The BEST Afternoon Tea

Afternoon Tea

Afternoon Tea at the Westin Hotel

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Hello my lovelies! Its time for a very typical Ladypennyfeather post! Its time to hear me wax lyrical about yet another afternoon tea. BUT I promise you all, this happens to be my very, very favorite afternoon tea. It is drumroll The Westin’s Most Peculiar Afternoon Tea.

Why is this my favorite? It is a modern, topsy turvy take on the traditional afternoon tea! I posted a picture of the menu so have a little look and I challenge you not to feel your tummy rumble and your mouth water! The very best part is instead of tea, you’re served a mojito in a teapot, which is oh so hipster but still oh so sweet! And a more delicious take on a mojito I have yet to find!

The tea is served in the beautiful Atrium Lounge which looks like your sitting in an outdoor courtyard! So dreamy! It really is the perfect place to  while away the hours having girly chats and plotting to take over the world!!

Go grab your mother, girlfriends or reluctant boy and try it out!

Sunday Review


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Hello and happy Sunday my darlings! I hope you have all had a lovely relaxing day and are now preparing for the week ahead! This is a new feature where I’ll share what I got up to for the week, what I wore, ate, read ect! I hop you all enjoy it!

  • I really got back into instagram this week, especially taking outfit shots. I’m enjoying the last of summer by wearing as much pink as possible!

  • Ive been reading the loveliest blogs you simply have to check out! A Girl A Style and mrsalice.

  • I went home for the weekend and so enjoyed a few days of food being cooked for me and going on lovely walks.

  • I found a new website I cant wait to order some clothes from! Its called Cabbages and Roses. I particularly love this dress and this coat.

  • I shopped move than I have in months so I think I’ll do a haul very soon. Though looking at my purchases about 90% of them are navy. I think I need help.

 

New Lush Haul!

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Hello darlings! I know I’ve been a little absent for the last while, but what better way to get back into the swing of things than with a Lush haul?! So as many of you are aware Lush have launched 60 new products and I couldn’t wait to get my hands on a few of them to try out. I spent over an hour sniffing round the store and settled on these few products to try out.

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Wash That Man Right Out Of My Hair: This shower gel has the same scent as my favourite Lush perfume Cocktail which is now not in production. It has the most heavenly scent of jasmine, rose and lavender. My absolute favourite of all the new products. Its as sophisticated and classy as a shower gel can be!

Beautiful: This is a real morning shower sort of shower gel. Its uplifting and refreshing. It has the most beautiful golden yellow colour with specks of glitter in it! Its fruity yet musky with hints of peaches and apricots.

Don’t Rain On My Parade: Its made from blueberry juice, my favourite fruit, what more needs to be said?!That combined with the vanilla and violet infusions makes for a comforting bewitching shower gel that is totally addictive. Once in the shower you really get to experience the violets and its woody undertones.

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Salted Coconut: This is supposed to be a hand scrub but I have used this on my whole body, it smells far to delicious to keep only for my hands. As the name suggests it has a delicious coconut scent and the scrubs base is sea salt. It is they type of product that really sums up summertime and brings back lovely memories of being on holidays

 93,000 Miles: If you haven’t tried a shower jelly from Lush go do it now. They are so much fun! Its literally like tipping a miniature jelly into your hands and using it to was your body. You can also keep it in the freezer for an extra lovely experience. This jelly is amazing if you have sore or tired muscles. It has peppermint and a strong cinnamon scent to it, which is right up my alley, those spicy scents are among  my favourites!

Cup O’ Coffee: I love a new face mask from Lush. And as much as I love their fresh face masks it’s great to have a second more long lasting mask along with Mask of Magnaminty. Obviously is has a strong coffee and is the perfect morning mask as it makes the skin brighter and more invigorated. I love this so much as I can’t stand the taste of coffee but love the smell!

The Rough With The Smooth: Lush’s scrub bars are actually amazing and with no packaging super good for the environment. I’m very loyal to Aqua Mirabillis but this smelt so good I couldn’t wait to give it a go! It has the same scent as Lord of Misrule which if anyone remembers is a limited edition Halloween bath bomb. It is a sugar based scrub which is sometimes not as harsh as salt scrubs if you have delicate skin!

I hope if you haven’t by now tried some of Lush’s new products you will drop what you’re doing and run to the nearest store. It can be a little overwhelming if you’re not very familiar with Lush. Just wander around sniffing every product until you find one you don’t want to put down! The staff are also among the friendliest and most helpful I have ever come across. If you haven’t tried any Lush products before check out my post on my Favourite Lush Products!

