Music and Burberry, asos and pulling!

This week I had music and Burberry, I partied at asos HQ and I pulled!

Burberry ‘This Is Brit’ Party
Last week started off with a bang; I was having a cocktail night at a friend’s when the lovely Ashley James from Made in Chelsea invited me to see her mate’s band, The White Lies, and the gorgeous Laura Mvula. I’m a big fan of both and hadn’t had chance to see them live, so naturally I politely ditched my friends and headed to Shoreditch. When I got there I realised it was a Burberry party which was pretty awkward, I was dressed head-to-toe in Warehouse and everyone else was head-to-toe in Burberry! (And I’m talking the band, the bar staff and even the cloakroam attendants!) Nevertheless, the night went from slightly awkward to brilliant as we got to hang out backstage after the performance (I always get excited about going backstage) and the guys were just as cool back there as they were on stage. The night finished off in the glamorous way it started (with cocktails) and, what’s more, I finally bagged myself a Burberry accessory, a wristband – it still counts!




Monica Vinader to ASOS HQ
Diamonds really are a girl’s bestie and there were loads at the Monica Vinader jewellery event which showcased gorgeous bling and provided guests with the sweetest, prettiest vanilla biscuits of all time. To be honest, I’d be happy just wearing the biscuits! The Esencia Friendship Collection was my favourite, absolutely beautiful.




With biscuit in hand, I hopped, skipped and jumped to the ASOS party, where I caught the end of the set from their house band Man Like Me. I remember interviewing that band from my old presenting gig on BBC2 on a programme called The 5:19 Show. They were still really nice and, since then, they have gone on to star in an IKEA advert (one of my life’s ambitions too) and, interesting fact, their front woman used to be none other than Miss Jessie Ware! Chatting to them, they complimented my dress and I complimented their massive ASOS billboard.




We meandered over to the canapé table and tucked into what we believed to be meaty burgers but, to our surprise and delight, they turned out to be mushroom burgers. Delicious yet deceiving, I canapé- leave it! I also spotted Millie Macintosh looking mighty fine, Professor Green you lucky devil!




Witness the Fitness: Get ya coat love. You’ve pulled (a muscle)!

Not a successful week on the fitness front I’ve got to admit. Recently I’d been on a roll: exercising well, sticking to a healthy diet, I was raring and ready to go. Howeber, let’s just say that perhaps I went into my Body Pump class a little hot headed and over enthusiastic…

Body Pump is my favourite gym class because it uses barbells and adjustable weights to tone and condition muscles while raising metabolic rate for rapid fat burning (geek). It’s so good for a full body workout, but without stretching I pushed myself to the limit and woke up feeling pretty immobile. Yes, I pulled muscles I never even knew I had and as a result I had to give myself the week off to recover! Let this be a lesson: Stretch people, always stretch! Please!

And on that life-changing note, it’s a ciao for now from me.

AJ xx

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