Raising the Steaks: Bar + Block Steakhouse by Fashion Du Jour LDN

Raising The Steaks: Bar + Block Steakhouse

You know what’s better than a good steak? A GREAT steak, that’s what! But what makes a great steak an UH-MAZING one? When you surround the experience with cosy, comfy decor, yummlicious cocktails and bae of course (I just used the term bae everybody – I may have just vomited a bit in my mouth…warn me NEVER to use it again). On one particularly drizzly “summer” evening a couple of weeks back, we discovered a place that really is raising the steaks! So, click this way and find out what’s on the menu at Bar + Block Steakhouse, Kings Cross…

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Getting In The Swing: Junkyard Golf, Manchester by Fashion Du Jour LDN

Getting In The Swing: Junkyard Golf, Manchester

When Date Night rolls around, sometimes you just want to mix it up! Yes, dinner out or the cinema is fandabbydosey, but come on…it’s great to do something just that little bit different. So one Friday we decided to throw caution to the wind and take Date Night to a more competitive place – Junkyard Golf, Manchester. But was it a swing and a miss or a Date Night hole in one? Click this way to find out! *WARNING* This post is likely to contain golf-related puns throughout that some readers might find disturbing…

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Urban Oasis: The Refinery - New Street Square by Fashion Du Jour LDN

Urban Oasis: The Refinery – New Street Square

In the hub-bub of modern life, it’s nice to know that there is always lurking a luxe little hideaway waiting to be found. On a particularly balmy day, we wanted to discover an oasis of calm in the urban jungle! It was time to escape the rat race and enjoy some well deserved R & R. Nestled away in trotting distant of Fleet Street and Chancery Lane, The Refinery – New Street Square, serves up peaceful respite and tasty treats for the city weary, right on their doorstep. Click this way and see what’s on the menu at this urban oasis…

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Discovering Food Heaven: The Lost & Found Knutsford by Fashion Du Jour LDN

Discovering Food Heaven: The Lost & Found, Knutsford

Nothing calls to you more on a sunny Saturday, than to grab your favourite person, jump in the car and escape the hustle and bustle of city life to go to pastures new! This was exactly the case last Saturday when myself and my man friend decided to depart Manchester and journey to the beautiful Knutsford to see what delights it had on offer. We were after something EXTRA special as we were celebrating our 4th anniversary too. Little did we know that we would be discovering the jewel in the crown of this gorgeous town in the form of The Lost & Found. Yes, click this way and get lost in food heaven with us…your seat is waiting…

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Peace & Street Art: OOTD Salaam Apparel by Fashion Du Jour LDN

Peace & Street Art: OOTD

With life becoming increasingly manic, finding ways of seeking peace is becoming more and more important to restore balance. Personally, I am drawn to positive vibes and weekend pursuits that calm the mind and renew the soul. So what more perfectly peaceful pursuit combo could there be than putting on my favourite fashion meets feel good mantra Salaam Apparel snapback to beat the drizzle and checking out the street art of Manchester? Take my hand and join me for a positively peaceful adventure…

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Come Away With Me: Manchester's Top Food and Drink Spots by Fashion Du Jour LDN

Come Away With Me: Manchester’s Top Food and Drink Spots

You know how we love a good spot of wanderlust here at Fashion Du Jour LDN HQ. We’ve brought you jaunts away to Dubai, Spain and Paris to name a few. But sometimes some of the best delights are right on your doorstep! Yes, who needs far flung shores when we have top food and drink porn in good ol’ blighty? After a particularly dreamy sunny Sunday in Manchester, Leigh was inspired to share with you her tip top choices for places to visit if you happen to pop up t’North. So click this way for tasty treats for the eyes…and the tastebuds…

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Scandi-lous: How To Cekebrate Midsummer Eve Swedish Style by Fashion Du Jour. Photo Credit - Mercedes Harrison

Scandi-lous!: How To Celebrate Midsummer Eve – Swedish Style!

Ok fillies, so you’ve heard of Scandi-chic and Nordic-noir! No? Oh, but surely you know about Swedish Midsummer Eve? Yes, if visions of that Shakespearean classic “Midsummer Night’s Dream” starts filling your head with blissful wanderlust…then you are on the right track. Those clever Swedes have got the right idea by celebrating Midsummer Eve in style! Sure, Sweden may be twice the size of the UK but it also does collective celebrating in a way we can only dream of. In fact, Midsummer is second only to Christmas in Sweden when it comes to relaxing, gathering with loved ones and throwing an epic party. But just because we are in ol’ Blighty, that’s no excuse! So it’s time to dance this way and discover how we too can celebrate, Scandi-style!

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How to be a stellar bridesmaib by House of Fraser and Fashion Du Jour LDN

Made Of Honour: How To Be A Stellar Bridesmaid!

Wedding season is upon us and for some of us it’s extra special as you are not just another attendee – oh no no! YOU  are going to be a bridesmaid for one (or numerous – Miss Popularity) of your best gal pals. WOO HOO! But what makes a good bridesmaid? Before visions of scenes from “Bridesmaids” fill your mind with hilarity and horror, don’t panic fillies! With the help of those clever people over at House of Fraserwe share with you how to be a stellar bridesmaid, with a lil’ bit of our own experience thrown in too. You’ll be gliding down the aisle and into the “legendary bridesmaid” Hall of Fame in no time!

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Come Away With Me Dubai - Fashion Du Jour LDN

Come Away With Me: Dubai

Spring is starting to get itself sprung and Summer looks to be on the horizon. But as the sun starts to finally creep higher in the sky, that pesky chilly nip in the air keeps the layers of clothes on! So, it’s easy for the mind to wander away to warmer climes. I often find myself escaping to memories of Arabian nights…and days! Yes! From daytime strolls along sunny sandy beaches to sipping chilled drinks at the hottest venues by night, Dubai may well be the perfect place to find your bliss. So come away with me by simply clicking this way – for we are off on an Arabian adventure, fillies!

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Spain Stephanie's Boutique Bikini

Come Away With Me: Spain

Sometimes…just sometimes, no matter how lush life is, how much you love your work, how happy you are in yourself – you need a little getaway to reset, relax and re-cooperate with good friends and great sunshine. So when we were offered the chance to hop across to the Catalonia region of Spain for a few days with our friends – we jumped at the chance! But with hand luggage as our option, it was time to pack quickly, and SMARTLY! So come away with me and see what delights this fab region has to offer…and how to be smart with beauty and bikini’s!

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