On Friday we decided to head up to London for a day of shopping, eating and general roaming about hoping that the Bank Holiday would have driven most of the crowds away. Arriving off the train absolutely ravenous we headed towards Spitalfields for a rendezvous with The Breakfast Club, only to find the line (although not as long as usual) still would have kept our hungry tums waiting for at least twenty minutes. Instead we ended up at The Diner - always a fail safe. The Breakfast menu alone will have you wanting to order enough dishes for five people, but in the end I settled for a stack of blueberry pancakes and I have to say, they were probably the fluffiest, tastiest pancakes I've ever eaten. All washed down with a thick Oreo milkshake, of course. Calories don't count on Bank Holidays.

We headed up to Shoreditch to catch the Chasing The Sun exhibition at the Londonnewcastle gallery and despite being the exception in a family full of Oasis fans, the photography was great (I do love a good black and white portrait) and it was a really interesting space.

Of course, a visit to Selfridges was a given and I managed to pick up the new Chanel Perfection Lumière Velvet Foundation. Thoughts so far - love the sleek black packaging and the buildabitily of the coverage but I'm very undecided on the finish which once settled feels like a light layer of powder. Great for seamless blusher/bronzer blending, but I'm guessing no so wonderful for dry patches. I think this one's going to come out on top in the warmer months when my skin leans on the shiny side, but for now a drop of the Le Blanc de Chanel before application is helping keep things hydrated.

I also made my first Charlotte Tilbury purchase and have to say, I'm very impressed with it so far - details to come later in the week! Although the counter may be slightly hard to navigate in the Beauty Hall, the products are as beautiful and well formulated as I imagined and I've already been making my way longingly through the rest of the range on the Selfridges site.. I feel a spend coming on!