Santa Tell Me



It’s the most wonderful time of the year!

Christmas. There’s quite a lot of love-hate relationship going on with it. Worry not, I am on the loving side.

Christmas is one of my favourite times of the year. Everybody is up for having a celebration, the streets of London turn even prettier with the Christmas lights and despite clients nagging you with a gazillion things do’s (as if the world is ending), I am generally in a happier mood.

I know it shouldn’t be like this, but Christmas feels like the best opportunity to spend time with your loved ones: family, friends and relatives. And that’s why I am so happy! I am surrounded by the people I like the most, having a great time together. What’s not to like?

Of course, that involves a lot of eating and drinking and generally speaking not much sleeping. But hey, I like to think we’ll be forever young.

On one of our first Christmas outings in the city, we decided to catch up on the famous attractions of this Christmas 2018 and I think the star this year is the private member’s club Annabel’s. I was well impressed by their stunt over Chelsea Flower Show in spring, but this time they have outdone themselves. Look at it, it’s unmissable!

As a celebration of all my favorite things I came up with quite an outfit, impersonating my fave Disney movie - Alice in Wonderland! Ok, maybe a mixture between Alice and the Red Riding Hood. What do you guys think? What do you see?

What can I say, I love stars. I love red and I love stilettos! And I definitely love my new ROC London bag, resembling the Vinyl Hermes Kelly from 1997.



ROC London Kelly Bag
Sister Jane Star Dress
ASOS Frilled Socks
ZARA Red Coate
ZARA Mary Jane Shoes

Kinky Boots

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Ever since I watched Kinky Boots at the theatre in The West End, I’ve been wanting some red boots in my wardrobe. Lucky me, that’s what the industry has been craving for too, so I had plenty of options where to choose from.

Velvet, suede, leather, satin…what’s your fave? Aside from being pocket size, I personally think my legs are quite sporty, which means the tighter the boots the better! So, I finally succumbed to the sock trend…and I must say, I am loving the results.

These boots went for a walk throughout the city over the weekend, and I must admit that wherever they went, they were a killer. I know it’s quite a statement to wear these, but you’ll feel like a different character wearing them. I certainly did. And when in doubt, dance it out!

TCB xx

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ZARA Sock Boots (sold out, similar below)
Mango LBD (old, similar below)
Gucci Dyonisus Bag
Chanel Jewelry
Maria Pascual Jewelry

A Date In Primrose Hill

Everybody knows Shoreditch, Hackney and London Fields as the perfect summer hangout, but about Primrose Hill? Definitely one of my favorite daytime areas to wonder around, specially over summer! 

Primrose Hill is rather residential when compared to East London, but its vibe is still pretty damn cool. People are more posh here, but they tend to have a relaxed attitude about it. Streets are cleaner and pretty, fulled with designer shops, antique boutiques and organic food shops, cafes and restaurants.

If you ask me, a perfect day in North London starts by strolling down Regent's Street Rd, from Chalk Farm Station down to Regent's Park back entrance. Of course, parading around Primrose Hill to take in the breathtaking views of the city is mandatory. 

I love starting my day by having a coffee at The Little One Coffee shop. It's a tiny place, almost unnoticeable, but their stuff is fantastic. You know I love my coffee and, I am telling you, this is a TCB Certified Good-To-Go place. Also, they have the most amazing snacks to go with my coffee: Pastel de Nata (MY FAAAAVE!) and Bolinha de Queijo, which basically means puffed cheese balls. YUM?

After your coffee fix is sorted, you can relax and pamper yourself at Cowshed Spa, literally within seconds distance, or continue strolling down the road. I love grocery shopping here, they have lots fresh produce. Fresh crispy bread and great cakes at Sweet Things or Primrose Hill Bakery or a bit of everything from Shepherd's Food. I particularly like this place because they always showcasing new businesses and new products in their front door. In fact, that's how I met Une Normande a Londres, which now sells all sorts of cheeses and cured meats (Hello, saucisson sec? OBSESSED!) in Borough Market.

Now you've got food, what else? Grab a book at Primrose Hill Books or the newspaper at the local newsagent and head to the park! If it's a lovely day, you can stay there for hours, take in the sun and enjoy the view, probably the best to see the London skyline. 

Of course if sitting on the grass is not really your thing, you can people-watch at The Queen's while sipping a drink and then move on to Lemonia for a deliciously cooked Greek Meal. Afterwards you'll want to walk down your meal, trust me. 

Don't forget to wear comfortable shoes (that can be a nice pair of heels, surely?), but don't forget: comfortable do not mean dressing down, just dressing accordingly; and always, ALWAYS, in style. 

TCB xx



Today the weather in Barcelona is freezing, or so I've been told, reaching a temperatures of 0-1 degrees. The thought of it this morning made me shiver, as low temperatures are more extreme by the sea than in a urban city; but then I checked the temperature in London and to my surprise: we were BELOW ZERO. And here I was, bearing a leather jacket and a pretty thin outfit. Have I finally adapted to this weather? 

Since I've been back to the city, the streets of London feel more crisp, probably because it's BLOODY cold and the wind is a killer. My beaut city feels sharp, and that also reflects on the way I dress these days. Clean cuts and dramatic waves, it feels like a drama story just writing about it, but I really like the results of it. 

TCB xx

P.S.: Yes, I was wearing NO socks, and I was totally fine. 
P.S2: Photography by JJ Smith; Styled by moi :)



TwistxTurn Long Blouse
Gucci Look-Alike SlingBacks from Mango (ON SALE!)
Vetements Look-Alike Jeans from H&M
Warby Parker Glasses
Vintage Clutch and Jewellery