Date Night |Celebrating at STK

For our one year anniversary dinner my boyfriend took us to STK London, it’s been on my little date night list for a while, and as it was in our hotel it made sense to go there. We booked our table through Open table, I prefer using Open table as it saves the hassle of calling restaurants and you can just quickly do it online.

From the moment we walked through the door  I was blown away by the place. The music really set the mood for a great evening, and I have heard it’s even better on a Friday night. The decor and layout is beautiful and creates the perfect setting for a date night, whether it be with your girls or your other half.

For drinks we went for cocktails first, we tried the Lemon Stiletto and the classic Mojito. Both were made to perfection and were all gone by the end of the starters. My boyfriend then decided on a Corona to have with his main and I enjoyed a second mojito.

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Then for starters we decided to share the scallops from the specials menu, it was the perfect amount for us two to share without filling ourselves up before our main. The scallops were the best I have had, they were on a bed of rice noodles that were full of flavour and that were cooked in the most delicious sauce. I honestly could have ordered another to have all to myself, it was that good.

Lastly for mains we shared the meal for two for £90, this included a juicy 950gr Scottish Rib-eye for two, Lil’ Brgs,Wagyu beef and rice, beef short rib, creamed spinach, American style creamed corn, a house salad, coleslaw, corn bread, Hendrick’s Gin cucumber and tomatoe salad and a parmesan truffle chips. We did originally book STK to have a steak dinner, but when we saw all this on the menu for £90 we couldn’t resist. We tried everything but didn’t manage to finish it all, and was defeated. We thoroughly enjoyed the Scottish Rib-eye steak, the Lil’ Brgs, the beef short rib, parmesan truffle chips and the American style creamed corn. However the creamed spinach, corn bread and Hendrick’s Gin cucumber and tomatoe salad we didn’t enjoy that much and wasn’t to our acquired taste at all. The shared meal filled us up so much that we didn’t even want to look at the desserts menu, but instead we did have some more cocktails.

I would highly recommend STK to everyone, and we are already planning to go back with my family.

Sexy Fish is next on my date night list, what’s next on yours?

Love Always

AHVB X

Food | Breakfast on Park Lane

As we were in London for our one year anniversary, we went to elan cafe for a cute breakfast date. I’ve wanted to go for so long and as we wasn’t far from it we thought why not. Since posting photos of it on my Instagram, I have had so many DM’s with so many questions and so I thought as I haven’t done a blog post in so long I would answer them all in this one post.

So we went to the cafe on Park Lane, there’s another cafe in Knightsbridge and another two opening soon – one in Oxford Circus and one in Selfridges on the 4th floor. When we arrived it was really packed and so we put our names on the waiting list and returned once there was a table ready for us. The cafe in Park Lane is only small, and so it is hard to get a table straight away as it is so popular.

My boyfriend and I love a good breakfast, and so we were spoilt for choice when we looked at the menu. After a lot of hard decision making, we decided on the Eggs on English muffin with smoked salmon, avocado and hollandaise sauce and the open flat bread sandwich with poached eggs, smoked salmon and avocado with two freshly squeezed juices. The juices were so refreshing and full of flavour, and the breakfasts were so delicious and filling.

I got a lot of the same messages asking if it was worth it as they have only seen pictures on Instagram. I would say it is definitely worth it, it’s not just a beautiful cafe with amazing decor but the food is unreal and so worth every penny.

The staff were also so lovely and friendly, and really went above and beyond to make your experience at Elan Cafe a great one. We will definitely be returning when we are next in London, but for now we’re on the look out for our next location for our next breakfast date.

Love always

AHVB X

Fashion | SLNGHR Pop up

This post is long overdue, I know. I was suppose to do a SLNGHR haul vlog, however I haven’t bought my Mac yet and so all the content I have filmed won’t be edited or uploaded for a while. So in the mean time I thought I would do a blog post on it and you guys also requested this on my Instagram poll this evening, so here it is.

On June 2nd, my boyfriend and I attended the SLNGHR Pop-up Sample Sale in Shoreditch. It was my first time ever attending a SLNGHR event, or a fashion event at all tbh, and it didn’t disappoint. We arrived super early as we had a family celebration we had to be at in the afternoon, and so luckily enough I managed to get my hands on everything I wanted.

First I bought the white bodysuit to pair up with the blood red velvet striped joggers. This was the outfit I was coming to get. I’ve wanted it for so long, but I had always been unsure of sizing as I’m not one specific size in clothing anymore. In the end I got a size small in the bodysuit and a medium in the joggers, just for the extra length when I wear heels with them.

