Saturday, 23 February 2013

Hari's Salon - Kings Road, Chelsea 💇💆💁

Since moving to London I have not had a single hair cut because I'm SCARED haha! It's not funny, it's true! I am so attached to my hair that I'm petrified of going to a salon and getting my hair chopped of or not cut how I want it. Hair cuts for long hair are so expensive these days 🙍 so I had to do my full research and find the best place to go 📱💻📚.

The condition of hair has recently become so atrocious that I had no other choice of getting it cut.😔 The water in london and had literally stripped my hair of all the goodness, made my hair fall out and even the  black shade of my natural hair has become brown :( .... So last week I trekked around Kensington and Chelsea walking into salons, talking about who their best stylists are, which particular stylist is the best for long hair etc. I think that was the best thing to do, because online reviews scare me nowadays, even though a place is amazing one bad review instantly puts doubt in my mind and I'll never make a decision in that case. Walking in makes you get a sense of the place as well see the types of clients that go there. There were a few which looked really cool and contemporary from the outside but the insides were awful; hardly any stock of hair products on the shelves, and older clients with bob cuts, I'm sure they were good but not the type of place I'm looking for unfortunately.

After two days of scouring London, I went and booked a salon which caught my eye when I first moved here 10 months ago. I was meaning them back and forth explaining my hair situation and they recommended 3 stylist who would do a great job on long hair, so I went and picked one and booked myself in with Phu.

I arrived 20 minutes early expecting to wait around but they promptly took my coat and hat and ushered me to take my 'skulls' inspired seat. Phu introduced himself and we chatted about my hair and reassured me to not worry. I got my hair washed and the most fantastic head massage by Charlie.

Phu then started on my hair, we talked politics, world affairs and before I knew it he was almost done. I was tweeting whilst getting my hair cut and one of the receptionists noticed my tweet, came over and offered complimentary drinks. We took a few pics and I asked for my hair to be blow dried out. I usually hate blow dries as my hair becomes flat super quick and nothing holds in my hair. Phu suggested to pin curl my hair and I went for it. It turned out perfect! I walked out of the salon with the biggest grin and skipping down Kings Road *loser*

I have officially found my go to hair stylist in London :)

Image from google
Crusty ends. Dried, brown and split.

Phu, I and my cool skull station.
The glass bottle station next to me

And it's done! ... Complimentary latte in tow with my new layers.
My hair looking healthy and lovely layers!

Beach Blanket Babylon - Notting Hill

Afternoon Dolls!

How is everyone's weekend going so far? I am literally STILL in bed watching catchup tv and blogging with a hair mask on! It looks beautiful outside but I know it's deceiving and it's going to be bitterly cold! >_< so I'm staying snuggled up, and not to mention I'm going to be starting up the season finale of SUITS omg, I might cry! But before I keep going on I thought I'd share an amazing girly day we had at BBB Beach Blanket Babylon in Notting hill a couple of weekends ago which was perfect!

All four of us met in BBB on a wonderful Sunday afternoon for lunch and a girly catch up. BBB is the perfect quirky chic place with a real edge! The decor is fantastic and the drinks are yum! Didn't get pictures of the mains or drinks! Gives me a reason to go back I guess! ;)


Friday, 15 February 2013

The Luggage Room - Mayfair, London

After work on a Thursday evening Mr. Rob kindly met me and told me he was taking me to a "cool" place and he mocked in his high pitched voiced that I might say "OMG I've been here, this is lame!!!!" which is very typical of me, so I thought okay don't say anything!

Mind quizzing through all the wonderful places he has treated me to in London, I tried to guess where this 'cool' place could be and match my guesses with the route we were taking!

We exit out of Bond Street station. I'm thinking we're heading to Selfridges, but then we take a left away from Selfridges. Hmmm, mind still wondering... Till I realise we are heading to our Walima Reception Location, Marriott Grosvenor Hotel. Jokingly I say "eugh I've been here!!!! Goshhhhhhh!" ... BUT...

Instead of walking into the hotel we head to a dark painted door, no door numbers, no signs, nothing but a door knocker and an olden spy window...

He knocks, I'm thinking he is taking me somewhere dodgy to kill me, but then a lady slides the wooden panel on the spy window, takes one glance and opens the door...

We walk into a dimly lot corridor with low ceilings, greeted by a beautiful blonde lady who ushers us to take our coats. She then proceeds to take us into an exceptionally designed bar area.

The decor was beautiful, and the bar men all suited up with uniform bow ties, smart!

Had such a lovely evening sipping on the most taste bud tantalising mocktails, sardines and olives with my mister with jazz beats in the background. Perfect :)

Even though it wasn't too busy for after work in a weekday, the weekends get pretty busy as i was told. So if you're looking to take friends to a cool, relaxed bar with manly leather, dark wood and chesterfield-esque interior for some sublime mocktails, this hidden London spot is your place to go!

The Luggage Room:

Can't wait to go with my friends!


Tuesday, 5 February 2013

A Secret Spot in London

Blog post coming up on a really cool secret spot in London!

Watch out ... X

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