Birthday Part One

My perfect day consists of some pampering, cocktails, good friends and good food, which is exactly how I spent yesterday.

One of the best things about working in London is that you’re in the heart of everything. Ellise and I left work at midday, jumped into a cab and headed to Hersheson’s Blow Dry Bar in St Pauls.

How have I not discovered this place before?! After you’ve chosen a hairstyle from the photographs on the wall, within 30 minutes they have washed, blow-dried and styled your hair to look exactly like the photograph, and you’re ready to go. All for £25.

Ellise chose “smooth wavy” and I went for “Half & Half”. I was so happy with my new volumized, bouncy hair that I’ve booked in again for next week already! Obsessed!

Our next stop was Harvey Nichols champagne bar, where we relaxed with a nice bottle of Brut Rose, some chorizo nibbles and had a good old gossip.

Ellise’ beautiful Topshop shoes

My dress is by Closet, cuff from COS and a vintage long necklace I made into a short statement necklace

Ellise’ silk jumpsuit is from Topshop Boutique

Camden bound!

We were early for our dinner reservation at Gilgamesh so we popped into Shaka Zulu next door where Ellise surprised me with this…

Chocolate covered strawberries, a shot glass of champagne and a raspberry cocktail…yum!

Okay so my birthday isn’t actually until next Thursday but there’s nothing wrong with starting celebrations early is there!

My gorgeous friend Jenie joined us for a cocktail and gave me a birthday pressie…

Jenie definitely knows the way to my heart…Chanel and Macaroons!

We finished our drinks and stepped next door to Gilgamesh for some food. The restaurant is beautifully designed with huge floor to ceiling windows.

We ordered a little bottle of Sake which is a very strong Japanese alcoholic drink. 

We got a bit too excited when choosing from the menu, that we may have over-ordered, but it’s always best to over-order than order too little, right?

 Warm edamame beans with sea salt

Battered king prawns, duck spring rolls and a selection of dim sum. The scallop dim sum was my favourite.

Thick chunky chips and ‘Mr Chang’ prawn tempura sushi

A combination of wine and too many shots of sake caused this to happen…

and this…

We decided to call it a night and jumped into a cab to take us back to the City, when we passed Coq d’Argent and felt we just had to pop in for one last cocktail, it’d be rude not to!

We sat on the roof terrace next to a fire heater and enjoyed the views of London.

The perfect end to a fabulous day

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