Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Those Eyes: Lulu Guinness for UNIQLO

Although I am yet to add one of Lulu Guinness' graphic lip bags to my wardrobe, I was thrilled this morning to learn she has teamed up UNIQLO to produce a small collection of graphic t-shirts. 

I'm not one to go crazy for collaborations, but this one was difficult to resist.  Find the above for only 12.90GBP on the UNIQLO site.

 I'm seeing a fringe theme this week... 

Photos courtesy of UNIQLO


Tuesday, April 9, 2013

A Weekend in the New Forest

This weekend Jon & I headed south to the New Forest. Just 90 minutes from London it is as enchanting as it sounds. 
 Wild horses & ponies everywhere.

 This little lady took a liking to Jon. 

I love the bangs. 



Thursday, April 4, 2013


The reason I've been absent from the blogging world the last couple weeks is because I was escaping London's bitter wind and rain for the sunny climates of Hong Kong & Malaysia! 

As you probably wouldn't find my vacation stories as exciting as I do, I'll spare you my rambling and just share some of my favourite photos.

Hong Kong Cable Cars

The final destination of the cable cars

Malaysia bound...

 We stayed on Gaya Island-a 10 minute cab ride & 15 minute boat ride away from Kota Kinabalu (Malaysia's 2nd busiest airport) 

You would never guess you were so close to a city. The wildlife was incredible! 

Picnics on the beach & shrimp caught & cooked on demand. It doesn't get more fresh!

End result...

A very happy & well rested Emma.


Wednesday, March 20, 2013

& other stories

Wow! That's all I can say about h&m's most recent brand launch in London. Occupying a prime piece of Regent Street is & other stories

 From their structured dresses, to basic T-shirts-I'm actually in love. With the above bag going for £95, it's pricier than the regular h&m but not out of this world. 

How cute! £10

 Spring can come any day now...

The site has endless options. & for those of you with large heads-their hats come in sizes! Weehoo! 


Tuesday, March 19, 2013

A truly London Weekend...

For my birthday this year Jon had the lovely idea of getting me a selection of tickets to things around London. With the one-month countdown near to when I head home to t.o its been so much fun having the excuse to be a tourist in this great city. 
First stop:Borough Market

 Burger, sausage & rocket on a bun

 Smells like ocean
 Olive & cheese bread
 It's so nice to be surrounded by so much fresh produce on a grey day! 

 3 hours of solid laughing. Where some of Britain's greatest comedians have gotten their start.
 St.Patricks Day parade by Green Park

 Everyone getting in the mood

Other highlights of the weekend include:

-A trip to the London Dungeon! Newly renovated, it re-opened on March 1st on the South Bank. Highly recommended but be prepared for a lineup even if you pre-book. 
-Discovering the best sushi I've found since moving to London without breaking the bank. Head North to Mai Sushi! Exceptional service & food!
-A delicious brownie at Ed's Easy Diner. In true American style. 


Thursday, March 14, 2013

Sunday Dim Sum

With the countdown on until I move back to Toronto, I've been trying to use my weekends to explore London's leftover unknowns. Having never ventured there before, this Sunday I headed to London's Chinatown. 

 Enjoying a pineapple bun! Followed by a delicious lunch of dumplings and noodles. Such a variety of great food!

A map of Hong Kong Island. 

After lunch we took a short wander to Covent Garden. This Chanel pop-up outside their makeup shop sure added a needed boost of colour to the otherwise freezing day!!


Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Hello Old Chum

Although I love having friends over for dinner, I have to admit one of my favourite parts is sitting over a cup of tea, chatting afterwards. 
I bought these mugs at Jamie Oliver's Recipease last year. This is something I've gotten from my sister-having sets of mugs makes tea time entertaining so much more pleasant. 

The best part of these mugs..

 While you're at it why not indulge in a slice of cinnamon streusel cake. I made this last night & it turned out! I've been sneaking slivers of it all day.