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Zara Dress and Camel Coat

Hello and Happy Monday,

You can never go wrong with a Camel Coat and it should be a classic pieces in your wardrobe. Let me show you how I styled mine.

But first – I hope you all had a nice Easter weekend! I spent it with my husband, in-laws and grandparent in-laws (is that a thing – i’m not sure of the proper name) so it was very relaxing. We had a big family lunch at Clarke’s Standard which is a new restaurant in downtown Athens (post coming soon) and then a home cooked lunch on Sunday! All very delicious.

I wanted to share with you a dress I picked up for a steal when I was in London. It was £12.99! We were up in London, on our way to dinner one evening and browsing some of the shops, when I found it. I paired the dress with a classic camel coat that has a fun pop of red to it, my OTK black boots and a toiletry bag that I use as a clutch.

Coat – 50% off! // Dress – I looked all over for the dress with no luck (similar, similar, similar) // Boots // Clutch – I have the medium size// Necklace (similar, similar)

Since I bought the coat in one size up I can also fit a blazer underneath. Therefore, I wore my tuxedo blazer that I got for a bargain here! I like that the blazer gives me the option to cover my shoulders even after taking my coat off. Especially, because this dress just has thin spaghetti straps.

Blazer // Silver Bracelet // Gold Bracelets

I hope you all have a great week!

Lots of Love,

Buffy xx

Photos by Laura Turner

All Saints Skirt

I saw this All Saints skirt while I was doing some Christmas shopping a few days before Christmas. However, I decided to wait thinking it may go on sale after Christmas. I lucked out! I ordered it online in January at 20% off. It is a great black denim skirt that wraps around making it a little bit different. I paired it with my new favourite shirt which was a gift from my mum and it is the softest most comfortable shirt I have. They make it in a dress but I know the shirt borderlines on looking like pyjamas so I thought the dress crossed that line.
Skirt // Shirt // Bag – LV Pochette Metis // Boots
My Stuart Weitzman OTK boots are my most worn, favourite boots year after year and so it should be no surprise I paired this skirt and top with them. I just think they go with everything and make such a statement in a simplistic way.
Black Ring – A boutique off Carnaby Street in London (similar)
What is you favourite and/or most worn item?
Lots of Love,
Buffy xx
P.S. Who is ready for the warmer weather?

Brunch for the Borrowers – Pharmacy 2

*Warning – long post and lots of pictures…grab a snack (and maybe even a cuppa’ if you’re feeling particularly British)!

Sunday morning we made the trek to Lambeth to try out brunch at the new Pharmacy 2 restaurant located in the Newport Street Gallery. Apparently a few years ago Damien Hirst opened a restaurant with the same style and concept in Notting Hill that was very popular, so this is something of a relaunch after the original closed down. 

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We had a relatively early reservation (11am) because when we called to book it was nearly full. It is set upstairs in an Art Gallary (I’ve got some pictures of that coming later in the post so do keep on reading). Being a pharmacy style restaurant, everything is very sterile looking (duh!).

The way upstairs

The way upstairs

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Coat (Similar here and here) // Boots (Similar here and here) // Bag

It is not a very big restaurant, quite small actually but we were seated immediately. I think we beat the brunch/lunch crowd because, thankfully, it was almost empty when we got there. The entire space is decorated with things to do with pills, other medicines and general hospital/pharmacy/Doctor paraphernalia. You must take a moment to look around – especially at the bar!

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On to the food and my friend and I’s experience; ours was a little strange and I bet you are wondering why I called it food for the Borrowers (if you are not familiar with the Borrowers they are very tiny people that live in the walls and floors of an English house. It was originally a book, that was then made into a TV show, I think, and then a movie. Another great afternoon read/watch with your cuppa, but please, finish this first).

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To start, we both ordered a brunch item (after being told lunch items were not available till later-fair enough), tea and water. We asked the waiter, before not knowing lunch items were not available, if we could order a side of the creamed spinach to share. That was when we were told lunch was not available but he would check if he could make an exception for the one item (they said yes). We told him thank you and then went onto wait for our food and catch up some more.

