LFW SS14 ROUND UP

With Milan well under way I thought I'd put together some of my favourite looks from LFW.  Spring/Summer always gets me excited as I'm all for pastels, ice cream colours and florals (groundbreaking, I know) but I just cant help being lured into the beauty of all things summery!  This season unlike others showcased so many looks from so many shows which seemed unbelievably wearable.  I heard myself saying (more often than I would like to admit) "I'd wear that look straight off the runway!".  The colours were fantastic, truly feminine whilst tailoring nodded toward the masculine with structured lines and silhouettes. Usually, I'm not a fan, but I'm going to be green with envy when I see Anna Dello Russo rocking all the looks I want straight from the runway!

Mary Katrantzou


Thomas Tait


Burberry

Antonio Beradi

Tom Ford

Topshop Unique

Temperley London

FLAT IRON

A friend and I who haven't seen each other for a while decided on a catch up in Soho this week.  Dinner and drinks in town, somewhere not too flashy but delicious all the same.  We decided to try Flat Iron on Beak street.  I'm a big fan of the Illamasqua store which is just across the road and yet have strangely never noticed Flat Iron before.  Spread out over 3 floors and decked out with wooden sharing benches that have incredibly bouncy seats (these make for a lot of fun after a few drinks!) the heavenly smell of grilling steak wafts up your nose as soon as you walk in.  It's a standard no reservation restaurant but the wait for 2 people was a mere 20 minutes which flew by whilst we were sat at the bar having drinks and a catch up.  You get given a can of beef dripping popcorn whilst you wait for your order to be taken, a great snack to tie you over if you're starving like we were! The menu (pinned up on the walls) is a flat rate of £10 for the steak and a side salad with sides priced from £2, we plumped for dripping chips which were by far the best chips I have ever had (BIG statement) and creamed spinach which was too watery for my liking.  Along with sauces for £1, we both went for the Bearnaise which was really really good.  I have to apologise for the pictures, or lack of, I was having far too much fun catching up with M to remember to take any!








COCONUT BANANA ENERGY BITES

I am a snacker.  I love snacking but it always seems to be on the wrong things!  When I thought about it properly I realised it is really not hard at all to create something hommeade that you can have for the week at work if you feel the need to snack at your desk!  I made these cookie sized so one a day in the afternoon around that time when you feel you might fall asleep at your desk is a perfect pick me up!  I try and post recipes that are quick and easy as these days no-one seems to have time for anything!  But when I say these are ridiculously easy, I mean it, RIDICULOUSLY easy.  See for yourself...

Ingredients
2 soft bananas
1 cup easy oats
1/2 cup dessicated coconut
THAT'S IT!

Method
Preheat oven to 175 degrees
Line a baking tray with parchment and lightly spray cooking oil onto the sheet.
In a bowl mash up the two bananas until relatively smooth.
Add the cup of oats and mix together well.
Add the half cup coconut and mix again.
Take a teaspoon of mixture and place on the parchment flattening lightly with a fork.
Bake on the middle shelf for 7 mins, flip your bites and bake for a further 7 mins.
Et Voila!