Archive | Moi RSS feed for this section

My birthday…Part 3

8 Feb
Last night, I was fortunate enough to celebrate my birthday for the 3rd time in a month. The first official celebration took place in Ping Pong, one of my favourite places to eat in the whole of London, so it seemed like the perfect place to celebrate the big 2-5. There were a couple of incidents which really ruined the evening though. After a blog post and a few tweets, the incident came to the attention of senior management, much to my surprise. I was promised a second birthday meal to make up for the first. And boy, did they deliver! 
I chose to visit the flagship restaurant on Great Malborough St, just a stone’s throw from Libertys. I was joined by fellow bloggers Ozzy, Fiona and Frankie among non-blogger friends, we were seated at the bar initially, and enjoyed a few cocktails and more that a bit of gossiping. I highly recommend the goji berry energising drink. We were then seated downstairs at a slightly secluded table laden with an abundance of drinks and snacks. We ate, giggled, ate some more, laughed, ate more, gossiped and drank. It was the most perfect evening. The manager Lucy was an absolute doll, it just seemed like food and drinks appeared at our table without us even asking. 
Here are my ‘must order’ dishes, they must be ordered at least twice 😉
  • Spicy Chicken Dumplings
  • Hoi Sin Duck Spring Rolls
  • Vegetarian Sticky Rice
  • Chicken Beggar’s Purse
  • Chocolate and Wasabi Mousse
  • Chocolate and Banana Spring Rolls
I just want to say a HUGE thank you to Tina and Lucy for an utterly fabulous evening. To my wonderful friends, lots of love, hugs and kisses to you all, just for being amazing. 

 
Me & my homies
  
Frankie and I…she has a natural pout, I dont! 
  
Conversating
 
 BFF

 Fiona & Frankie getting stuck in
Ozzy & his beloved sauce!
Nom nom nom
 
  
Ozzy, the amazing Lucy and me

PS – To my Twitter followers, yes The Swede is cleverly concealed in a pic or two. He doesn’t look Swedish!
Advertisements

Budapest…!

28 Jan

I had an absolutely mental time, the best holiday..ever! Ok so it was subzero even in the daytime but snow is so gorgeous when you’re away and you don’t have to worry about work. The Intercontinental was lovely and I went to the spa everyday, the city is so beautiful. Spending time away with my parents and one of my best friends was amazing…but we bumped into a couple of lovely lads which made it even better. No more on that though, they know where I blog 😉 It’s a lovely city, if you get a chance you should definitely visit.

One of the best things, blogwise, is that my friend is amazing and will indulge me by being my photographer. This involves watching me goof around while snapping away. Love you!!!! x

We were amazed by the view, we had views of the Chain Bridge, so pretty at night when illuminated.

Dress – ASOS, Cardigan – H&M, Leggings – Ebay, Boots – New Look

Lace top – Topshop, Sequin skirt – River Island, Tights – Asos and River Island, Boots – New Look

We did sightsee! St Stephen’s Basilica, it took my breath away.

On the Chain Bridge at night.
 
Hat – M&S, Scarf – Tesco, Coat – Oasis, Dress – Miss Selfridge, Tights and over the knee socks – ?

Dress – Topshop, Leggings – Ebay, Boots –New Look
At the Hungarian National Museum

Dress – Republic, Cardigan – Topshop, Boots – Simple

Holiday!

20 Jan
I’m off to freezing Budapest today, late birthday holiday 😀 Lots of posting and pictures when I’m back.
Reena
x

The Birthday List

4 Jan
This post is more for my real life friends than blogger friends. It’s my 25th birthday very soon and though I’ve been harping on about it for months, I’ve not really given anyone hints about what I would like. And I’m notoriously hard to buy gifts for! To be honest, I’m not too into gifts, just something small and thoughtful is normally more than enough 🙂 I would also appreciate time in a piercer or tattoo artist’s chair!

