Sunday, 28 November 2010

Laptop Accessories - An Extension of Lifestyle

A luxurious take on laptop sleeves and bags made specifically to fit your beloved notebook in.

These products really reminded me of Luxiraire's amazing handmade camera bag, travel bag and iPad bag.

Mulberry for Apple
Daria Sleeve for Macbook
Bayswater for 13" Macbook

"We wanted a bag that was as special and personal to us as what we held within it. Not simply a container, but an extension of both style and lifestyle."
The Knomo bags are my favourite... I think I'm in love.
Rubi Briefcase - medium
Helena flap brief with removable laptop pouch

I especially love the laptop sleeves. Once I saw them, my mind screamed "I WANT I WANT!"
Patent Mock-Croc laptop sleeve
Bayswater embossed quilt sleeve
Made with faux nappa leather, some even come with a faux-fur lining. All Knomo products come with an individual tracking code, which you can register your bag with. I'm not sure how useful this could be when someone finds it - they'd have to call one of the numbers on the tag - but it's a good initiative nonetheless. The sleeves are £40 each - a possible Christmas gift to myself??

Ianthe embossed leather business bag

Ianthe embossed leather laptop sleeve
It's getting super cold in London. Don't forget to wrap up!

Wednesday, 24 November 2010

A few things

(South Kensington branch)

I had a Cheeky Monkey (yes, they're all cutely named), consisting of Nutella and Banana filling. It was a case of too much sweet stuff and nothing else for me. Let's be honest, the I looove the branding and the foil wrap is a really nice touch to keep it from being too hot in my hands, but I much prefer the cone-shaped, cream-filled, overzealous variety you can get in Hong Kong, which is really the same as the Japanese adaptation. Now I don't claim to know much about crêpes but man, the Japanese seem to have a crazy obsession with them. Which is all well and good because we all know that Hong Kong people love to copy all things Jap! I'm not complaining here!

My friend wanted a Snog so we went over there. It's literally a few stores down.

Green tea frozen yoghurt with mochi, cookies and oreos

What has happened to South Kensington this year? First there was the Hummingbird Bakery, and Snog. It was the first Snog too, and we felt so proud to have this hidden gem in South Kensington. They've popped up in various other places since then, and have become an obsession for asian students. Many other frozen yoghurt copycats have appeared - Frog and Yog come to mind (Yog is actually good though!). Then the appearance of Crème de la Crêpe and Wafflemeister have turned South Kensington into a fully-fledged food heaven! I am liking this new wave of dessert places with an emphasis on cute.

Of course, the not-so-cute places are also good. I've been a fan of Paul for a long time now. I don't usually eat sandwiches - their inability to emotionally and physically satisfy me always make me rather depressed - but Paul's tomato/mozarella/pesto sandwich is really good. Probably because it's made with their delicious olive bread.

 I had a yoghurt one day to trick myself into thinking I'm healthy.

Then I stuffed my face with an olive fougasse... Nomnomnom.

 Oh looky here, a random doorknob.


I trawled all the way to Wasabi in knightsbridge a few days ago to satisfy my sushi cravings. It's not the best but boy, is it cheap! 18 pieces cost around £13 - I picked my own pieces and had to unwrap them individually like it was Christmas. My favourite was still the mackerel; I love the combination of fishiness and saltiness. It's good that one of my all time favourites is relatively cheap; it's the same price as salmon in a lot of places.

Can't wait to go home this Christmas and gorge on proper, decent sushi, as well as all kinds of chinese winter dishes.