I have an obsession with coffee table books. I love the look and feel of them and the way you can sit at someone's house and have a flick through something really visual. They're so unnecessary as well- and I love unnecessary things! This week I was bored on my lunch break and so I decided to go and have a look round Oliver Bonas- which is the high street king of coffee table books.
I've wanted these two for ages...and as it was payday I decided to treat myself!!
What's nice about the book is that it's not too overwhelming. London is a foodie haven and there is so much it's easy to get overwhelmed while googling. It's so dense as a city as well that you can really try anywhere- which makes it so much harder to choose!
The second book is called 'Eat Pretty'. I love the cover of this and I had it on my birthday list (it was in May) so I thought I would finally get it! Anyone who follows me on instagram or knows my general theories in life will know that I believe your body rewards you for treating it well. I know that sounds really new-agey but it's pretty simple. Of course I eat rubbish and drink too much and am sporadic at best with exercise- but I feel so much better if I eat my greens.
This book has loads of really lovely girly recipes incorporating super foods and talking about their health benefits. There isn't a rule in the UK about what can be called a superfood, so this chart is really helpful for sorting the scientific from the marketing. I love the idea of 'eating pretty'- I try to put effort into what I eat and making them look instagram friendly- which means that they are doing pretty things to my insides.
I can't wait to try some recipes for this blog and as a hobby- cooking is a big passion of mine :)