Birthday weekend | Turning 23

So a few weeks late, but I’ve just been enjoying being in London, soaking up everything going on and finding my feet. I’ve been enjoying writing more diary style posts, if only from a selfish point of view I love looking back on them for memories sake, and just over ten days ago my best friend Jazz and her boyfriend Kai came to London to stay and celebrate.

The Saturday morning before they arrived was spend cleaning and doing last minute bits of unpacking before they arrived, but we also nipped out to get photos for a blog post on this amazing midi wrap dress and by going in hunt of somewhere to take photos we found the nicest square park just a few minutes walk from our flat. A gem. We were so lucky with the weather that day because it wasn’t so cold that I needed to wear my coat for photos but still had an autumnal chill.

After our guests arrived we decided to go out for a bit of window shopping to Marylebone high street, something I still haven’t gotten used to is the amount of new shops in London, so exciting to have so many fresh places to wander. With rumbly tummies we went to Le Pain Quotidien for some lunch, we had open toasties with some really nice strong coffee and hid from the cold (which feels bizarre now because it’s been so warm this week)

My outfit was – denim skirt from asos, long sleeved Breton striped top from whistles, loafers from office and this amazing fuzzy teddy bear jacket from new look

For dinner we went for Wahaca, which I’ve not been to since it was just a food truck on Southbank about 4 years ago, but now they’re everywhere and a firm Londoner favourite. Drink of choice was passionfruit margaritas and food choice was, well everything! The best way to describe Wahaca is Mexican tapas. Best shared and grazed upon, and absolutely delicious. We also ordered the corn bread with goats cheese spread which was incredible, but next time I’d stick to the tacos. My favourites were the steak and the fish, both so full of flavour and just spicy enough. We’ll definitely be revisiting very soon and it’s such a fun atmosphere for a night out! Gather your besties and book out at least 2/3 hours of your evening…although we were all so so full after so much food that the walk to central soho was very welcomed.

Not many other photos to share (proof of a fun night!) but we ended up in a busy pub in soho, chatting over a few more drinks before heading home. Blame the margaritas but we decided to all bundle into a rickshaw instead of walking to Tottenham Court Road and it was sooo much fun! Although the photo above won’t win any awards, I love it purely for the smiles on our faces, says it all. I’m definitely more of a quality than quantity person, so celebrating with a few close friends was a perfect way to celebrate turning 23!

Definitely going to put a post together on how I feel about turning 23 very soon…watch this space.

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