Friday, 20 July 2012

Last weekend

This week has flown and so I'm only just getting round to last weekend's post.

I started the weekend a little early, on Friday afternoon, with a massage at Mulberry's in Beaconsfield. Popeye had bought me a course of massages for Christmas, and Friday's was my last one (sob). It's been one of the best presents I've ever had - six massages, and I've not had to pay for one of them (good tip for the fellas out there). They've stopped selling courses there, but if you are in the area, and can manage to get an appointment with Zara, you'll think it's worth every penny.

We met friends for dinner on Friday night, but stopped in at The Crazy Bear for a cocktail beforehand. For those of you who don't know The Crazy Bear, they own a small number of bar/restaurant/hotels all in London or a stone's throw away. The one in Stadhampton is my favourite - if you're eating, ask for a table in the garden, which is laid out properly with white linen. And our nearest, in Beaconsfield, is the WAGiest, with some very blingy decor. It makes very good people-watching territory. The cocktails are excellent, and I had my all-time favourite, the French 75. The drinks are expensive, but you do get some tasty complimentary nibbles, and it's worth noting that every Wednesday it's 50% off champagne. Champagne Wednesday? Why not. *

Saturday started with a boiled egg for breakfast, which is a rare and welcome treat in our house. I always use Delia's method one which gives spot-on results every time. 

{no bread, but pitta fingers did the trick}

Then a little chazzy run found me this jacket, which was one of those "can't believe what I've found here, heart-racing moments". Pyjama-style and spotty, this jacket is a great find, and looks good with skinny black trousers, grey-marl t-shirt, a chunky gold statement necklace and a bright pink lip - Revlon's Just Bitten Kissable Lip Balm Stain in Lovestick is my current favourite.

{excellent find}

The jacket is made by Jacques Vert, which is a label I often see in the chazzies, and when I do, I always pounce on it, because some of my greatest finds have been from this brand. And last weekend, I could hardly move for the stuff - there were so many lovely shirts, just right for this autumn/winter. I know that I go on about hating clothes which are made from polyester, but I can make an exception for vintage clothes. I'm not sure exactly why - maybe because they're still really well made, or because they've proven they can stand the test of time. Or because they were made in an era when polyester was the new kid on the block, so it was in the name of innovation... anyway, whatever the reason, I can let this one slide.

{one to watch}

{candy stripes}

{this colour = very next season}
{very chic}

The rest of the weekend was low-key, spending time down at the allotment, going to a champagne tasting at our local brewery (don't mind if I do) and doing a little sale shopping, especially at Whistles. On Sunday we stopped in at Seasons Deli for an edible treat, as a reward for all that digging and weeding.

*For anyone needing to plan a minimal-fuss, classy hen-do in the London area, without having to travel far, here's the plan:
- meet at The Landmark Hotel for a kick-off drink, opposite Marylebone Station
- get the train to Beaconsfield
- spend the afternoon at Mulberry's day spa
- go for cocktails and dinner and The Crazy Bear
- get the last train home (or stay over - to you, just £350)
(you're welcome x)

1 comment:

  1. Trayns! That jacket's amazing, well done lady. xxx

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