Wednesday, 20 February 2013

Machiavelli


  { This post is a little different to what I usually post about on my blog.. }

So last Friday I went to this Italian restaurant called Machiavelli 'kitchen and dining room' for a 'belated' Valentine’s Day dinner with my girls. We were going to be around Covent Garden area in London and had made a reservation at a different restaurant but when we got there the place didn't look as nice as did online. We ended up walking for almost 2 hours trying to find the right place to eat...yeah we're very picky. My friend then found this place but by the time we for there we were kind of fed up and tired and hungry! 

When we looked at the menu it wasn't what we were expecting. Like most Italian restaurants we were expecting a large selection of pastas, pizza and all that jazz but the menu was very limited. So we sat there for almost 20 minutes trying to decide whether to stay or not and we ended up staying. I'm glad we did! Like I said from the menu, it's not your typical Italian restaurant but the setting is very elegant and romantic, not too busy and makes you feel like you're dining in a beautiful restaurant in Tuscany, Italy. We had our meal in the underground floor of the restaurant and it was very quiet, perfect place for a date or just a meal for one.

After going through the menu vigorously, I finally decided on a main course...my usual lasagne, didn't really like any of the starters so was ready to order then I was told the lasagne had no meat in it...I love meat so I wasn't too happy about that and had to have a look at the menu again to pick something else! At this point my level of frustration was sky high and was fed up! I ended up going with the pot roast chicken with caponata and fresh mint with a side of roast potatoes. We ordered a bottle of red wine to go with the meal.

Wasn't sure what to expect but when I tasted that chicken OMG it was delicious! Everything was well cooked and very tasty! For dessert I ordered panna cotta with caramel and it was amazing! It was so smooth and just melted in my mouth! I had a bit of the tiramisu as well and it was equally good. Overall, I really enjoyed it. Now it’s not a place I would go regularly no matter how amazing the food was because I think it's a little bit overpriced. However, I will go back when I feel like treating myself a little. If you're ever in the Covent Garden area and love Italian food I recommend this place.



Machiavelli
kitchen & dining room
69 Long Acre
London WC2E 9JS
Nearest Stations:  Covent Garden, Holborn

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Friday, 15 February 2013

Faux Fur and Oxblood

 
 
 
 

 
 
Photos by Shantelle J

Faux fur coat: ASOS
Top: Select Fashion
Jeans: New Look
Clutch and Heels: Primark
Bracelets: Ebay

Hey lovelies! Hope you all had a lovely Valentines day! 
Just a quick post to show you an outfit I put together the other day! You would think I went somewhere in this but I actually just dressed up to take pictures in my garden because I felt like it LOL. How sad is that haha?!  Please tell me I'm not the only person who does this....yes, no, anyone? 
 Anyhoo.....


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Sammy

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Tuesday, 12 February 2013

Valentine's Day | Outfit Ideas


So Valentine's day is just a few days away so I thought I would do a post with a few outfit ideas on what to wear on the day just to help anyone who maybe stuck or can't decide what to wear and just need a little outfit inspiration. I've created three different looks; flirty and sexy, glam and a casual outfit for like a date to the cinema or something. Let me know what you think :)



Outfit 1
 

All ASOS everything!


 Outfit 2


 Everything from River Island


 Outfit 3

| Midi bodycon dress: Boohoo | Gold glitter pumps: Boohoo | Earrings: ASOS | Feather clutch: ASOS |

What have you guys got planned for Valentine's day?

xoxo
Sammy

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Monday, 11 February 2013

Little Update!

Hey guys!!

I've got some exciting news! I've changed my blog name to just www.lilmissbuttercup.com . I feel like I'm finally taking this blogging thing seriously and it was about time I made the change. I'm still under blogger so my old url links to this new domain. I thought removing my blog from blogger would complicate things so I just decided to just buy a domain and then redirect my old url to the new one . This definitely feels like a step in the right direction!


  
I also decided to get my first business cards and they arrived a few days ago...super happy! I decided to get a batch of 250 and the total cost came to about £21 and got them through Vista Print. They had an offer for ASOS premier customers so decided to take advantage of it.


So what do you think? :)


Sammy
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Tuesday, 5 February 2013

'Dressed up' Casual


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[Photos by Shantelle Jangira]
  Blazer & Jeans: Thrifted (Charity Shop)
Oversized Tee: ASOS
Clutch & Strappy Heels: Primark
Rings & Necklace: River Island

So I styled this outfit around the oversized tee and an old pair of jeans I'm wearing. Now this outfit was quite casual originally so I thought it would be fun to dress it up a little bit by just adding a few key items. I just threw on a bright coloured blazer, clutch and a pair of strappy heels and it just gave the outfit a little 'oomph'. This is something I would wear to dinner with friends or family and I didn't want to make too much effort. 

Hope you are all having a good week so far!

Sammy x
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