Happy Friday. I don't know about you, but this week seemed to drag on ... and on ... and on. Once lethargic from slumping on the couch watching Real Housewives of New Jersey re-runs and making difficult decisions like which chocolate to eat next from the Thornton's Premium Collection Box, I now found myself lethargic simply from commuting to work.
To cheer me (and maybe you?) up, I've rounded up five amazing things that have made me smile this week, namely:
This caramel pretzel cheesecake from Hubbard and Bell at the Hoxton Hotel, Holborn:
It tasted every bit as epic as it looks.
This embellished clutch from Accessorize, an after-Christmas sale find for under £20:
Come spring, it'll be jazzing up my usual uniform of black/grey/navy.
This cozy, softer-than-anything, oversized cocoon of a sweater from COS - a gift from my mom:
It's pink, and it feels like I'm enveloped in a cloud. The only downside is that it sheds on everything. EVERYTHING. But I still love it. It's like a hug from my mom.
This watch and bracelet from my parents:
The Cluse watch was a birthday present, and the bracelet from Gas Bijoux was the result of a shopping trip to Galeries Lafayette in Paris with my mom. I'd been looking at Larsson & Jennings and Daniel Wellington watches for a while, but the watch-faces were too big for my freakish, bird-like wrists. Cluse's Minuit collection was made for wrists like mine - hurrah! (p.s. see how this sweater sheds? It sheds.)
This perfect burger from Blixen, Spitalfields:
We met John's dad for lunch at Blixen on New Year's Day and I was Grumpy McGrumpster. Seconds after this photo was taken, I realized that it was because I was HANGRY. Once I bit into that burger, I became talkative, animated. Everything was golden. That juicy burger (drizzled with raclette, dontcha know), plus the grilled bun, lettuce, sauce, and crispy, cold pickle (not to mention THOSE CRISPY, PERFECT FRIES) was just ... heaven. John looked longingly at my plate and I said, "Nope. Sorry. Going to finish every last bite of this." And I did.
So, those are five things that have been cheering me up lately. What's been at the top of your list?
Have a wonderful weekend. xo