Both brunch items came out. I ordered the creamed mushrooms on focaccia with pecorino ramsons which was delicious. My friend ordered the crushed avocado on toast with chilli and Portland crab and it was only just large enough to fill a Borrower. It was probably about 5 bites of food. I understand small plates (I love Tapas) but at 12.50 (pounds not dollars) I think it was a tad overpriced. She did say it was good but not £12.50 good! Now we were just waiting on the spinach….we kept waiting….and waiting. Finally, we were both finished eating but decided to ask if the spinach was still coming. That was when we were told it was never ordered. We told the different waiter that our original waiter came back out and told us the kitchen was going to do it for us. He informed us that no, it was not put in or ok’d. All just very confusing. With that we were asked if we wanted a dessert/pudding menu with which my friend replied (and I love her for this) “Yes, I’m still bloody hungry”.

Fococcia with Mushrooms

Fococcia with Mushrooms

Avo on Toast with Crab

Avo on Toast with Crab

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When ordering dessert we were told they were very small and to both order one. We both went for the Willies Peruvian Gold chocolate mousse with Honeycomb. They never came out. After waiting 25 minutes or so we asked someone passing if they were coming (we didn’t want something like the spinach happening again). With that the 2nd waiter brought them right out and apologized for the wait and told us he was taking them off the check. The desserts were great! Definitely give the mousse a go if you check this place out.

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We asked for the check and what was funny was when it was brought out it had the creamed spinach on it! We had them correct it (it was a little awkward after they were adamant it was not put in the system) and they brought out the corrected check which again had and extra item we did not order on it. That is when the 2 waiter scrupled up the bill, did some counting in his head and said ’12 pounds”. We both looked at him confused. He said he totaled everything (minus the dessert) and halved it! For 12 pounds we could not say anything about the portion size or wait times.

Both my main and my dessert was very good. I think some items (cough cough crab on avo toast) are over priced and obviously there was major confusion with the ordering at our table but it was an interesting restaurant (lacking some atmosphere) to try out…even if just for the decor!

We made out way down to the gallery that displays some of Damien Hirst’s art collection. On show was Power Stations by John Hoyland (ended 10th April). Make sure that if you go to Pharmacy 2 to eat you leave time to walk around the gallery. It is a very open and airy space – really nice to walk around! We had a wander, stopping to discuss the different pieces of art, before heading off to Maltby Street market because we were both still hungry.

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See what the Maltby street market was like in my next post. Hint: definitely give it a try if you are in the area!

Lots of Love

Buffy xx

London Town – Drinks in The Loo

Hi Everybody,

My friend took me for drinks in the toilet….sounds weird right?! Well, keep reading to find out why anybody in their right mind would want to do that….

Let me start by saying sorry I have been MIA. I didn’t realize how long it had been since my last post! Back in March I headed over to England for a few weeks to see my family and friends, specifically to surprise my sister, who never saw in coming! It was so nice to be back home for a bit. The first weekend that I was back I spent in London with a good friend of mine from school, or as the Americans say “high school”. I headed up Saturday afternoon and the first stop was wedding dress shopping; she had an appointment booked so I met her there and after we headed off to lunch.

Lunch was at Dandelyan Bar at the Mandrain London at Sea Containers (a mouthful I know). We just popped in for a quick drink and bite to eat before heading back to her flat. We shared the celeriac & Smoked Chicken Flatbread as well as the Rice Paper Vegtable Summer Rolls. Both delicious and easily enough to fill you up (I suggest you take a look at their cocktails menu because it had a great variety and everything looked good!).

Dinner, that evening, was at a Vietnamese Restaurant on Kingsland Road, a great Restaurant that was very reasonably priced. After that we headed back over to London Bridge area as my friend had made reservations to have drinks in an old underground toilet/loo. Sounds pretty weird but who doesn’t want to visit an old underground public toilet that has been made into a bar!? It is called the Bearmsendy Arts club (no clues that it is in fact a loo!). It was a really cool space with exceptional drinks, make sure to look down while you are in there as you can still see the outline of where the toilets were! It is a strange thought while having  drink but just adds to the interesting space and atmosphere.

With jet lag setting in for me, after a few rounds we headed back home for the night. If you are in London I definitely recommend checking out the Bermondsey Arts club.  Do make sure to book in advance because I believe they only take reservations and the location is not very big, but it is well worth the effort!

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Coat // Boots (another option) // Dress (similar, similar, similar) // Purse // Necklace

Make sure to check back for my next blog post. We Headed to Pharmacy 2 and although not a cocktail bar in a loo, it was an interesting experience!

