shots of the olympic park…

What a lovely, blustery, spring walk through the London (Post) Olympic Park today. So much work in progress still but the landscaping, space and architecture work fantastically together. Of course had to have the obligatory stop at the Counter Cafe for a sneaky tea and chocolate brownie!

DSC00703 DSC00709 DSC00714 DSC00719 DSC00721 DSC00729 DSC00730 DSC00735P.s. Totes hashtagging these shots as #nofilter – absolutlely loving the new camera (A Sony NEX 3N)

 

stamps

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I think it’s pretty safe to say that you all know I’m a massive nerd by now, which is why I have no qualms in saying I LOVE STAMPS. The Boy has an amazing collection from various car boot sales that, even though they are probably not worth much, are each beautiful in there own way. Here are some pretty pictures for your inspiration box.

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little things

It’s always the little things that make you happy. Wishing for nicer weather I painted my nails in an ombre fashion. The colour made me happy every time I looked at my hands.teal ombre nails

bank holiday brunches

I know I’m not great as a food critic because I always let the quality of my company affect the quality of my experience when dining out. So I have to apologise if my reviews are too chirpy.¬†However here goes, the Agsieb guide to food and drink across the capital.

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A little hop, skip and a jump up the road towards Aldgate East you’ll come across the new(ish)ly refurbished Whitechapel Gallery (incidentally¬†their Dining Room is fantastic) and just next door the equally new(ish) Exmouth Coffee Company.

Normally I would be straight for the coffee but having already had 2 before lunch, I thought best not, however the yummy smell and piles of beans ready to roast (in house) gave me high hopes for next time.

Exmouth-Coffee-Company-2My veggie quiche and salad were an excellent combination and I will definitely be heading back again to sample the collection of pastries and cakes, which have good reviews from others online. The staff were friendly and efficient, and the open plan kitchen meant that you could see the chefs at work, something I always like. We also admired the decor, mostly the tiles, I just love these industrial type of beveled edged wall tile; something for my future kitchen I think!

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All in all well worth a try if you’re in the area, I hope you can find as good quality company to share it with!

crafty fox market

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Image courtesy of Crafty Fox and illustration by Jimbobart (also we have his bear with a teacup illustration on our wall)

Last weekend my cousin Gill invited me along to the Crafty Fox Market down in Brixton. It was quite honestly the meanest wintery day; sleet, snow and galey winds, but none the less we dragged ourselves out. I am so glad that we did as the quality of the stalls was excellent! Just like going to Brick Lane in the days before it got too crazy.

Started by Sinead and Stephan Koehler and held in the Dogstar in Brixton, the Crafty Fox Market brings together a hand-picked selection of the UK’s best designer makers, workshops, delicious tea & cakes, a full bar and DJ’s spinning an eclectic mix of tunes all day long.

I could have bought at least one thing from every stall holder in there, but with the whole boring “I’m saving to buy a house” I had to limit myself (this time).

From Made by Me Me Me I got these gorgeous glazed porcelain earrings, and quite fancy going back to the Etsy shop for the necklace too!

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I love Charlotte Farmer’s beautiful illustrations, and I bought this blackbird card to give away but I’m not sure I can bear too, it’s just too nice to share (plus it’s got gold on it!).

CharlotteFarmerI also loved Alice Shields amusing illustrations, especially “Traditional Household Pets Pests” and her fab ceramic coasters which I WILL be having when I get my aforementioned house.AliceShields

I’ve wanted this Paris skyline tape for ages by Cecily Vessey, so I treated myself. Gill got some lovely things too including prints from Moha.

cecilyvessey&mohaWe stuffed our faces with tasty cream teas on the way out and even made it to the video too! I’ll try and give you all a heads up for the next one so you too can bag some nice treats.

Produced by Think Tall Films, filmed and edited by Nurhak Karayol