1. Lucie Loves… Fashion

    #Blogged | First look at Kelly Love AW14 Wanderlust

    These photos are the first from a series I was very lucky to shoot a few weeks back with amazing fashion photographer, Sylvain Deleu. They were taken as part of Nokia’s #1020Spotlight series over the course of a blazing hot evening in Kew, Richmond. Note to self: wearing autumn/winter pieces in 27’C heat is not something that should be ventured into lightly… 

    Here I’ve gone all out wearing Kelly Love's amazing Midnight Forest print trouser suit and her Pretty as a Postcard blouse, paired with my Meli Melo Thela bag and Lama Peach nela sneakers.

    Sylvan and I walked along the River Thames to make the most of the evening light and pretty scenery. I felt a little bit like my French style muse Lou Doillon in this outfit (I wish!). 

    All photos featured were shot by Sylvain using only a Nokia Lumia 1020 and natural light.

  2. Lucie Loves… Food

    #Triedandtasted Big fat burritos from @tortillauk

    Have you had one yet? JMG and I popped into Tortilla’s Hammersmith restaurant and picked up a couple of hefty real California burritos. These bad boys are ginormous! I went for the grilled chicken and JMG chose steak.

    The brand pride themselves on being sustainable, putting some of it down to their Californian roots, but more than anything they believe it’s just the right thing to do. They even work with local schools to teach kids how to cook Mexican cuisine! Nice touch.

    If you work near one of Tortilla’s many branches, dotted around London, and in Leeds, Watford, Southampton and Brighton, but don’t have time to dine in, you can order online! Pick your food up when it’s good and ready, to save you waiting around.

    Prices on the menu start at around £4 for one of their Dos Tacos, they also do Naked Burritos for those looking for a low-carb option, or you can go for the standard Burrito, in medium or large - depending on your appetite! We went for medium and were very impressed at how big the portions were. Ingredients were very fresh and toppings were plentiful. I even wish I’d been a bit more daring and opted for something a bit spicier…

    To wash down our food we ordered a couple of bottles of beer: Samuel Adams for me and a Sierra Nevada for JMG. They also serve margaritas!

    Tortilla is a good lunch alternative or a no-frills after-work bite to eat with friends. Very good value for money with quirky decor and speedy service. 

    tortilla.co.uk

    Disclaimer: Thank you to Tortilla for providing us with a complimentary Tortilla each.

  3. Visions Festival 2014 with Sailor Jerry & AONO Barbershop.


    A summer in London is never complete without spending time at one of its many festivals! We were invited by the lovely guys at Sailor Jerry to kick-back, relax and sample the very tasty goods on offer at Visions Festival in London Fields.
    The Sailor Jerry bar provided the perfect watering hole. We tried Sailor Jerry and dry ginger and also Guinness-laced cocktails—quite the macho combination!

    The all-day party took place on an über expanse of rooftop at Netil House, with 360’ views across London! Festival-goers could try their hand at arm wrestling, listen to live music from a line-up that included: “badass noise titans” Poliça, Baths, The Fat White Family, Eagulls and enjoy an exclusive London appearance from the one and only man who knows how to party hard, Andrew WK.

    We made an appointment with the boys at AONO Barbershop for JMG to have his hair and beard trimmed. They’re absolute legends and have literally been ‘on tour’ at London’s biggest summer events, shaping up gents with their incredible razor and scissor-wielding skills.

    The rooftop BBQ was absolutely delicious! We scoffed pulled-pork rolls with fresh ‘slaw and didn’t speak for the whole 5-minutes it took to (messily) consume them—certainly a sign of good food!

    Want to feel like you were there or relive your Visions 2014 experience? Watch this amazing short video by Sailor Jerry: http://youtu.be/O9ZoGLYDi6M sailorjerry.com/UK/ Photography : Lucie Kerley & @jmgcreative