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Eating Out in New York, Panna II Indian Restuarant

Best Indian in New York, Eating Out in New York

Once upon a time in a foreign land, before I became a ‘real’ blogger, I left my heart in New York City and found the perfect Indian food in the East Village for eating out in New York. Back then I didn’t even contemplate taking photos of my food(!!) and thus survives the only photo of the best Indian in New York from my trip – but boy, it’s a good ‘un!

I first came across Panna II when we stayed in New York with my pal, K, who very kindly gave us a space in her apartment in Brooklyn to rest our weary heads. K took us along to her favourite Indian restaurant one night, with absolutely no hint towards the shock we were about to get. We headed up the steps into to the tiny, unsuspecting Indian to be smacked in the face with the grandest, craziest hive of fairy lights you could ever imagine. Even looking back at that photo, I can’t believe it’s actually real and I’ve been there. You guys, this is an absolutely must see in New York even if the food is average… but the food is super tasty too!!

Stu and I are massive fans of Makhani, a very rich and buttery sauce with a really distinctive taste. I’m a huge lover of spicy food, but this is as mild as it gets and it’s amazing. Chicken Makhani is the only dish I’ve even tried after a couple of trips to Panna II, but if that’s good then the rest of the menu must be pretty damn good as well. We were also introduced to Puri bread by K, which is something you can only get in very select restaurants in the UK. Puri is a light, fluffy pocket of fried bread. Oof. Just describing it to you is making me yearn!

I can’t even say it’s the best thing about getting Indian food at Panna II because everything is so amazing, but you can even take your own booze to the restaurant! And did I mention the twinkly lights?! ““Where chilli pepper lights meets christmas tree lights” they describe of themselves, but even that can’t do it justice. You really do need to see it with your own eyes.

Find Panna II at 93 1st Avenue in New York. (Make sure you get the right restaurant, 2nd floor, right hand side.)

Loves x xx

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Outfit Post: How To Make An Outfit Look Expensive

Garden Party Outfit Ideas

It’s finally Autumn so I can hang around in long sleeves and layers… ooh and wear scarves! Thank goodness for scarves. Of course it’s still pretty warm out there right now so I’m easing myself in by keeping my legs bare. I don’t know about you, but sometimes I’m invited to the odd occasion where I want to look a bit more sophisticated than I am, haha. It used to happen more when I worked in my old job, but there are still some fancy occasions for a self employed designer from Yorkshire, trust me!

I don’t have a lot of money to spend on clothes and pretty much everything I own was a gift or bought in the sale, so I’ve become a bit of a pro on how to make an outfit look fancy for not many pennies. Here are my top tips for how to make an outfit look expensive:

Yorkshire Fashion Blogger

Peridot Pearl and Rose Gold Earrings

// Major on accessories! There’s no way I could ever afford a piece of clothing from Alexander McQueen, but I do have a couple of his scarves – a winter woolen one and a thinner, cotton one for warmer days. Throw on a designer scarf for a fraction of the price of a designer piece of clothing and instantly upgrade your outfit. For guys, a designer tie is the perfect ‘cheat’ accessory item.

// Choose fabrics wisely – some cheaper cotton alternatives fade really easily in the wash and budget fabrics such as viscose can look quite cheap. I always find lace is a good choice! Colours can let you down too – a lot of black fabrics pick up all of the dust and white can turn a less than pretty shade of yellow far too quickly.

// Go for fit over fashion. A well fitting item will always look classier and more expensive than a super trendy piece that is too tight or loose in all the wrong places. Plus classic items never go out of style and can be easily updated with different accessories.

// Wear your best jewellery. I don’t spend a lot of money on jewellery, as I make my own, but I do love to be spoiled on special occasions by friends and family. I was given these adorable peridot earrings by Browns, a local Yorkshire family jewellers, and they are such a delicate earring that they make me feel all fancy and dainty.

// If in doubt, go vintage. You can pick up a beautiful vintage piece for next to nothing these days and you might even get lucky and find an old designer classic lurking at the back of your local vintage shop. Look out for a Harris Tweed jacket or an unloved dress that you can re-hem into your new favourite outfit. It’s vintage, dahling!

How To Make An Outfit Look Expensive

Autumn Outfit Ideas

Of course, ultimately, just be yourself. As a Yorkshire gal who’s been to her fair share of fashion events I know it can be a little daunting to feel like you stand out like a sore thumb as soon as you open your mouth, but there ain’t nothing wrong with being a little bit different and chances are people will remember you all the more for it! Loves x xx

Outfit Post, Fashion Blog Posts, UK Fashion Blogger

Lace Dress | H&M (Similar)  //  Scarf | Alexander McQueen
Peridot Earrings | c/o Browns Family Jewellers

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