As you all know last weekend The RMW Team had a mini break for Easter and posted a little less than usual. This isn’t a regular thing I must point out – just occasionally when everyone else is enjoying the national holidays ( such as Christmas and Easter) then well……we need to too.
Sometimes the best ideas come out of absolutely no where especially when you have some decent time to think, and this little holiday provided us with the opportunity to do just that…. Hell do we have some big ideas in the pipeline for the near future! Watch this space folks 😉
So then, what did this wife do for her time out over the bank holiday? Visited one of my favourite cities of course.
The Great Big Smoke.
In typical O’Shea style the trip was all rather last minute so last Wednesday we browsed Mr and Mrs Smith and found The Zetter hotel in Clerkenwell – ” A small hotel with a big personality” not to mention being voted one of the 50 coolest hotels in the world as voted by Conde Nast Traveller.
How very fancy .
Um, just to point out we don’t make a habit of jetting off to flash pads on a regular basis…. but when you have been working your butt off for a fair few months it is nice to really treat yourself.
And we did.
Treat ourselves I mean – the entire weekend.
Some Zetter Cool:
I loved the stylish retro urban decor and the hotel was in a great location – we walked to Oxford Street within 20 minutes. The rooms were spacious, squeaky sparkly clean ( I am a hotel clean freak) and full of light from the huge huge windows. I would highly recommend this little piece of boutique heaven – whether you are looking for some honeymoon wardrobe retail therapy or a sexy spot near vibrant Soho….. It rocks.
For Friday night dining we went to Le Caprice which was great for people watching and general ambience ( not to mention amazing service).
Saturday we shopped until we dropped in Knightsbridge had afternoon tea at The Connaught ( We went there for my Hen and I had been raving about it to him indoors ever since) and later on in the evening we tottered our way ( well ok so I tottered) to Browns in Covent Garden.
*Afternoon Tea at The Connaught – SO WORTH IT. Even if just for the ridiculously lovely raspberry and violet jam…..
And the most impressive eating place of all? Nope – not any of the luxury fine dining locations we tried.
My favourite place was in fact….. SNOG.
Yep you heard me right – SNOG. Makers of ultra healthy ultra delicious frozen yoghurt, my new number one find for a fruity fat-free good-for-you breakfast whilst staying in London Town. We visited the Covent Garden shop but you can also find them in South Kensington, Soho and the Westfield centre.
And if pastries are more you thing pre Midday ( after all you can’t beat a cinnamon swirl from Pret…) then still check out the SNOG website. Adam and I have been in raptures about the amazing design/illustrations and general greatness of it all week.
Yup. We are Web geeks.
*From left A “Natural” Snog, A “Green Tea” Snog and the most gorgeous of all…. the “Chocolate” Snog.
And before you know it along came Sunday and well….. we had to come home.
Not without a few bags of new shiny delight though 🙂
In the bag(s):
3) A Marc by Marc Jacobs leather pouch for make-up ( have always wanted a lovely-keep-forever cosmetics bag and this is it)
4) New Perfume, although divine I didn’t fall in love with any Jo Malone unfortunately but did fall in love with ” J’aime le nuit” by La Perla. So gorgeous I want to eat it. From Harrods.
5) Curling Tongs. I will some day be able to do good hair – on myself. I’m hoping these will help.
6) A whole bunch of MAC ( no surprises there then)
You know I said I was more than a bit excited about the Give Me Liberty collaboration? Well it was everything I thought it would be and more. From left – lipstick in “Ever Hip” a great pinky coral that goes amazingly well with “Perrenial High Style” lip glass, I love a coral/pink lip for spring/summer and team it with soft green smoky eyes ( created with MAC Bitter and Steamy eyshadows) and a pop of Sue Devitt blush in Los Angeles ( you can buy Sue Devitt at Harvey Nichols)
Couldn’t resist the unusual grey/green shade of “Blue India” nail polish either so bought me a bottle. Or two. ‘Tis limited edition you know!
And did it end there? Oh no it didn’t. I got me a cremesheen lipgloss ( the best daywear no sticky goop gloss around if you ask me)… in “Just Superb”, a smudgy teal pearlglide intense eyeliner in “Undercurrent” and this amazing brush that makes my powder go on all smooth and air brush like – number 138. I bought it from the MAC Pro Shop on Carnaby Street.
( I have linked to all of the items I didn’t post images of so you can have a butchers)
And now ladies I am after a favour. Or at least some suggestions. We plan to go back to the big smoke the end of May and I would LOVE to hear about your recommendations for great places to stay, amazing places to eat and unusual/quirky/must visit shopping opportunities.
Big London Love