The Ritz!


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Today was an extremely exciting day for me! As a treat, my brother surprised me with an invite to the Ritz for afternoon tea! In his own words; “you like tea, so I thought why not?”. Couldn’t really argue with that so I went for it!

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This kind of stuff is right up my street and I have never really been anywhere like this with my brother before so was really happy to share the experience with him!

So we began the morning at an hour I haven’t woken up in a month since I’ve been off work! I was awoken with a lovely text message urging me to wake up immediately and rolled out of bed! It took me ages to decide what to wear because I thought it would be a cold, wet and dreary day but as soon as we got out it was AMAZING weather!

My brother decided to not wear a whole suit because that would be a little too smart for the little casual yob! Instead he opted for a mismatched suit and trouser combo which I think looked highly adequate for the event :)

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Jacket is from Zara
Suit jacket is VERY old and he doesn’t remember from where
The shirt is from Prada
The shoes are from Burton
The tie is from Zara
The scarf is from River Island
The underwear is from.. Got you!

I opted to go for simplicity so the only things worth mentioning are my ASOS leather lapel jacket and River Island boots (£7.50)!!!

After a hectic morning we parked the car (it took us 15 minutes to find a spot) and we then hopped on the train! After arriving, the weather was fantastic and the sun was shining brighter than ever!

Allow me to tell you the story in pictures..

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The end of a lovely day! Thank you for having us the lovely Ritz hotel!

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September non/ beauty favourites


So I recently done my beauty favourites of September and thought I’d stir the waters by doing a non beauty favourites post!!! All about the things I like or have enjoyed doing during the month is August!

Lets start with.. SURPRISES!!! So as some of you may have read, I had a lovely cousin of mine come round and seen as ill be moving away soon after getting married, I wanted to make her stay special! I loved giving her surprises throughout the day and seeing her reaction on the things I had planned! I done a double whammy by surprising my mum along with her though :) surprising people with gifts, favours or good is definitely a favourite of mine that I will continue to do!

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Favourite place of the month has to go to the Millennium Dome! It’s now Valle the o2 Arena but was built in the year 2000 as a mark of the new millennium! It took years to build and is right on the edge of the River Thames in Central London! I am from London, live in London and LOVE London but had never been! So I had such a good time when I went there for the first time last week! I loved the rather, atmosphere and the beautiful scenery! If you live in the UK, definitely check out all the offers that are available for the shows in the o2 because its definitely worth it.

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Next has to be a favourite food! What have I loved eating??? Has to be donuts! I’ve got an obsession with them! I’ve loved munching through the icing and sprinkles to a chewy soft centre! In fact, ill be doing a blog post on how to make your own donuts soon!

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The next favourite is a piece of clothing! For me, this has to be the new flatforms that have come into fashion recently! I recently bought a pair from River Island and will be purchasing more as time goes on because they are SO comfy! Just be careful, because of their shape, they can hurt the ball of your foot if you stand for too long!

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Next favourite.. I don’t a blog post on it too! GLASSES AND HIJAB! I’ve loved this new look and I’m SOOOOO going to be wearing this to death this winter! If like me, the prescription of your lenses is quite high and your glasses make your eyes look small, order some clear lens glasses and wear with contacts for a bold fashion statement! ASOS have some great pairs that I’ve bought recently!

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Last but not least, my favourite interior decorating item is candles! The colder months have arrived and there’s nothing I love more than lighting a massive candle and eating some yummy good! I’m loving angle ornaments too! This tea light holder I got from TK Maxx and I would recommend keeping your eyes peeled with their products because I’ve been visiting there more and more often!
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London town


So living in London means that there are a lot of available sites nearby to keep you occupied. Ever since i started working, i discovered my city even more. I fell in love with it.

Not only have I ventured into towns I didn’t know existed, but I also am trying more things and am more confident than ever before. Even to go out to a new place every month, is proving to be a hit with me! I LOVE IT! Meeting new people from all walks of life and not only passing them by, but interacting with them too. The problem with working in retail is, that you are limited to only meeting the people that live in that area, but if you visit different areas all the time, who you meet, is completely beyond your control. I feel like this type of way of life is better than being surrounded by what you know all the time. Getting married, having children and even starting new job will involve meeting people unbeknown to you, so its a good idea to get out there. Restricting yourself to one type of population makes us naive, stereotype and and judge people before we even take a proper look at them.

As well as meeting new people, I have ventured to my trips in the city. This has meant going to musicals, restaurants and exhibits and tours that although seems a bit tourist-y, is actually really fun with the right people. I only ever go with my cousins as you all may know that i don’t socialise with people who i don’t know. being with these peoples makes me comfortable in an environment which I may otherwise not have been easy in. Remember.. There’s comfort in numbers :)

A list of places that I definitely recommend and a link to their websites are listed below. I only tend to do this once a month with my cousins, but its enough to refresh my mind..

  1. Musical- Wicked £25 an adult ticket
  2. Musical- Shrek £25 an adult ticket
  3. Restaurant- Steakout £20 a head
  4. Restaurant- Tinseltown £30 a head
  5. Theme Park- Thorpe park £20/ half price sale
  6. Tour- Harry Potter Warner Bro’s £28 adult
  7. Museum- British Museum/ Hajj exhibit £12

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