Hello ! Is it me or is today an incredibly tiring day ?!!! I thought 26th birthdays were supposed to be all about balloons, bubbles and ten-tier cakes ?!!!! Luckily I have an incredible evening on the 33rd level of the Shard planned for tonight… M. Marcel is such a sweetie <3
Birthday’s are all about the presents, right ?! I mean, who cares about the cute little cards you get in the post, the pretty wrapping people have put so much thought into and the heart-warming calls from all over the world *?! No-one ! Gifts are everything. So here is a lift of 8 items which have recently been fighting for the position of “annual gift from me to me”…
1 : Plenty by Yotam Ottolenghi - A beautiful book of vegetarian recipes. This guy has a column in The Guardian and a couple of restaurants in the UK. The photos in the book are beautiful and I really feel like getting back in to veggie eating… (EDIT : I had ordered this before I had finished writing this post.)
2 : A rose quartz ring - Rose quartz is my birth stone and I’ve been longing for a special ring to wear on a daily basis for years. Rose quartz also has calming vertus which might well save the lives of my new co-workers next time I spill tea on my Macbook.
3 : Rose gold Frends headphones - Love love love these. Chic and practical – the perfect combo.
4 : RAINBOW pens - Because rainbow cakes are soooo yesterday. And because I’m bound to make friends in my new office with these on my desk.
5 : Thakoon Additios Trousers - In a better world, these would still be available in my size with the same -60% offer. King of the jungle, can you hear me ?!
6 : THIS WATERMELON HELMET ! But in a bike version… Unfortunately I think it’s just a digital fantasty someone photoshopped… I’m not sure what the original source of the image is but I found it on Google Images whilst looking for “funky helmets”. I have since been considering painting one myself, but I’m not convinced the result would be worth the trouble…
7 : ASH wedge sneakers – And I feel a liiiiiiitle bit nervous about showing you these. There’re aren’t that many pairs available and if you’re like me you’ll wanna grab ‘em ! Having said that, I haven’t managed to get out my visa… I’ve seen a gorgeous pair of boots and they’re fighting viciously for the shoe budget… BUT, in the ASH pair’s defense (and this is your cue to scream) THEY HAVE 45% OFF ! And so do all the others on this page. Don’t say I don’t love you !
8 : Bag from outer space” by Andya Hindmarch - This would be perfect for travelling with my laptop. And anyway, I’ve always wanted a bag from outer space.
So, happy virtual birthday me ! Now to find something to wear for that posh dinner…
Lots of love !!