I love going to Bicester but not to spend money as it is still very much out of my budget! But it is fun to browse the shops and see the superb quality of some of the clothes and accessories. My favourite shop on this particular visit was Sandro - not extortionately expensive and they had some great wardrobe staples!
I was lucky enough to go to the opening evening of the fabulous Fashion and Gardens Exhibition at the Garden Museum. It is curated by Nicola Shulman, sister of Alexandra Shulman, which has enabled her to have main sponsorship from Vogue Magazine. The centre piece is a beautifully designed Valentino cape which represents a wrought iron gate. The wonderful collection is in one room only and is definitely worth a quick visit if you are in the area.
This really is a very simple and easy DIY solution to jazz up some dull heels. These happen to be very cheap heels from Primark, and the pom-poms cost me a grand total of 96p so these were made for under £15 which for a unique pair of heels is pretty good I think! Simply superglue on the pom-poms in whichever arrangement you like and voila!
This is the restaurant at the bottom of No. 11 Cadogan Gardens Hotel. 'Tartufo' translates from Italian meaning Truffle, hence the extensive use of truffle in their menu. The menu really did taste as good as it sounded. I had the Winter Truffle Tortellini with Walnut, Mascarpone and Olive Oil which was very rich but the perfect amount for a starter. Then I had some yummy venison, cooked to perfection and we couldn't resist sharing a Chocolate Crunch pudding with the perfect accompaniment of lemon ice cream. Service was very good and the atmosphere was relaxed but relatively smart. Definitely worth visiting for a treat - such as Valentines Day next week!
So this is where I have been for the past month (hence no posts!)... I sailed across the Atlantic from Las Palmas to St Lucia which was a pretty spectacular experience! It was made even better that I had a week to relax in St Lucia at the end of the trip... Now its back to blogging!