Ope O: @greatarsenal. This week I found myself on a list of “15 instagrammers killing it in London right now”. Super chuffed! But the best thing about it was discovering 14 great new instagram accounts. My fave was street photographer Ope O – his shots are so cool and atmospheric, he makes me look at the city in a totally new way. Follow for moody shots, amazing architecture and London’s best staircases.
I was totally fascinated by this WSJ feature about what makes Miucca Prada tick. There are so many inspiring business women out there, and I love lifting the lid on their creative process and the inside peek of how they run their biz. Check out the full article here, such an interesting read.
T’is the season for entertaining, and I’ve decided to have a go at making these mini beef wellingtons from I Am A Food Blog. Really sweet! I’m hosting the fam on Boxing day, so I reckon these would be perfect. Nothing too huge after the massive eating binge of Christmas Day obviously, but I still want to be able to whip up something special. I’ve never attempted any kind of beef wellington before, so need to get my practise in now!
Tomorrow my florist extraordinaire sister Gemma is running her hands-on Christmas workshop at Heal’s. It should be a great class, and hopefully some of you will be able to pick up her top tips, as well as getting to take a festive posy away with you. Foliage and flower arrangements are by far the coolest way to deck the halls if you ask me. Also just to let you guys know that all the flower classes this year are completely booked up now, I’m afraid.
BUT if you visit our faux florist the team will still be able to whip up bespoke arrangements and wreaths for you. Gem will hate me saying this by the way, she’s crazy busy right now with Christmas orders and making everything from winter wedding bouquets to gigantic wreaths for Ottolenghi’s windows. But hey ho, as I’ve said to her suck it up, you are a florist after all! So definitely pop into our little Abigail Ahern Flowers cabin at Heal’s to get your wreath before she goes on strike.