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Archive for February, 2012

Orange Crush: Spring’s hottest hue

Considering it’s snowing in February it’s hard to imagine wearing bright clothes, but it seems orange is going to be popular this Spring. A playful hue that can be difficult to pull off, not for the very pale or faint of heart, but cute nonetheless… I think bright orange looks great on darker complexions or those with a suntan, personally I’m not soo adventurous and prefer lighter coral tones that add a bit of brightness to the complexion but doesn’t make me stand out. If orange clothes don’t take your fancy then play it safe by adding a splash of Chanel’s June nail polish.

London Snow

I was surprised to look out of my window this morning and see snow – I was hoping that we’d avoid having any. Not that I dislike the pretty covered streets and buildings, it’s just that it’s a pain to go out in unless you’re a child and school is cancelled 🙂 I on the otherhand will have to walk the streets sliding all over the place – now where did I put my wellies!

Chanel’s May Nail Polish

After being disappointed by Chanel’s pastel yellow nail polish “Mimosa” last summer (the bottle is lying full in my collection), I decided to give Chanel another chance and bought “May” last week. I’m glad that I did, it’s an absolutely gorgeous pastel pink colour that is opaque even after one coat. The best part is that it’s soo easy to apply (no streaking). Understandably a very popular colour, as there were only two left in my local Boots…

Maggie Jones’s Restaurant in London – 6 Old Court Place

Maggie Jones's Restaurant

Maggie Jones

I must have walked past this restaurant hundreds of times, but this afternoon was the first time I had dined at this lovely restaurant. Located just off Kensington Church Street (High Street Kensington end), one of our colleagues recommended this to me and my other female colleague, Emma. As Emma is leaving for a new job in a couple of weeks, we thought we’d enjoy going out for lunch before she goes.

It’s really quaint inside, we were warmly greeted and although the place was reasonably busy, we managed to get a table. We looked at the lunch special menu, and we ordered steak and kidney pie (which came with free sides of peas & carrots). The plates that the food were served on were really cute (country style), and most importantly the pie and vegetables (which counted towards my 5 a day ;-)) was delicious. Obviously no meal is complete without a dessert and the waiters brought a blackboard to show us what was on offer, Emma had bread & butter pudding and I had apple crumble and cream – let’s just say, it didn’t take long before we finished! The lunch menu was reasonable in cost, our meals together with a drink (and service charge) came to about £20 each. All in all, both Emma and I thought the food and service was soo good, we’re making this one of our favourites.

Good hearty English food in heart of Kensington. Just BEAUTE 🙂

Check out my review of Maggie Jones’s Restaurant – I am kensingtonabida – on Qype

http://www.maggie-jones.co.uk/