Monty’s Lounge | Burger

Monty’s Lounge is a quite burger spot in the heart of Bournemouth. I’ve heard about Monty’s for the better part of 2 years and finally decided to go. We arrived at golden hour and were pretty much the only customers saver one table next to us.

You can find Monty’s in a few places around Bournemouth: Pokesdown, and Bournemouth Centre.

Website here : Monty’s Lounge

The decor was relaxed, beachy, hipster and artsy all at the same time. A real mish-mash of styles, but it kinda worked. The hand painted Bournemouth scenes on the pages on the walls were a highlight for me.

 

To the burger.

We each got the cowboy, he got an extra patty and we got the same sides. The sweet potato fries with added bacon and maple syrup.

The Cowboy was a tantalising taste, it was a mix of zing and flavour. The classic crunch of crisp lettuce cut through the sauce and balanced the flavours perfectly. But it didn’t really taste like a cowboy burger. I was expecting something deep down and dirty, I got a very good burger that has a miss leading name. I loved the addition of bacon to the side, but would have liked the maple on the side to drizzle it myself. What can I say, I like to play with my food.

I enjoyed the service and the food and will be going again. I think the raging cajan is next.

What I look like waiting for a burger. Grumpy that I don’t have food and excited to eat a burger.

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Vintage jacket in Athelhampton

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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.

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After fuelling up we headed into the gardens to explore.

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I wore

Jeans – New Look

Boots – Deichmann

Top – old similar 

Jacket – similar 

Bag – here

Scarf – old similar

Plaid Shirt in Perranporth

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I’ve been on a little Cornish get away with the boy, we stopped in Perranporth for a little look at the beach and the shops. Perranporth is my second favourite beach in the whole world. Last time I was here was in the summer but there is something much more beautiful about a moody winter beach.

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It looks like I live in this Long Tall Sally coat, but it’s just the warmest thing I took with me to Cornwall. I’ve been obsessed with with this plaid shirt from Zara it’s so oversized and baggy which suites my student lifestyle to a T. I’ve been wearing it with my trusty cropped jeans and my Ziggy boots from Primark. ( couldn’t wear fancy boots on the sand)

Also I dyed my hair, I’ve been wanting to get rid of my orange ends for a while and not having a spare moment to go to a salon I did it myself in my en suite. I just dyed over my orange with the Loreal Viking dye and i have this much more muted easier on the eye look.

shoes – here

jeans – here

coat – here

shirt – here

bag – here

More Cornish adventures to come, thanks for reading. XO.

A Brief History of Underwear

Undressed:  Brief History of Underwear.

The V&A host so many exhibitions that I’d like to see. I chatted to mum for about 2 seconds before we booked our train tickets and headed into the capital.

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First stop was Harrods where we had brunch in the Godiva Chocolate cafeIMG_3147 IMG_3148 IMG_3151

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the Godiva Milk Chocolate sin cake with a serving of hot pouring chocolate, a salmon and watercress sandwich. Both incredibly delicious and service was prompt considering we were 2nd through the door. IMG_3160

I love looking at and buying underwear and was so excited to go see the undressed exhibition. Of course we weren’t allowed to take photos, which was a real shame because I would have loved to have shown you some of my favourite pieces.

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I wore

a vintage Jacket

Topshop – cami

New Look – Jeans ( turned up)

New Look – Tasseled loafers

Zandra Rhodes – bag

After we shopped around Liberty and looked at all their christmas Decorations then headed into Carnaby Street for dinner and a little shopping, before heading to the station to go home. We all fell asleep having officially conquered London for the day.

thanks for reading.

Bournemouth Gardens of Light

DSCN1051It’s become a tradition for me and Stacey to head over to Sprinkles in Landsdowne for a little girlie chin wag. After my usual choice of a scoop of mint and pistatio, we walked into Bournemouth centre. We were greeted by the most glorious winter light display.12346327_10207204806811250_1104156288411298163_n 12346571_10207204806571244_983060113885261766_n

Aren’t these Snapchat photos just a testament to how serious our conversations are? What can I say, ice cream is my everything.

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As you walk through the main path in the gardens your way is lit by giant snowflakes.DSCN1053

Every now and again you’d walk up upon lit door frames. If I wasn’t so chicken and super aware of all the people around I would have jumped at the chance to stand inside the doorframe and posed to my hearts content (next time) we walked over to the out door bar, but it was rammed to the rafters so moved on.