And then I went back for more and bought the Leopard print bedtime shirt and beechwood luxury lounge top. Along with the Fader Mien broke hoodie and broke tee in black. The two Fader Mien pieces I have basically lived in since buying them, they are perfectly oversized and just go with everything. I will definitely be buying more when the new pieces drop.

Josh and Anna were so helpful, not only to me but to all their customers. They assisted with styling, helped pick outfits and advised with sizing and fittings too. They really are amazing, and so were all the guys and girls helping out. It was so nice to be somewhere and everyone be so happy and helpful, and it really was a great start to our weekend. Next Pop Up shop you will catch me there 100%.

On our way back to the car we popped to Shoreditch Boxpark to grab something to eat, we decided to try something new and went to Black Bear Burgers. Honestly they were the best burgers we had ever had, and we’ve eaten at a lot of places. Would definitely recommend if you’re ever in Shoreditch.

I hope you’ve all had a lovely weekend and enjoyed the World Cup final, I can’t believe its all over already.

Love Always

AHVB X

P.s I will be posting photos on the gram with me in my new SLNGHR pieces as I do have a few special occasions coming up, so keep an eye out.

Date Night | Our Date Night Jar

I have followed @filledwithloveuk on Instagram for absolutely ages, and I have always loved their thoughtful date night jars. They have such a range for both couples and families and the ideas are great. My boyfriend and I can be very indecisive when it comes to date night, and so we decided to make our own date night jar inspired by the filled with love ones. The jar and coloured sticks we bought from Hobbycraft, then we put our date ideas into categories and colour coded them to match the sticks.

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Red – More expensive

Orange – Special treats

Yellow – Days out

Green – Dinner dates

Blue – Stay in

Purple – £30 and under

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More expensive includes date ideas such as ‘book a holiday’ and ‘a restaurant crawl’. Special treats includes dates such as ‘a spa day’ and ‘relive your first date’. For days out we chose ideas like ‘go to the zoo’, ‘go to Harry Potter world’ and ‘go for a picnic’. When it came to dinner dates we chose a range of restaurants that varied in price, location and type of food. Our choices included Melis in Milton Keynes, STK in London and Sheesh in Chigwell. We wanted to be creative with our staying in date ideas and so we chose ‘bake cookies and make milkshakes night’, ‘face masks, fondue and films’ and ‘a no technology night’. Lastly our £30 and under category included ideas such as ‘Top golf’ and ‘going to a museum’.

So far we have picked out a green dinner date stick for Fat Crab, a yellow day out stick for the zoo and two purple £30 and under sticks, one for the cinema and another for top golf.

I wonder what our next date night will entail.

Love Always

AHVB X

Date Night | My Bloomroom Birthday Dinner

From the second we booked our table in The Bloomroom at P.F. Chang’s I was so excited to do a blog post about it, and here it is…

I came across The Bloomroom at P.F. Chang’s Asian Table on Instagram last month when it first launched. The menu looked incredible, the cocktails looked amazing and the room itself looked insanely beautiful. After Prettylittlething  held their Spring Fling 2018 in The Bloomroom, we decided to book a table before it became fully booked. I knew that the restaurant only had the room open until May 13th, and so we decided that this would be my early birthday dinner.

As you can see from all the pictures on my Instagram, I had the best time. From the second we got there the service was spectacular, shockingly we arrived an hour early, however they managed to get us seated at our table straight away. I say shockingly because I always make us late on our date nights. The Bloomroom is downstairs in the Pastry Lab, it had such an intimate feel to it and was perfectly decorated with a romantic touch.

We ordered the dynamite shrimp for starters, with chilli jam wings and crispy calamari. The shrimp was definitely our favourite, I would go back again just to have that.

For main we shared the Mongolian beef and the grilled Asian salmon with Lo mein noodles and Sichuan green beans. The Mongolian beef went so well with the noodles and beans and I thoroughly enjoyed every bit of it. I can honestly say this was the best Asian food I’ve ever had. To drink we tried a few different cocktails, we had a Sakura dream, an Azure, An Umeshu Cobbler and a Miyamoto. The Miyamoto was not to my acquired taste at all and was very bitter, but I loved the Sakura dream cocktail from The Bloomroom menu and I would’ve loved to have tried the mocktail version of it, the Sakura cooler. Lastly we shared a Pink Paradise for dessert, which was a large macaroon filled with raspberries and matcha ganache and rose ice cream. By this point my belly was so full, but it was the perfect amount to just squeeze in and it was the perfect ending to a delicious meal.

I will definitely be returning to P.F. Chang’s Asian Table, even if The Bloomroom isn’t there, and I would highly recommend it to anyone who enjoys Asian food. The price for what you get is very good, the staff are so helpful and friendly and the service is great. I really did have the best early birthday dinner, and now I cannot wait for all my birthday celebrations to come.

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Love always,

AHVB X