Lots of Love,

Buffy xx

OTK Boots & Comfy Sweater

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Earrings // Glasses

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Sweater (similar) // Boots (another option) // Jeans – Old style (similar) // Bag-Size Small (another option) // Necklace by Chloe & Isabel – Old (similar)

Happy New Year (I’m still writing 2015 on everything and having to change that 5 to a 6, who else is still doing that?)!! I hope you all had a nice relaxing Christmas. I enjoyed mine with my husband, dogs and our families. It was so nice to have my family over from England and we also got the good news that my in-laws will be moving closer to us!

It has just recently become cold in Athens (Christmas Day it was 75 degrees!!) and so this is the perfect sweater, plus – who doesn’t love a comfy sweater paired with some boots! These OTK boots are made of a stretchy material so they mould to your leg and they feel like you are not wearing heels! I paired them with some of my favourite ripped jeans and a super soft sweater. It also just went on sale, what more could you ask for?!

I got these earrings for Christmas and I am so excited to wear them, I haven’t really taken them off. They are great for everyday and have a nice weight to them. This bag is classic and can be dressed up or down, plus it actually holds quite a bit. As you can tell from previous posts I usually opt. for gold accessories and hardware. When I saw these sunglasses though I fell in love and they match the silver hardware on this bag which is another bonus and a nice change!

How did everybody bring in their New Year? Have you guys set any New Years resolutions?

Lots of Love,

Buffy xx

Photographs by the lovely Catherine Yates

Bob Bob Ricard…

My husband (Corey) and I always try and find a new (fancy/different) restaurant to try whenever we venture back over the pond to good ol’ England. Last time it was his pick – Hawksmoor Seven Dials in Covent Garden (very good!). This time it was my turn to choose and Bob Bob Ricard was top of my list, it had been for about the last 4 months! I was excited not only to try the Russian inspired British menu it had on offer but also wear the new dress Corey had got me for my birthday.

We took the train up to London, looking as elegant as possible (as required), and made our way to Piccadilly Circus.

Train station

Coat // Boots // Black Tights // Clutch

Here is a you can see the dress better:

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Dress // Blazer – Zara (old) similar here // Earrings – Chloe & Isabel

DRess detail

Jewelry

Bracelet – All Saints (old) similar here

Bob Bob Ricard (BBR) was nestled between side streets right past the Golden Square (a historic square in the heart of soho). We were immediately greeted and sat as we walked in the dimly lit entrance way. Our table was a small booth close to the bar and it, of course, had the signature “Press for Champagne” button which I did end up pressing (cheeky – how can you not?). The interior of this place was ornate with a strong Art Deco theme. One word – Beautiful!

the bar by our table

the bar by our table

This was the table we sat at

This was the table we sat at

What followed was a great meal with some really tasty cocktails and drinks!

We started with -18 degrees Voht-kah (said in a Russian accent) shots before really taking a good look at the menu.

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Shots

Menu

Apéritifs were ordered – I had a dirty Martini and Corey had a glass of white wine.

Me & Martini

When the starters came we dug right in. We over ordered and so there was so much to choose from – Waldorf Salad, Sea bass Ceviche with avocado, oysters, and Truffled Siberian Pelmeni (a Russian inspired dish of dumplings filled with crab and lobster).

Waldorf Salad

Waldorf Salad

Dumplings

Dumplings

Oysters

Oysters

Ceviche

Ceviche

Starters

For mains I ordered the Lobster mac and Cheese and Corey had Filet Mignon Rossini (served with Foie Gras and truffle gravy). We then shared the truffled mashed potato and crushed peppered sweet corn.

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In between all the deliciousness I pushed the “button” and received a lovely glass of champagne while Corey decided to try the “oyster martini.”

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Cheeky champs Oyster drink

Pudding consisted of the BBR signature Chocolate Glory (to share) and one last cocktail – the passion fruit & Elderflower martini. Sadly the video I took of the Pudding will not load on here but here is what it looks like.

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Last cocktail

Last cocktail

After dinner we headed to London Bridge, over by the Shard, to meet some friends for one last drink at a local pub before taking the last train home!

Overall a great night! Thanks for reading.

Lots of Love,

Buffy xx

Shades of Green – Playsuit

Happy Monday Everybody! This is a continuation of my previous post. In that one you saw the makeup I wore to a wine dinner, well here is the outfit! It got this green playsuit (that looks like a dress from the front) a couple of months ago and have been really excited about wearing it. I thought the wine dinner was the perfect occasion.

