That's easier said than done isn't it? Well it's been a busy few weeks for me, I've been getting all the blog giveaways arranged, plus all the other bits of my day to day working life and making plans for 2013. I did though manage a few days in London and the change of scenery was definitely just what the doctor ordered.
There aren't any outfit shots for this because it wasn't a get dressed up and pose for the camera kind of time away. So in fact I lived in my converse all weekend, even in a dressy restaurant. London is one of those places where anything goes and I literally stepped off the train, walked across London and then hit the restaurant with my suitcase in hand.
So whilst I might not have been dressed in my finest vintage style, I happily rocked up looking quite beatnik all in black, snuggled up against the cool air in my charity shop £8 1950s faux fur. Sigh, now I've written that I'm annoyed at myself for not getting an outfit shot! Dinner and wine were obviously my priority. Perhaps not in that order.........
So I was very lucky to get to spend my evening in The Delaunay, a truly gorgeous restaurant on Aldwych. It's dark wood panelled walls and it's deco details are simply sublime, and it's hard not to feel like you've stepped back in time, it's simply stunning.
I also managed to get to the Christmas market at Southbank, which I just love. There's something so Christmassy about all these little wooden huts and food stalls. The smells are amazing and mulled wine from a paper cup is a little taste of Christmas.
Whilst I was away I found out that I'd won a hamper full of goodies from the blog Pretty Much Penniless, which is a blog I've read for ages now and really enjoy, it's well worth adding to your reading list.
I very rarely win anything, so this was a fab suprise, it's crammed with all sorts of goodies from yummy teas to gorgeous toiletries. Super pleased I entered I can tell you!
So the wind down to Christmas begins....... well sort of. I've one more giveaway to add to the list, that will be up soon. Christmas has come around so quickly, I can't believe it's next week!