Monday, October 3, 2011

karaoke nights and awesome gifts

IMG_9024IMG_9020IMG_9009IMG_9007IMG_9010IMG_9027     (Dress, Heels – Primark / Bag – Vintage / Necklace – Camden / Watch – Claires / Ring – YSL)

Please do excuse the crappy mirror pics but I had to leave the house in 5 mins so there was no way I could have done a proper Outfit shot! :P Also, the dress is not spotted as it looks, that’s the dust on my mirror… lol.

So Saturday was Lena’s birthday party. Everybody met at her place to give her her presents* and have a few pre-party drinks before we were on our way to Holborn. Lena rented a Karaoke room in a place called Sushi Hiroba. It was a bit tight with 8 girls, wine bottles everywhere and loads of sushi in that tiny room… but Karaoke, your friends and Sushi – can it get any better? We even smuggled in some champagne!

Three hours later and with crackling voices due to excessive screaming to Backstreet Boys, Beatles and the Strokes we couldn’t decide which club to go to and ended up in a club in Stockwell called “Swan”. Hands down one of my favourite clubs in London. Great music (live music until 2am), great crowd and a great venue. Definately going there again!

The next day everybody was obviously hangover and tired so we chilled out, had a late breakfast and did nothing. Took me ages to get home because the Cverground was closed - you really don’t want to be stuck in a Bus in London with 30°C outside AND hangover…

So yeah that was my weekend! Hope yours was fun too!

xxx

 

*My presents were simply awesome, I must say. Two things you’ve got to know about Lena:

One. She is the biggest Burburry Fan EVER. She’s got Burberry wallets, boxes, curtains, bedsheets, towels, Flip Flops, bears, suitcases, tennis bats (!) and everything else you can imagine… oh, and bags of course. Loads of them. But no perfume! Aha! So I got her the Burberry Brit fragrance…

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Second. She is a big photography enthusiast like me (although she is a Nikon fan whereas I prefer Canon and we do have our little arguments about which brand is better… hihi). So I thought something Photography related would be awesome. And while I was surfing the webz I came across this

nikon lens mug (Unfortunately I didn’t take a pic myself, this is from here. You can even ZOOM (extend the mug)!!! :D )

A CAMERA LENS MUG!! How awesome is that? Lena opened the box and thought I bought her a real lens at first cause it looks soooooo real! The only thing that gives it away is the weight, cause real lenses are really heavy. I wanted to get Bento supply (stuff for making japanese bento boxes) so I came across the bento&co website where I found those mugs. I can really recommend that website, they ship from Kyoto, Japan, but it didn’t take more than a week to get the stuff. I’ll show you my bento accessories soon, too! ;)

Anyways, so now I had the glorious idea to check if they sell them on ebay too and voilá! They do. Even cheaper! (Simply search for lens mug/cup on ebay). So if you’ve got a photography savvy friend, this might be the perfect gift! A lens mug! I love it…

Photojojo Canon Lens Cup (This is the Canon Lens that I am going to get for myself… ^^ source here)

I love making presents! Especially when they are personal and really relate to that person… Need to start gathering my christmas presents soon…

54 comments:

  1. Du hübsche <3
    Schönes Kleid und schöne Bilder (:

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  2. der becher ist ja mal ein verrücktes geschenk.
    da würd ich aber blöd gucken, wenn jemand mit kaffee im objektiv neben mir sitzt oO

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  3. Wow beautiful dress, I love the colour! And awesome mug haha

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  4. Das Kleid ist wunderschön! Die Farbe steht dir echt. Schade, dass es hier echt schwer ist, einem Primark über den Weg zu laufen...

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  5. that is SUCH a beautiful dress, looks gorgeous with the shoes too!
    the lense mug is amazing ahah, such a good idea.
    faye xo

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  6. I loveee the color of your dress! :) x

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  7. amazing dress, and you have the most amazing eyebrows.

