Friday, 2 August 2013
Outfit: City roaming & Food: Green Peas Eco Cafe
Although they are most commonly associated with seaside activities, I think denim shorts are perfect for hot days wandering city streets. If worn correctly, (i.e. not a bikini/crop top and flip flops), they can look rather chic, far from the 'California girls' ditsy daisy-dukes stereotype.
Making sure the rest of the outfit is quite simple, I've gone for a black and tan theme. I read once that you should have a maximum of 3 colours/tones in an outfit (black and white excluded), and I think it's a pretty good rule to follow.
To make the outfit still look quite young, I've worn a blue lace bralette from Gilly Hicks, and jewellery such as these feather earrings from Topshop and an assortment of thread bracelets.
Shorts- Ralph Lauren
Bag- Marco Valentino (vintage)
One o'clock pre-lunch snack: Snickers and Hazelnut Chocolate ice creams. If I'm honest, the Snickers was lacking flavour slightly. Next time, I think I'd rather get 'Hello Kitty' (Cream flavoured with pink bubble-gum sauce). The Hazelnut Chocolate tasted like a more expensive version of Nutella, with small nutty pieces. I'm not usually a fan of chocolate- to be frank, it's quite predictable and heavy. This, on the other hand, I will happily eat again!
For lunch, we went to 'GreenPeas', an eco-café and bistro type of place. For starters, we shared a Courgette Soup. Sounded not too tasty (half price soup with a main before 4 o'clock so we thought we may as well give it a try), but we couldn't have been more judgemental. It was creamy, and had sunflower seeds also. Absolute heaven, very filling, and the portion was generous.
For mains, I had the 'Green Sabbath' Tortilla, or in other words, a Spinach and Feta wrap. It was tasty (if a bit too salty- slightly too much feta- for my liking), and the garlic sauce ensured the spinach wasn't too dry. Served with coleslaw and lettuce, this dish was filling, but not bloating.
My mum had the green broad bean and pumpkin burgers, served with boiled mixed vegetables. It was okay- slightly plain (e.g. they could have served it with a wholemeal bun or pitta bread and some tomato salsa), but the service was very good, as the waitress came and said that the burgers may be dry, and so did offer a complimentary selection of 4 sauces. Overall, a fairly inexpensive and pleasant place to eat lunch, and I would go back to try some of the other daily dishes on offer,
Desert! Tradition Polish 'babka'. This one happens to be with orange peel and mixed nuts.
Yes, I've eaten too much today. Ah well... that's why they call it a holiday!!