• Time to paté 😏💃🏻 The Chicken liver mousse with apricot chutney and brioche 🤤🤤. The mousse itself was incredibly creamy and moreish. The apricot chutney was sweet, with really soft pieces of apricot - beautiful with the chicken liver flavour. That was some fab brioche too! A great starter to our roasts @theroyaloak_w1 . If you're looking for a new spot to try, this is the one - full review is live on he blog. [Invite] .
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  • Don't gnocchi it, until you've tried it 😏 Garlic, black pepper mushroom & pea gnocchi, with sauteed tomatoes, wilted spinach and a soft-boiled egg 🤤 One of my quick, simple yet tasty dinners - love it so much I've posted the the recipe over on the blog. Link in bio. .
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  • Life is what you bake it 😂🥐 Well, I quite like my pastries on a weekend morning baked by someone else as I'm yet to master that one 😳. I'm throwing it back to the place which changed my mind on going out for a pastry breakfast (yes, I wasnt that fussed by pastries before) - @pavemilano .. it's super cute and buzzy inside, service is friendly, everything is baked fresh and is absolutely delicious. Coffee is fab too. Was definitely worth the wait. .
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#milan #milano #citybreak #weekendvibes #coffeeshop #pastries #travel #instatravel #travelawesome #traveldeeper #travel_captures #travelcommunity #foodandtravel #prettylittletrips #theprettycities #persuepretty #mytinyatlas #passionpassport #stayandwander #myeverydaylife #thelifestylecollective #lifethroughmylens #mybeigelife #lifeandthyme #livemoremagic #thehappynow #theeverygirl #coffee #peoplewatching #topcitybites
  • What the shell?! Fried oysters exist?! 😯 Exactly what I thought when Ralph, owner of @bobs_lobster asked if I'd tried them 😳 They're so much better than fresh ones, meaty but a little more subtle in flavour - a bit like scampi! Absolutely delicious 😍 Would definitely indulge in oyster hour more if they all came like this - means, I might just have to always go to Bob's 😏😂
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  • In my satur-daze ☕😍 Had THE frothiest gingerbread cookie coffee in bed this morning, still in pyjamas, with my 24/7 comedian snuggled up next to me. Love a slow morning 😍 and yes, I am wearing his pyjama bottoms 🙊 .
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#coffee #coffeelover #coffeegram #coffeelife  #coffeesesh #coffeeoftheday #thehappynow  #littlestoriesofmylife #photosinbetween #myeverdaylife #staycurious #persuepretty  #savorthejourney #feedyoursoull #lifeandthyme  #embracingtheseasons #livemoremagic #lifethroughmylens #myunicornlife #mybeigelife #thehonestlens #theeverygirl #saturdayvibes #saturday #weekendvibes #slowliving #happyselves #slowsundayclub #lovelysquares #couplelife
  • Swinging into the weekend like... 🙌🏻 (well, in just a few hours). IT'S FRIDAY BABBBYYY 🎉 .
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A little reminder that things arent always how they seem on social...This week has been seriously tough for me for a number of reasons. It has though made me even more grateful for those around me who have still made me laugh, supported, listened and taken my mind off things. And for having a boyfriend who thinks he's a comedian 24/7 😂 A fun, relaxed weekend is most definitely required here - all the laughs please. How are you planning on spending yours? .
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  • The bees knees 🐝 Well, actually this is the Blake's Bees - Monkey 47, homemade infusion of St Germain and Monkey 47, homemade lavender syrup  St Germain, Crème de Violette and lemon juice. It tasted just like Parma violets, yet was super refreshing and tasty. Absolutely delicious with the Honey Glazed Duck main 🤤 We had such a fab evening @blakeshotel recently, trying out the Blake's Bees x Monkey 47 menu which celebrates the launch of their lavender field and bee colony 😍 All the lavender parts on the menu are homegrown and homemade which we love. The whole experience was fantastic. The menu is only on for a limited time so make sure you get yourself down at least for a cocktail 🙌🏻 [invite for ELG team] .
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#london #lavender #bees #foodie #foodlife #onthetableproject  #persuepretty #myeverdaylife  #iexplore #londonfood  #littlemomentsofmylife #londonlife #thisislondon #drinkupldn #londoncocktails #cocktail #cocktails #londonbar #londonsbest  #timeoutlondon #infatuationlondon #devourpowerlondon #EEEEEATS #eaterlondon #thursdaythoughts #appetitejournal #lifethroughmylens #lifeandthyme #livemoremagic #thehappynow
  • Just wingin' it. Totally wingin' it. Always. 🍗 (yes I know that's a leg 🙈). That's in life...but always my choice of food too if it's there 😏 These crispy fried chicken wings from @thepiadinaproject at Hawker House were delish, especially with the hot sauce 🤤 safe to say I didnt share these...didn't even think about it until they were all gone 🙊 .
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  • If you need me, you can probably find me here 😏 Super cute gastro-pub vibes @theroyaloak_w1 as well as the welcoming, friendly service, and the relaxed atmopshere make you want to stay. And return 💕Can say the shorthorn beef tartare with marmite, grape mustard and toast was a particular winner (you can see it on the chalkboard) as were the roasts 🤤🤤 Full review is now live on the blog - link in bio. [Invite - I've already posted once, but wanted to again, because it's seriously cute guys!]
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  • There's muffin much better than a continental spread to start the day, in which you can help yourself to your faves ☕🥣🧁 I think every monday should come with one of these 😏 everyone would be so much happier to start the working week right?! Who's with me? .
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Lashes of Lifestyle (aka CloHutch_)

My 100 Dreams

We all need goals/dreams. Something to aim/strive for, something to look forward to, and remind us what we really want to get out of life. Sometimes, work can get in the way and we need something to refer back to when booking the next big adventure.

