• It's a-BAO-t time things started getting summery 😏😂 A slow cooked aromatic duck bao, with spring onion, cucumber & hoisin sauce, and a slow cooked Indian spiced lamb shoulder bao, with mango chutney, cucumber yoghurt, tomato & coriander from the @marksandspencerfoodpr summer press show (FESTIVAL!) yesterday. The baos were so squidgy and fluffy, and both fillings really tasty. Duck definitely won it though! We had so much tasty food last night which made me super excited for all things summery - check out my stories for more! #mymarksfave
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  • This weather just makes me want to be sat in a garden with a cocktail 🌞🍹 But for some things it's worth staying inside... we went to see Emilia in theatre last night and it was INCREDIBLE.  The acting, the way they worked the play around the audience, the humour, the female empowerment. Everything. It's definitely the funniest play I've seen and I'll be recommending everyone to go! .
On another note, how's it already been a week since we were sat out in the Tropical Garden at Barrio celebrating Abi's hen do? 😳 Where's this year going? .
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  • Mmmm...momos 😍😍 Every meal in Tangra starts with these beauties 🤤 and we are there for that! These chicken momos (steamed, hearty dumplings) with soy, garlic & spring onions were dreamy - succulent, soft dumpling, packed with flavour. The dips were fab too. What a start to a fantastic feast @fattpundit 😍 Everything impressed...including the chilly paneer pictured too. Full review went live on he blog - link in bio. [Invite - as part of ELG team] .
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  • Everything is pasta-ble..even on a Monday 😏 Haven't stopped thinking about this mushroom pasta dish @trullo_restaurant since driving past yesterday on the way back into London. So I bet you can guess what we had to make for dinner this eve? 🤤😍 It wasnt as good as this (obvs), but our bolognaise sure satisfied the pasta craving. .
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  • How is the weekend already done? 🙄 En route back into the big city, I did say how nice it was to come back to London. And I really mean it. It's great to escape for a day or so, especially when it involves a fun night with friends, but its equally as nice to come home. Especially when you love your flat 💕 .
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  • Boozy brunching the Italian way. Well, actually, according to the title of the menu at Apero, it's an afternoon at Grandma's. And we can tell you, they do that right. So much delicious food, including this fab seafood risotto, which had plenty of fish and flavour. There was also a charcuterie board (you can see some of it in the corner - after it was attacked), an amazing homemade foccacia and more. The bottomless bit offered prosecco, mimosas OR Aperol Spritz!! Bet you can guess what I ordered 😏🍊 Such a fab afternoon brunching last Saturday at Apero @ampersandhotel - I've been telling everyone they just HAVE to go! [Invite for ELG team] .
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  • WANTED: one strong, fancy aperitif. Must be sharp, yet sweet. Perhaps with a citrus touch. Lemon peel optional. Rosemary a nice to have. .
These would go down such a treat right now.. the Lorne Aperitif and the Vesper 180 @lorne_restaurant 😍
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It'd just finish a stressful week off nicely, ya know?! .
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  • What an experience 😍🙌🏻 Last night we tried the Naan'ery menu at the @baluchi.london bread bar.. but we didnt just sit and watch, @chefjomon let us get involved, to learn from the master! (He's actually been on celebrity masterchef!). We learnt how to roll and fill naan, and watched as they cooked in the tandoor oven (a little too hot to do that bit haha), and listened to so many inspiring and interesting tales from Chef Jomon. He's so funny, passionate and friendly! Then we feasted 🤤. Which was just as incredible. What a night. Stories coming shortly with the food.. definitely worth a look.. and a visit! [Invite for ELG team] .
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  • Ok, can we just rewind a little?! Had another FAB weekend and not quite ready for it to be over. I'd even take just going back to yesterday afternoon.. and this delicious raspberry & lemon drizzle cake made by @sweetmondayblog (she's promising the recipe will be up soon!), a cuppa and a good catchup 😍 How was your weekend? .
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  • Some days you just need someone to send noods 😍😉 I mean, I'd take these any day. But this would definitely make sunday evenings that much better. This is the Green Curry Ramen from @foodfactoryproject at @bravesirrobinn4 - basically a thai green curry, but in ramen form. How can it get better than that? Fried chicken thighs, soy marinated egg, Thai gremolata, coconut cream, steamed bok choi, fried shallots & baby spinach. It’s a great mix of ingredients – plenty of green, meat and textures. We loved the egg especially and what it added to the dish, both for its texture and flavour. [Invite for ELG]
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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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