Five Things I Learned and Loved in April

Better late than never, I’ve finally gotten around to noting down the five things I learned and loved in April, so here they are:

My First Fashion Photo Shoot

You will have recently seen a brand new post about my plans for an expansion of categories, including fashion. To begin this expansion, I added my very first outfit post to my blog, which you can see here.

For my first outfit I chose a city chic look, a look I would choose to wear to a client meeting or a professional event, and I featured some of my favourite accessories in the post as well:

Fashion Shoot: 5 Things I Learned & Loved

My First Birchbox

In April, I decided to sign up for Birchbox as I want to experiment more with beauty products and buy new things, however inspiration (and knowledge) is often lacking on my part! I thought Birchbox would be a fantastic idea to try out new things and find products I was interested in and which would actually work for me and my skin type/tone.

So far, I am absolutely loving it. I have found a couple of products which I will be investing in (namely the Kueshi Foot Care Cream). I’ve recently received my May Birchbox, so do keep your eyes peeled for a post about the gorgeous and exciting products I found in there!

Brunch at All Bar One Waterloo

I was recently invited to a brunch at All Bar One (at a location of my choice). I chose to have this brunch with my best friend, at the Waterloo location just by Southbank. I had a smoked salmon & poached egg breakfast (called the protein power up), with a mimosa alongside it and a coffee to finish. My friend had a boost breakfast, which consisted of a poached egg (given to me as she is vegan), hummus, grilled Portobello mushrooms, avocado and rye bread. Her breakfast was also accompanied by a mimosa, and a coffee to finish. As a cute little side, the coffees came with shots of smarties.

All in all, the location was extremely busy (as it was the queen’s birthday weekend), but the service was great and the waiter (although a little stressed) was really nice. I would definitely recommend dining here again!

Beginning to Read Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg

I will be doing a book review on this one soon, so watch this space, but I began reading Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg last month, and I’ve got to say this is an absolute eye-opener! I would recommend any female looking to have a prosperous career to read this book, and any male looking to improve equality to have a read of it too.

Five Things Learned & Loved: Lean In

The book has been written in a documentary format, and is an account of real-life stories as well as general advice in terms of how women tend to act in the workplace, and what women must get better at doing in order to progress and further their skills.

Building the Final Pieces of Furniture for my Room

Last on the list of things I learned and loved in April, I finally got around to building the final pieces of furniture for my room, which is so exciting as I’ve managed to store all of my things, and my room looks so much more tidy!

Room Decorations: Candles

I’ve also added a few bits of decoration, such as these cute little candles (from Debenhams), and these typography pieces (Debenhams and John Lewis):

Room Decorations: Colourful Candle Holders  Typography: Room Decorations

There are a number of additional pieces of art which I need to add, which I bought on my recent trip to Florence. I am currently scoping out some framing places to get these up on the wall as soon as possible to brighten up my room! Any tips on good framing shops would be so handy!

As always, thank you for reading Coffee Guaranteed. x

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