Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Personal Style // Hit the Books

Aberdeen University
outfit details: jacket-Barbour, jeans and sweater-c/o Next, scarf-c/o Daniel, watch-c/o Caravelle NY, loafers-Clarks
Aberdeen University
Aberdeen University
Aberdeen University
Aberdeen University
Aberdeen University
Aberdeen University
Aberdeen University
Aberdeen University
Aberdeen University
Aberdeen University
Aberdeen University
Aberdeen University
Aberdeen University

Being a student and blogger can be hard at times. With a heavy schedule to follow and deadlines to catch up, organising a photoshooting, editing the pictures and writing a post seems like an impossible task during the weekdays (largely justified by the lack of posts here lately).

In all fairness though, I do love a good challenge so when I was asked to take part in the Hit the Books competition organised by Stylefruits UK, I jumped into the opportunity.
Last Friday, during lunchtime I went for a stroll at the King's College in Old Aberdeen and found it the perfect scenery to shoot these pictures. I was wearing my jeans with my new Barbour Beadnell waxed cotton jacketand worn in my leather tan loafers for the perfect level of school-girl geekiness. It really couldn't get any better with all these fall colours around me!

Now with a little help of you my friends I might win the competition, so I would love you forever if you could please spare a moment and vote for me here.

All prizes are worth winning and I am thrilled with the idea of winning the first prize. If you are also a blogger and student feel free to take part and submit your "Back to School" outfit.

Thank you as ever for reading, your support mean the world to me!
Happy Tuesday!

Love,
Anastasia


Monday, 29 September 2014

Aberdeen // A day with Gwen

A day with Gwen
outfit details: jean shirt-Bershka, leggings-c/o Heat Holders, watch-c/o Caravelle, boots-Debenhams, cardigan and bracelet-c/o Oasap, bag-Michael Kors, scarf-c/o Daniel 
A day with Gwen
A day with Gwen
Gwen is one of my most favourite persons in Aberdeen, a lovely, sweet girl that calls me big sister and jumps all over me anytime she sees me. She has more positive energy than anyone in the world and a huge hug to offer me, and that's pretty much everything you seek in a friend, no?
Yesterday we decided to spend the day together and have a long walk and chat over coffee about the biggest things in our life, University, job, boyfriends, shopping, hairstyles, you know all the first world problems and even more...
A day with Gwen
A day with Gwen
A day with Gwen
I was casually dressed in my favourite autumn outfit. Wearing leggings as trousers is a big no for me, but these Heat Holders leggings are so thick that can actually be worn as trousers without having to worry about their transparency! They keep me warm and comfortable and I reckon they will become my second skin during the winter.
A day with Gwen

I finished my outfit with my beloved black and grey scarf from Daniel (that has not been featured on the blog as many times as it should-I literally live in this scarf it is the most easily matched accessory I have ever owned) and my new tree of life designed by Gaudi necklace that I bought from Barcelona.
A day with Gwen
A day with Gwen
A day with GwenA day with Gwen
A day with Gwen
A day with Gwen
Gwen is working at Starbucks and it is such a funny thing to get her picture with the Starbucks sign on the background. Oh, the irony!
A day with Gwen
A day with Gwen
A day with Gwen
A day with Gwen
We hope you enjoyed your day as much as we did :) wish you all have a happy start to this week and if things won't work out please listen to our song, we promise it will help!
Happy Monday!

Love,
Anastasia


Thursday, 25 September 2014

Events // LOVE Scotch Lamb Street Food Festival

Scotch Lamb Street Food Festival Glasgow
The past weekend me and the girls escaped to Glasgow for the LOVE Scotch Lamb festival, a journalists and bloggers exclusively organised event for the celebration of all things lamb.
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The idea of this street food festival was to offer an insight into the world of cooking, meat preparation and of course let us taste all the delicious dishes prepared with various different ways for the day.
Scotch Lamb Street Food Festival Glasgow
Scotch Lamb Street Food Festival Glasgow
Scotch Lamb Street Food Festival Glasgow
Scotch Lamb Street Food Festival Glasgow
Scotch Lamb Street Food Festival Glasgow
Scotch Lamb Street Food Festival Glasgow
It was a rainy day but this didn't put us off, we headed to the venue and started our gastronomic journey with a stop by the Scoop where we were served braised neck fillet with ras el hanout pomegranate and sultana cous cous. I combined mine with a coconut Oreo smoothie.
Heaven if you ask me!
Scotch Lamb Street Food Festival Glasgow
Street Food Festival
With half full stomachs we were fascinated to watch a cooking demonstration by Scotch's Lamb very own chef, Jacqueline O'Donnell, offering her top tips on how best to prepare and serve lamb.
Scotch Lamb Food Festival
Street Food Festival
Scotch Lamb Food Festival
Scotch Lamb Food Festival
Scotch Lamb Food Festival
Scotch Lamb Food Festival
Scotch Lamb Food Festival
Scotch Lamb Food Festival
Street Food Festival
Street Food Festival
In the meantime meat cutting demonstrations were performed at the next table...
Scotch Lamb Street Food festival Glasgow 2014
Scotch Lamb Street Food festival Glasgow 2014
Scotch Lamb Street Food festival Glasgow 2014
Next stop was Antojito and Pad BKK, were we were offered lamb in soft tacos and lamb with curry rice and crispy shallots with herbs.
Scotch Lamb Street Food festival Glasgow 2014
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Street food in Glasgow
Street food in Glasgow
Street food in Glasgow
Even though we were not hungry anymore, we were so anticipating to taste them!
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Street food in Glasgow
Street food in Glasgow
Street food in Glasgow
Street food in Glasgow
Two very VERY happy girls :)
Street food in Glasgow
Weekend in Glasgow
Weekend in Glasgow
Weekend in Glasgow
However, what really caught my attention since the beginning was the slow roasted in a wood oven lamb shoulder prepared at the Solati dough. 
Weekend in Glasgow
Weekend in Glasgow
Weekend in Glasgow
It was served with fired over vine tomatoes, and rosemary and garlic flavoured foccacia. Bliss!
Weekend in Glasgow
Eva on the task of tasting...
Weekend in Glasgow
....and Stoyka on action!
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When I asked the girls who of all the dishes they liked the most they both agreed that the latest was the best one so it deserves a close up, don't you think?
Weekend in Glasgow
Just before leaving I spotted these two lovely ladies, Roisin from Rose Keats and Lynsey from Allsorts and anecdotes. Without hesitation I headed over their table for a chat about the event and blogging life. I find it really nice to meet other bloggers and events are always the best excuse to do so!
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Weekend in Glasgow
And just like that a great Saturday lunchtime came to an end. I would like to thank the organisers of the Scotch Lamb event for inviting us and all the chefs and staff for being so friendly and unremarkable talented.

Love,
Anastasia

*pictures taken by me and George

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