Tuesday, 26 May 2015

Out and about in London

I think as I become a bit older, going out dancing until dawn has slightly lost it's appeal to me. The hangovers, amount of people, drama, getting home, drinking too much - it's all quite a lot after many years of tormenting my liver in Ayia Napa and I think I would prefer to stay at home and consume those calories in pizza form. In front of Netflix, obviously. 

But then you have the odd night out that is so much fun! For a never-failing night out, try Mahiki. It's guaranteed fun, with cheesy music, amazing cocktails that come in coconuts and hawaiian themed. What more could you want?

To bring out your best dance moves, try a Zombie cocktail. It has a hit of absinthe and always ensures the night will go well! 

Grab a few friends, add a Treasure Chest..

(Which is champagne/fruity amazingness in a literal chest, complete with starfruit and pineapple nibbles)

And voila! 

Another club I've been going to a lot recently is called Cirque Le Soir. It's a really random place, and you can never guess what will be there next time. On the time we went, there was none other than a fully blown ball pit for adults, face painting, free unlimited popcorn, a couple of celebrities, snakes and a lot of fire breathing. 

I forgot how much fun ball pits are, despite drowning in them! 

They play a lot of 'warming up' music though which is largely house so it's best to get there a bit later. The shows, which are just utter madness, start at 1am and continue throughout the night and feature a lot of random things - such as oversized giants, fire eating dwarves, snake charmers, dancers etc. Definitely something to see! 

Last time we went there was also beer pong! 

Let me know how you get on! 

Friday, 22 May 2015

Bridal Fashion Week

Last week London Bridal Fashion Week descended on us. For three long, full days my life became wedding dresses and veils, beautiful hair and make up, heels and a lot of walking down a catwalk. I should probably amend that to 'furiously trying not to trip in heels/extremely long wedding dress made for gazelles, whilst still looking graceful and smiling with the eyes'.

We had so much filled into our weekend - Saturday was rehearsals and fittings (very very long), Sunday and Monday had not only four shows but also four hair and make up changes! With four beautifully large wedding dresses per show, it was definitely a challenge. 

Wearing wedding dresses is a lot of fun, especially when they are this gorgeous. It's just like playing dress up wedding Barbie bride for the day, imagining your future wedding to the last detail (on a beach in Barbados), and then getting to go home and wanting to not see another wedding dress for at least two years!

Luckily we had some great help backstage - this was Iman, my dresser, who was literally the only reason I managed to get into the dresses on time to rush back out on stage! Some of them were pretty complex, and backstage was a haze of dressers, half dressed models and white lace. 

Waiting to go on was a lot of fun!

Ever seen 15 incredibly beautiful brides together? Not sure if it surpassed the stress of a real wedding, at least there weren't grooms at the end of the catwalk waiting for us! 

Despite all the craziness, when you step onto the catwalk you instantly become serene and relaxed, focused simply on putting one foot infront of the other and not falling down. Some of these dresses were long


My favourite dress! 

After three consecutive days of purely wedding show mania, I was beginning to feel a bit like this.. 

But eventually the end came and I can confirm that although a lot of fun, I'm quite happy to leave the wedding madness for many years yet! Well done LBFW, you put on some wonderful shows :)