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I went to Dorset this weekend. Here’s what happened



To Dorset this weekend, where in need of a countryside escape, I ventured to the seaside with my friend Alice Casley-Hayford. It was a last minute kind of getaway fuelled by an invitation to Mark Hix’s townhouse in the charming little town of Lime Regis. I love HIX in soho for a night cap in the eccentric bar downstairs, and of course the food is divine, so the decision to get the 3:30pm train on a Friday afternoon to Axminster was a no brainer.  4 hours of jotting through the meadows and green fields of England later, and we arrived to the open door of our local  taxi man Baz, who had quite simply the best Dorset accent of all time. Spirits were high as we giggled at Baz’s jokes poking fun at us, being two stereotypical fashion business girls arriving in full Prada shades, Acne shoes and enough myflashtrash jewellery to personify a vault. As the seaside came into view, the car pulled up at the top of the hill a stones through away from the beach and a chic swinging sign of 3 familiar capital letters welcomed us to a town house enclave of eccentric London chic.

The converted town house features 8 unique suites each with a subtle theme from hunting to fishing and sailing and a communal kitchen, though with a supper booked in at the fish house and an INCREDIBLE Breakfast hamper brought to your door, we weren’t sure we’d have time to raid the cupboards.



A quick change into a florence bridge dress later and we were off venturing down the cliffs, to a wind that was quite bracing to take in the beautifully grey coastline of Britain. As Alice and I tried and failed miserably to quote anything from Thomas Hardy, we decided our philosophical chat would be better fuelled after a few gin and tonics so to The Royal Standard for more peculiar stares by the locals.


A few lolz with some fishermen later and we were up at the part glass, part sweet little wooden cabin that is HIX Fish House. With obviously the most incredible views of the sea, the restaurant was pleasantly packed, one of those places where its really busy ( every table booked up for weeks, months even) but not jam-packed full aka we could heAR ourselves talk / weren’t bashed around by other peoples chairs. Anyway enough room chat more FOOD, for starters we had steamed local asparagus, for my main I had dover sole and to finish cocktails.

[Gold Love Ship Ring £120]
[Alice menu pondering with her hamsa necklace ]

 Im not going to lavishly give my opinion on each dish as i’m not a food critic, all I can say is that it was out of this world delicious. I mean the hollandaise sauce alone was the most supreme i’ve ever had, and I definitely secretly stole some of Alice’s monk fish butternut squash curry which was as good if not better than my melt in the mouth fish. I mean I can’t even..So to bed with blissfully satisfied stomachs and only the teenist bit of excitement for what goodies we might find in our breakfast hamper. You’ll simply have to go to find out, and to stroll down to the beach for an ice cream and to raid the local crystal shop (my mild obsession with crystals has been fulled further by our latest myflashtrash designer delilah dust jewellery) and to feel that rejuvenated, clear minded spirit when you board the train back to London full of seaside energy and new ideas.


 [Ship in a bottle necklace £115, Lobster Love Heart Necklace £190]

Visit The Hix Town House, Rooms from £120 a night

Have you tried this cake yet? #LFW @Aubaine_UK


I love french restaurant group Aubaine, so when they asked me to collab with them on a limited edition fashion week cake I was like obviously yes, please, thank you, awesome! It was difficult at first..so many cake visions flashing before my eyes.

<p>chelzillapeacock:<br />
fuckinnn YUM<br />
how da fuck is this possible<br />

I mean there was just not enough cake in my life..

So it started with tasting and ideas. I was first thinking a raw food cake, then a friend pointed out no thats wrong and silly. ( Sorry Planet Organic, I still love you) so then it had to be chocolate. But with a kind of light fruity edge. So then the Aubaine chef says in a french accent ‘Passionfruit oui?’ passionfruit- obviously! So enter the flourless, chocolate, passionfruit cake! Complete with crystal diamonds ( owning a jewellery e-commerce company and all i had to get some embellishment in there somewhere!)  this light humble, slab of deliciousness you need to try once in your life!


Amber Atherton’s MYFLASHTRASH.COM #LFW Aubaine cake is available at Aubaine Restaurants now.

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 Wearing Fendi & Sandro at Monica Vinader’s #JoyOfGifting event this week


How Does a Meme Become A Viral Sensation? via @Mashable ‘ It requires a special mix of relatability, humor and oddness to take on a life of its own.’

Smartphones are making shopping more fun via @PandoDaily ‘Shopping is getting even more fun and repackaged as entertainment. Mobile phones are being used as entertainment devices,’

What 11 Successful People do Before Bed via @BusinessInsider ‘Chenault likes to write down the top three things he wants to accomplish the next day. This helps him prioritise first thing the next morning.


  BERNER’S TAVERN – The London Edition Hotel. The hit fashion week hang out spot is still top of my list of places to eat  right now.  Get the crispy rock shrimp roll.



 The Worship Street Whistling Shop.  Full of dark nooks and candle lit corners, this gin emporium is east end decadence in all it’s hip glory. Try the delicious Rose Sangree- with lavender and cinnamon it’s like a wonderful Summer Christmas.



 Village Bicycle ( now down on Brick Lane) is one of my fave London stores! A neon, mexican rave of a fashion shop- Willa Keswick’s concept store is the millenial’s mecca. Modern art hangs with Japanese candy and rails of cool street wear and indie brands. Pick up some Kat Maconie Shoes, We Are Handsome swimwear and  of course brand new FLASH TRASH GIRL jewelery, cool chokers and unique rings!


Black Cameo and Cross ChokerTextured Gold HoopsLeather Spike Choker


my flash trash pop up store


To Ireland this weekend where FLASH TRASH officially popped up at Dublin’s super trendy BT2 store. Nestled beside House of Holland and Ted Baker, You’ll find our neon, urban, candy shop of delights! Jewellery we curate from our coolest up and coming Flash Trash designers such as Alona, Mona Mara and of course Estella Bartlett, alongside our popular own brand 90’s label, Flash Trash Girl. With prices starting from 12 Euros there’s the perfect selection of fashion accessories to update your winter look and cute gifts for friends.  My own Irish mega babe mate, Laura Whitmore (below) popped by to see us for some rings before her Late Late Show appearance last night. 
2 years after our first pop up shop back in October 2011, at Shoreditch House, BT2 becomes our third treasure box concession in a store. Flash Trash was the first online retailer to launch an instore concession in the UK at Oxygen Boutique where we used I-Touch’s locked on instagram to generate instore discounts for people who grammed and shared. Our popular presence in The W Hotel in London, earmarked the launch of Flash Trash in Shoreditch over at go-to boutique, 11 Boundary. We’ve got many more Treasure Boxes planned for the next 6 months, fancy one in a town near you ? Drop Jenni an email and tell us why and your city might be next! jennifer@myflashtrash.com 

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