Wednesday, November 28, 2012

It's beginning to look a lot like...

Christmas. You guessed it!

 Covent Garden Christmas Tree

 Covent Garden Market. Two words: Disco balls.

Neal Street.

I'm not gonna lie, I have been avoiding the thought of Christmas so far this year. The idea of Christmas away from my home and family in Canada makes me very sad indeed. This will be my first Christmas away from home. I'm not quite sure how to feel about the whole thing. I know that it will be lovely no matter what, but it will also feel a bit lonely, no matter what. I need to get planning finding out which friends are also away from home and then we shall work together to make it the best Christmas possible! 

Any advice on Christmas away from home? I could use it!!!


Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Cooking with Chelsea: Scrambled Eggs

Take away bag from Maison Blanc, Hampstead. 


C'est fini!

So about a month ago I had the craving for scrambled eggs with cheese on a croissant, this quickly turned into a weekly treat! If you haven't tried this, you must! It's so simple and easy to make!  My secret ingredient for scrambled eggs is fresh basil! It's heaven I tell you, heaven. On the croissant front I tried croissants from 5 different bakers, including Maison Blanc (shown above). My favourite was from a little bakery in Muswell Hill called, Sable D'orPaul's followed in a close second place!

What's your favourite ingredient to spruce up your scrambled eggs?

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Monday, November 26, 2012

ootd: little peasant girl

What I'm Wearing:

Hat: Friend's
Coat: Vintage
Handbag: Primark
Dress: thrifted 
Carigan: Primark 
Shoes: gifted

This has definitely been one of my favourite outfits lately and it's probably one of the most inexpensive. I don't know if it's just me, but I feel like most people (or maybe just a lot of people) like spending a huge amount of money on clothing. And hey, if I had the money I would too, but seeing as I'm a struggling artist living in one of the most expensive cities in the world, that ain't gonna happen! At least not in the foreseeable future. But I try to not let that stop me from having my own personal style! I really make it a point to only buy things that I need or will use almost everyday. For example last week I bought a new(to me) pair of boots, trousers and a jumper. These are all things that I needed and I managed to grab everything for under £12. Even for me that's good! So if you don't already, I highly recommend taking a look in charity shops, whenever you are in need of a new item or maybe you just need a treat,! Try limiting yourself to under £5, you'd be surprised what you can find! I bought this cute little cream dress for £1. Yes, that's right folks, £1. I love how feminine I feel when wearing this outfit. It definitely makes me feel like I'm in the cast of Spring Awakening, but I would take that any day!

Reuse - Recycle

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Saturday, November 24, 2012


Some of my dresses. Clearly I am obsessed with patterns. 

Do you guys know those days where you have a whole bunch of things that you 'should' do, but you just can't be asked. That was today. I was suppose to be filming a video audition, but plans fell through and I just ended up spending the day curled up with a cup of tea and my laptop. I think these kinda days are necessary. I just need to make sure that I don't start making this into a pattern! There is just too much to do in this big bad city, sometimes it's over whelming.

What are your personal 'must dos' while in London?

Blurb over!

Cooking With Chelsea: Spinach Alfredo


Hi everybody! I hope you're having a great weekend so far. I've been getting a few requests to do more food post, so here we go! This is one of my favourite quick and easy dinners, Spinach Alfredo! I'm pretty relaxed about my ingredients for this one. I just start off with a basic white roux and than add what ever I have! This time round I added 1 onion, a few cloves of garlic, fresh basil and spinach and of course some cheese! 

Time for some chopping and boiling! 

A bit of oil for the pasta. I love my olive oil spray, I never end up pouring too much! 

Recycling or garabage bowl. Big time saver!

The start of my roux! 

All chopped up! 

Alfredo sauce. 

Just add chopped spinach and basil.


What are some of your favourite dinner recipes? 

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Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Sunny Days and Ingrid Michaelson


East Finchley Station.

Central London.


Last week I was lucky enough to watch Ingrid Michaelson, live in concert. It was amazing to say the least. Ingrid's music was one of the main reasons why I wanted to learn how to play the ukulele. The first song I ever learnt was her ever popular "You and I", also known by my Mother as "The Bunny Song". She is a goddess and is so incredibly funny and real! 

The event was at Union Chapel, a much loved venue in London. I went with my amazing friend Ruthie and a couple of her friends. We had a ball. Here are a few pictures from that evening and some shots of the fleeting sunshine! 

Ruthie and I.
Union Church.

Pre-show lights.

Opening act, Gavin James. Also known as the ginger angel! 

Ingrid and her cute trousers!!!

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Monday, November 19, 2012

The Fourth Flat

First look.

That's right folks, this is the fourth flat I've lived in since arriving in the UK. I know that may sound like a lot, I think that's because it is a lot and the kicker is that I've just moved into my fifth. Why all this hopping around you may ask? It's because I plan to move out with some friends at the end of January (when their lease is up), so it's a gypsy's life for me until then. This may help explain my lack of posting. I have been extremely busy running around trying to find work and a place to stay for the last few months.

 Mirrors everywhere.

 Here are some photos from my last place. It was located in Easy Finchley, NorthWest London. It was a beautiful area, not as posh or busy as Muswell Hill, but still very nice. I was staying with 4 other actors and subletting from the fifth. I am still so amazed by the kindness and love that they showed me while I was staying there. I couldn't appreciate it more. 

 Left over antiques from owners.

The house itself was amazing. SO quirky just like me. The room that I was staying in was perfect, I felt like it was designed just for me. The house also had the best kitchen I have had the pleasure of using whilst being in London, (complete with Jamie Oliver cookbooks)! I'm really gonna miss my new friends and this beautiful old house, but now I'm onto a new adventure. 

 I love this sofa. I want to take it with me.

 Paper art.

 So many great mugs. I tried to use a different mug each time I had tea.

 In the kitchen.

Will and Kate. If I ever get married, I want my face on a dish towel.

 Left over art project from owner's daughter. Kinda creepy.

 More leftovers.

 Bathroom decor. 

'My room'.

I have one word for this room. AMAZING.

I feel like this room was designed just for me. Ben and I are soul mates, or long lost twins (Twelfth Night anyone?)

 I think this is all anyone would every need. Ukulele, books, DVDs and a sword.

Thanks for tuning in and happy Movember!