LITTLE BIRD LAUNCHES IN BATTERSEA

Little Bird Battersea

This month, the Battersea neighbourhood welcomes Little Bird – an eclectic cocktail lounge and restaurant introduced by acclaimed restaurateur and interior designer Lorraine Angliss.

With a sister branch in Chiswick, the South West London venue will continue in the spirit of Lorraine Angliss’ take on ‘stylish fun’. Little Bird, Battersea is set to ‘put the spice in summer’ with a variety of colourful and creative cocktails paired with innovative Asian come Mediterranean cuisine.

Little Bird, Battersea provides a laidback atmosphere with the offset of vibrant décor. The bar’s design features a range of striking prints, hanging foliage and large palm trees, with hand-painted wallpaper depicting birds of paradise alongside a number of mirrors and original artwork.

The front terrace creates a charming oasis right in the heart of bustling Battersea, with an array of lush plants. Whilst the open-air courtyard is set to become the perfect urban garden retreat for catching a few rays during the day or for a chilled session on a long summer’s evening. Just dreamy.

The locally sourced Asian-fusion menu prepared by Head Chef, Ricardo Villar, serves small plates and bowls of delectable Asian tapas, and several mains featuring far eastern tastes. Each dish promises to burst with great flavours, and set tastebuds alight.

The drinks offering is just as eclectic as the food menu and the venue itself with a cocktail menu that has been expertly created by one of the world’s most renowned mixologists, Benji Purslow. Drinks aficionado, Benji has combined an array of fresh herbs, spices and tropical botanicals to produce a well-balanced menu full of surprises.

For reservations, call 0207 324 7714 or head to the Little Bird website.

Summer, do hurry.

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little bird battersea

little bird battersea

little bird battersea


Address

1 Battersea Rise
London
SW11 1HG

Opening Hours
Monday – Friday: From 5pm
Saturday and Sunday: From 12pm

Love, Ms.Raé xo

IN REVIEW: ALGENIST MULTI-PERFECTING DETOXIFYING EXFOLIATOR

algenist multi-perfecting detoxifying exfoliator
I’m always on the lookout for new skincare heroes, because let’s face it a girl’s bathroom cupboard can never be too full.

Enter, Algenist – a Californian clinical beauty brand that delivers anti-ageing and colour correction by harnessing the regenerative ability of scientifically tested patented ingredients including microalgae – one of the oldest and most nutrient-rich algae in the world. Proven to keep skin hydrated 5x longer than untreated skin over a 24-hour period.

Skin supremo Algenist Multi-Perfecting Detoxifying Exfoliator 80ml (£31.50) does exactly what it says on the tin. This clay-based, oil-free wonder is formulated with exfoliating granular mineral from microalgae to visibly diminish pore size, and gently smooth away roughness. On the skin perfection side of the spectrum, multi-perfecting ingredients oligosaccharides and salicylic acid renew the skin surface for brighter, more even skin tone.

Simply apply Algenist Multi-Perfecting Detoxifying Exfoliator to clean, moist skin, avoiding the eyes. Gently massage in circular motions for 1-2 minutes, then rinse with warm water or with a wet face cloth. Repeat 2-3 times a week, as desired. After use, the skin is smooth and illuminated. Algenist Multi-Perfecting Detoxifying Exfoliator is proven to provide visible results within 10 days.

Available on algenist.com, Space NK (online and instore), and other online beauty retailers.

Biotechnology at its finest.

Love, Ms.Raé xo

THIS WORKS 24HR SKIN SOLUTIONS KIT

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Well-loved skincare hero This Works have announced the launch of the 24hr Skin Solutions Kit – designed to encourage and maintain skin rejuvenation from day to night.

Research shows that the skin bears the brunt of a number of factors from UV light and external environmental pressures, to stress and lack of sleep. To combat these aggressors, the skin schedules different functions depending on the time of day.

This Works have identified four time zones (for skin) over a 24hr period and have cleverly filled them with targeted natural solutions to maximise skin performance. The 24hr Skin Solutions Kit (£25) is made up of five key products designed to work wonders in four key areas – sleep, protect, perform & perfect, and detox, relax & renew:

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SLEEP
Bestselling Deep Sleep Pillow Spray (5ml) features an award-winning natural, aromatherapeutic blend of lavender, vertivert and camomile to calm both mind and body, and soothe you into a peaceful sleep.

PROTECT
Award-winning In Transit Skin Defence (20ml) is enriched with SPF30, antioxidants, and broad spectrum UVA/UVB. This daily moisturiser acts as the skin’s first line of defence; simultaneously combatting the effects of pollution, sun damage, and dehydration throughout the day.

PERFORM & PROTECT
Light Time Cleanse & Glow (20ml) and Light Time Skin Plumper (3ml) team up as a dynamic duo that leaves the skin looking and feeling plumped, tightened, brightened and rejuvenated. The effective combination of these daily skin illuminators reduces the signs of fatigue, encourages hydration, and promotes bright and youthful looking skin.

DETOX, RELAX & RENEW
Perfect for bedtime, the No Wrinkles Night Moisture (15ml) provides just the right amount of skin nourishment for the end of the day. The formula races against the clock as you sleep to accelerate your skin’s inbuilt repair mechanisms, combat the signs of fatigue, and onset the process of night time detoxing.

