{hello} winchester


Hello all!

Happy Monday! Jack & I headed into Winchester on Friday for a little jaunt around the pretty town and to have a nice pre-birthday lunch {it was Jack's birthday on Sunday!}.

We actually popped in to lots of nice shops, including my all time fave for home inspiration - The Hambledon - which, I must say didn't disappoint! If you don't live near Winchester, they have an awesome website and online shop now so you can have a little peek at that here!

After having a little wander round the shops we stopped at Jamie Oliver's restaurant - Union Jacks. It's really good, I happened to stumble upon it with a friend on its opening day, and Jack was most jealous  - so I thought it only fair to take him for a little pre-birthday lunch!

Please excuse the pictures....I apparently can't handle manual focus in low light!! {BOO}


Hope you had an ace weekend too!

p.s I also had a custom order from a lovely lady of 40 illustrated notebooks! Hoorah! :)

xo.

{nom} Meat & Bread

Hello all,

Last night I was thinking about all the awesome places I ate in Vancouver {there are so many it's unreal!} and I thought I ought to share with you one of my faves. If you ever happen to find yourself in Vancouver - then you need to check out this amazing sandwich shop...Meat & Bread. I'm an absolute sucker for good design and cool packaging and this place had me at hello...

Each day they have a couple of special sandwiches as well as their classics...unfortunately on the day I went the Porchetta sandwich which is apparently the best was sold out {should have had an early rather than late lunch}. Instead Ben, Saaed and I shared the lamb shoulder and meatball sandwiches and oh my they were amazing! {thanks Saeed!}. I certainly didn't feel like I was missing out not getting the Porchetta. They make them and pop them onto a rustic wooden board with a dollop of this AMAZING mustard which they also make and sell {yes it has super cool packaging!} - wish I'd bought some now! 
It's got the coolest decor and a really relaxed atmosphere - I really like that there's pretty much just one long table where everyone pulls up a chair and gets comfy together. It was a pretty hipster place - but I totes love a bit of that!
You can check out their daily menu here.
I'll be begrudgingly tucking into a fairly average homemade sandwich at lunch today..longing to be back at M&B!
Anyway I would highly recommend it for a light lunch if you happen to be in the area.

Have a lovely Tuesday!
xo.