In 2014, I built a list of my 100 dreams, but as I’ve grown over the last 3 years into the person I am today, goals and dreams have changed slightly, but I’ve still achieved so much from my original list. Here’s what I’ve achieved over the last 3 years:

  1. Swim with Dolphins
  2. Visit Amsterdam
  3. Visit Madrid
  4. Visit Budapest
  5. Do a food writing course
  6. Hire a Barclays Bike and go for a bike ride to a park
  7. …Cycle round Hyde Park
  8. Go to a festival
  9. Go to a camping festival
  10. Learn how to shoot food photography with a professional camera
  11. Go Quad Biking
  12. Run a half marathon
  13. Get Better at swimming so I can comfortably swim in the sea on holidays (I’m getting there!)
  14. Write for an online publication
  15. Move in with Alex and others
  16. Go to a food festival
  17. Go to the V&A
  18. Visit the London Dungeons
  19. Make a birthday cake
  20. Design my own tattoo
  21. Go on a UK weekend away with Alex
  22. Go to yoga classes
  23. Try pilates
  24. Go on a girls weekend away
  25. Go to Notting Hill Carnival again
  26. Raise money for the Haemophilia Society
  27. Go to Winter Wonderland again
  28. Go watch the recording of a TV show
  29. Do the colour run
  30. Try Oysters
  31. Try Ackee and Saltfish
  32. Learn how to make decent Caribbean food
  33. Try Kangaroo
  34. Go to a Dutch bar for work drinkies with Work Colleagues
  35. Go on a night out to the Book club
  36. Go on a night out to Cargo
  37. Go to a proper Arsenal Game
  38. Re-design my blog
  39. Try cooking new dishes – document on my blog
  40. Eat at Hawksmoor
  41. Cook a Sunday Roast for the flat
  42. Learn to cook Jollof Rice
  43. Go for a fancy bottomless brunch
  44. Join a book club – I just need to keep it up. Why am I such a slow reader?
  45. Go to a supperclub

And here’s what I still want to achieve and experience:

  1. Do 24 hours in Paris as it’s super easy via the EuroStar!
  2. See Ed Sheeran live
  3. Weekend break in Barcelona
  4. Trip to Brussels
  5. Make my own wedding dress…once it comes to the time
  6. Go away for new year with a group of friends and see the new year in with drinks and games
  7. Go to an overseas festival
  8. Visit Berlin
  9. Do a barrecore class
  10. Write for another online publication
  11. Get work published in print
  12. Go and see Rome
  13. Go spend a weekend in beautiful Venice
  14. Trek from London to home – 96.7 miles
  15. Do an art workshop/course in London
  16. Eat at Chiltern Firehouse
  17. Take a Belly Dancing Class – make myself get over my negative obsession with my stomach
  18. Get back into Hip Hop – I’d love to be able to do a duet with Alex
  19. Go to the Museum of Brands
  20. Go to the National History Museum
  21. Spend an afternoon rollerblading
  22. Completely fill a sketchbook with drawings/paintings
  23. Learn to play tennis properly
  24. Go to Madame Tussauds
  25. Climb the O2
  26. Learn to Knit
  27. Be Body Happy!
  28. Go on a segway experience
  29. Go on a fitness weekend
  30. Go camping
  31. Do a bread making workshop
  32. Rent a paddle boat in one of the london parks
  33. Go to the Oxford Street light switch on at Selfridges this Christmas
  34. Watch the sun rise from the Duck & Waffle
  35. Go to a random gig in London
  36. Learn to be more mindful and deal with my anxiety
  37. Learn to wear a cap – Alex thinks I look cool but I’m not convinced!
  38. Host a supperclub (or brunch club as I do love cooking pancakes)
  39. Visit America
  40. Trek through America’s National Park
  41. Go to watch the World Hip Hop Championships
  42. Visit Australia
  43. Visit India – I’d love to go. So many say it’s a huge culture shock and I really want to experience it.
  44. Go to Nigeria – Some of boyfriend’s family are from there and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s books have made me really want to go and experience the country
  45. Go to Barbados – Again some of my boyfriend’s family are from there, and apparently it’s just amazing.
  46. Go to Thailand
  47. Go to Hawaii and do the Hula, party on the beach
  48. Visit Prague
  49. Make the most amazing speech at my sister’s wedding
  50. See Dream Girls at the theatre
  51. Do an inflatable obstacle course
  52. Do a massage course
  53. Go to see Harry Potter in theatre
  54. Go for a UK weekend break somewhere on the coast
  55. Be in charge of Christmas Dinner and completely smash it! With a little help obviously!

6 Comments

  1. TJ

    I’ve done Amsterdam and Hawksmoor and I recommend them both! I love your list 😀 now I’m gonna have to go work out my own…

    1. lashesoflifestyle

      So jealous you’ve done Hawksmoor, still need to plan my meal there! Pleased I inspired you to go write a dreams list, to make the most out of life 🙂

  2. Kayleigh

    This is a BRILLIANT idea!

    I’m so tempted to do this.

    1. lashesoflifestyle

      Thanks babe! Do it. It’s great to have goals and a list of things you want to do so you can tick them off when done. It’s made me feel like I’m actually doing more of what i really want to do! x

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