Another week has flown by. Summer is going way too quickly for my liking! Here are some recent Instagram pictures to see what I’ve been up to. For more photos you can follow me @dutchessroz on Instagram.
Recent outfit of the day; boyfriend jeans and converse sneakers. Love this kind of relaxed casual look // Healthy week dinner; Thai Beef Salad. Want me to share this recipe on the blog? // Flower delivery from a friend at my work for my birthday. Never ever get flowers so that was a wonderful surprise to kick start my birthday weekend // Stipes & statement necklace selfie shot.
To celebrate my birthday at work I made brownies! Raspberry & chocolate brownies and they went down a treat with my new colleagues! Recipe to follow on the blog // Saturday morning run around Hyde Park with some girlfriends. We did 9.5km, BOOM, and then refuelled for a massive brunch at Granger & Co. This place is one of my favourite places for brunch in Notting Hill but the line is always so ridiculously long. Luckily because it was only 10.30am by the time we finished our run, the wait wasn’t too long. Tip for this place, come early! Read my previous review about it here // Saturday night was my official birthday party. I hosted a dinner at First Floor Restaurant on Portobello Road for a big group of friends and told them all to dress up in black tie. Hey any excuse to dress up right? This was my look for the night // I took lots of fun polaroid photos at my party which I will share on the blog later! Everyone looked so great and I had the best evening :)
Hangover birthday brunch the next day at Pizza East Portobello! However bcause it was already 2pm by the time we actually made it down there it was more lunch and we couldn’t resist eating PIZZA! These delicious Salami and Aubergine pizzas were demolished in minutes. // After lunch I met up with friends to have some more birthday celebrations at my local pub (The Westbourne). Ciders, sunshine and good company made for a lovely birthday afternoon. How funny when two of my girlfriends showed up in the same dress! I actually think four of my friends own this Topshop dress – if you like it you can get it here; link // On Tuesday a friend of mine took me for a belated birthday dinner out. He asked me, Roz where do you want to go? Well when it’s your birthday the sky is the limit right so I thought….THE SHARD! This super tall building makes for a pretty awesome dinner venue // Dinner was at Oblix (review to follow) and this was the view overlooking London that evening. Not bad, not bad at all!
Recent outfit of the day wearing my new ZARA statement necklace (link) that I got as a birthday present from a friend. Loving the white/blue bling combination and I teamed it with jeans, silver ballet flats, a simple white tee and a navy blazer (this one) // On a friends recommendation I went to see Swan Lake Reloaded the other night at the London Coliseum. It’s basically Tchaikovsky meets Street Dance! The music and dancing was incredible. I definitely recommend checking it out while they are in London or touring around Europe! Check out this video to see what I mean! // The world’s greatest pick up bar? Haha received this bar of chocolate in the mail from one of my good friends from New Zealand this week as a birthday present. Made me giggle. I am definitely one of those girls that would have eaten it all the night before though ;) // Preview of some new arm candy I got for my birthday. How gorgeous is this gold and blue bracelet?