We had a much needed slow and relaxing couple of days this weekend. I was looking forward to nothing more then a Saturday night in with my 3 favourite guys (Steven and Ant and Dec, obvs.) and some good food. On Sunday we decided to get out the house and go to Thai Corner Cafe in East Dulwich which is pretty much up there as one of my favourite places for pad thai, the service is a little ropey but the food is good and its byob (make sure you book on weekend evenings though). The spring rolls are really really good too, I think I'm yet to find better (happily to be proven wrong) so definitely order those if you go. I'd recommend going to The Actress which is just up the road for a pint and some dessert after.
On Saturday Freya kindly let me into her house to photograph her and her fiancé Adam for a little bit of practise. I haven't quite finished editing them yet but at the end of the shoot we did take a few pics of Freya at her oh so very beautiful desk (and her beautiful dog Molly that I fell madly in love with). It's got me thinking that I might try and start a photo project on bloggers at their desks, if you're a blogger, with a desk (or similar) - then please let me know if I can invade your space for an hour :)
After a couple of months of late nights and too many conversations in my head over the colour of grey I wanted to use, I am very pleased to say that I have officially launched my new website.
The images are broken down into 3 categories that I enjoy photographing - and that I want to photograph; weddings, travel and food, all of which I hope to be adding more to in the near future.
I am very keen to keep my blog and website separate for now, my blog is for showing any pictures I want, little snap shots of my life and what I've been up to as well as the restaurants/places I've visited and talking about it all in a little detail.
My website is my portfolio, it shows a selected range of images that fit into the categories. I'm hoping that as I get a wider range of work, my website format will change a little to show images in photo stories - maybe even published ones. But that will all come with time.
I've been really pushing myself recently to take on new challenges and start working for other people and make new working relationships - so far, it has been going well so I'm hoping it carries on this way. It just feels good to have my website finished.
I'd love to know what you think about it.
Last weekend I finally made it to Jackson & Rye and I certainly wasn't disappointed - with the interior. Inside it is so beautiful and very fitting of the New York style they have gone for, they have paid such attention to detail and everything is in keeping with the theme. I really wish I had gone dressed in a 60s style dress and pretended I was in Mad Men for an afternoon (unfortunately no Don Drapers were around so I soon snapped out of that day dream). The food, however, was a tad disappointing. I ordered the buttermilk fried chicken sandwich - they have two buttermilk fried chicken options on the menu, one as a sandwich and one with slaw, I pointed and said out loud 'the sandwich please' but was still brought the slaw dish, which is only slightly annoying for me but I can't imagine how many times a day that happens to the chefs. The sandwich was nice but doesn't really compare to Spit and Roast's buttermilk chicken burgers (I craved one of those for weeks after) and the waiters were a little off but we were quite thankful they left us alone for over an hour so we could have a good catch up. The dessert though, wow. It was some crazy chocolate dome and when hot butterscotch sauce is drizzled over the top, the chocolate melts away to reveal cream and ice cream and some crunchy bits - if you go, make sure you get this. Absolutely ridiculous and so indulgent but worth every penny of the £6.50. I'd love to know what anyone else thought if you've been?
Wow there seems to be a lot of restaurant food pics happening on this blog at the minute. I've been keeping myself busy with getting a few things sorted which I'll let you know about in the week (sorry, I hate it when people do that) and haven't had much extra time to do anything else - except go out for food too as it seems! This weekend was so beautiful and London was really looking its best, so we decided to go hide in a Japanese restaurant for some delicious food. Judging by how busy it was, so did the rest of London!
Hope you had a good weekend!