Out and About

A Lights, Camera, Action And Wine Weekend

Big hair with big smiles

This weekend marked the  end of a very long and stressful week.

What better way to celebrate its end by getting dolled up (professionally, I might add!) and having lots of fabulous photos taken.


The photoshoot session was something I had purchased a while ago at a beauty exhibition in Olympia, London.

Big hair with big smiles

So bright and early, Natalie and I made our way to ‘The Face’ on Kings Road, London. Only stopping briefly for a light bite breakfast and cuppas in Costa at Victoria station.

One quick hop on to the underground at Victoria and off at Sloane Square meant our journey was almost done.

Going for the country look

I don’t think I have ever been down the Kings Road before.

It had everything.

I was salivating.

Not yet pay day.

Hm. I’ll have to come back another day.

Evening gown poses

We found the place and made our way inside where we were greeted very warmly.

In terms of how I wanted my hair and make up I had no idea.

Nor did Natalie.

But we decided (eventually) on the smoky eye with curled hair and bold nails.

Close up

Once polished, painted and primed we were shown to our dressing room and told to prepare for our shoot. Sharing a changing room was hilarious! Made even more funny by glasses of wine being consumed at an almost alarming rate.

Piano beauty

Bit of dutch courage!

Girls in evening dresses

The morning and then afternoon slipped by without us noticing and before long, we were sat in front of the huge Apple computer, doing the almost impossible job of picking our favourite photos. This was of course accompanied by another glass of wine, or was it prosecco?

Can’t remember at this point.

With lots of crisps and peanut M&Ms.


Tinkling the piano keys

When all was finally done; suitcase re-packed, wine drunk, nibbles nibbled, photos purchased.

It was time to hit the road.

Cheeky selfies in the loo

Cue many (loud – Natalie) antics  and selfies on the way back to Victoria thanks to the rather strong wine we had been drinking. I don’t think the older generation on the 211 bus we fell into, complete with suitcase in tow, were much amused.

Selfies on the bus and weekend fun

Victoria station was found quite easily when the bus driver told us which stop we needed to get off at (we had asked him to tell us when we’d reached Victoria – I think we would have ended up at the end of the line otherwise!).


Tipsy girls

The day was completed by a big yummy late lunch in Café Rouge (cue more silly photos in our dressed up state) before heading home.

Silly selfies


Yummy steak baguette lunch at Cafe Rouge

It really was the day I needed.

Oh, and a huge, huge thank you to Sam, who came and picked up two very tipsy and giggly girlies.



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