4.11.2011

Covent Garden notables.





Shh, I'm about to share one of my favourite London spots with you. Started up by New Zealanders Tubbs Wanigasekera and Matthew Clark, Sacred Cafe has a few locations across London, but this one tucked away in the back of the ground floor of Stanfords (where you can find a multitude of travel-related materials) is the coziest one. My favourite items on the menu include the daily selection of paninis - the bread they use is orgasmic - and the eggs on the blackboard menu. While my Kiwi friend Kaidy claims the coffee is the best you can find in London, I usually lean towards the teas, especially for a morning detox. Tea is served in the most adorable fairground-inspired pots!

Also, if you're ever in Covent Garden and craving sugary adorable cupcakes, head to Ella's Bakehouse (right opposite Ben's Cookies! Pick up a triple choc cookie for more decadence). The cake isn't too sweet, but skip the frosting if you don't want too much sugar. Must-tries are the lemon and poppyseed cupcake, and the red velvet. What I also love about Ella's Bakehouse is that they sell edible glitter! Perfect for sprinkling over homemade cupcakes :)

Sacred Cafe
Located in-store at Stanfords
12-14 Long Acre
Covent Garden
sacredcafe.co.uk

Ella's Bakehouse
20a The Piazza
Covent Garden
London
WC2E 8RB
ellasbakehouse.co.uk
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4.06.2011

streetlove.






Topshop jumper, Whistles tank dress, Mulberry Alexa bag, Jeffrey Campbell Lita boots, ASOS fedora hat

London has been awash with sunlight, and even the daunting thought of exams couldn't keep us away from an afternoon around Regent Street. If you live in London and have never been to Carnaby Street, get yourself there on a bright London afternoon immediately... little stores, little cafes, little secrets. Also, pop over to Soho's Yauatcha for some tea, or pick up some handcrafted chocolates (the mango balsamic's adorable) and macarons (the Jasmine is divine).

I've always prided myself on comfort dressing - my recent uniform has been maxi or midi dresses topped with jumpers of all lengths. Cropped, hip-length, all the way down to my knees. The jumper here has been hoisted to hip-length by tucking the excess into a hidden belt, enough to show off the handkerchief hem of the Whistles dress. While you can't see the back of the look here, the backless jumper shows off the twisted back of the Whistles dress. Just a little surprise I like to add to an otherwise simple look. The fedora and the lace-up boots lengthen the chunkiness of the clothes, and my overstuffed Alexa's a welcome pop of colour.

Yes, I finally picked up a pair of Litas, which despite being alarmingly high in the heel, are supremely comfortable. The shock element has been fun to play with, especially when I wear them to the school library for an all-nighter...

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