Luckily I found this extremely cozy beanie from Topshop last week, which stylishly acknowledges the festive season without being gaudy. My navy/black leather jacket is from Sandro and is so thick no wind can get in- making it the perfect beginning of winter stapleIt’s shameful to admit but I haven’t seen my brothers since I got engaged so last weekend we remedied that at Village East. My brother warned me that he would be feeling very hungover so I chose a place that serves brunch until 4 p.m. on a weekend. I wish I could say hugely positive things about Village East but the experience overall was lacklustre. We got two different excuses about why brunch could not be served. One was about a faulty machine and the other about a messy prepping station, neither made complete sense, but it was clear we were not to be served the following: bacon, sausages, mushrooms or black pudding. It left us with a lunch menu, plain eggs or a campfire breakfast, which we all ordered. Our campfire breakfast had been described as beans, pork shoulder and eggs. We all expected it be dominantly meaty but instead it was a plate of undercooked beans with a few bits of pork.On the plus side they serve a strong Bloody Mary and a “great pint” according to Mister C. So maybe it’s the perfect place to stop by if you are feeling thirsty as they have a separate bar area for drop-ins. But to leave things on a positive note I have some big news to share with you all, the blog is moving for 2 months. Can you guess where? “Start spreading the news……”“The blog is leaving today…… “( actually January but then it wouldn’t fit in with the song lyrics)“I want to be a part of it…” That’s right, kick up those heels and start dancing with me because we are off to New York, New York!I will be posting all things food, culture, fashion and awesome from my home away from home until March 2015. I cannot tell you how excited I am to blog from a city that epitomises all the things I covet- style, frivolity, ambition and luxury.
And hey, as Frank Sinatra sang, “If I can make it there, I’ll make it anywhere”…..