Fashion DVDs

Gossip Girl Season One

Gossip Girl Season Two

True Blood Season One

Jewellery & Clothes

ASOS Rhinestone Rose Necklace

ASOS Statement Necklace

Lipsy Bubble Hem Chiffon Dress

Rare Ribbon Stud Top

Rare Chainmail Waistcoat

ASOS Organza Rose Skirt

Fashion Books

Influence by Mary Kate & Ashley Olsen

In ‘Vogue’ – The Illustrated History of the World’s Most Famous Fashion Magazine by Alberto Olivia

Stylist: The Interpreters of Fashion By Sarah Mower

The World of Coco Chanel: Fashion, Friends, Fame by Edmonde Charles-Roux

The Catwalk Cats by Grace Coddington



* Images Lipsy, Amazon, Asos, Rare Fashion

Paris – New Years Eve 2009-2010

2 Jan
Happy new year, darlings!
I hope all of you had a fantastic NYE and saw in the new decade in style. I had an absolutely amazing New Year’s Eve in Paris, it was absolutely unforgettable! It was snowing, not really heavily, but how special is that?! The road trip was epic, over 500 miles in 2 days, but way worth it. This is the furthest I’ve roadtripped so I wasn’t sure what to wear but I knew comfort was paramount! I wore something similar to what I would wear on a flight, a comfy dress and leggings with thick socks. It’s an unbeatable travel combination!
Dress – Blue Inc
We decided to head to the Champs Elysees for midnight, it was like a massive street party the atmosphere was crazy! It’s by far the chicest way to see in the new year, and I thought it was very appropriate to be wearing new clothes from head to toe. It was so unbelievably cold though. I did wear a coat, but could have done with scarf, gloves and thermals!
Top – Topshop, Belt – Primark, Skirt – River Island, Boots – New Look
The next day, we took in the sites of Paris. For me, that meant heading to Chanel on Rue Cambon and then onto Colette while keeping an eye out for Karl Lagerfeld’s yellow Hummer!! I didn’t spot him, but there’s always next time 😉 After seeing Coco Before Chanel, I’ve been a bit obsessed by Chanel and I’ve been dying to see the Rue Cambon store. Unfortunately all the shops were closed but I took loads of pictures of the gorgeous window display.

Cape – ASOS

 
 

 

While we were in Paris, it was snowing very lightly. However, on the way to Calais, the snow started coming down pretty hard. So hard that we were in standstill traffic for what seemed like forever…well long enough to create a, well it’s not quite a snowman but that’s what I’ll call it!I That was the perfect end to my mini adventure, I hadn’t played in the snow for years!

The end of an era

31 Dec

We’re mere hours away from entering 2010. It’s not just a new year, but a new decade, which is pretty monumental. I’ve read a few articles about the ending of this terrible decade, which started with the 9/11 terror attacks and ended with a global recession. It’s doubtful that this decade will be missed, but I think everyone who has experienced it will remember it forever.

On a personal note, this decade has meant a lot of growth and development. In 2000, I was 14 years old so I have obviously come a long way from barely knowing myself to making my way in this world. I’ve finished my education (for now), loved and lost, discovered my passions and found some truly amazing friends along the way. So I think I will always smile when I think back to…what have ‘they’ called it now..the Noughties? But I’m glad to see it end.

I’m off to Paris to celebrate the end of this decade, I felt it needed a good send off. I have a 3/4 hour car journey to ponder my resolutions. I only have one at the moment: To be more organised. I’m so time poor, but instead of complaining about it more, I want to do something about it. Work harder and make more time for blogging and friends. You know, the important things in life 😉 What are your resolutions?

Happy 2010!

Lots of love,

Reena
x

London Fashion Weekend

14 Dec

While I’m taking this little trip down memory lane, I must remember London Fashion Weekend! After the madness of London Fashion Week has calmed down and normality starts to return, London Fashion Weekend hits, and is a much needed form of retail therapy! I always feel so inspired by the shows and love rummaging around for something extra special.

Dress – Random shop in Bulgaria
Boots – Topshop

Like LFW, London Fashion Weekend has changed venue to Somerset House/180 Strand. Most of the good stuff was at 180 Strand, it felt like Ozzy and I spent forever looking around at, well, pretty much everything! There were so many pretty things, although I was slightly disgusted when he tried on a real rabbit fur jacket.


Thankfully, the jacket stayed on the rails! I came away with just one item, this absolutely amazing sequin tutu by Reem. Reem is an Iraqi-born London designer who is famed for her distinctive costume exuberance and urban uniform aesthetic. There were so many lovely things at the Reem stand, but this skirt really caught my eye. I literally wore it on the first occasion I had, even though it meant wearing my beautiful skirt on the bus!

Reena RaiReena Rai

Jacket – River Island
Top – ASOS
Skirt – Reem
Bag – Vintage
Boots – Dune