Homemade beetroot birthday cake.
Starting with Food
Well, this was a full-on weekend. It was my birthday last weekend and normally I don’t like to make a fuss. But friends and family like to. So, who was I to say no to a fun weekend of pampering and gifts?
As I took the Friday off from work to celebrate, it made sense to start off with a celebratory meal. Been to the Pitt Cue Bar & Brewery – when they were based just off Carnaby street before they added the brewery. Loved the layout, and they have since updated the menu, so more choice. They even gave me a birthday dessert and a candle. Bonus!Preparing our meal at The Pitt Cue Bar & Brewery.On to the Saturday. After a lazy morning and a bit of pampering, I tried out the Aēsop body cleanser I picked up at Space NK. Great mini spa pampering needed after a late night I love the combination of rose, cardamom, and black pepper.
Now ready and revitalised for a booked reservation at The Bread Street Kitchen.
The food at the Gordon Ramsey restaurant was very good the staff friendly. I was even given a mini tour of their wine storage which was displayed above the open plan kitchen. Above: Mac n’ Cheese. Below: Sausage and beans at The Bread St Kitchen.So, you can imagine enjoying two great but rich meals two days in a row can be exhausting. The Sunday had to be a do nothing and relax day, right? But no this is me we are talking about here.
I couldn’t just sit at home and do nothing. It was Sunday and a movie is just what was required. I highly recommend ‘Atomic Blonde’ which was showing in the cinema and one of many movies I wanted to see in 2017.Blackened Cod Fillet at The Ivy.
End with Relaxing & Pampering
Aēsop – A Rose by Any Other Name Body Cleanser.Emma Hardie – Moringa Cleansing Balm.Kiehl’s – Midnight Recovery Concentrate.On to Monday. I haven’t seen my old chum Roziah for a while. So, in traditional catch-up style, we like to do something we both enjoy. Pampering.
We stopped off at the Ivy restaurant (see above) for a bite to eat as we skipped breakfast and it was nearly lunchtime. Then on to a much-needed hand and arm massage appointment in the afternoon at the Jo Malone Regents Street London.
To complete the extended birthday weekend, I booked us into have an Haute manicure at the Nails & Brows – in Mayfair London.Hand & arm massage – Jo Malone – Fragrance Combining.August Birthday Gift from Space NK.Image source: by Space NK. N.dulge Birthday Gift – Eve Lom Rescue Mask 15ml | Omorovicza Cleansing Foam 25ml | Kevyn Aucoin The Essential Mascara 4ml.