Date Night Destinations

My boyfriend and I have been together a couple months shy of 3 years and every couple of weeks we make it a point to go out and spend some quality time together – how else are you meant to keep the fire alive?!

We love to explore London and experience new things together, so we’re always on the lookout for great places to go on dates. As we’ve got quite different personalities, we never really run out of things to do, which is why I thought I’d share my list of favourite places in London to go on a date night.

Electric Cinema

I am a movie fanatic. I just love a good movie. Sadly though, my boyfriend is not as into movies as I am. When we first started dating a good few number of our dates were to my local cinema – poor him. To kind of negotiate and make going to the cinema a tad bit more enjoyable for him, I found out about the Electric Cinema in Shoreditch – one of my favourite places in London! It’s a little gem buried inside a beauty parlour slash cafe slash bar and it’s amazing. It’s a little pricier than the normal Odeon, but there’s around 30 people per viewing. so if you’re a movie goer like me, you don’t have to worry about annoying people talking throughout the movie. You can order food and drinks to your chair. And when ordering your ticket you can either order a lounge/bed for you and your partner to share or individual comfy chairs complete with a lovely blanket, perfect for snuggling.

shoreditch

Bowling

Staying on course for conventional dates, Brooklyn Bowl is for those who love bowling, but this has a twist. This is bowling for grownups, you can get alcohol, and a greasy cheeseburger, while listening to dope music and the occasional live concert- yes concert lol. This place is pricey, so its worth checking who will be performing there to make your trip worthwhile, but it is totally cool. I’m not a fan of bowling as my boyfriend always whoops my ass, but it’s good fun once in a while.

Brooklyn Bowl, London, Englandbb_Big

Burger and Lobster

Me and my boyfriend are die hard foodies. We enjoy eating together… you know what they say – food is a way to a man’s heart – even when you’re not cooking it lol. If you’re looking for a chilled evening out, this is the place to go. Forget an easy Byron burger and trade it in for Lobster and fries. This place is lovely and affordable, and if you end up going to the one in Soho, you can also take a stroll around China Town.

burger and lobster 3

Saatchi Gallery

My boyfriend is an art type (Check out his custom leather jackets if you like) . He’s always dragging me to exhibitions and art galleries and to be totally truthful I’m just not  that into them (I absolutely hate the Tate Modern) but the Saatchi Gallery has become one of my favourites as it’s not pretentious. They always have really modern art pieces, that actually make sense. If you haven’t taken a trip, I would recommend you do so, plus, you can explore Chelsea after and maybe catch a drink at a local bar…ooh la la.

saatchi

Other than exploring different places in and around London, a Netflix & Chill session, or an impromptu concert is always on the cards!

Where do you like going on Date Night? x

What’s In My Bag

 

FINAL

I’m so nosey, I just love reading and watching What’s in my Bag posts, so thought I’d do one myself!

After about a year’s worth of deliberation, trying to decide what bag I wanted to buy next, my siblings had, had enough of my indecisiveness and made the decision for me, they were kind enough to buy me a Michael Kors Camille Satchel for Christmas!

I’m so finicky with the types of bags that I buy. When I do finally buy one, I use it the time, so I guess it’s worth me taking my time right?

As you can see from the pic, I have A LOT in my bag, and actually have to clean it out daily, because I hoard so much.

But enough of that, let’s take a snoop around this bad boy! The first item in my bag is my Makeup Pouch. I carry this with me all the time. To be completely honest with you, I never really touch up my makeup throughout the day but, it’s always nice to carry -just in case, especially if I’m off out after work or staying at my boyfriends. If you want to see it’s contents check out my February Face post 😉

Next, I’ve got some nail stuff. I hate when my nails chip throughout the day and for some reason, it always happens. So instead of looking at my crusty nails at work and getting annoyed throughout the day, I decided to start carrying around Nails Inc’s Express Nail Varnish Remover as it’s easy and there’s no mess or gaffing with cotton pads and nail varnish removerand a nail varnish colour. I’ve actually become the go-to girl in my office if anyone needs a nail touch up lol. I’m currently loving; Tuberose by OFAT & It’s Genius by Essie.

NAIL STUFF

Along with my mini manicure set, I HAVE to have some hand cream. This is not even an option for me, I go through about 2-3 hand creams a month – I cant stand ashy hands on myself or others – a bit of cream never hurt anyone! This one is from Lush, the cream sinks into you hands and makes the supple – but I won’t go into that too much as I’ve got a Lush haul coming soon 😉

PERF

I have to carry around a scent or spritz, and at the moment I’m obsessed with Tom Ford’s Velvet Orchid,  Oh ma gahd, this scent is divine, it’s definitely seductive, it’s fresh, feminine and floral, I love it. And let me just say, it’s sooooo much better than black orchid – I don’t know why everyone lied about loving that scent, it was awful.

I live in the UK, so its a necessity to have an umbrella. This one has lasted me years though, it’s by Windbreaker so it doesn’t turn inside out, when the wind decided to attack, plus it’s got a little torch on the bottom which is a cute addition.

Always have to carry paracetamol.

PARA

I’ve got a thing about dry skin, I can’t stand it. I apply Carmex about 2000 times a day. so this is always in my bag, along with a few other lip products.

BOOKS

One of my New Year’s resolutions were to get organised, so I bought a diary which I carry everywhere now. On the topic of books, I’ve been reading the Kray Twins biography and it is so good, heard good reviews about the films, but need to finish the book first – you know what they say, the books always better!

Bose headphones are my life! Literally the best headphones ever. I love listening to music, and I like my base, so these are ideal. On the topic of music, what are your favourite playlists on Spotify? I’ve got Make Out Jams, R&B Jams 100, Grime Shutdown and Hip Hop Top Tracks on replay all the time when I’m driving.

Everything else in my bag are just my necessities, house & car keys, purse and gum.

I hope you enjoyed having a snoop, what are you carrying around daily?