At the moment I’m feeling a bit fed up of London. Its been a hard few weeks for the city I grew up in and I spend a lot of time thinking about our future here. But then I remember all the things I love about living here. The diversity, the museums, the heritage and culture and of course the food. Trying new places to eat and exploring the city through food, will never be something I get bored of. I absolutely love finding new places to enjoy a meal with a friend, there really is nothing better for the soul than good food and good conversation.

I have digressed a little from the point of this post! I recently visited the fabulous Wild Food Cafe, I loved this place so much I just had to write a little review and talk about what I thought.This wonderful little spot,  is tucked away in the vibrant Neal’s Yard in Covent Garden.  This wonderful little spot is an oasis in the busy city, a lovely little retreat from a busy day. If you need a little colour in your life head to Neal’s Yard.

I absolutely love healthy food, I’ve always loved my fruit and veg and fresh beautifully cooked meals. I also love my treats, and I do like to indulge in delicious things. The cafe has a fab menu of plant based foods, as you’ve never seen them before. Healthy, colourful, vibrant food at it’s best. I visited the cafe a few weeks ago with Fay.

As soon as we arrived, we were seated on  a long table, by a window looking out on Neal’s Yard. We had loads of questions about the food and the waitress was absolutely fantastic, she talked us through the menu, made recommendations and explained ingredients to us. By the time we ordered we were really happy with our choices and it was just really nice having a chat with someone who was passionate about the food.

The menu has loads of great choices and almost all the ingredients are things I really enjoy. The menus are seasonal and we chose from the Spring menu. They’ve now moved on to an exciting new summer menu and I’d love to go back every season and see whats new.

For my main I opted for the Quan Yin Bowl, a beautifully presented combination of wild and black rice, asparagus, sweet potato, avocado, sprouting broccoli and pili nuts, served with kohlrabi slaw and grain mustard. All good stuff! The presentation was stunning and this tasted every bit as beautiful as it looked. It was very filling and utterly delicious.

The dessert was every bit as lovely as the main. I opted for the White Chocolate and Goji Berry Tart and Fay chose the Matcha Cheesecake. Both desserts were beautiful and considering all the lovely healthy ingredients they tasted every bit as lovely as their more surgery counterparts elsewhere.

I was impressed with everything about the Wild Food Cafe. The location is lovely and the perfect fit for relaxed atmosphere. The food is beautiful and the staff are lovely. If you find yourself in the area looking fro a good meal, then I couldn’t recommend it enough. The meal along with a freshly made juice cost just over £20, which was very reasonable for the quality of the food.

Find the cafe at – 1st Floor, 14 Neal’s Yard, Covent Garden WC2H 9DP

Find out more on The Wild Food Cafe website.

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Just before christmas I was invited to the launch of The Vintage Cosmetics Company‘s new venture. I have been a fan of the company since they launched their very first products, a range of vintage inspired false eye lashes. Since then the Essex bases company has gone from strength to strength, launching a really fantastic range of make-up brushes as well as a big selection of other beauty essentials. I love pretty girlie floral prints, so one of the things I really love about the companies products is all the pretty floral packaging.

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I am so excited about their pretty new blow dry salon which sits a stones throw from Covent Garden in London. The little salon offers a selection of blow dries and up-dos. Talking to the lovely staff I learned that they are also planning to offer events and hen parties on site which I think would make a perfect evening for vintage loving girls.

While I sipped on tea from some gorgeous vintage china I had a look around the pretty salon which features gorgeous floral wallpaper, vintage hairdryers for decoration and gorgeous displays of the beautiful beauty tools on sale. I want absolutely everything especially the bristle hairbrushes which look perfect for brushing out curly vintage sets.

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I’d definitely like to pop in and get my hair done before a night out in London and the central location makes it super handy, even more so if you work in London.

I didn’t have time to get my hair done on this visit, but I will be popping back with some friends as soon as possible to get pampered. In the meantime I was kindly gifted some hair clips and an amazing hair brush to try at home, look out for a review really soon.

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If you’d like to check out the blow dry bar you can find it at 166 High Holborn, WC1V 6PB.

To book an appointment call 07850 037621

Visit The Vintage Cosmetic Company Website.