MASH RESTAURANT

I went to the launch night for Danish restaurant MASH back when it opened in 2012 and had a great evening eating canapés, meeting lots of interesting people, drinking too much Champagne and vowing to return for a proper dinner.

Modern American Steak House in Soho, London

Fast forward almost two years - time flies - and I finally went back.  We had an aperitif at the bar where there are lots of delicious cocktails along with beers, American spirits and bar snacks - I ordered the Lord of Dogtown (spice blend-infused Ketel One vodka, fresh white grapefruit juice, agave nectar and Californian sparkling wine, dusted with delicate plum sugar) and he ordered the Star Hill Negroni (Maker's Mark Bourbon, sweet vermouth and campari).  Both good.

FRIDAY'S FFFFOUND: BLACK AND WHITE POLKA DOTS

Black and white polka dot lace dress
model and equestrian Gigi Hadid wearing a beautiful
Dolce & Gabbana polka dot lace dress in W Magazine

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MARC BY MARC JACOBS

For the second day of LFW waaay back in September, I wore a blue ruched satin Marc by Marc Jacobs dress I had to have in the Galeries Lafayette January sale in Paris.  Over the top I wore a printed, fringed shawl from New Look, which in versatile black and cream is easy to throw on over all sorts. 

Blogger Emma Louise Layla at London Fashion Week

Onto accessories: on my feet are the black Jimmy Choo cut out suede shoes - my first Choos - I treated myself to at the brand's recent sample sale.  This patent croc-effect turquoise leather handbag is becoming one of my most worn bags this year - it's super glossy so pretty much water-repellent (handy for London), has a cross-body strap and on-trend top handle plus the boxy structure means it's kept its shape really well.  Then there was the best accessory at London Fashion Week this season: THE OUTNET's Sergio the shoe hunter. What a cutie.

The Outnet's Sergio the Shoe Hunter and Blogger Emma Louise Layla at London Fashion Week

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PROVENCE

For the long weekend over Bastille Day back in July, we visited a charming little Roman town in Provence called Vaison-la-Romaine for a few days.  It's a pretty, 2,400 year old place sat on gentle slopes to the north of the Ouvèze river, most known for its Roman ruins, an ancient stone bridge and a huge flood in 1992.

Bastide la Combe, Vaison-la-Romaine, Provence

The town is filled with archaeological sites, boutiques, terrace cafes and restaurants with the Haute Ville overlooking it all.  We climbed the steep hill to the medieval centre at the top and wandered around the picturesque buildings and 12th century chateau with wonderful views.  We stayed at Bastide La Combe, a gorgeous five bedroom private house in the countryside surrounded by vineyards just on the outskirts, with a beautiful pool.  I've been day dreaming about it on these rainy November days...

Bastide la Combe, Vaison-la-Romaine, Provence

ANA BEATRIZ BARROS

Brazilian babe Ana Beatriz Barros (always high up on my list of girl crushes, but strangely not featured on here yet) is the current face of Italian lingerie brand Intimissimi's Autumn/ Winter 2014 collection, featuring in the November issue of Madame Figaro Spain wearing plenty of the Italian label's underwear, on the roof, as you do.  Photographed by Richard Ramos, styled by Marta Lasierra and hair & make up by Miguel Angel Alvaraz.

Ana Beatriz Barros in Madame Figaro Spain magazine editorial
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