Tuesday, 31 May 2016

gardening society at john lewis

Over the bank holiday weekend The American and I had some last minute shopping to do before heading off to Rhodes. Our destination was John Lewis on Oxford Street, naturally, and having picked up the swimmers and Greek-appropriate footwear we headed up to the roof top where JL have just launched their new summer attraction, the roof terrace. 

This was such a lovely surprise on a wet and windy bank holiday and I think it might become one of my very favourite summer spots. Nestled high above a bustling Oxford Street is a haven of calm, with beautiful planting, fresh herbs and what one can only assume to be excellent views on a brighter day. 

The garden will also hold host to a number of pop ups throughout the summer season, I shall be heading back from 28th June- 31st July for some of Bob's Lobster and am sure I'll be tempted by some fragrant cocktails, all made using herbs from the garden. If you're feeling extra keen and full of life perhaps the Buddha yoga from 7.30 in the mornings will be your thing? I'd like to think I'd try it but early mornings are not my friend. 

Regardless, this is certainly a place that's worth a visit, even if it's just for the view and a cheeky beverage. 

I'm currently sitting in Gatwick and it's just before 4.30am. Whoever thought early flights were a good idea can think again. 

Until our return! 


p.s apologies for the format of this post, Blogger is having a headache at this time of day. 

Wednesday, 11 May 2016

may moments

On Friday night The American and I headed west for a weekend at home. The sun was still blazing allowing us to look out onto the Cotswolds before the sun dipped behind their hills. We arrived to cups of tea in the kitchen and excited conversations with my Mum and Dad before Mum decided she’d had a long enough day already. Quite frankly I had too having been up at the crack of dawn for a photoshoot here so headed to bed ready to start the weekend with a fresh face.

May is my favourite month for a number of reasons; the country side is that wonderful fresh, citrus green colour, the air is warm with a delightful cool breeze and it’s my birthday. Our weekend was spent walking the dogs, exploring the beautiful bluebell wood and enjoying early birthday celebrations. We also hopped over to Herefordshire and ate at the gloriously named The Bunch of Carrots; a charming country pub set in the rolling hills.

I realise I’ve written about the bluebells before but I just can’t get over how beautiful they are, it stuns me every time. So here are some more snaps; a little taster of our quiet weekend in the gloriously sunny Worcestershire countryside.

Tomorrow I turn 24 (a mad thought, even more terrifying to my parents) and will be celebrating with some friends at Three Six Six on St. John’s Hill. I’ve never been before but have high hopes for its cocktail list. The American and I are off to Rhodes at the beginning of June and can’t wait.

Must hit the gym.