Winter Wonderland: Late Nights In London

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Winter Wonderland: Every year thousands of people all over the UK come to check out London's biggest Christmas attraction. The festive atmosphere, the bright colourful lights and the endless amounts of venders serving traditional food is just a glimpse of what it's like to spend a moment in Winter Wonderland. From the toasty mulled wine to the abundance of couples, Winter Wonderland has something for everyone and yes that includes a few scream worthy rides (well some). 

Winter Wonderland is here till  January 2nd so make the most of it while it's around. Hope you guys enjoyed this post and i'll be back soon. Have a Happy Holiday & New Year! 
Playlist: Western Grove

© Jeaulina Cato 2016 all rights reserved on photographs

Coppa Club: Lunch In An Igloo

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Birthday Week: The day after my birthday me and my cousin went to  Coppa Club in Tower Hill. 

We came for brunch but we had unfortunately missed it by a few minutes, so we decided to stay and have lunch.
After all it was more than just the food we came for, it was the igloos, the ambiance and the views.

I went for the Coppa Club Burger which comes with skinny fries and my cousin opted for the Flash Steak & Fries.
The burger was a tad underwhelming, the fries were good though (my cousin loved them).
 It was a fresh tasting burger but the flavours weren't all the way there for me.  I've been to restaurants where I don't take to a specific meal on their menu but I can vouch for the other things they do.
As this was my first time dining at Coppa Club I'd definitely return and try something new.
 The service was great, there was a nice atmosphere across the vicinity and the igloos where so cosy.

Due to high demand they are no longer taking bookings for the igloos but they keep space for walk-ins so try check it out and tell me what you think! Hope you guys enjoyed this post and i'll be back soon. 
Playlist: Western Grove

© Jeaulina Cato 2016 all rights reserved on photographs

Sunday Roast Dinner: A Seat At Our Table

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Sunday Roast Dinner: 
With one of my favourite whats app groups, which is a big deal because whatsapp groups 
can be the bane of most of our lives these days, right?
Leaving your phone for 30minutes and coming back to banter, rants or pointless chatter that exceeds 
128 messages...whose still with me? And to be fair all of the above can be within this group, sometimes started by me but we truly love each other and have a thang for food. 

So Where Did This Start?
 It started back early this year when we decided to have a gathering and call it Taco Tuesday's. 
We'd shop and bring food into the house of whoever was hosting that day. Playing music, discussing life,
chopping and spicing flavours 
together and then sitting to enjoy our tacos as a family of friends.
 Having fellowship, sharing our highs & hurts, our present struggles, truths & words of encouragement was just the start of what became a unique bond between us all. Where not a perfect fairytale, we know how to throw shade and annoy each other now and again but honesty, the love and vibe is unmatched.

Foodie Queen's & Chef Machine's:
It's what connects most us of these days, everyone's looking for the next hot spot the most instagram-able plate...
Unconsciously we find eating out the only way we can retain a mild fraction of our social experience, seen as most of our social interaction is fed between please's & thank you's and unfocused conversation. The remanding amount is split between 15- 20 sec of small talk if that; and the rest archived into our phones. 

Don't get me wrong I love eating out anyone who knows me will tell you that, but what I love about cooking a meal with my friends at home is that it's that much more personal. There is no rush, there is no formal barriers and their is hardly any interruptions and theirs so much to absorb about each other as well as gice of ourselves.
Who doesn't appreciate a meal cooked with love, music and sass.
I can laugh, cry, and peel a potato and not feel like a lemon ALL in one evening haha. 
 Dinner with the Royals:
We cooked a Sunday Roast & Drank Mimosas. On the menu was: Roast Chicken, Roast Patatos, Parsnips and Carrots. Broccoli, Aunty Bessies Yorkshire Puddings, Stuffing, Gravy and Cauli-Ch

Now go call your friends or family round and whip something up together and take some to work the next day.
Until next time  have a listen to my playlist: Western Grove 2

© Jeaulina Cato 2016 all rights reserved on photographs


Palm Springs - Summer In California

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                                              PAML SPRINGS
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palm desert  

After an amazing few days in LA, the girls and I took a road trip down into the blue skies and blazing suns of
PALM SPRINGS for Labour Day Weekend. Palm Springs is famously known for Coachella, film festivals and art, a lot of it. Palm Springs has so much to offer and it's one place during the short stay I had more time to spend in. 

where you at

We stayed at the J.W Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa in Desert Springs. Driving up to the hotel on a curvy road you see palm trees to each side of the road with flamingos to your right, it's the most dreamy thing ever. Coming out of the car door we were hit with desert heat, thankfully it was coming closer to sunset and heading inside to check in. 

where you at

The room was beautiful, spacious and more than enough room for the 4 of us. The beds were plump & cosy, the decor was modern & warming and the balcony was spectacular. Every morning we'd draw back the curtains jump back into bed and watch the sunrise over the mountains, it was like a movie. Watching the sunrise and set over the mountains has to be the most epic sight I've ever seen on all of my travels. 

ACE HOTEL:        
where you at

Ace Hotel is located in Palm Springs, a 19-minute drive from our hotel. If you are familiar with Ace Hotel you'll know how swanky, cool and fun each one is, they all have a unique presence and decor that captures its location. Even without room reservations, you can still come by for brunch, lunch, dinner or drinks. We stopped by for lunch, pictures (of course) and chill time. King's Highway is a diner placed inside Ace Hotel. I opted for the Crispy Jidori Chicken Sandwich with a side of salad but feel free to opt for fries. It wasn't the juiciest chicken burger but the service was great and so was the company. 

Ace Hotel

JOSHUA TREE:        
where you at

It's about an hours drive from our hotel in Palm Springs.  Joshua Tree at night is quite special. 

You can clearly see the stars, the milky-way, constellation and occasionally a shooting star. It was such an amazing experience, no lights, in the warm dark which felt like the middle of nowhere, playing music from the car and gazing at the stars. My camera and I were at war this evening but none the less I will always have this shabby picture to reflect on why things are best seen in person...hahaha.

where you at

Salton Sea - Salvation Mountain
We drove out about an hour and a half from Palm Springs to see Salvation Mountain.
It was created by Leonard Knight who passed away in 2014, it was his tribute to God and a great one.
It has passages, tunnel and stairs bright colours and scriptures of the bible. It's the most monumental thing I've ever seen and such an unforgettable sight. This was one of the last places we visited before heading back to L.A and it was definitely a save the best for last moment for me. Please bring plenty of water and wear a hat as it is extremely hot at times, remeber you are in the desert.
Salvation Mountain.

Until next time, have a listen to my playlist: Western Grove

© Jeaulina Cato 2016 all rights reserved on photographs

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