Sunday, 13 August 2017

Aussie Sunday Brunch at Timmy Green 🌿

Sunday brunch has become somewhat of a tradition for me and my friends, whether we're venturing across London to try the latest spot we've all seen on Instagram, or curing our hangovers in our local Wetherspoons (you can call that brunch, right?!). 

Last Sunday we decided to branch out and visit Timmy Green in Victoria. Victoria isn't an area I've really visited, which is odd because it's so close to my house, so it was lovely to check out the local area in the sunshine, admittedly while dodging tourists left, right and centre as we got closer to Buckingham Palace. 

Timmy Green is part of the 'Daisy Green Collection', a group of restaurants and bars across London, all inspired by their Australian heritage. Timmy Green was named after their founder Prue Freeman's late brother, a true Australian cowboy, whose legacy inspires so much of the menu - so you can expect to see lots of prime grass fed meats, small plates and of course, their famous Aussie brunch. 

Located in Nova, Victoria's newest development, Timmy Green is just steps away from Victoria Station (perfect for that post-brunch food coma!) and a short walk away from Buckingham Palace and it's surrounding parks. Set over two floors, Timmy Green seats around 150, so although they don't accept brunch reservations, you won't be waiting fact, we didn't wait at all, and that was at peak time on a Sunday morning. 

The interiors were what drew me in at first, the space is light and airy, and the perfect place to escape the hustle and bustle of the city. The atmosphere was calm, and we were never rushed (even when paying the bill), which made it the perfect place for a long overdue catch up and of course, some good food. 

We started off with some coffee and drinks from their extensive drinks menu...I was tempted by a cocktail but it was pre midday so decided a smoothie would be a more acceptable option! I opted for the 'Go Bananas', a concoction of banana (obvs), fat free frozen yoghurt, low fat milk, agave, banana chips and bee pollen whist my friend went for the 'Green Detox Juice' with freshly squeezed cucumber, spinach, celery and apple - uncharacteristically healthy for the both of can tell a summer of socialising is starting to catch up! 

The drinks came beautifully presented and were seriously delicious, the perfect start to our Sunday morning. After drinks, we made a start on the extensive brunch menu, and in an effort to deviate away from my usual avo toast (although their avo on charcoal did look seriously good - serious food envy when the man next to me ordered it!), I went for the coconut bread french toast with thick greek yoghurt, fresh and freeze dried raspberries, mango, shaved coconut, 10.8 bee pollen, and pure Vermont maple. Although it was a change for me, and anyone who knows me knows I'm one of those people who always orders the same thing, I was not disappointed. Apart from the dish being the prettiest thing I think I've ever eaten, it was so tasty (and gluten free too!), I savoured every last bite and would have definitely gone back for seconds! 

My friend ordered the buttermilk blueberry pancakes with fresh blueberries, mascarpone, pure Vermont maple and and maple bacon - as you can see, we both had a touch of the sweet tooth that morning. They looked amazing, and after trying a bite, I can confirm that they were amazing...the food envy was back with a vengeance. 

After we'd suitably stuffed ourselves, we paid and headed out into Victoria to enjoy the sunshine and walk off our food. We took a stroll past Buckingham Palace and played tourist, and then through St James's Park to see the swans and bask in the sunshine - the perfect end to a lovely brunch! 

If you're looking for a new brunch spot, that's not hideously overcrowded or demands a ridiculous wait to be seated, then look no further than Timmy Green - I'll definitely be visiting again! 

xo Becky 

Sunday, 25 June 2017

A Day at the Races

Let me begin this blog post with a little apology, I've been terrible at writing on here recently. Starting a new job and a busy social calendar have really set me back in blogging, and I now feel like I'm so out of the loop with you all that it's put me off jumping back on here...however, I finally have a little free time today, so I thought I'd share some of my photos from my day at the races. 

A few weekends ago now, we packed up the car and headed down to sunny Chichester as we'd luckily managed to bag a few tickets to the Richmond Enclosure at Goodwood - score! As someone who loves dressing up, the races are definitely my cup of tea, I loved everything from the outfit planning, to our picnic before the races and to the betting (luckily I managed to keep those habits developed in Las Vegas under wraps!) - it really was a perfect girls day out. 

Whilst the weather looks beautiful in the photos above, for most of the day it was pretty windy 😳....we spent a lot of time holding onto our hats (and our skirts) whilst trying to watch the races, so I'd definitely recommend taking plenty of hair grips - my friend luckily had some to lend me and they completely saved me that day! 

If you're looking for a fun day out at the races, I'd definitely recommend Goodwood. It had a lovely atmosphere and the countryside surrounding the race course is just beautiful

xo Becky

Tuesday, 13 June 2017

Basket Bags That Won't Break The Bank

Basket bags are everywhere right now, but they're also a little on the pricey side - and there's no way I'm spending over £200 on straw, no matter how pretty it is. That being said, there are some really pretty versions of this summer's hottest bag all over the high just need to know where to look!

Today I've rounded up some of my favourite straw basket bags for under £100, perfect for your summer vacay (or just wandering down to the shop!)...

And for those tropical evenings, here are some of the cutest (and cheapest!) straw clutches around...

Happy Shopping!

xo Becky