along the wall we were greeted with a crescendo that made us jump as high as our full stomachs would allow. The Wall in southampton was ablaze. Images danced across the stones depicting the birth and rise of Southampton.
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Thank you Poppy and Amy for being the kindest and funniest girls i know, and for accepting that I will want to take photos of the food you are about to eat. See you in 2017
Love Amelia, XO
Around Christmas time Dorset comes to life with fairs and events all over the county. Dorset Food and Drink came to Athelhampton House. We wandered the tents looking for Dorsetshire foods and drinks. All the stall holders were locals showing off their craftsmanship. We ate artisan marshmallows, sausage rolls, sampled some alcohol. We tried a “chimney cake” or Kürtőskalács, it was so delicious.
After fuelling up we headed into the gardens to explore.
Jeans – New Look
Boots – Deichmann
Top – old similar
Jacket – similar
Bag – here
Scarf – old similar
I love restaurants that are home grown, where creating thoughtful menus of delicious food is a priority. The glorious people behind The Stable have done just that! I went with a group of friends and my boyfriend to try out their pizza and cider.
Stable are a Southern company from my childhood county of Dorset. Their Bournemouth location is a recent addition to the family and we sat at a long bench and chatted and eat and drank.
Their interior design is so Instagramable and still smells very new. Menus are on clip boards and you are given a number block when you order at the bar.
The cider taster board that my friends ordered. I’m a picky drinker so I don’t think I would have liked this but oh my, it looked good. I had the Devon red which was not as fruity as i would have lived but it was great.
The guy and I ordered The Lamb Roast and The King Crabber and switched half way so we could try each others. The King Crabber was amazing, the crab meat was light yet tasty and then I squeezed some of the lemon on the pizza and it could have seen fireworks for how delicious it was. From a solid 8 to a full 10 out of 10.
I can’t wait to go to my Southampton The Stable now I’ve fallen in love. Also they have a pretty big vegan menu.
Bournemouth | Southampton
The Libertine – Westbourne
Westbourne is on route to Bournemouth from Poole, complete with beautiful arcade.
I love getting to know new places to eat. I first went to The Libertine on a double date with my boyfriend and his friends. We went on a Monday and had the buy one get one free pizza. They have a pizza oven I believe. It’s all very Instagramable, the milk churn (?) stools.
While wondering the shops with mum and my cousin we couldn’t decide where to eat, looking in on many different cafes, eateries and restaurants. I suggested The Libertine, so we ordered and sat down.
Sharing the salami and peppadew pizza and the caramelised onion and garlic chicken pizza with sweet potato fries and salad. We agreed that it was totally delicious and well worth the wait ( 30 mins, not bothered)
My disheveled look (I had a cold)
Top – H&M
Bag – Hope bay
If you haven’t been over to Westbourne you should give it a try with lots of independent shops and a fair few charity shops to find a previously loved gem.
More posts coming your way, thanks for reading.
I can’t believe it’s June and I’ve only been to 1 BBQ, I love a BBQ. We hosted for some of my mums friends because of the work they did in the town here we live as a thank you.
It rained on and off so my outfit was a poor choice, but it’s super cute and the mesh overlay is my favourite. I threw on my New Look jacket which saved me from the cold.
Mesh overlay – Topshop
jeans – New Look
Jacket – New Look
shoes – Next
earrings – John Lewis
lippy – Topshop
Thank you for reading, apologies for the gap in posts ( my camera broke!!) Hopefully I can get someone ( hint hint) to take my photos for me.