Style Update: Block heels and cobblestone streets

posted on: Thursday, 8 October 2015

It may just be the very last day of summer in London, and I am taking advantage of it with some bare legs and the last outing of linen - white linen, even! It's my last day in London, as I'm headed stateside tomorrow for work for a few weeks, so I'm of the opinion that this truly will be the last day of the year that these legs see the light of day in the great big ole UK. Funny, as I'm pretty sure these Kurt Geiger Boots I'm sporting are meant to be worn in the more autumn winter months, yet I'm loving them paired with a nude ankle. Nothing stretches out a leg like a great nude boot. Am I right or am I right? So there you have it. Summer's done and dusted and we're in for autumn winter. Get ready for some heavy layering dead ahead! The outlook is frosty. 

Shop the look (necklace not included below is Empire State Finery):

Written in collaboration with Kurt Geiger. 

The Best Red Velvet Cupcake in London

posted on: Wednesday, 7 October 2015

Ladies and gents, the red velvet cupcake of your dreams has arrived in London. Now, it must be said that I was invited to the soft launch of Parcafe at The Dorchester with a view of trying out the coffee. I did just that, don't get me wrong. The coffee was superior quality and the selection on offer was just as impressive. There were handsome men behind the machines, who were creating the caffeine fix (while wearing aprons I absolutely adore and want for myself), and plenty of food on view to kick up any individual's appetite. But, there was one sensational sweet that had me planning a weekly visit for the foreseeable future.... the red velvet cupcake. You might as well dedicate a seat in this cafe to me now, Dorchester, as I'll be visiting for every special occasion in my life. To celebrate now means to eat a Red Velvet Cupcake at The Dorchester Parcafe. 

Now a few details for housekeeping. This isn't a massive cafe. It's perfectly pint sized to create a cozy atmosphere you drop in and out of for your coffee in the morning, afternoon and evening. But, for those wanting to stick around a while and work - there are charging stations at the window seats overlooking Park Lane and free wifi to help you complete your "work." Honestly, how anyone can work in here is beyond me. All I'll want to do is stuff my face with Red Velvet Cupcakes. Ok, yes, I clearly have issues!

Parcafe is now open to the general public and is located next to The Dorchester Ballroom on Park Lane. You can't miss it... and you won't want to!