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February Frolics: Monthly Round Up

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Life Lately: I’ve finished the full twelve weeks of Kayla Itsines Bikini Body guide and I couldn’t be prouder of myself for getting through it! I made the decision to ditch the scale and focus on progress photos as Kayla recommends and though too much wine, afternoon tea and bread are still concealing my elusive abs, I’ve definitely lost weight and I’m looking more defined and toned. Winning!!

Last Saturday was my best friend’s hen party and we celebrated with a Breakfast at Tiffany’s themed party at my flat, followed by dinner at SushiSamba, one of Anna’s favourite restaurants. DSC_8457
To fit with our theme, I had these gorgeous cupcakes made by Cakes by Robin who also made my delicious wedding cookie favours, I can’t recommend Robin more in terms of reliability and quality.

In other news, with the Zika epidemic in South America, Mr S and I are seriously considering cancelling our trip to Brazil and Peru. Though it’s disappointing we think we’d better stay safe – we haven’t made a final decision yet but watch this space and I’ll let you know. Have any of you got a trip to South America coming up that you’re considering cancelling?

Events: Earlier in February, Jess invited me along to the launch of the recently refurbished K Bar at the Kensington Hotel, I must say it’s looking super swish and I’d highly recommend it for a chilled evening out with a few glasses of Nyetimber.
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One of my favourite wines, Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc, is sponsoring a garden at the Chelsea flower show this year. I got a preview of the garden at the launch event and heard from garden designer Sam Ovens on what inspired his creation.

Katie invited me to come and see her play Twentysomething – The Quarter life Crisis Cabaret at the St James Theatre in Victoria. It was a really great evening and I got to catch up with Katy, Erica and Frankie and I met Claire, Charlie, Phoebe and Milly for the first time. Katie’s play was utterly brilliant, hilarious and fun but also at times poignant and moving, I’d highly recommend seeing it, she’s performing again the 19th of March in the same theatre.

Restaurants: I’ve caught up with lots of my favourite bloggers this month over brunches and dinners. Emma, Aftab and I went for brunch at Hoi Polloi where we all got food envy of Aftab’s pancake stacks and I caught up with Kelly over a Russian-themed lunch at Mari-Vanna.
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We also had an almighty blogger dinner at the wonderful Shackfuyu where I finally got to try the famous French toast. DSC_8108
I’ve developed a great friendship with Lauren from The Lifestyle Diaries who I saw a few times this month including dinner at the newly relaunched Theo Randall restaurant at the Intercontinental Hotel, drinks at Mr Fogg’s with our friend Colleen, and a fantastic birthday dinner for Lauren at Coya. Mr S wasn’t too neglected though as we had some great restaurant experiences at Hakkasan and Oliver Maki and our Valentine’s celebrations at House of Ho and sketch. Another favourite restaurant of mine this month was Parisian import, Frenchie in Covent Garden, I was really impressed by the wonderful food on offer there which I sampled at a press preview. DSC_7039
Travels: I enjoyed an absolutely wonderful trip to Champagne and a visit to the both the Mumm and Perrier-Jouët wine cellars – I’m definitely going to head back there with Mr S one day, he was very jealous that I went without him.
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March is jam-packed with travel, in the first weekend of the month we’ll be heading to Cornwall. At the end of the month I’m very excited to be heading to Florence to be bridesmaid for my best friend. I can’t wait to see Anna marry the man of her dreams!

Blog Love: Big travel envy goes to Lloyd and Ya Ya’s trip to the Maldives while Catherine’s glamorous trip to Bangkok bought back memories of my stay at the Lebua State Tower many years ago. Honey and Andrea have been making me hungry with their gorgeous restaurant posts and Suze is filling our lives with style and culture on her luxury blog.

I’m also excited to announce that I’ve been appointed Luxury Editor for Bloggeration Magazine, please check out my first post on bloggers’ luxury travel tips for Paris!

What did you get up to in February? 

  • Congratulations Angie on being nominated editor for Bloggeration and I hope you have an amazing time in Cornwall. It must be tough knowing what to do for the best with your trip to South America

    • Thanks Suze! Can’t wait for Cornwall 🙂 I still haven’t decided about South America it’s a tough one.

