My Favourite Hotspots In London With C&A

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There's no hiding my love for London, born and bred here I am enchanted by this diverse city. There is always something exciting and exhilarating happening, so when C&A asked me to be a part of their city guide campaign I couldn't resist. Basically share some of my favourite spots from this vibrant city. I know it was a tough job, but someone had to do it ;) 

Limiting it down to just three locations was a little bit of a challenge, I mean where does one start?! So I thought why not share my favourite neighbourhood, my favourite place for good authentic Italian coffee and my favourite place for fresh flowers. Basically the essentials for making a part of my life a little complete. Give me coffee and flowers and you're pretty much a keeper...

One of my favourite neighbourhoods has to be Notting Hill, I know it's not much of a shocker but I love this area so much. It's so dynamic and eclectic, parts of it are so beautiful with the infamous pastel coloured townhouses scattered around, then you turn a corner and it's a little run down giving that extra bit of raw edginess. Plenty of fab boutiques, coffee places and so much more, it really is one of favourite places to just chill.

I always love to have fresh flowers in the house, they simply make me happy as they are an instant uplifter. Wild at Heart is one of my favourite places to go and buy flowers - it’s known for its opulent style and for the turquoise tiles it’s covered in. This gorgeous island shop is in the ever so stylish Westbourne Grove.

Looking for some Italian authentic coffee? Then head over to Iddu in South Kensington, they literally have the best cappuccinos and granitas. It’s a taste of Sicily in the heart of Chelsea. 

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All clothes I am wearing here are from C&A. Check out the full article on the C&A blog where you'll also be able to shop the look from their website.

Interior Inspiration: Small Spaces & Minimal Design

Moving into my new tiny flat is only weeks away so I've been thinking about ways of making the most of the space. I always find smaller spaces more of a challenge and really push boundaries, hence making you think out of the box and becoming more creative. The one thing I definitely want is to keep it as minimal as possible. Clutter free with very little pieces of furniture - a case of less is more. Also with a small space, lighting is everything and luckily we have amazing daylight shining through the flat. Making the space appear more grand, I've decided that the colour palette will be white/grey, pretty much my favourite combo.

So while gathering inspiration online I came across this small apartment in Sweden via real estate, Alvhem‘s website. Oh boy, it was love at first sight, this 46 sqm flat is such a real treasure and exactly the sort of inspiration I was looking for. Perfectly formed without feeling too compressed, instead giving the illusion of a really spacious space. This pretty much sums up my dream interiors...

All images via Alvhem.

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Recipe Of The Week: Pear Feta & Walnut Salad

It is scorching hot here in Italy and so sometimes all we feel like is just simple salads and lots of fruit. Hence today's recipe is a salad that combines both and is so easy to make. Only 5 ingredients and it is one of our summer favourites.

Ingredients (Serves 1)

A handful of rucola

A handful of radicchio

1 pearwashed and cut into thin slices

Feta

A handful of walnuts

Oiive oil

Apple cider or balsamic vinegar

This is really so easy and simple we love it! Place the rucola and radicchio on the plate, position the sliced pear on top, sprinkle the the feta and add the walnuts. Season to your liking and enjoy!