Follow Me To // London, M&M World & Peggy Porschen

As-Salaamu Alaikum
Peace Be Upon You

On Friday 22nd February 2018 – I went on the most sporadic trip to London to meet up with this chic Tahsina who traveled all the way from Manchester!!! I knew her from the first days of Instagram I guess and she was one of those accounts I’ve just followed and spoken to over the years – so it was super nice to finally meet her!!! We didn’t have a lot planned for the day as it was a last minute get together but we knew we wanted to hit up Peggy Porschen at some point in the day – so we decided to trip it out in London together in the meantime.

I decided the vlog the day, so please do watch the video above. I’ve also decided to share a couple more pictures that didn’t make it onto the gram. We started off in Convent Garden > M&M world > Harrods > Burgeri > Liberty’s > Carnaby Street and then finally to Peggy Porshen – where a detailed review of the pink parlour can be found at the end of this post.

Peggy Porschen Review
116 Ebury Street, Belgravia, London, SW1W 9QQ
Open every day 8am-8pm
Nearest stations: Sloane Square and Victoria Station
Halal? – I forgot to ask but I don’t believe they are. But there’s plenty of other options to delve into.

I’ll try and make this a quick, punchy review. Right off the bat, they’re super instagrammable no doubt about it. Very pretty floral arrangements that change according to season and occasion. The pastel, airy-fairy indoors is extremely quaint but small (I can see why they get queues, it’s because there’s seating for 20 people max by what it looked like). We went approximately 6pmish and there wasn’t a queue and it was fairly quiet too. They have a nice selection of sweet treats from cupcakes to biscuits and macarons and even to layered cakes, also offering a variety of warm pretty drinks. We both opted for a nice warm hot chocolate (£4.75 each) to end the day and I must admit I wasn’t expecting the cup to be huge, which was extremely welcomed. It was a really good ‘homemade’ hot cocoa where I didn’t feel the need to add additional sugars and it wasn’t too watery nor thick which was great.

We both also opted for triple layered cakes (£6.20 per slice)- I got the Banoffee slice whilst Tahsina got Salted Caramel. Oh, my these slices were super sweeeeet – too sweet to have had a hot chocolate with – I’d definitely pair it with a coffee-based drink next time. I must admit though – the banoffee slice wasn’t as moist as I would have expected, Lola’s cupcakes are much more moist, fluffy and airy in terms of consistency. Now I don’t know if I found it dry because we came closer to the end of the day BUT overall it was a nice tasting slice of cake. Is it worth the price??? Ermmmm in my humble opinion – on this occasion not quite. I definitely wouldn’t knock this place down, do go there for the gram and do try them out but just know there is other fun ‘hyped’ places to go over this place.

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Until my next post xoxo

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Vlog || Burgeri and Bangladesh Fashion Week

As-Salaamu Alaikum
Peace Be Upon You

*SUPER LATE UPLOAD, but that’s what happens when you have a newborn xoxo*

Bangladesh Fashion Week was hosted on 07.10.2017 at East Wintergarden, Bank Street, London – a lovely space and a great size although the location is far to get too (Canary Wharf, well for me anyways).

Here’s a super short vlog of my travels into London on when I went to Bangladesh Fashion Week and I wanted to see what it was all about and what talent our Bengali designers had to offer.

My thoughts on the event was that it was on too late in the evening (7pm-10pm), for anyone who’s travelling into London this could be a problem as public transport isn’t always reliable, especially on a weekend – as a result, I left midway through the show and missed out on what looked like some incredible designers in the second half (I stalked social media to see the rest) – and I still got home closer to midnight despite leaving halfway.

Having said that, the event was lovely, there was enough space to network and opportunities to take photos – as I was late arriving, I didn’t do either – plus I was way too shy to approach anyone. I was one month post partum and I was super self-conscious and my body confidence was at it’s lowest so I decided to hang out in the shadows and check out the event from there :’) Lol.

My only critique of the actual show is the choice of music used, it’s very questionable at time and it would have been lovely to hear some bengali and tradition folklore music throughout the shows. I feel as though some of music selection just ruined the theme and vibes of the shows, it just didn’t make sense. The entertainment was interesting and lovely though.   OOTD
COAT  ||  Zara
TOP  ||  TK Maxx (brand is called Twinkle)
CAMI TOP  ||  Primark
JEGGINGS  ||  New Look
HEELS  ||  Missguided

Would I go again? Yes I would. I enjoyed seeing what my fellow Bengalis had to offer. Hopefully, next time I’ll be able to vlog properly and stay for the full show! xoxo

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