I have no idea if I spelt that right but I think I'm along the right lines. I just got back, literally, landed two hours ago from GREECE!
I went to stay with my friend from work who is originally from Athens, but his family has a country house about an hour away in a beautiful town called Schinias. We stayed there for one night, stayed in Athens for one night, visited the Acropolis, CAMPED! for one night on a beach in a town called Evia, went back to the city for a day and then finished up the holiday again in Schinias.
I had such a good time. It was my first time visiting Greece and it was so beautiful; the water, the beaches, the mountains! It was so different to see mountains for the first time in a long time!
I just want to say a big thank you to the Ovadias' and thank you for the wonderful company and delicious food.
Just as an FYI - this post was a million percent unplanned.
Recently, one of my favourite things to do is go exploring on my bike and search for new coffee houses round by my neighbourhood.
I live kind of Oost Amsterdam, near to the Amstel River, so pretty close to De Pijp which is bursting with crazy busy cafes and bars. There's not as many options round by this way, so everytime I've gone past somewhere new, I've made a mental note to make sure I visit.
Last week I found a little vegan cafe, (I'm not a vegan - I've been basically on a strict meat-only diet since I threw a 4th of July bbq last week) and had a pretty tasty almond milk and banana ice latte. I took my book and enjoyed a brief pitstop for 25 minutes or so to enjoy my drink before I got on with going to buy groceries.
This weekend, I knew I wanted to go to a place I've ran past a couple of times, called Roost. It's a coffee house and it's in the Oost. Get it? Roost. Anyway, as I said I knew I wanted to check it out and I knew I needed to blog this weekend, so I thought I'd kill two birds with one stone and bring my Mac down and get my groove on with an ice coffee.
If you happen to be in Amsterdam Oost, check this place out. It's nice and quiet, good coffee and cute coffee guys. What more could you want?
A couple of weeks ago I was contacted on behalf of Great Plains and asked to check out their current dress range and was instantly attracted to this dip dye dress. I'm all about that dip dye life, from DIY's to already mades, I've got quite a few dip dye things.
I put it on for the first time today and absolutely love it. It's super cool for the summer and even balmy days like today (it's 24degrees and cloudy at the moment in Amsterdam.)
I put it on with my Nike Tennis Classic which have been part of my rotation for the past four months and also my Granny's locket which is my most treasured piece of jewelry.
I know I'm gonna get loads of wear out of this, especially because I'm going to Greece in August and I think it'll be perfect to wear to and from the beach.
Check out the dress here. Just for y'alls information, I got a Medium and I'm a size 12. The size is pretty dead on I think; not too tight, not too baggy.
Apologies for my awkward posing; I lost my camera in my room somewhere in between taking the top photo and getting ready to take the other outfit photos.
As I haven't posted much recently, I thought I'd give a brief description of what's been going on in my life of recent times.
This basically sums up the past six weeks.
Football: I've thoroughly enjoyed world cup and was gutted to see the Netherlands leave the other night after penalties. I've been all about the football-shirt and if you follow me on Instagram, you might have got sick of me.
ASAP Rocky: If you know me and no matter if you're a boy or a girl, I've probably asked you "do you think ASAP Rocky is hot?" For me, he's number 1. I can't stop listening to him or looking at pictures of him. I don't know what it is about him. I do really. It's his face. HE'S SO FIT. A few of us all went to see ASAP Ferg on Wednesday night which was awesome. The mosh pits were worse than at Jay-Z (aka better) but I'm bruised allover and each time I was back in the circle, I was thinking, f'ck Lauren, you're a 26 year old female. You shouldn't be doing this. Big up to Schoolboy Q as well for showing up. Hope you had fun in the Green House.
Sun: The weather has been pretty wonderful recently so we've taken full advantage of the terrace and the bbq, having a 4th July party last week. I also got a new bike which I've freaking loved cycling, even if it's just to the station in the morning. I didn't realised how much I missed it.
Running: I ran my second half-marathon of the year in June (I think) in Hackney. It was hot, long and tough. Really really tough. In any of the races I've done (that sounds better than it actually is - six) I've never seen so many people crashed out on the side of the road. It was pretty scary. It was nice to be back in London again and to see people but it did make me miss Amsterdam.
So I think I'm back into a good flow at the moment, gonna try and pick up on posting regularly again.