  • Busy month!!! Really tough call on Brazil/Peru… I’ve read a few reports which say it’s generally fine for tourists but I would be wary too. But onto cheerier things – congrats on your new role with Bloggeration, had a nosey around the site yesterday, really looking forward to reading all the pieces!

    • I’ve been reading the other bloggers posts and I think Sarah has put together a great team.

  • Congratulations on the new editor role! Well done! xx

  • The Reader’s Tales

    Hello Angie…
    how sad you have to cancel your trip to Brazil and Peru ; -( Anyway, I can’t wait to read your post on Florence! I’ve always wanted to go there, it is not far from where I live. BTW, congratulations for your accomplishment (weight loss). That is fabulous.

    • I haven’t decided 100% but it’s looking likely. Thank you! I’ve worked hard!

  • HandLuggageOnly

    Being a bridesmaid in Florence! Ah.. that will be magical! We can’t wait to see the pictures 🙂

    Awwwww – thank you too for the honorary mention! 🙂

    Big hugs as always!

    Lloyd & Yaya xx

  • I would choose wine over abs any day of the week. Lovely to see you at the theatre x

  • Well you’ve been busy! And congrats on the new writing position, double the Angie is never a bad thing! 🙂

  • February sounds rather delicious as ever Angie! I hear you on the South America niggles…

  • Mmmm all that food! How do you stay slim, Angie? Fill us in on the Silverspoon workout! I’m wondering if walking in heels has something to do with all that calorie-burning? 😉

    My February wasn’t bad either; I visited four states in my native Malaysia and ate A LOT. I’ve been walking my butt off since I got back to London last week – mostly scouting locations to take outfit photos in – hopefully that will negate some of the calories I’ve consumed! x

    Jasiminne: Posh, Broke, & Bored

    • I feel like when I’m not eating I’m exercising! Keeping weight off and writing a food blog – the struggle is real. I’ve really enjoyed reading all your adventures too!

  • Oh my goodness! The Breakfast at Tiffany’s themed cupcakes are too cute!

    xx
    Merritt
    The Style Scribe

  • Caitlin

    Your photos are absolutely amazing and I’m so in love with those Breakfast at Tiffanys’ cupcakes! Such a cute and unique idea! Good luck figuring out what to do with South America, that’s such a tough call.

    xx, Caitlin
    http://www.wandererandwolf.com

  • I really hope you love Cornwall Angie, it’s beautiful! And if it rains, give it a few hours and the weather will have changed!!

  • Karina

    Wow, those cupcakes look amazing! So envious of the amount of eating out you managed to squeeze in too. We’ve been busy brunching for the most part this month on the blog.

    http://www.thefoodspill.com

  • Congratulations on the position Bloggeration! As ever, sounds like you had a really fabulous month 🙂 PS how cute are those cupcakes, anything with a Breakfast at Tiffany’s theme completely has me sold. xxx

  • Those Tiffany’s cupcakes are absolutely amazing! Congrats to your friend Anna and what a beautiful destination to get married in – I’ve always wanted to go to Florence but have only ever heard great things. I’ll be so sad if you and Mr S cancel your trips to SA but I get that you need to be safe rather than sorry. Lots of love, Andrea xxx

    Andrea’s Passions

    • I can’t wait to share all the food that I eat in Florence :). I’m soooooo sad about South America, I can’t believe how bad the timing is!

  • My God you’ve had such a hectic month! Glamorous and fun as always – I think all your readers love living vicariously through you! I always get such food and drink envy from your photos alone, let alone the write ups!
    Those cupcakes look incredible – so dainty and detailed!
    It would be a great shame if you guys had to cancel your trip to South America, but as you said, safety first. Fingers crossed it all calms down and you’re still able to go.
    Good luck with Cornwall – take your waterproof and wellies, and plenty of layers!
    And major congratulations on the Luxury Editor appointment – how exciting! X

  • Thanks for the blog love, chica! I had a trip to South America planned for the Easter hols but I’ve cancelled as advised by family. Better safe than sorry! What a lovely month you’ve had and I can’t wait til dinner! x

    Honey x The Girl Next Shore