Tea at Yumchaa

Friday, September 27, 2013

Ahoy Ahoy all UCL students, (or anyone passing near tottenham court road), your new tea place has been found!

I was introduced to this little gem... and will pass it on to you! I went to Yumchaa for the first time exactly a year ago and went back just yesterday. This is when I thought "Why don't we come here more often?!"It's just as close to uni as anywhere else, cheaper, cosier and has way better tea (and cakes)!

Located in a little nook off Tottenham court road, this little shop is bursting with dozens of herbal teas and homemade cakes. You can check out it's location on my map tab up at the top!

You can smell all the teas before ordering and can take a baggie home if you really love it!

I settled for a Walk in the Woods. Sweet berries mixed with minty goodness. Clarissa went classic with a twist with her Earl Grey and Elderflower tea. We also shared a vanilla pod scone (shhh).

Each tea comes in an individual pot of about three cups and costs 2 Pounds! Bargain right? Plus its all organic and super good for you. The scone, well not so much, but it's home made!

It's a perfect place for a casual meeting, to study or for a chilled out cosy date.

Go check it out, I dare you!


A/W Style Inspiration

Friday, September 13, 2013

Ah back to school days, a new season, a new wardrobe! I've put together some of my favorite items this season. Some of them are wishes rather than feasible buys but hey... a girl can dream! A winter coat (especially in London) is something worth splurging on as you can keep it for many seasons and will probably wear everyday! I tend do go for basic colors that'll go with everything. I'm really loving the red of that Burberry duffle coat though!

Zara came up with really cute bags (hello Celine-spiration!) and boots this season. Affordable too whoopy!
Zara Fall

Zara black skirt, €60 / Zara grey duffle coat, €200 / Zara pants, €45 / Zara black purse, €135 / ASOS hair accessory, €10
Winter Pastels are really in this season. A nice way of adding a touch of color to a otherwise too serious attire!

Zara Leather and Pink with a touch of fur

Zara pink top, €45 / Zara black coat, €120 / Zara trousers, €60 / Zara gray purse, €135 / Zara Leather Brogue Blucher, €38

I love, love, loooove the Sandro Maddy coat! But again... wishful thinking! The Ash Titans Boots are a classic and I've spotted a couple bargains on www.vestiairecollective.com! (Sadly not my size). Cable knits are always my go to sweaters, they're sporty and chic at the same time.

Maddy Maddy- Gosh I love that coat

Vanessa Bruno Athé cable knit crew neck sweater, €260 / Joules cable jumper, €83 / G-Star Raw skinny jeans / Carvela Kurt Geiger black platform ankle booties, €185 / Ash Titan, €270 / Manteau Maddy

Red is a great bold color that still goes with everything. Pair it with creams and blacks for an upbeat sophisticated little red riding hood look! PS: how cute is that cat ring?

Little Red

Mango preppy sweater, €36 / Burberry coat, €805 / ASOS black jeans, €51 / Zara boots, €140 / Kate Spade jewelry, €145 / Folsym Quay Sunglasses in Brown / Catbird :: C A T B I R D :: Lovecats Ring

Moving into a new flat - Bedroom!

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

After two years of university halls, aka tiny bedrooms and shared pretty much everything, I am finally moving into a new flat!

I'm moving to Camden and am very excited! Camden has an array of cool bars, weird markets, super awesome ice cream places (more to come on that) and is really close to regent's park! With moving house comes... redecorating! This is at the same time exciting and stressful. Picking a "style" for your house and room is sort of like making the decision to cut your hair drastically. What if you don't like it? What if it doesn't work in the house?

As the good engineering student that I am, I've conducted meticulous research on different styles and colors that I think would work beautifully!

I've put the pictures in a "glossi", you should be able to click on any picture and be conducted to the source site!

This first article is about a new bedroom, and especially bed linen! I think once a color and pattern is picked from the bed linen it is easier to work the whole room in harmony around it. So here we go!

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