Morning!!! Well it’s almost afternoon! I’ve just strutted into La Bottega Milanese on Bond Court, Leeds.
I am currently sailing off the BUSIEST work week ever, for any little Glamour Puss with a ‘Take over the world’ mission lol. I’ve worked through six days straight, (which is waters off a diamantee ducks back for me,) had a few glitzy hours off and then found myself straight back on a morning train, trying to lip gloss, in a white faux fur (which is harder whilst on moving vehicles than a world take over 🙂 ) and i’m now sat, in the coolest little corner of La Bottega Milanese (I call any table that i’m sat at the ‘Power Table’ with my fancy cappuccino and a whole lot to tell you!
(Wait!!! One second…a guy is walking up to the table! )
Oh my GOSH! What amazing service!
‘Hi Chrissie, I’ve just received a message from my boss and we’re hear to take care of you…you’re next drink is on us and…’
He even came over with the most delicately placed, beautiful piece of patisserie that pretty much looks like an absolute work of art! Any guy that comes over to my table with a charming smile and with some sort of pudding in his hands wins my heart over and over!
The guy sat opposite me is wondering what’s going on. Hahaha. I’m trying to Snapchat him sneakily, because he’s shying away from Wunna Land.:) He’s having none of it! 🙂
I actually can’t believe how amazing this specialty Espresso Bar is!! Well, I knew it would be amazing, as it won ‘Best Coffee Shop’ at the Lifestyle Awards that I attended back in October. Yet actually being here, sitting amongst it all, writing my blog from ‘The Power Table’ lol and being swirled in an ambiance that feels like absolute ‘Esquire’ Glamour. However it’s amazing because it isn’t at all false…It’s real, innovative with a classic rural feel of luxury. There’s excitement AND peace all around me, happy couples, working ‘Handsomes,’ the ‘Regulars,’ the mid twenty somethings tinkering over Fashion magazines over brunch and stylish young 30 somethings who have popped in for a quick afternoon Prosecco. (YES, THEY DO BOOZE HERE! HURRAH!) I’m lost in a comfy, yet luxurious magic of casual relaxed creativity. Does that make sense?
This is one of my favourite spots to be creative in and the COFFEE is DIVINE! It’s almost as though they have made sure, that they take care of each human that saunters through their glass doors on Bond Court, just off of Park Row, with love, a sincerity. There is special attention to detail. Every tiny bite or freshly ground coffee is delivered to you with edgy yet exceptional style, manners and grace and because of that it makes YOU feel special, like you have a home. Plus, every tiny bite you encounter is perfectly plated, almost like it’s a cheeky treat, a luxury that YOU DESERVE.
I love it!
Everything around me is off white, light grey and with white washed exposed brick walls. I came early has I have to dash off in an hour to my next place of adventure, but now the place is getting busier and that good kind of ‘busy’ where there’s a buzz in the air, that isn’t crazy, just calm. They’ve got this in the BAG! Well done guys! People are working, laughing or writing around me. It’s amazing! And they are playing the BEST MUSIC known to mankind. Stevie Wonder ‘Superstition’ is currently going down. 🙂 Cool place!
Anyway, i’m getting distracted, i’m meant to be telling you about my life! So yes, busiest week ever….It’s stressful but i’m a trooper aren’t I. I just emotionally prep for the stress before hand and get on with it…in heels. You’ll always see me smile. Even if it’s tough. I’ve had tougher. (Accidentally homeless is New York was tough. Lol)
Like I said, i’ve just sailed through the six day work week, i’m blogging from the award winning La Bottega Milanese right now, then i’m back on a train in an hour to get to a Prosecco bar and meet my Mum en route. Tomorrow morning I have a shoot for ‘House of Solo’ magazine. (My good friend Abeiku Arthur who owns the magazine is currently stressing, as it all has to be done for next weekend. Lol.) THEN I am headed to Blackpool via Manchester…for work..and a bit of play. I’ll end up on the last train home to Leeds and then i’ll be back up and rushing to work the next morning.
I need a moment. A moment to feel free! I’m a workaholic and i love it, I do. But i feel a ‘moment’ of freeee is much needed. I’ll get it. Don’t you worry. 🙂 I can make time for everything and I hate it when people can’t.
I’m getting lots of messages in regards to my love life! I haven’t had time to really reply to you all. I’m sorry for that, but i’m getting better at it. It’s my ‘Talk to Strangers’ year, i know. Yet sometimes busy and passion take a hold of you with a madness that time just seems to fly…AND don’t forget i’m nurturing Ruby and Junior at the same time. I have a lot of help, yes…but they’re my world. My priority. Everything i’m doing is for them. Don’t get it twisted.
I still single…yes. I don’t think that really changes in hours does it? Soo many messages about it. Lol. I didn’t get to reply to ‘London Business Man’ due to my schedule…Yet i’m sure that when i’m in London, i’ll be able to meet up for a friendly cocktail…or five. I like catch ups. (ON YOU! Lol.)
I will say that I have my eye on someone right now. But just my little Eye of the Orient upon him. He’ll have no clue and wouldn’t really be bothered. I kinda just watch from a far and get on with life. Lol. What? Leave me alone I know, it’s creepy. 🙂 We all do it! Hahaha!But I’m a chick and well even though i’m ballsy…I’m shyer when it comes to matters of the heart. I get shy. Gentlemen should always play the first move. Hahaha. That way i don’t have to…:)
The coffee bar is filling up now. (Nice link away…:) ) An array of stylish young Leeds adults, families and more laptop workers have tinkered in.
I’ve noticed as i’m looking around now, that every human in this place is beaming. They all have a smile on their face and that makes me happy. It makes me feel as though i’m surrounded by this energy that is positive and fulfilling.
(Wait, i’m off to order another drink. I’m gonna end up wired.)
I now have the most beautiful Hot Chocolate ever.
The Staff are great here as I can just go up to the counter and say,
‘I just want something glammy?’
‘The Glammy Button has been officially pressed Miss Wunna…’
AS if!! This place is what dreams are made of!!
I watched the guy make my drink…and it was almost like a creative work of art was taking place.
He did say, that I was making him feel moderately ‘under pressure’ lol…so i kinda stop glaring at him like he was in a FISH BOWL and giggled away. He asked me if I enjoyed my little bit of patisserie and did you know that EVERY SINGLE dessert nibble has actually been ordered FROM ITALY. I know! How wonderful. We all know that if anyone appreciates a bit of luxury it’s me. AND to top it all off, everything that ISN’T flown in from Italy is made in YORKSHIRE. That’s amazing!!!! TEAM NORTH! AND the thing that’s even better is that this information was casually and charmingly delivered to me, as my drink was being made! FANTASTIC MARKETING. You learn as you wait. 🙂
My phones quit working now…so i’ve got all grumpy. Haha. I watched the Steven Bartlett Vlog last night, as I do every night Lol. I even rewatch the ones that I have seen a hundred times. 🙂 I hope you all get really into them… as to me, he is the most interesting human (aside from myself ofcourse 🙂 ) going.
Right, I need to head off…
I’ve got a train to catch…
La Bottega Milanese…You are WUNNAFUL! 🙂