Things that I have discovered or just loved this week …
A couple of artists I have been enjoying …
For weeks and weeks I have cycled up Pitfield Street in Hoxton and noticed a couple of lovely foodie spots that I have been desperate to try. On Wednesday after jumping off the Eurostar after a few miles of cycling (more on this soon ;D) I knew exactly where I wanted to go for a well earned breakfast!
Walking into Friends of Ours you are greeted by a clean, simple interior and extremely relaxing music – perfect for breakfast time! The pastries looked divine and my partner in crime couldn’t stop staring at the fancy coffee things … I don’t drink coffee but apparently it is good (high praise indeed!). The breakfast menu offers everything a breakfast lover could want from avo, to porridge, to fritters!
As a fan of lots of different things I went for the “All Aboard” – poached egg on sourdough toast (the egg was perfect), the granola with coconut yogurt (I didn’t even have to ask if there was a dairy free alternative) perfectly poached fruit AND a glass of OJ. I also ordered some avo on the side … it came … in a MASSIVE bowl and I couldn’t finish it – unheard of! Paulie ordered the “Breakfast skillet” with chorizo, feta, eggs, beans + + +. It looked amazing!
All in all we both adored this place. The service really was lovely and the vibe was relaxed, friendly and well just nice. The food was gorgeous and I did spot carrot cake being brought out as we were leaving … for another time I think as this place also does amazing salads so I hear!
Stuff, things, bits and pieces!
Last night I was lucky enough to have a sneak peak at Brooks new A/W collection and I have to say as someone who hasn’t really worn much of their apparel I was really impressed. Some of my favourite things …
“Racey 3.5′ short“. In my sprint sets this morning they stayed in place, they stored my iphone5 and keys in the back pockets without causing me any bother (now this may have been down to the fact that I was concentrating more on catching my breath but still I thought this was pretty good!) and the colour is fab, though slightly highlighting my cycle short tan!
“LSD Jacket” The jacket is a light weight, windproof and water resistant that conveniently packs away and has a wearable elastic band to carry it whilst out. Now I wasn’t convinced that if you got too hot whilst wearing this jacket that you could just quickly pack it away and use the elastic band to just carry it on your arm. HOWEVER, on a lovely little 5km jog around Regent’s Park I did just that. Still running I took my jacket off and packed it away and then popped it on my arm, waiting for it to start moving, bouncing or just generally annoy me but it just didn’t, it stayed put and I barely noticed it. Now I am not saying I could run a marathon with it on but still I was impressed, plus the colour is gorgeous!
“Fly-By Sweatshirt” Firstly this sweatshirt feels amazing, just amazing and it’s reversible! Now who doesn’t love a reversible product! It’s quilted, cosy, and has thumbholes … enough said.
All in all I really was genuinely impressed with how the garments looked, felt and most importantly performed and will very much be keeping my eye on what they bring out next!
(ps Brooks were super kind to offer me the opportunity to test out some of their products but the opinions are totally, 100% my own!)