Chota

Chota

Thursday, 24 October 2013

{quotable thursdays}

{make sure to laugh a little}
I just realised it's thursday...and I'm about to pop out for dinner, so here's a quote:
{happiness}
Even though things are very busy with work at the moment (I gave a talk in Norwich last night, got home at about 130am, and then had to head back out to Milton Keynes early this morning)...BUT all that said, I'm happier than I have ever been. I've had some tough few years of job uncertainty and facing the trials of academia but I tried hard and fought hard to stay happy & I'm finally living in the city that I love and have a job that I enjoy (albeit challenging, which is a good thing).
so believe in happiness and fight for it. or you can just be a grump and make everything grey around you. it's your choice.
{some happiness}

xo, 
L


Monday, 21 October 2013

{tasty morsels}

{entrance to The Wolseley}

N. 3-The Wolseley

This weekend I was a lady who brunched... and in WHAT GREAT company, I might add...
& so it went like this:
Sunday morning the three of us girls met each other at the fantabulous Wolseley to brunch together.
Fantastic atmosphere, fantastic food & fantastic surroundings... we lingered over coffee, breakfast delights & wonderful conversation. I wish this happened every weekend.
The pics say it all, but certainly a scrumptious place to eat brunch: old worldly feel, great service, and a nice area of town...
This features as number 35 on the Easy Living bucket list.

{exterior of The Wolseley}


{menu}


{menu}



{the interior}


{my cappuccino, and my friend Sara's coffee in a silver pot!}

{Suzy's egg florentine}

{Sara's omelette arnold bennette (with haddock; melted in your mouth like a souffle)}

{my absolutely delish potato rosti with avocado, tomato & mushroom & fried egg = yum! & I of course ordered a side of bacon...}

{the feast & yes, that's champagne and orange juice in my glass}

{my lovely company}


{towels in the loo}

{Loo in the loo}


{Sam Neill, the actor, joined us (well at the table across the hall)}

{darling Sara outside our brunch spot}
We walked around the area after, stopping in at Fortnum & Mason's. Delightful.
A bientôt,
xo
L

Thursday, 17 October 2013

{quotable thursdays/thanksgiving}





{buy this on etsy}

It was Canadian Thanksgiving this past weekend and I hosted a little dinner here in London for fellow Canadians...
There's nothing like taking a day off, cooking a big meal & enjoying it with fantastic company...
{the invite}
{I had bought some fantastic Victorian finds in a nearby antique store}
{the bar all ready for guests...}


{the table}


{my place-I made place cards out of brown paper}





{fireplace decoration 'thankful' also made out of brown paper cut into leaf motifs}

{le poulet!}




{let's eat!}



{dessert!}





xo, 
L






Thursday, 10 October 2013

{quotable thursdays}



{autumn austen reading}
Her pleasure in the walk must arise from the exercise and the day, from the view of the last smiles of the year upon the tawny leaves and withered hedges, and from repeating to herself some few of the thousand poetical descriptions extant of autumn, that season of peculiar and inexhaustible influence on the mind of taste and tenderness.

                                     -Persuasion (Jane Austen)

{autumn reading}


{miss bennett..}

{muddy autumn walk}


{autumn 2012}

{perfect autumn look}
{autumn leaves}


Happy Thanksgiving to all my fellow Canadians--I am hosting a little dinner here in London with Canadian friends.
Pics etc... to follow.
xo
L