 

Evening Meal at the The Cliff House Hotel

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Hello everyone. I wanted to share a  really special meal with you all. I love to eat out and a few weeks ago I ate the most delicious meal of my life. Not only was it the most delicious, it was also the most creative, artistic meal I have ever had! The Cliff House Hotel is a fabulous boutique spa hotel in Ardmore Co Waterford. Now when I say it’s one of the loveliest hotels in the world I may be a little biased as I live in Ardmore, but it totally is. Having an evening meal there is a real special occasion so that Friday night my mother, brother and I got all dolled up and headed out for a night of cullinary delights!

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I had:

King Crab & Chicken: Chicken Poached & Confit, King Crab Salad & Steak, Garden Celery, Lettuce, Sesame, Bloody Mary 

 Irish Rose Veal: Striploin Stuffed & Oven Roasted, Green Asparagus, Gnocchi, Sweetbreads, Thyme, Veal Jus

Organic Chocolate 65 %: Crème, Ganache, Caramelized, 24 Carat Gold, Olive Oil, Apricot, Sea Salt, ‘White’ Coffee Ice Cream  

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Everything was mouthwatering, it was one of those meals where at the end you wish you weren’t full so you could start all over again! I think the highlight for me was the crab starter. I’m a huge fan of crab and order it where ever I go. This had to be one of the best crab dishes I have ever tasted! If you’re ever in Ardmore call in and have a bite to eat at the bar, if the weather is good sit out and have a cocktail on the terrace. I’ve often sat outside and felt like I’m in a foreign country!  Until next time my lovelies!

January Favorites!

IMG_3503 2January has come to an end. As we always say at this time, where has the month gone? New Years Eve and the end of the holidays seem so long ago! I feel like I have really loved my favorites this month. Every product has proved itself to me and I am truly happy to recommend all of them! This is going to be a long one so sit comfortably, get a cup of tea and enjoy!

Can I start with the most exciting and my favorite of all the favorites?! I think I shall! This beautiful pair of Jimmy Choo shoes. They were a very generous Christmas gift and I still cant quite believe they’re mine! I had two events over Christmas and I was wearing the same navy dress to both. Only problem was I don’t really own many heels. I am a flats girl through and through. I couldn’t find any navy shoes that suited and when I found these I fell in love. I was the happiest girl in the world when they we under the Christmas tree!

I went on a little trip to boots and picked some products. Firstly two lip products Revlon Lip Butter in the shade Candy Apple and also Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet lipstick in the shade Hot Pepper. These are two very different lip products. Revlon lip butter is so moisturizing and  adds a lovely red sheen to my lips. Its a really good every day lip products. The Bourjouis is wow though. Its so deeply pigmented and honestly lasts for so long. I wore this for a night out where I wasn’t home until four in the morning and it was still on my lips! And I love the deep red shade! I also picked up a Collection 2000 concealer. I have heard so much about this over the years I thought It was finally time to try it out. I am so glad I did. I use it under my eyes and also on blemishes. Usually I use two different products for my eye and blemishes but this worked fabulously on both. I had an unfortunately spotty month and this saved my life. Plus its ridiculously cheap!

Other faves have been Origins Ginzing Energy refreshing moisturizer. A lovely light morning moisturizer. They also have other products in this range I need to try out! I got my first ever Urban Decay Naked palette. I chose Naked 2 and I’m not quiet sure how I lived without it? I am majorly behind the times with this one. I have been saying I must pick one up for years and just never have. I don’t think I can ever be without it now!

I repurchased one of my favorite old perfumes Naughty Alice by Vivianne Westwood. One of my favorite designers makes one of my favorite perfumes. Bliss. It brings back lovely memories! No favorites list would be complete without a Lush product. This months Lush pick is a shaving soap called D’Fluff. Smells like marshmallows and strawberries and leave my skin silky smooth, enough said!

Another exciting addition to my beauty collection was this limited edition Bobbi Brown brush set. As soon as it was released with their Christmas collection I knew I had to have it! The brushes are divine and the case they come in is so luxurious. This has been in my handbag since I got it!

Lastly is a book. Not just any book, the best cookbook EVER. The Extra Virgin Kitchen by Susan Jane White. This has sort of changed my life. Healthy eating without sacrificing flavor. The dishes are exciting and the recipes so simple that even a hopeless cook like me can whip up delicious dishes! I might even share a few of the recipes I have tried in a blog post!

Phew that was a lot of typing! I hope you managed to get through all that and maybe some of you are inspired to try out a new product or two! Stay happy and fabulous my darlings!