Life lately - six November highlights

Another month over and I can't believe that Christmas is now less than 4 weeks away! As it's our first one as newly weds I'm looking forward to all the festivities, food and fun, but first a look back at a few of my favourite November highlights:

Blogging
After a patchy start this year I've finally been able to dedicate some proper time to blogging this November and I'm really enjoying the whole process of writing posts, taking photos and being part of the community again. 

What started as a place to share my love of all things beauty has evolved into more of a lifestyle blog and it's been so nice to relive the day and share our wedding and mini moon as well as my favourite bottomless brunch in London

Afternoon tea with the girls 
One of the best things about blogging is the friendships that we've made and in November I was able to catch up with the lovely Aysha and Safira. We had a really lovely afternoon tea at Amba Hotel and chatted away for hours over endless cups of tea, sandwiches and scones. You can see more photos of the amazing food on my Instagram here.

Christmas cooking class
This year I've been feeling uncharacteristically festive in November so when an invite to a Christmas cooking class landed in my inbox I jumped at the chance. Using state of the art AEG ovens we made our own mince pies and a super easy but delicious vegetable pastry parcel, before being treated to our first Christmas roast of the year. With free flowing prosecco and all the beautiful decorations it was such a lovely way to kick off the festive season. Currys PC World have also put together some of their top tips so if you're cooking this Christmas then check out their blog post here.

Taste of London
We were also given tickets to Taste of London and we both loved going around all the food stalls and restaurants. As a celebration of the best that London has to offer, there were so many great restaurants to choose from and as all the dishes are on the small side we were able to try quite a few. Highlights include the chicken bun from Bao, scallops from Les 100 de Taillevet and the most amazing waffle and ice cream from Rok. Sadly Taste of London has now finished but it'll be back next summer at Regent's Park.

Vuelio blog awards
Just before the end of the month I put my party dress on and headed off to Bloomsbury to celebrate all things blogging at the Vuelio awards. With a sparkling drinks reception, 3 course meal and a chance to chat with other bloggers it was a really lovely evening and big congratulations to Menswear Style for winning Best UK blogger!

Personal training and fitness
I never thought I'd be someone that enjoyed exercise but I have to say getting a PT has completely transformed my routine. We do a mixture of cardio and weights which is a complete killer but you always feel so good afterwards and combined with a healthier diet I've really noticed the results this year. I'm now working towards doing 10 pull ups in a row and it's so satisfying being able to increase reps or to go up a weight.

Have you ever been to Taste of London? What were your November highlights?

*We were guests of Currys PC World

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