Saturday, 31 January 2015
Monday, 26 January 2015
Since moving here in October the other day was the first day I went to Camden and without my Mum. Usually we would go on a Sunday were it is so busy you struggle to move and can only go ideally in one direction. I decided against going at the weekend and it was quiet completely different to the hype I am use to, but luckily Camden Lock Food market was on and I had a little bite to eat for my lunch. I decided to have a Piadina, which is Italian.
It was so good I could have gone back for more. It had homemade pesto, rocket, tomatoes and finished with melted brie which wasn't too melted making me like it even more. If you ever see this place go to it they do do a meat option to for all you non veggie people out there. While I was eating my Piadina there was also some very hungry looking sparrows.
After my lunch I thought lets go for something cold, crazy I know, and went off and visited one of my favorite ice cream parlour, Chin Chin Labs, who making their ice cream using dry ice and a wonderful arrangement of flavours. The whole place is decorated like a laboratory with toppings in test tubes and beakers back in the day they would serve the ice cream with a medicine spoon as well. Anyways, I had the special which was beetroot with Saffron Meringue and little drizzle of chocolate sauce and all I can say is wow! You had the slight earthy natural sweetness from the beetroot with a little help of warm chocolate sauce with an added crunch from the meringue. I would love to have this again if they ever bring it back!
Taking a visit to Camden wasn't just about the food, I went and visited one of my favorite vintage reproduction clothing store; Collectif. I have a wide range of their clothing and that visit was to be no exception, I picked up a very cute cherry print jumper with a little bow in the sale for £18 (I had seen this prior to the sale) and I also picked myself up a bargain, a pair of cropped high waisted jeans at £7! I don't know how I did it though as they look like they are full price online. Now I am not one to wear trousers/jeans but these were a snap and look great on. I will take a picture soon of this ensemble but for now here is a picture of the items I brought.
I hope I can take more visits to Camden and take one of my besties, Mel with me to enjoy some amazing ice cream!
Well today I have officially joined a gym and have gone for an induction today. This is the start of my keeping fit regime I want to start doing. I have a couple of goals I would like to achieve and that is to tone up and loose a little bit of extra gained weight that has appeared over the last couple of years. I blame the fact of too much junk food and letting myself go with my ex. I did use to do pole and burlesque dancing classes before I moved to London but I did that more out of enjoyment then exercise.
This will be a new start for me as I have NEVER been to the gym and I am not really the most sporty of people, but (this is a big but) if I remember I will try to log my weight at the beginning of the month in my very spanking new diary I brought last week for blogging notes, my life, work and also my weight. I guess you can say it is a 'Bridget Jones Diary'
Hopefully I will start to loose a little bit of excess fat and tone up soon.
Friday, 23 January 2015
So for this one I risked the cold and had ice-cream from one of my favorite little ice cream parlors in Camden Town, Chin Chin Labs. I will be posting a review later on today which I will leave a link to. So here is my representation of 'cold' with a little help of the effects on my phone.
This was a beetroot and Saffron ice cream and it was AMAZING! More to come about this later on in the blog.
Tuesday, 20 January 2015
Living in London there is a wide range of architectural history. From the houses of Parliament to Buckingham palace. But when you walking along a busy well known street like High Street Kensington and you look up above all the shops you can see a wide range of architecture from historical to modern. This photograph I took on my phone was on my way to work in the morning. I love how the light is captured and the black and white gives it a eery tone.
I have done similar architectural photography in the past and I must admit I enjoyed it and the results came out brilliantly. Maybe this could be a little side project to look above the shops of London and explore the architectural history of the city. Some of architecture work can be seen on my website just click on the link below.
|Lifes Captured Moments- Architecture|
Tuesday, 13 January 2015
I did a competition at the beginning of last year in which I was trying to perfect a swan. This isn't my best one but you get the idea.
|I like it but the milk is not right. Too much foam|
|Heart (sorry about the shadow)|
|Leaf finished with a heart|
I will continue my progress with the latte art and will keep you all updated if I enter the competition again or not this year. Fingers crossed I will get to go to Regional as I couldn't last year even if I did win my district.
Sunday, 11 January 2015
Wednesday, 7 January 2015
I was not sure what to do for his card I always struggle, but my parents have been traveling a lot, particularly last year, and have more plans for this year so it only seemed fitting to have a travel themed birthday card. As well as it being my dads birthday that day it was my works Christmas party, in which much alcohol was consumed and lots of secret Santa gifts was given. I had a lovely gift, from a fellow colleague, wrapped lovingly in a Starbucks green apron. My gift was a book on Photography, well the history of photography which reminded me of my first year of University studying this particular subject. I shall thurely enjoy reading it.
During the rest of the week I treated myself to a little benefit makeup hall. I got given some gift vouchers for christmas in which both stores had Benefit makeup counters in; bonus! I only had to use £8 of my own money and I got all these items. Full size bottles as well!
Along with treating myself to a little benefit makeup hall, I treated my body to a healthy dinner yesterday. Working in High Street Kensington I have the perks of working not far from the Whole Foods store in which they have a lovely range of food. I decided on the deli counter in which I got myself a quinoa cake with some butternut squash and cranberries finished off with a salad.
|So much colour on the plate, this beats my Jacket potato I'm having tonight!|
Thursday, 1 January 2015
In 2014 a lot had happened with my life, I split from my boyfriend of over 3 years and I moved out of our flat in Hereford to live with both my Nan and Uncle in London. I had to request a transfer from my old Starbucks store in Hereford to one within London and start making new friends. I had to quit my part time job as a photographer at the Vintage Birmingham Salon which I must say are brilliant you should go check them out. Just click on the picture below.
|The Vintage Salon|
My name is Jasmin, I am 23 years old, self employed photographer and a barista for Starbucks. I currently live in Fulham, London with my Nan and my Uncle. I am an all round creative type of person and like to show my creativity in what I do, whether on my sewing machine or even at work. I can be shy at first but when you get to know me I am a bubbly, chatty person with great personality. I have a love of all things vintage and I am inspired by the 40s and 50s. Even though I am inspired by these eras I like to give a quirky modern twist to my style. My photography website is called Life's Captured Moments, (please click below if you would like to view my work)
|Life's Captured Moments|
Now you have got to know a little bit about me I have decided to set some new years resolutions. I know everyone sets resolutions and don't plan to stick to them (believe me I'm one of them) but I hope I can stick by these ones as I feel they are more suited to me. I have created a list in which I will have in a separate tag to tick off when each one is completed.
This blog is going to be about my personal life; a diary if you will. I want to blog about friends, choices I will make, my crafts, my photography and just a general overview of my life. As said before this blog is a diary, in which anyone is welcomed to follow.