I can’t wait to go back for anything exploration and adventure, maybe I’ll even try my hand at the ice skating, maybe?

I WORE

Jacket – New Look

polo neck – New Look

green cami – Zara

Jeans – New Look

scarf – New Look

Earrings – Accessorize

bag – Carara Designs

XO, Amelia

Truro: Sam’s In The City

The first in a series of wedding posts, if you didn’t know my dad is getting married in Cornwall this weekend. So my brother and I are over in Truro to get celebrating. One of this first celebrations is a girls dinner at Sam’s in the City.

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I went for the Chicken and Bacon main. I never go for salad or anything with green in it, but this was totally worth it. The dressing was deliciously sticky and bacon salty and the salad crisp and light.

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It’s only right after salad to have cheese cake right? This whole dinner is filled with things i never like to eat, and I’m not a fan of cheese cake at all. This is the New York cheese cake with a scoop of ice cream. Caramel sauce, sweet berries and rich cheesecake, delicious!

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Of course the only place with any sort of lighting was the bathroom. 🙁

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I WORE

 jeans – Dorothy Perkins

cami – Zara

overlay – Topshop

earrings – H&M

heels – Clarks

nails – Tanya Burr Cosmetics, Barry M, Paul&Joe

bracelets – H&M

have a great day loves XO Amelia.

Long Denim Jacket

I never knew Truro had boutique shops, independent stores and great places to eat. While I was over in Cornwall with family I was able to explore the city in more detail.

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 While waiting for everyone to arrive for lunch I ducked into Magpie and Fox, a treasure trove of gorgeous pieces. All unique pieces for all over the world. I snagged this soft denim jacket in the sale and couldn’t be happier, the length reminds me of a pea coat and I love that.DSCN0507 DSCN0514 DSCN0517 DSCN0519-001 DSCN0490-002

Toasting with a little bubbly 😉

DSCN0495-001Sneaky little new look sale purchase! I know, I know more shoes 🙂

I WORE

Jeans – New Look

Top – TK-Maxx brand

Shoes – New Look

Denim Jacket – Baum und Pftergarten (Magpie and Fox)

Sunglasses – Ebay

Rose gold bracelets – H&M

Bag – Next

have a great day XO!

Yellow Palm Trees

Yesterday I came back from my four day adventure in Paris. The weather was amazing and about 30 degrees which meant that I could fully commit to the holiday outfit look. DSCN0224

This palm top is a high-low but I love it tucked in, gives me a bit more of a shape. I wore this look around Disney Paris on one of the hotter days. My Camo Converse are the most comfortable choice for the day, I wore them the whole trip.

DSCN0227DSCN0226The stone cuff is a nice detail for me making the whole look more tribal. The ring and the layered necklace are both from Naf Naf. Which was one of my favourite brands when I was younger. We stopped into the Champs Elysees store and picked them up.

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I WORE

skirt – Oasis

Top – H&M

trainers – Converse

Sunglasses – New Look

Ring / Necklace – Naf Naf

bag – Fiorelli

This is my favourite look from the holiday.

Essentials: Traveling

Does anyone have a packing process? I do, I like to create outfits lay them out on my bed add accessories and shoes then finally I think about what make up I’d add. It’s a long winded process but I love playing around and creating new looks.

This is about as essential as my packing gets, everything I need for a trip away. ( – a tooth brush)

DSCN0102I’ve heard that it’s going to be a heat wave in Paris, and I’ve managed to to pack mainly dark pieces. When I go away ( which isn’t every often, to make it that little extra special I take my favourite undies)

DSCN0112Footies are an absolute must when wearing flats in the heat, and these lace ones are so delicate.

DSCN0117When I first started packing my make up I totally over packed. Pallets and brushes, more then once mascara, a foundation and a bb cream. It was way to much. Above is all the make up I’m taking, aren’t you guys proud?

Urban Decay/ Clinique / No7 / Rimmel / Front Cover

DSCN0119The only Jewellery I’m thinking of taking at them moment.

Forever 21 / Mona Mara

DSCN0120Of course you have to take some spending money, no matter your budget you can always find something special to buy in Paris. Don’t forget your passport!

NB: I will post more style posts I promise, this is a style blog after all! xx