Wednesday, 23 February 2011

Tokyo Jane

Do I swallow razor blades in my sleep? 

I am starting to think that this may be the case as the last few mornings I have woken up with such a raw throat. And this lasts the whole day – it’s not purely a morning thing. After much advice from loved ones to suck throat pastilles / have hot drinks / have lemon and honey / have medicinal brandy or whisky… I hadn’t managed to shrug it off just yet. I hate feeling like this. I feel so unenergetic, down in the dumps and blah right now.

Yesterday the postman presented me with a parcel and I was a little confused as I didn't remember ordering anything lately! I opened the package up and found this lovely little surprise:

Trying to resist the temptation of opening the sweets and eating them straight away, I unwrapped the little box covered in cute wrapping paper to find this beauty:

I recently won a giveaway at Nicole Richie Anonymous for a bracelet similar to the one that Nicole Richie herself had been photographed wearing. I am in love with this bracelet! It is so shiny (which is perfect for my inner magpie!) and the leather between each link is so soft, it’s exquisite. I can’t wait to wear it and will no doubt feature it in an outfit post in the near future :)

If you like the bracelet you can find it here in an array of different colours. Check out the Tokyo Jane website if you get a minute – they do some lovely things.

I would like to take the opportunity to thank Fran for sending me this lovely package and bringing a smile to my face when I’ve been feeling so under the weather lately. Thank you!

I'm going to keep the rest of this post short and sweet as I'm not feeling that great. 
Here’s what I've been up to lately...

Cooking… I had the house to myself at the weekend so decided to make full use of the kitchen:


Ingredients for making teriyaki sauce 
+ ready made jar “just in case”...

Teriyaki was a success! Didn't need the jar in the end!

Sucking…. Soothers. I will need more soon.

Wearing… ponchos and capes. I LOVE them. I need more in my life.

Loving... the revamp of Company magazine. I've been a devoted reader for 7 years now and this revamp is so modern, eye catching and edgy. It’s such great value for money – there’s always lots to read and this new look makes them look more luxe and expensive (without actually being expensive).

 Shopping… at I made full use of VIP week where shoppers can get 20% off their order with the discount code DPVIPD. There is also plenty of sales stock left still. If you spend over £75, you are eligible for a free gift - but can only claim this if you don’t use the VIP discount code *boo!*

Watching… The Model Agency which debuts tonight - Channel 4, 10pm-11.05pm


  1. Yay glad you like it :)

    and thank you for doing a post on it, it makes doing a giveaway so worth while when someone appreciates it :)

    Glad it made you feel a bit better, get well soon xx

  2. Thanks for reminding me, I've been waiting for that show to start, I'll have to record it.
    CONGRATS on winning the bracelet, I love it. Hope your throat gets better, the soothers should help.

  3. Good luck getting back on the mend, and congrats on winning that bracelet :) It looks awesome :D

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  4. Well, I hope your throat soreness clears up soon! I wake up with a sore throat on a semi-regular basis, but it goes away within an hour or so. Weird.

    All the food is making me so hungry. Glad your teriyaki sauce turned out! I used to use the premade "Stir Fry sauce" from the store but now make my's not really too difficult and it tastes a whole lot better!

    Congrats on your bracelet, too. I like it!

  5. heyooo :) the jumper is from topshop haha. you should have known! ;)
    ive been sucking on throat pastelles too! was quite addicted until i saw the small print "excessive consumption may have laxative effects" -,-
    and oh my goodness your paella looks yumm!

  6. Oh, hope you'll feel better soon.
    The bracelet is amazing, I envy you so much!

  7. I'm in love with the bracelet!

  8. Tokyo Jane looking really good^_^

  9. Know the feeling with the razors, I've been ill for the last 3weeks! Loving the bracelet, gorgeous,


  10. great bracelet :)

  11. Lucky you for the bracelet ! Great blog !

    Please see my first giveaway :

  12. Company is my favourite magazine too! I love how it's very editorial rather than celebrity obsessed. I always get it, I didn't realise Marina was on the front cover, so that's even more reason for me to buy as she's one of my style icons - I love her! And aw poor you - hope you feel better soon, at least you've got some yummy food to keep you occupied hehe :) x

  13. I've been reading some of your older posts and they're brilliant!
    You have such a lovely blog <3

  14. that paella looks IMMENSE! wow! fabulous post, hope you get better :) X

  15. Such a pretty bracelet, love it x

  16. OMG. I love your blog. My name's Anna, I'm a stylist and visual merchandiser in LA. I just started my own Fashion site. Check it out for multiple post a day on all things fashion. I'm following, I hope you'll follow back.
    Thanks love. xoxo.

  17. Congratulations on winning that bracelet, it's lovely! Ah, my throats really sort to, i'm also living on soothers! + yum Paella!xx

  18. Thank you all for your lovely comments :)

  19. @ Nicole Richie Anonymous: I LOVE it! And I've had so many compliments from friends who also love it - thank you so much :)

    @ Lace n Coffee: Thank you, my throat is tons better now :) I'm loving the Model Agency but have a couple of weeks to catch up on!

  20. @ Ashley: my throat is better, ta! But now I've got this annoying congested nose that no medicine seems to be helping with :( I have the worst luck at the moment(!) Home made sauce is the way forward! I like the sense of accomplishment you can get from it :)

    @ LUCYJOURNALS: Ha! that small print has scared me some what! Luckily I've been off them for a while :) Ha, Topshop! Should've guessed!

  21. @ Helen: Thank you for your get well wishes - and yes, the food certainly helped :) Major Company love here! Have you tried their High Street Edit magazine? It's fabulous and such a shame it only comes out twice a year :'(

    @ JustLikeJasper: Thank you very much for your lovely comment - that's the best comment anyone could ever make as I'm all about the writing! I'm glad you like the older posts too :)


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