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Lately...

Posted on: 17 July 2012

This past week has been super busy and full of treats so let me share a little bit of what I've been up to! As I mentioned previously, last week my sister and I popped down to London for Incubus's one off gig at Brixton Academy. It was awesome. There are some bands you remember because you grew up listening to them and for me, Incubus has been the soundtrack through my school, college and university years. Oh and of course, the inspiration behind the name of the blog and yes, they did play Drive (swoon).
Incubus I still can't believe I've seen them in such a small venue as I've only ever seen them in huge arena tours and at festivals, so for my sister and I, it was a pretty special experience! To make things even better my sister and I went to the Ladurée in Harrods for breakfast in the morning. Probably the best kind of breakfast ever! Though, I prefer their Covent Garden location which is super adorable in it's pastel decor.
Laduree for breakfastWe popped by the Japan Centre to stock up on sushi treats for the journey home and we bought this kawaii Totoro character bread (if you've not seen the anime, it's highly recommended!) It's filled with sweet custard and to be honest, anything vaguely Totoro shaped is always a winner.
Totoro bread We also bought some macarons to take home with us. To be honest, the Hello Kitty themed gift box was one of the main reasons we bought some. The box is now filled with my little sister's jewellery.
Macarons At the weekend, I joined in on a vintage tea party for my friend who is getting married next month. I definitely need to give my friend Connie a shout for providing the awesome vintage china and Fletchers Bar in Kings Heath for being so lovely.
Vintage Tea Party Tea Party cupcakesIt was definitely a low key kind of hen do as not everyone appreciates the typical Hen parties. Part of the day included various challenges around the city (check out the awesome Octopus graffiti art!) including one of which involved me popping on a mustache...
Saturday Nat Hen
Funnily enough, the tash is definitely one accessory that won't be making it's way into my life...

37 comments:

  1. WOw I just only NOW realised that you've moved to a .com address! I had to google 'diamond canopy' to get here.. I'm terrible.

    I think I'd walk around London with a 'tache...... I don't mind as long as it's not orange

    and btw I AM GOING TO GET THAT TOTORO BREAD THINGY

    x

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  2. what? i posted the first comment? *pats self on back*

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  3. I love a good tash <3 sort of suits you :p All the food yet again looks delish. xx

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  4. Wah so jealous you got to see incubus, they were a huge part of my teenage hood too but i don't think i've ever seen them live :(
    I like the sound of your friends hen do, sounds much nicer than the cliche booze fueled ones
    - Charlotte x
    p.s you should deff keep the tash ;)

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  5. Wahhhhh gum ho wan ar! :P

    Your friend's bridal shower seems so cute- I love it.. invite me to yours in the future? :D

    And that totoro pastry is so cute- I'd love to see one as calcifer from Howl's Moving Castle (my fav!)

    Sam
    http://www.samishome.com

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  6. Oh my gosh I love Incubus! I'm so jealous that you got to see em'. It sure looks like you've had a lot of fun :)

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  7. I want a hello kitty macaron box!

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  8. The vintage tea party looks great! I didn't know Laduree were doing Hello Kitty boxes :)

    Caroline x
    Caroline's Catwalk

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  9. ooooooh that totoro bun is to die for!!! I swear I couldn't it eat that!! ლ(╹◡╹ლ) too cute! the patisserie looks beyond good.. so yummy~

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  10. I'm so jealous I love Incubus!
    And gorgeous macaroons too - you lucky girl!

    Gems x

    Fashion, Well Done

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  11. omgosh your desert photos are making me drool!

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  12. Looks like you had such a great time with your sister and the hen do looks perfect, way classier than most haha xxx

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  13. dziękuję za komentarz, uwielbiam Twojego bloga :)

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  14. Aahh you seem to have had a really good time, ey ! :) And ooh I wish I would have been to the Incubus concert :)
    And all those yummy treats...mmmmm :)

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  15. Those macaroons look amazing :) x

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  16. Oh so lovely. Such beautiful macaroons..& I've never had one..dang...

    Its great to see a band in a smaller venue.

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  17. Tea parties and rock bands! OH MY!

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  18. Winnie, that character bread is absolutely adorable!!! I definitely wish my city had an Asian supermart, especially a Japanese one (they have the cutest products!). And nomm those macarons look delish, and I like that the Hello Kitty case. :P
    And that octopus is awesome!
    ♥ xixia | thisisxixia.com

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  19. that kitty bun is so cute!


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  20. that totoro treat is ridiculously cute! I'm kind of obsessed with totoro... shh :)

    xxx
    www.ladyalamode.com

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  21. Sounds like a really fun hen party, afternoon tea is always good. I love the laduree Hello Kitty Macaroon box, yummy and cute!

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  22. This looks like a lot of fun, and what a lovely hen night/day!

    Maria xxx

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  23. haha hello kitty is a legit reason to buy anything :D i love incubus such a good band :D

    -Jessica
    http://runninginsideus.blogspot.com/

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  24. Japan Centre is fantastic, I just wish the magazines there were cheaper :( And everything for that vintage tea party looks so pretty!

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  25. All of the sweets look amazing, especially the macarons!!!
    :)
    Allison

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  26. OMG INCUBUS! Brandon Boyd...mmm. If i ever heard them play "i miss you" live, i think i'd melt into a puddle. Lucky girl!!

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  27. Your posts always make me want to eat cupcakes and macaroons especially macaroons. I think I'll go get some more tomorrow now.

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  28. All that food looks delicious (and adorable)!!
    xxx

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  29. oooooooooooooooooooomg totoro bread youre killing me!!

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  31. Please excuse me whilst I covet those macaroons! =)

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  32. hahhaha what a cute post o/ Both days seem to have been really awesome :)) I guess the good part of having friends getting married are the cute get-togethers :))

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  33. Oh I so want to go to Laduree, macaroons are my absolute favourite. What is it like?

    http://its-just-a-bit-fruity.blogspot.co.uk/

    Emma x

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  34. :O incubus! how did i not hear about this?! memories come flooding and yum high tea is always a good old british fav.

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