This Works 24hr Skin Solutions Kit understands the body clock and effectively improves the look and feel of the skin at key points in the day. Skin and body clock synergy at its finest.

Available now, on thisworks.com.

Shine on.

 

Love, Ms.Raé xo

TAKE IT TO THE STREETS: PARIS FASHION WEEK AW17

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Bonjour mes amis,

We have officially reached the end of Paris Fashion Week, and the end of fashion month for Autumn/Winter 2017.

Next season promises to be full of wearable looks, spin-off’s from decades of old, and a few quirks that only the brave will conquer (dry cleaning inspired dresses à la Moschino anyone?).

Our friends sashayed across streets of Paris one last time (until September), and put on a display with just as much fashion goodness as there was on the runways.

Let’s take a look at some of my favourite Parisian street style moments, courtesy of none other than fashion photographer extraordinaire Diego Zuko, for Harpers Bazaar:

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Well, Paris is the fashion capital.

Love, Ms.Raé xo

TAKE IT TO THE STREETS: MILAN FASHION WEEK AW17

mfw street style 2017

Milan Fashion Week always brings us to a sartorially-splendid point during Fashion Month. Here we see Italy’s style set, the glitterati, and a number of equally chic globetrotters turn up the heat for what is undoubtedly the most glamorous out of all four Fashion Weeks.

Milan-hosted AW17 Ready-to-Wear shows are well underway with a real focus on heroine tailoring, head-to-toe colour-blocking, outlandish prints, and winter-worthy embellishment for next season.

The past few days have also been an off the runway opportunity for the fash pack to embody Italian flair mixed with fresh individual style.

Let’s take a look at some of my favourite Milanese street style moments so far, courtesy of one of my favourite fashion photographers Diego Zuko, for Harpers Bazaar:

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Oh, Milano.

 

Love, Ms.Raé xo

PRIMARK PS WORKOUT BEAUTY

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High street favourite Primark have made a noteworthy addition to their beauty offering with the launch of their fitness-friendly cosmetics range – PS Workout.

Whilst some fit chicks work out sans make-up without fail, there are times when that just isn’t an option for the rest of the #fitfam – especially when you have to squeeze a lunchtime session into a busy working day.

Primark’s new PS Workout cosmetics is great for time-sensitive diaries, and those days when you just want an extra glow and a little pop on your cardio and weights days.

Stand up to sweat with lightweight, longwearing, natural finish make-up for face, eyes, and lips.

The extremely purse-friendly 11-piece collection features perspiration-proof and splash-proof formulas in nice and neutral colours designed to enhance natural beauty whilst withstanding your workout.

PS Workout’s hero products include a foundation stick with enough coverage to hide imperfections and a lightweight finish that provides a natural- looking glow, a sweat-resistant powder with a matte finish that will keep you looking fresh-faced throughout your gym session, a protecting SPF 50 lip balm formulated vitamin E and shea butter for outdoor workouts, and waterproof eyeliner for subtle definition.

The full collection consists of aptly-named Lip Fix Matte Long Lasting Liquid Lipstick (£2.00), Finish Line Water Resistant Eyeliner (£1.00), Shape Up Lip Liner (£1.00), No Sweat Sweat Resistant Mattifying Face Pressed Powder (£2.00), Splash Proof Waterproof Mascara (£2.00), Lightweight Foundation Stick (£2.50), and Workout Vit Me Lip balm (£1.00).

Available at Primark stores nationwide, and via stockists on 0118 9606 300.

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Purse-friendly indeed.

Love, Ms.Raé xo

60 SECOND LOVE: TED BAKER JEWELLERY SS17

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Love is most certainly in the fashionsphere, and it’s all down to Ted Baker’s latest jewellery offering for womenswear Spring/Summer 2017.

Slotting into the brand’s very retro yet very now Keeping up with the Bakers’ Spring/Summer 2017 theme (featuring a very believable Mr and Mrs Baker who live life in the stylish lane), the jewellery collection stays true to ‘the renowned Baker elegance’ whilst demanding attention with an emphasis on statement necklaces in timeless colours, matching necklace, bracelet and earring sets, and Swarovski crystal pieces with delicate embellishments.

Geometric shapes remain at the forefront of Ted Baker’s offering, with the addition of striking Art Deco bows, on-trend rope and confetti textures with a distinctive finish. Soft enamel detailing showcase spring-worthy hues whilst bright cord bracelets make way for summer.

Here we see unabashed romanticism as offbeat, chalky tones make their way through the collection in cloudy petrol, dusky pink, silver grey, cream, and pretty pink; accented with bright blue, daring red, shocking pink, canary yellow and cobalt blue.

Statement necklaces such as the Galini Necklace (£79) ooze elegance and confidence. Adorned in a cluster of precious pearls featured in gold metal/cream pearl, rose gold metal/pink pearl, rose gold metal/grey pearl, and silver metal/grey pearl combinations – there’s something for everyone.

The new season collection is available at Ted Baker Stores and tedbaker.com, House of Fraser, Harrods, and ASOS. Prices range from £25-79.

As we all know, elegance never goes out of fashion.

ted baker jewellery 2017

ted baker jewellery 2017

ted baker jewellery 2017

Love, Ms.Raé xo