Monday, 24 March 2014

Update: Brick Lane gems, macaroons & recently viewed films


This weekend I had a lovely day in Brick Lane; wandering much further down than I usually go and finding some lovely little gems. The sun was shining and it really felt like spring had sprung. 





Top - Beyond Retro
Dungarees - House of Hackney
Jacket - vintage Levi
Shoes - Adidas


We came across a wonderful chocolate shop in which everything looked absolutely beautiful. We did manage to resist, however, on weaker days I would have bought the lot. 





We also came across a stunning little antique shop which sold literally anything and everything. The ground floor was completely filled with beautiful books and I will definitely be going back there in the future. 











As the day progressed we felt we deserved a sit down and a cake. As soon as we decided this we came across the most perfect place. 





I was extremely happy to see that my favourite album is the Rough Trade album of the month. It's the perfect album to get you in the mood for summer. 100% buy it if you haven't already!


Made a couple of lovely purchases in the lovely Beyond Retro. Both of my buys are extremely similar to various tops sold in American Apparel. However, they're vintage and cheaper; so well done me for spotting them. One of which I put straight on as I was not happy with the top I was wearing, hence the outfit photos above. 




I love macaroons. Who doesn't love macaroons?! Recently I have craved macaroons more days than not, so naturally trips to LadurĂ©e have been frequent. The other day after going to the Isabella Blow exhibition my mother and I sat in the tea room upstairs. It was so lovely and I cannot wait to go again. 



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Recently view films -


I really really enjoyed Don Jon. If you say you don't love Joseph Gordon-Levitt then you're a complete liar. His performance, writing and directing in this film was absolutely stunning and I cannot wait for more of his projects in the future. It was really interesting with a very important message about modern society and the problem the idealistic images we are faced with on a day to day basis are creating for us. 




Wes Anderson's newest work of art. What can I say?! Beautiful cinematography, stunning characterisations, amazing story. Ralph Fiennes is an absolute doll and naturally I adored Tilda Swinton.




Her has a very interesting story about the modern life we live in and what could potentially happen to our forthcoming generations. Beautifully shot and I absolutely loved the use of colours in the surroundings as well the costumes. Also an incredible cast (I love Rooney Mara!)




I know I'm slightly late on the band wagon but Blue Jasmine is absolutely fab. I am so happy Cate Blanchett won the Oscar, it was most definitely deserved. I absolutely adore A Street Car Named Desire, and Woody Allen's adaptation of this story into Blue Jasmine was all I could have hoped for. 



I would highly recommend all these films and interesting and entertaining pieces of cinema.

19 comments:

  1. If "This Shop Rocks" is the actual name of the store, than it does, indeed, rock. Cool pictures! Sometimes we all need to just go to a tea room and have fun.

    rockpapermisc.blogspot.com

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    1. Haha that's what it said on the sign outside. Exactly, I could not agree more!

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  2. your outfit is beautiful and i can't begin to describe how much i love those tops! you're so lucky to live near such cool places:) xx

    thisisfrom-matilda.blogspot.co.uk

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  3. Great pictures! That antique store looks fab, and your outfit is amazing!
    xo
    http://lilliputianlilac.blogspot.com

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  4. Mmm outfit is amazing! I'm so jealous you were able to see the Grand Budapest Hotel already! Where I love, it's only coming to the small theatre near my house in early april, so I have to wait until then, or Id have to go to the nearest big city and watch it there, which is an hour and a half drive, and with my crazy schedule, it's not an option. I'm such a die-hard wes anderson fan, so seeing all these posts of people reviewing and seeing the movie is making me so jealous but so excited too! I can't wait.

    Also that antique store is so cool. I love it.

    sonjatitanic.blogspot.ca

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    1. Thank you. See it as soon as you can! x

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  6. In love with the crocheted top <3 <3

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    1. Thanks for helping me choose it b <3

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  7. So much to write about ! Love the dungarees. Yummy food. And that antique shop looks amazing.
    Eb x
    Thefearlessfox.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I know! Aw thank you so much x

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  8. Great post! Those dungarees are such a gorgeous print and I love that vintage/antique store - I would have spent a fortune! :)
    theemeralddove21.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thank you! I know, it's stunning :)

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  9. the dungarees are so pretty & beyond retro is one of my favourite shops!! really want to see some of those movies especially the grand budapest hotel because wes anderson is literally a genius X

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    1. Me too I love it! Definitely see it! x

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  10. Oh I could live in that antique shop! I love this whole post; it was a lovely day you had. And you have excellent taste in films and clothing :) You're wonderful.

    Em
    Tightrope to the Sun

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