I think this playsuit is great because it can easily be dressed up or down and can be worn year round. Here I just paired it with tights to help stay warm and heeled booties just to dress it up a bit. In the summer, minus the tights and add some sandals!

Here it is!

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I will say I had to snap pictures the next day because when we left we were running late (not my fault) and it was too dark. The next day it was SO cold, I had a hard time keeping my jacket open and scarf not bundled around me. On top of that it was really windy! Yet, I still had a great time and thank you to my good friend Virginia for taking them for me!

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 Madewell Clutch // Joules Coat (similar) //  Stuart Weitzman Boots // Zara Playsuit // Scarf – Gift

Earrings – Gift // Tights // Zara Blazer // Bracelets – The Current Custom & Henri Bendel

Bag & Coat

Jewellry OK

Tree

The Tree that owns itself.

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What do you guys think?

Lots of Love,

Buffy x

P.S. I am not one to match my eye makeup (and earrings) to my outfit BUT it was all green and that is a favorite of mine – also I think the green eyeliner was subtle enough that it worked.

Stroll Around Downtown Athens

*LATE POST ALERT*

So this post is from way back before Christmas when the leaves were starting to change (as you will see from some of the pictures). A good friend of mine and myself headed downtown for lunch and also a nice wander around. She just got a new camera and so we also wanted to try it out! First shot was a mirror selfie!

Mirror selfie

Skirt // Boots // Top (similar)

We started off at Transmetropolitan for a late bite to eat.

Outside Patio Menu

Trans met sign

Inside Light

Me menu

For an appatizer we shared focaccia slices with marinara.

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My friend ordered one of their Calzones and I went with a Sicilian slice of the vegetarian pesto pizza. I can say we both had our bread intake for the week!

Drinks

Calzone PIzza

Finished

With full bellies we went for a stroll. It was such a nice day – blue skies, sun, and a crisp breeze! Here are some snaps from downtown Athens.

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There are Bulldogs dotted all over Athens! It is DAWG country!

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Finally, we made our way to Walker’s Pub for a coffee and a hot chocolate.

Walkers pub Coffee Me coffee

Right by Walker’s Pub is the best shoe repair place in Athens.

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My friend had to drop off a pair of boots so we popped in quickly and while she handed them over I snapped a quick picture. When you get in there, shoes surround you! They are everywhere. However, they always do a great job and are very honest with you.

Some late minute outfit details are below.

Skirt close up Necklace

Bag - athens lunch

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Pendent // Bag – 2Jours Mini

Lots of Love,

Buffy x

Favourite Boots

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Highland // Newbury // Lowland // Anouk Boot // Jayden Cross Engineer

Coleen Quilted Boot // Hunter // Apogee // 5050 // ‘Paddy’ Chelsea Boot // Western Booties

I LOVE boots! Here are some of my favourite boots that I have seen this season. Firstly, the over-the-knee boot. Stuart Weitzman’s Highland boot is everywhere right now and with good reason. This boot comes a few inches above the knee and fits like a legging. The heel is 3.5 inches, which makes it not only comfortable to walk in but a boot that can be dressed up or down. The colour choice is also fantastic (love the Topo and Charcoal). The Newbury boot is a classic and also one that is so comfortable. This boot looks great with jeans, a white tee and a blazer. The Lowland – with the Highland being so popular and perfect why not make one that is flat!? A good pair of black high-heeled boots is a must for every wardrobe. This pair fits the bill nicely. You can never go wrong with a pair of Frye boots. I have some similar to this in a light brown colour and wear them all the time. They are so comfy and are made really well.

A pair of flat riding boots is another great staple through the winter. I love the quilting on the back of these. The price is also great! Growing up in England we always had wellies. I love these Hunter ones. They make rainy days and walking through puddles so much more fun! They also come in some great colours. I love these suede booties. They look so sleek and sophisticated with dark skinny jeans. The suede is buttery soft and they are so easy to get on. Another classic – The 5050’s which are great over-the-knee boots but ones that are not to the thigh. I feel like you either love or hate Chelsea boots. For those of you who love them this is a great pair. Lastly, these cowboy-ish Chloe booties – I thought these were fun…however they do not come with a fun price tag!

What are some boots you love this season? Let me know in the comments section below.

Lots of Love,

Buffy x