Sunday, 8 April 2012

Recipe: Crème brûlée

Serves: 6


  • 500ml Double Cream
  • 1 Vanilla Pod
  • 100grams Caster Sugar (Plus extra)
  • 6 Egg Yolks
  • Raspberries


  1. Preheat oven to 150c
  2. Pour the cream into a heavy based saucepan. Split the vanilla pod lengthways and scrape out the seeds into the cream placing in the vanilla pod (remember to remove).
  3. Bring the cream to boiling, then reduce the heat simmering on a gentle heat for 5 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile in a separate bowl, beat the sugar and egg yolks together until pale and fluffy. 
  5. Once the creams at boiling point remove from the heat and pour slowly over the egg mixture whisking continuously until thickened.
  6. Strain the mixture through a sieve into a large jug.
  7. Pack fresh raspberries into the bottom of each ramekin and pour the custard over the top leaving room at the top. 
  8. Place the ramekins into a large roasting tin and pour in enough hot water to come halfway up the ramekins. 
  9. Place the tin into the middle shelf in the oven and bake for 40-45 minutes or until the custards set but still wobbly in the middle.
  10. Remove from the tin and leave to come to room temp.
  11. Just before serving.. Sprinkle with caster sugar evenly over the top of each ramekin and caramelise under the grill or using a blow torch. 

Love L x 

Mulberry Taylor

Introducing my new baby!!

I'm totally in love with my Mulberry Mini Taylor in black is the perfect size for my everyday use..
This what getting up at 5am does to me, i've been trying to decide on a new bag for about a year and finally caved on friday morning and bought it in Terminal 5.
I've totally justified my purchase between something to remember my experience at elle and easter!

Love L x

Haul from London

A few items that i purchased while down in London..

Pixi Beauty: Glow Tinkerbell Fairytale Nail Polish - Pirouette Pink

Laura Mercier: Secret Camouflage Concealer - SC-2

Dahlia: Sequined Collar Blouse

Love L x

Happy Easter

Hope everyones having a wonderful Easter weekend, filled with sweet treats and fun!

Love L x

Saturday, 7 April 2012

Elle: Day 3

My last day in the Elle office it was lovely and exciting...

When i arrived at Elle it was straight to the Fashion Cupboard with the beautiful Charlie (a blonde Audrey Hepburn) to return all the borrowed clothing from a trend shoot, i strangely enjoyed as it involved looking at beautiful clothes.

Later that day we were briefed on an up & coming shoot that we had to construct the 1st draft of the mood board for Anne-marie the Fashion Editor to edit. I started to to stress out at the fact i had't made a mood board in a few years, but it all came flooding back once we started to construct the board. 
I later found out she thought we did a good job!

I met Lorriane Candy Editor-in-Chief officially on the Wednesday, then met her again on thursday. I have to say she is incredible, lovely, down to earth and well dressed, everything i thought she would be and more. 

I was sad to leave as it felt like home and i fitted in perfectly, but i suppose all good thing have to come to an end at some point.

The Hearst Easter Bunny with basket filled of creme egg's 

Love L x

The Crew

Introducing My Lovely Film Crew

Pip - Director/Pro

Pip & Helen

The Lovely Helen - Who makes everything happen

Toto & Kiki - My very stylish Soundman and Camera Man

Love L x 

Elle: Day Two

Second Day at Elle was amazing!!

It was a fun packed day of lots of giggles and amazing dressed girls!

I started the day at joe & the juice for my morning Cup O' Joe.

 Then i headed to Elle where i was back with the EBT girls to get my first feature published what was an incredible moment, i was lost for words (doesn't happen often). Then to help them out i re-organised part of the beauty cupboard would was my aladdins cave between all the product and the fact i was getting to organise as i love it...
Then it was lunch so we headed to Leon's on Carnaby and we all opted for their Signature dish the Fish Finger wrap what was ok, not the best thing i've ever tasted.
After lunch i went off to work with the amazing Steph Smith & Gracie on Carnaby for  Elle Street Style, it was filled with lots of giggles spying on hot guys in our spare time. But when we were working we had to find random girls with great style to photograph/take credits.. At first i was nervous never having done anything like street style before but after the 4th girl i got into the swing of it. Plus it was all filmed for my documentary so the pressure was on!!

During filming Mamma Cece headed to Ben's Cookies on Carnaby for a pick me up. I have to say there cookies were amazing my favourites were the White Chocolate and also the Peanut cookies.

 Ben's Cookies

After my final interview of the day the lovely Helen, Mamma Cece and I headed to Liberty's, Cos and Anthorpologie for a bit of retail therapy. We headed back for a girly night in the hotel of pizza express and wine.

Love L x

Wednesday, 4 April 2012

My feature on Beauty Notes Daily

I was given the opportunity to write a feature on beauty notes daily!!
EBT Girls gave me a brief and i from there i had to find my two favourite make up trends from New York A/W12, i loved searching through all the beauty photographs from the shows.
Once i went through all the photographs and wrote down the occurring trends i chose the Tomato and Tropical trend.

My EBT feature It was a great piece to write, hope you enjoy reading it! Would love to hear your feedback..

Love L x 

Tuesday, 3 April 2012

Elle: Day one

Incredible first day Elle, it feels like home already! I've been a super busy fashion bee working between the Elle BEauty team and What Elle wears. It's been a super fun and amazing day working along side Suniel and Steph (WEW, Georgia and Suz at the (EBT.They there me into the deep end with 2 major features on Elle Uk. I found out tonight that I'd made it onto the What Elle Wears: what I wore!! I seriously can't believe it, it feels like I've made it into the Elle family after just one day. I still can't believe that people all over the world will be looking at my features. While shooting what Elle wears, what was great fun and I was in my element even pulled a Marilyn Monroe. I spotted the cutesy beagle called Erin and had an idea that she would complete the shot so we asked if we could borrow her for 10minutes, perfect model. When I seen the beauty cupboard for the 1st time I literally died, it's my ideal Aladdin's cave. Check out the Feature Love L x

Monday, 2 April 2012

Off to London to buy an Elle Magazine

I've been given an amazing opportunity to go and intern at Elle Magazine, being my favourite fashion magazine i jumped at the chance. Can't wait to see what my 1st Day entails tomorrow.

Elle Magazine: May 2012

  I will try and blog everyday depending on how busy i am.

Love L x