Sunday, 26 October 2014

Book Club : October

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It honestly does not feel like I've been reading a ton of books recently other than education based text books / papers. My current mission to plough through Game of Thrones is failing so miserably (I really need to get into some motivation!) but never the less I thought I'd sum up some reads I've come across in the past month. 

Hector and the Search for Happiness by Francois Lelord 
I went on a bit of a Waterstones splurge the other week, and I saw Hector and the Search for Happiness in it's bright blue cover glory, and after seeing the trailer for the film and being instantly intrigued, I could not say no to buying the book right there and then. Was it a good read? It was finished within 48 hours (and I was working 11 hour days in between!). I don't want to give too much a way but the happiness lessons, just make you smile, and there is a lot of hidden messages which constantly bring you back in. I've got the next two books in the series on my Christmas list! 

Peanuts by Schulz 
I remember Scanimation books from when I was younger. It was £12.99 and although short, it was well worth the buy for a Peanuts fan like myself. 

'Good Grief' The Genius Of Charlie Brown by Charles Schulz
This book is a compilation of Charlie Brown comic strips. I brought it as I found some funny quips which I want to include in my university work. I'd recommend looking on Amazon and buying the whole set, which includes wisdom from many of the Peanuts gang. 

 'F' in Exams
Another education/uni buy but a very funny read! 


Magazines 
♥ Vanity Fair - It had Robert Downey Jnr on the front, need I say any more?
♥ Country Living Magazine … was packed full of autumnal inspiration, and a very useful article on foraging.
♥ Stylist - One of my biggest misses about university in london life was getting my Stylist fix from my student union. Luckily I was brought home a copy this week, and it had an amazing article about vitamins and supplements, which I think is going to help my severe fatigue I seem to be suffering from in the past few weeks! 

On my to read list next month
♥ To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
♥ The Simple Things magazine - November Issue
♥ The christmas magazine I brought but seemed to crazily misplace! 
♥ Recipe books to brush up before Christmas 

What have you been reading lately? 

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Monday, 20 October 2014

Behind the Scenes: The Roost, London

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A few months back I attended The Blogcademy Mixer Event which was hosted at The Roost in London. I took some extra snaps of the Roost, which I wanted to share today ( a tad late but better late than never!) 

The bird wallpaper was utterly superb! I don't even like the colour blue, but if I could find that wallpaper, I'd decorate my house tomorrow! 
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Each room in The Roost was themed differently. It was like a grand house full of wonders! 
I loved the logs in the fireplace, and in the metal cabinet above. 
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I'm all about a collage, so I loved this collage installation here. I'm on the hunt for some old furniture to upcycle like this. 
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The downstairs was quite brightly themed. In the lounge area was chesterfield sofas, and the bar was full of bright colours, including the huge floral lampshade piece. The bar reminded me of a mexican theme, the Fiesta sign above was my favourite. 

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Saturday, 18 October 2014

Broadway Market

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 Here are some snaps from my latest trip to Broadway market a few weeks back. 
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Gorgeous clothing, which I wish I had someone to buy these for! I was half considering whether Cece could start wearing childrens clothes! 
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(I badly wanted to take all these crates home with me!) 
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These brownies were from Bad Brownie Company ... & honestly just woaaaahhh. I had the Bacon & Maple Syrup brownie and it was amazing. 
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I loved this Canal Boat, even though I couldn't get a better photo. I want to live on a canal boat for sure! 

What places do you love in London? 

Friday, 17 October 2014

La La Land

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When I saw Sarah's giveaway, which included some awesome popcult pencils, I had to go and have a snoop over on La La Land : in a very short amount of time I'd spent £50 on tons of awesome goodies! 
First up, the Where does your Garden grow? Necklace ... basically if something has a sunflower on it, I have to buy it as they are my new favourite flower of all time. I just love how huge and bright they are, and sunflowers make such a statement. As soon as my winter wardrobe gets delivered, I'll be pairing this up with many a smock dress!
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These Game of Thrones Temporary Tattoos were next on my list. Roll on next Spring when Game of Thrones returns to our screens (in the mean time, I will still keep attempting to get through the books whilst avoiding buzzfeeds on facebook revealing storylines!) 
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Every girl needs The Notebook especially when Ryan Gosling's beautiful face is on the front. 
I also ordered a ton of Popcult Pencils including the Mean Girls, Clueless, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (ahem Kitten Mittens!) and Life of Brian ones. Of course I'll need to start using pencils now! 
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What are your favourite items from the La La Land website? 
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