Cheese & Wine Festival, East Village

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I hope you’re all enjoying a carefree Sunday and possibly a Sunday roast? This year feels as though it is well and truly flying by! It’s as if the more I plan to do, the quicker the time slips by, which is wonderful because I have chosen to enjoy every day. Granted enjoying every day has become much easier with the arrival of lighter mornings and longer days. I adore the transitions of seasons and as a summer baby, I feel revitalised and ready to take on everything in the warmer months.

This year feels as though it is well and truly flying by! It’s as if the more I plan to do, the quicker the time whizzes by, which is wonderful because I have chosen to enjoy every day. Granted enjoying every day has become much easier with the arrival of lighter mornings and longer days. I adore the transitions of seasons and as a summer baby, I feel revitalised and ready to take on everything in the warmer months.

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This weekend my partner and I attended a cheese and wine festival, I know what your thinking, an artisan festival in Central London? Yes, Whey! Fellow foodies are warned, these pictures may subject you to grave cheddar cravings, and chocoholics… have a bar at the ready! For the fashion focused I have included a short style overview, which you can find at the bottom of all this cheesy talk.

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Right, crackers at the ready. We attended yesterday, 1st April, however, if you’re lucky enough to be in the area today you can also attend today until 4 pm.

We attended yesterday, 1st April, however, if you’re lucky enough to be in the area today you can also attend today until 4 pm.

A soothing smell of assorted cheese filled the air as you walked towards the cheese connoisseurs tents, it was too much to bare. I’m afraid I didn’t even get a chance to take pictures of the cheese platter we practically inhaled.

Although they may lure you in with the temptation of “FREE” cheese and wine, behold, there was not a morsel of free cheese to be seen.

Sweet dreams are made of cheese… I can’t brie-lieve it! Cheese carving!

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The pièce de résistance…

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As a cheese fanatic, I found great pleasure in browsing the grounds to find every type of cheese you could dream of. After filling our faces until we couldn’t squeak anymore we walked on with the crowds to the chocolate.

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Of course, once you have had enough cheese there is always room for chocolate. I prefer the milky kind, anything and everything sweet for me.

Decadent hand-crafted easter eggs lined the tables and provided great inspiration for what to gift the family this Easter Sunday.  I went for the “Milk Chocolate with Pecan and Bannana.” I am still trying my hardest not to eat it myself.

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After chocolate tasting, can you believe, I had the urge to try churros? I’m not sure where I get my appetite from.

The verdict, I wasn’t the biggest fan. My guilty pleasure is warm cinnamon and sugar pretzels, I expected churros to taste sweet, but they tasted unsatisfyingly savory to me. My partner loved them so not all was lost.

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Luckily I fittingly wore a dress that could cope with my cheese feasting today. Spring has sprung and so has the arrival of my transitional wardrobe.

My bag is usually equipt with everything I should ever need (and will never need), but I should have been more optimistic and packed my sunglasses! That’s right, for most the day the sun was in my eyes!

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I teamed a Topshop ditsy floral printed dress with a mohair cardigan from Uniqlo, my trusty Hobbs 2 in 1 bag, sheer tights (because it’s still a little chilly) and a handmade necklace that my mother no longer wore. Thank you mum!

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Topshop | Uniqlo | Hobbs 

For timeless tea dresses, Topshop is at the top of my list. Uniqlo is the ultimate brand for buying good quality basics and Hobbs offer contemporary classics that can be reworked time and time again.

This festival has been my foodie heaven, I will never tire of spending days experiencing and tasting different foods. As for the fashion side of Spring/Summer, I can’t wait to fully embrace slipping on a cardigan instead of a heavy coat.

Enjoy your Sunday and I look forward to seeing how you are spending your days and styling your outfits for SS17.

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