Sunday Shopping Newbies

posted on: Sunday, 26 May 2019

Time for the Sunday shop, beautiful people. This week it's all about summer essentials to jazz up your wardrobe for the warm weather that has finally arrived. In London, we're being told that the next three months are going to be glorious. Let's wait and see, but be prepared for the best possible outcome. I've rounded up twenty pieces, new in store this week, that are all reasonably priced and ready for wearing right now! Enjoy and remember I love seeing what you wear, so please do share on Instagram with the hashtag #FFGmademedoit and make sure to tag me so I can share with the masses....happy shopping and happy bank holiday weekend! {Disclosure: This post contains some affiliate links}

FFG Travels: University Arms, Cambridge, UK

posted on: Friday, 24 May 2019

I'll be upfront here from the start. This may be the first time I'm featuring University Arms in Cambridge on FFG, but it most certainly won't be the last. I have fallen, hard. Full disclosure - I've always been in love with Cambridge. Just a short trip out of London (50 minutes by fast train), this university town has always held a special place in my heart. There is a magic here, found in every step taken over each and every worn cobblestone. There is an air of greatness, an academic edge, if you will. You find yourself easily imagining that the young gentleman sitting next to you in the pub might be the first to cure cancer or write the next great novel. Ok, that's me totally romanticising it and also me completely regretting not attending Cambridge so many years ago myself. But, these are the thoughts already rattling around in my brain as I approach this beautiful city. However, mixing that with a stay at the beautiful and luxurious University Arms, makes this a destination that's made even more majestic, something I didn't even think was possible. 

Style Update: That Green and White Polka Dot Dress

posted on: Monday, 20 May 2019

Never before have I been inundated with so many DMs on Instagram as when I put up the first picture you see in this post. Who knew a little green and white number would cause such a commotion? Well, I suppose I should have known, as I went crazy when I saw this on sale, on the website, for the first time. I couldn't press purchase fast enough. This is a dress that looks like it deserves a price tag easily in the three figure mark. But, at only £38, I'm starting to think I should have bought two just in case something happens to the first one. Does anyone else think like this? If disaster strikes and someone spills a whole bottle of red down my front, I want to know I have backups. 

FFG Eats: Donnelly's in Bermondsey Bar & Kitchen SE1

Over the past six months, I have found myself hanging around the SE postcodes in London a lot more than I would have ever anticipated. While this is mostly down to personal reasons, I've also noticed an increase in the number of restaurant invites coming from this side of town. There's no need to say "it's having a boom time," as this part of town has always been pretty lively and attracts a lot of foot traffic from locals, weekday workers and tourists alike. It makes sense for restaurants to open doors here, or in the case of this review, for talented chefs to take up residencies. Yes, my latest foodie moment came courtesy of James Donnelly, who is currently whipping up a killer menu at the Bermondsey Bar & Kitchen, located just a stone's throw from London Bridge Station. On a Saturday morning in April, we found ourselves tucking in, for the first time, to experience brunch, Donnelly's style. What was delivered to the table certainly didn't disappoint.