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  8. Stunning dress! the color is divine!!!! <333

    xxx
    www.bohemianbones.blogspot.com

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  9. Wow, I love the colour of the dress on you.
    You look stunning in it.
    And your hair is really lovely. :]

    And the mug is awesome. *_____*

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  10. Gorgeous dress, love the color! And I want that mug!

    Best,
    Nicole D http://www.vantagepointvintage.com/blog/

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  11. Oh du Arme. Das Londoner Wetter ist bestimmt nicht leicht zu ertragen! ; )
    Darf ich dich fragen, was du dort studierst?

    Liebste Grüße
    L.

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  12. schönes kleid & sehr schöne ideen :)

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  13. gorgious dress! LOVE X
    <3 the cookies

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  14. Loving the bag, this green is so pretty on you! xx

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  15. I love the title of your blog. have been in london this weekend and i loved it. And the wether was just so great!
    You live in a gorgeous city, dear!
    Have a nice day <3

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  16. wow, this is an amazing dress! i love it. and this idea with lens mug is awesome!
    Dolly, xo
    dollygoesfashion.blogspot.com

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  17. I love your blog !

    kisses,
    Klaudia B.

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  18. Gorgeous dress and love the ring.. addiction item.
    xoxo
    CLU from MYSTYLEVISON

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  19. what a pretty dress! the colour is awesome

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  20. Love your dress! Nice photos <3

    www.cardiganpumpkin.blogspot.com

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  21. I love your dress,it looks so nice on you!xx Tanja

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  22. Hi! nice blog!!! I follow you!
    Big hugh from Italy!

    If you want look my sketches! Nick

    http://nicksketches.blogspot.com/2011/10/steve-jobs.html#comments

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  23. Lena is a very lucky girl : Brit + camera lens mug !
    Gorgeous spotted dress ;)

    Love from London Wishes

    Caith
    www.londonwishes.com

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  24. Love your style!! Following!

    Xo
    Kelsey
    http://melodicmode.blogspot.com

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  25. The new lens are gorgeous! You will take great pictures now!

    And I must definitely go to Primark.. I really love your dress! The colour is so cool!! ;-)

    Have a nice w-end!!

    http://somestylestories.blogspot.com

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  26. That is such a wonderful dress! Great color.

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  27. Great dress! ♥ You look amazing! Love your dresss!

    XO, Imke

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  28. I think your outfit is fabulous girl!!^^


    xoxo
    Antonia

    FASHION IMPERATIVE

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  29. aw you're so thoughtful about the gifts :)

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  30. oh i love that dress so much!!!

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  31. Amazing hair and outfit, I wish I was as amazing as you at coming up with presents for people, I find it really hard! So creative :)

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  32. I like your sense of style. I hope you can check out my blog.

    http://paquetevistasbien.blogspot.com

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  33. oh i love the yves saint lauren rings :-)
    wunderful picture!

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  34. Sounds like a fun night! Pretty dress your wearing, and love the YSL ring paired with it.

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  35. Das Kleid sieht toll aus :)

    Liebe Grüße

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  36. You're such a brilliant present buyer! I'm in love with the colour & fit of your dress. x hivenn

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  37. Oehh that dress is the one i LOVE!

    New outfit post - New dress
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  38. love your amazing dress and the the present is very special, I really like make present too :D

    xx

    www.sickbytrend.com

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  39. You look fab with your dress. The color looked great with your skin tone.
    The lens mug were amazing. With first look you can't even determine that t'was a mug.


    Much love from the SABO SKIRT girls!
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  40. seems like a fun bday bash.. and you gave her some seriously cool presents.. I'm not a photographer but I've got friends that are always in need and desire of camera lens and gadgets.. so I bet she loved that!
    ..I like your outfit.. and I loved that ring! I'm a ring obsessed kind of girl.. cool blog, take care!

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  41. lovely outfit, and great blog! why/how was I not following you before?! I am now :)


    XO Sahra
    EffortlessCool

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  42. Cool dress, i like your post...i follow you, you can visit me in www.laviequo.com

    XOXO

    La Vie Quotidienne

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