Sunday, 24 August 2014

Meimo - morrocan restaurant

So went to meimo in Windsor after reading all the reviews on trip advisor, here's what we ate;
We had the lamb tagine, the meat platter with morrocan merguez sausage! It was so delicious and had that home cooked element to it! Definetly going back there again as the manager promised to give me one of those tagine pots lol! The service was incredible, typical African hospitality where you're made to feel at home. 

  1. 69-70, Peascod St, Windsor, Berkshire SL4 1DE

Friday, 23 May 2014

New blog post- highly anticipated update!

Hi everyone
It's been a long time coming but on this post I'm just gonna group a lot from my travels and I'll also do a few individual posts later. Let me know what you all think xx

SAKURA - Mayfair, London
This place is quite charming, non pretentious like a lot of other restaurants in Mayfair 
The menu

Looks cute but I was a bit awkward drinking from it, kept spilling everywhere 
Warm salted edamame beans, is anyone else obsessed with these?
I was still suffering from nostalgia, missing Tokyo so I ordered shrimp tempura with udon noodles in a hot broth . It comes with a boiled egg, mushrooms and seaweed - sooo good!
Another tempura dish with mixed seafood
The bill was quite reasonable and it was handwritten, there's this old Japanese lady that sits by the entrance with her old style typewriter and a calculator, she handles all the transactions. Very chic I thought 

Next up.....

I travelled to Bangkok - Phuket - Krabi - Phuket - Bangkok 

I absolutely loved this place, and it's so true what they say about Thai people. Everyone was so friendly and helpful!

Best sign ever right? The beaches in thailand are all stunning, this one was in phuket 

We went to see the Fantasea show in phuket, the place was amazing. It was basically an elephant show with acrobatics thrown in. I cried! And not for a good reason, I know a lot of people enjoy it and I was told there was no mistreatment of animals but I found it so strange that these elephants and other animals were on this brightly lit strange doing a dance routine! And it was SO loud! But I guess each to their own

One thing I was totally obsessed with was Tom yum soup!!! I ate this everyday!! It's a hot and sour soup and so delish! 
Cold shrimp salad, this was so spicy that my poor friend couldn't eat it

The famous Bangla road in phuket, this is where you will no doubt find yourself in every evening 

The road literally has everything! Shops mainly souvenir ones stay open till midnight, restaurants, those famous ping pong places, clubs, bars, karaoke, street performances etc etc it has it all

Let me know what you all think! 

Sunday, 2 February 2014

To all my lovely followers,

Its been absolutely forever since my last blog.

so much has happened,

I'll keep you all posted

watch this space.


Saturday, 14 April 2012

Santa Maria Pizzeria

I've been meaning to blog about this place for some time now. I've been to Santa Maria countless times, it's definitely Ealing's best kept secret. It's a pizzeria with the most delicious pizza this side of Tuscany

Their menu is predominantly pizzas with a few side dishes and traditional Italian desserts.
What we ate:
Santa Maria

It's basically a margarita with garlic, but not just any margarita it's probably 20 times better than the one you get from your local takeaway ;)

Calzone San Salvatore

This folded pizza is one for meat lovers, loaded with ricotta cheese, prosciutto ham, salami, Parmesan cheese - I didnt try this one but my friend hoovered it down in record time (don't tell) she loved it!

San Francesco

This is a vegetarian one, with mozzarella, artichokes, courgettes, aubergines and Parmesan. A perfect selection of vegetables.

San Mattia
My absolute favourite! I always order this one, it's the first time I've seen pizza made without tomato sauce!

Its made with buffalo mozzarella, mushrooms, truffle oil, parmesan cheese shavings and fresh basil. Simples! I can't get enough, I mean it's a good thing I don't live in Ealing. I've tried it with olives

With rocket and olives

I think the magical ingredient here is the truffle oil, the smell itself will have you drooling.
I think the food is priced quite reasonably and plus you get that whole pizza to yourself!
All pizzas are made on a traditional wood fired oven

The pizzeria is small and cosy and you get proper cutlery, none of that flimsy butter knife to struggle with

You can watch the masters at work, aka the pizzaiolo

And enjoy your pizza under the watchful eye of St. Mary

Bon appetito!

Location:Ealing, West London

Sunday, 4 March 2012

GlossyBox Giveaway: and the winner is.....

Hello my lovely readers
Thank you all for taking part, the lucky owner of my glossbox is:

*drumroll please*

Stephanie -

Please get in touch, my email: or tweet me @hlm1

Friday, 2 March 2012

London Fashion Week AW12

London fashion week has come and gone, well till September anyways. It's always so exciting! Here I'll share with you the shows and looks/trends that I loved.

Day 1
Bora Aksu

This collection stood out for me. It embodies all the main trends for AW12. There were lots of lace, soft pink and grey hues, two-tone clashing prints, Aksu's famous patterned tights. Its all very romantic.

My favourite look:

Day 2
Temperley London

The lace trend continued at Temperley on day 2, I liked this collection, again it's very feminine with a dark edge.

My favourite look:

Day 3
Marios Schwab

This collection dominated day 3 for me, it was all very sexy and seductive. Lace patterned dresses, sheer maxis and t bar shoes.

My favourite look:

Day 4

Every collection shown on day 4 was amazing! Antonio Berardi, Mark Fast, Erdem, Michael van der Ham were all on point. Alexander McQueen McQ was also shown, military-chic comes to mind, I'm not sure I 'get' it.
The star, the unbeaten, hands down show stopper of day 4 has to be Christopher Bailey's Burberry Prorsum collection. Every piece of this collection is exquisite!
Gorgeous belted trench coats

And my absolute fave:

Peplum skirts, studded gloves, lace up ankle boots

Sharp tailoring

It's very rare that you see a collection and like every piece, it just doesn't happen...except for this collection. I could go on and on, I loved it....Burberry killed on day 4.

Day 5
Meadham Kirchhoff

Bringing your inner dancing queen out! what a fun-tastic collection! The hair (orange, silver, yellow) the blue and red faces!
Sequins galore! It's all very fancy dress but I def would!


These are my favourite womenswear collections and looks. I will be posting menswear looks that I loved on my next post. Did you like any of the AW shows? Which ones? Let me know!