Tuesday 22 September 2015

The Good Life Eatery

It’s where you get your fix of some seriously healthy food and fashion inspiration. I mean, the ladies at Sloane Square know how to nail style! And if you are lucky, you might even spot celebrities! Whilst we were eating, Millie Macintosh was casually "hanging out" at The Good Life Eatery. 

This café style eatery is tiny! There are only a handful of tables and if you happen to land up at a busy time, (I m guessing lunch-time & weekends) you will end up waiting in a rather dramatic queue. Good Life has been creating ripples in the clean eating and raw food world for a while now. And why not? It is one of the first of its kind, has a massive social media fan base and loyalty of many popular British bloggers & celebrities!

I mentally kicked myself for not visiting Good Life earlier. We went there on a quiet Tuesday evening and luckily found a table. Within half an hour though, all tables (there are about 4) were full and even Millie Mackintosh could not get a proper table, she sat (waiting) on one of those side facing tables with high stools!! Really!

A meal for two with a main and drink is roughly about £35 which in my opinion is not bad at all for central London. Their staff is genuinely friendly and the vibe is effortless and easy.

Left 'Lean Machine' Bowl | Right 'Goodness' Bowl

I ordered the 'Choc Norris' smoothie along with 'goodness bowl' whilst Andy ordered 'Ninja Turtle' and a 'Lean Machine' warm bowl with cauliflower rice and chicken meatballs. 

Not going to lie, I took my time finishing 'Choc Norris' over a long slow walk around the neighbourhood. And I enjoyed every bit. 

The 'Goodness' bowl is made up of quinoa tabbouleh, asian salad, zucchini fettuccine, sweet potato & quinoa falafel, 1/2 a seeded avocado, avocado butter & seeded crackers.

'Choc Norris' (love this name) is made with raw cacao, almond milk, almond hazelnut butter, avocado, cacao nibs, maca powder & banana.

'Ninja Turtle' is made with kale, spinach, coriander, avocado, cucumber, ginger, vanilla, spirulina, almond milk, coconut water & chia seeds.

Left 'Ninja Turtle' | Right 'Choc Norris' 

The food was fresh, delicious and surprisingly filling; don't be fooled by these pictures or portion sizes! We ate at 6 pm and went to bed about 6 hours later. During and at the end of these 6 hours, we did not feel hungry at all! 

Have you been to The Good Life Eatery? What are your thoughts? 

The Goodlife Eatery
59 Sloane Ave, London SW3 3DH
020 7052 9388


Thursday 3 September 2015

Planet Organic & Outfit of the Day

A Mix of Raw Pad Thai, Greek & Protein Packed (Quinoa) Salad

If you are ever around Liverpool Street Station and fancy a quiet (ish) spot with a bonus of healthy (ish) foods, try Planet Organic at Devonshire Square. The store extends to a swell café, complete with a quaint courtyard outdoor seating. My friend Kanchan and I landed at Planet Organic post work at about 6 pm and there was no food left except for some salads and pies :(

On the menu they offer a selection of hot & cold beverages that include organic alcoholic drinks, juices and smoothies. In addition to a huge salad bar, they also do hot foods such as pies, quiches, sausage rolls and pasties. Furthermore, they also throw in a few daily "specials" such as beef lasagne, sausages & gravy, Mediterranean chicken etc.

Both of us cannot wait to go back there around lunchtime for a hearty albeit healthy meal. Now I won't be surprised if it gets extremely busy and loud at that time of the day considering there are a lot of offices around Devonshire Square. But thats okay! We'll do anything for good food ;)

Anyhow, we had a lush time catching up over salad, organic cider and gin & tonic.  I  highly recommend Planet Organic for the following reasons-
  • It is a good break from traditional pubs & cafes.
  • If the "Great British Weather" allows, you can sit outside, enjoy a drink or two and unwind with friends after wrapping up work. 
  • It's not noisy at all compared to pubs & bars; lets face it pubs can get really loud. This basically implies that you can have real conversations and won't end up with a sore throat because of constant screaming  & shouting, trying to beat the noise & chatter.
  • You can eat healthy & organic food!
  • You can do a bit of grocery as well as skincare shopping from the store. Drink, eat, socialise & shop all under one roof. Genius!

And now lets take a quick look at what I wore that day! Jumping on board with the whole 70s vibe, I really enjoyed wearing flares after so so long! I've kept the rest of my look extremely simple and basic so that my flared denims could make a strong statement whilst being the focal point of this outfit.

What do you think about the flared denims trend? Yay or Nay?

Flares- Miss Sixty at TK Maxx
Top- Sarojini Nagar (Export Surplus Market, New Delhi, India)
Jacket- Qushi at TK Maxx
Bag- Manifatture Campane at Tk Maxx
Boots – New Look

Planet Organic
10 Devonshire Square, London EC2M 4AE
020 7220 9060

Are you from London or have lived in London at some point in your life? What places would you recommend? I'd love to hear from you. xx

Images by Kanchan Dora
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