Saturday, 13 December 2014

Clashing Time Talks Judy's Vintage Fair

Last weekend I went to the fabulous Judy's Vintage Fair at The Guildhall on Market Square, Cambridge with my two friends. We had such a leisurely day walking around all of the different sellers stalls and even got to stop for tea and cake in between browsing. Whilst I was there, I bought two beautiful scarves and I had to seriously restrain myself from buying lots of other little bits and pieces. The fair had everything from jewellery and hats to bags and fur coats and if I had all the money in the world, I would have come home with quite a few big bags full of vintage treats! Have you been to any of the vintage fairs around the country? What's your favourite vintage piece you have picked up in the past? 
Let me know! CT x

Wednesday, 3 December 2014

Clashing Time Talks Candles

There are a lot of lovely things about Christmas time, but the one thing I definitely love more than anything is the candles. The nights are drawing in as it gets darker and darker so much earlier, everyone curls up on the sofa with a cup of hot tea and a blanket and the perfect thing to help set the mood is to light a beautifully Christmassy smelling candle. When I was at University, I used to light candles to relax and de-stress after a hard day studying; when i'm having a calm evening in with friends I light candles; when i'm having a romantic dinner I light candles...and when Christmas comes about, the first thing I go to buy is candles. There are so many beautiful ranges out at the moment and without a doubt I will get a few of them for Christmas! Where are your favourite candles from? Let me know!

Saturday, 29 November 2014

Clashing Time Talks BRGRCOTHNKSGVNG!

This week I was invited to 187 Wardour Street, Soho in celebration of the American holiday 'Thanksgiving' for a BRGR.CO tasting! BRGR.CO signifies the very best and unique high-end casual dining experience, where you get to enjoy a gourmet burger in a space that is both sophisticated and warm. The restaurant has such a great classic feel to it like it is a modern day 1950's diner! Their burgers begin with the finest in Australian Angus beef, custom blended and served with a selection of the world’s best cheeses on a homemade toasted bun. They are set to expand this incredible empire soon with a new site on Chelsea's illustrious King's Road this december. The brand, which first coined the concept of “BRGROLOGY” – the science and art of building a better burger - at its first site in Soho (in late 2012), will bring a team of 'Brgrologists', 'Lettuce Analysts' and 'Grill Sergeants' to SW3, and with them, its premium grade patties! 
For the THNKSGVNG burger launch we got to sample some amazing treats! Parmesan and truffle chips, mac n' cheese, chips and chilli, onion rings, and then some incredible turkey burgers. The first was a simple turkey Thanksgiving burger with bacon and a beautifully sweet cranberry sauce in a brioche bun, and the second was the Thanksgiving truffle burger with tasty truffles and provolone. We all had the great idea of cutting them in half and having half each so we could make a decision on our favourite and I think the cranberry sauce made my answer very easy! Sometimes there is an opinion that turkey is one of the dryer meats and chicken is often a little more succulent..but on this occasion, the turkey was beautifully juicy and fell apart so nicely as you bit into it. I can be a little snobbish about burgers as I often complain that they are wayyyy too overdone, but these were exceptionally mouthwatering and moist. Meat this good does not need to be overcooked because there are no flaws to conceal! They have a great selection on the menu, including some incredible desserts and they have definitely proved to me that restaurants can do burgers the PROPER way!!! So let me know, what's your favourite burger fillings? Have you had a turkey burger before? Have you been to the BRGR Soho brand? Let me know!
 BRGROLOGIST   |   [BR·GR·OL·OGY]   |   "One who, with patience & dedication, has learned all there is to know about BRGRS, and is ready to share that knowledge with a fortunate few”

Sunday, 23 November 2014

Clashing Time Talks Easy Saturday Food

As I mentioned in my last post, I am not very much of an adventurous cook. This may not look very appetising, but I love all things pasta! Yesterday I spent the day relaxing and catching up on all my favourite tv shows and enjoying having no plans. I don't know about you but sometimes I just love not having anything planned and spending the day unwinding. When I have days like this, I like to eat simple but tasty food and this is the perfect dish. All you need is: Spaghetti, Sweetcorn, Chopped onion, Chopped tomatoes, Tomato Paste, Olive Oil, Salt & Pepper and Thyme. You can grab anything you have in the fridge and chuck it all in and its a great treat to keep you going through the day! I had sweetcorn at home and added it in, but I normally have peppers and sometimes courgette. You could pan fry these and then put them in, but sometimes peas and sweetcorn are such an easy option to speed up the process! What's your favourite quick and easy weekend meal? Let me know!

Saturday, 22 November 2014

Clashing Time Talks Cafe Cou Cou

If there is one thing I love doing more than anything, it is going out for food! Of course everyone will say that, but for me it is on another level as I am an awful cook. I try to be imaginative, but i'm sure you will realise in time to come that I just don't quite get it right! My meals are very simple and don't really have any exciting ingredients in them and I definitely need to improve! Until that day comes, I will continue to enjoy eating out and exploring the world trying all kinds of amazing foods. One meal that comes to mind recently was at Cafe Cou Cou in Saffron Walden. It is an adorable little place on a side street in the centre of Saffron Walden and you could easily miss it! As soon as you walk in you can smell the freshly made bread and treats and it is completely overwhelming. I selected a chicken, lettuce, pepper, cucumber, sun-dried tomato and seedy wholemeal bread. It was so delicious and tasted very fresh and light...even though its a beast of a meal! This is definitely my favourite type of sandwich, what's yours?
To find out more about Cafe Cou Cou click HERE.

Friday, 14 November 2014

Clashing Time Talks Pandora Wishes

This wednesday I left work a little early and jumped on a train to London town! I was so excited to get away for the evening after a little bit of a stressful few days of busy, busy, busy and it was definitely the right decision. I love going to press events, obviously they are lots of fun, but I love it mainly because you get to speak to so many great people. I turned up with my close friend Alice and we gossiped, giggled and gawked throughout the evening and genuinely really enjoyed ourselves. The event was filled with beautiful celebs like Mel B, Abbey Clancy, Thom Evans and Lucy and Proudlock from Made in Chelsea...and that's before even mentioning the gorgeous celebrity couple's who have helped design the new range for Pandora! The campaign, which launched on the 3rd November 2014, sees Pandora collaborate with 3 high profile UK celebrity couples and friends: Jamie and Louise Redknapp, Rochelle and Marvin Humes and Jameela Jamil and Rick Edwards as the friendship pairing. They have all come together to promote the PANDORA Online Wishlist in the run up to Christmas for the #PandoraWishes campaign! Do you love Pandora? Let me know!

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