Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Until the sun comes up...

Hi everyone, well this is a somewhat belated post since it is about what I did last Saturday, but never mind, let's just go with better late than never! I awoke to a lovely autumn morning, with a washed out watercolour blue sky and soft yellow sunlight filtering through the golden leaves. I love this time of year...of course it is with a certain melancholy that we must wave goodbye to those heady summer days of fingers sticky with ice cream, swimming in the chilly sea or laying in the park with your arms around that somebody who makes your spine tingle and fills your days with rainbows...
Yes, I digress. So we bid summer adieu with a tear in the corners of our eyes, and yet autumn sweeps in with the promise of a new beginning. The golden leaves, the soft light, the amber glow of the setting sun. This was one of those days filled with expectation and yet I had no plans until a phone call came with an invitation to go for cocktails at one of my favourite haunts in Liverpool, the Pan-Asian restaurant  Matou. It is a place which holds many amazing memories for me, since I have been going there for years, and it makes me so happy to go back. So, I dusted off my ruby slippers and skipped merrily into the city. Having a little time to kill when I arrived, I sloped through the streets at a pace which can only be described as dawdling , admiring the beautiful architecture which is just one of the things that makes this city so great. Doorways, I have a thing for doorways, and staircases. Gargoyles too. Yes, we have established that I am a little, shall we say eccentric. I blame my mother, she is an absolute history fiend and has dragged me on architectural appreciation trips to everywhere from Egypt to Dublin over the years. Not that I mind, as she has instilled in me an appreciation for truly beautiful buildings. With a hop, a skip and a jump down Water Street, I discerned by staring up at the beautiful and familiar clock face of The Liver Building, that it was time for my date with a  Mojito or two...

Here is what I wore:
Head to toe Primark apart from the bag which is Marc B at Topshop.








After a warm welcome from the staff, (special shout out to the ever lovely Roshan) it was time to cast an appreciative eye over the cocktail list. Before I knew it I was happily installed on the deck of the restaurant with a chilled Mojito in my hand. Even though there was an autumnal chill in the air, it was a glass full of summer with the perfect amount of mint and lime to counterbalance the rum and soda water. Matou is one of the places to go for a perfect cocktail in Liverpool, and the stunning views from the terrace and the restaurant make it an exceptional place to drink or dine. After a while sipping our drinks outside and watching the iconic Mersey Ferry chugging to and fro across the river, it got a little chillier so we headed indoors to peruse the wine list.
Matou is also a really good place to people watch, and we soaked up the atmosphere with a deliciously crisp Pinot Grigio and later a perfectly smooth Merlot, bursting with undertones of cherries and plums. Well what a lovely day. We didn't eat there on this occasion, but having done so many times, I can confirm that the food tastes every bit as lovely as it smells. So, after hours of fun, the dark inkwell of night poured across the Liverpool sky, and the clock face of The Liver Building took on its evening glow. We finally wrenched ourselves away and went in search of the only place to feast when a naughty afternoon cocktail descends into a whole day of drinking, yes everybody, I mean McDonalds. I know, I know ;)
It really was a perfect day and I felt almost like Cinderella as I skipped through the city streets at midnight, again soaking up all of the amazing architecture. Let's just say that Sunday was a day of recovery!


 Cocktail o'clock!
 A delicious Mojito.
 Two drinks and ripped jeans :)
A stunning view over the River Mersey.

I hope that you enjoyed my fairy-tale foray into the city! I love to read your sweet comments and I follow back my followers. 

Until next time,

Camille
 xo



71 comments:

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    1. Thank you lovely, so kind of you! Hope you are having a great week so far :)

      Camille xo

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  2. the cocktails looks tasty, i'm suddenly tasty for one. love the outfit!

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    1. Thank you very much, have a lovely day! :)

      Camille xo

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    1. Thank you so much :) have a great day!

      Camille xo

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  4. Love your style! Great outfit, I need a floopy hat like yours. Now, I'm really looking forward to the weekend hehe. I'm now following you on bloglovin and GFC, looking forward to more posts from you :)
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    1. Thank you very much, so kind of you! I look forward to more posts from you too :)

      Camille xo

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  5. the tshirt is cute. love it.
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    1. Thank you very much, it is easy to throw on with jeans :)

      Have a great day!

      Camille xo

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  6. Sounds like a great weekend. Love the t-shirt!
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    1. Thank you very much, so kind of you :)

      Camille xo

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  7. Stunning photos of an apparently great weekend...Happy Thursday, Camille :)
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    1. Thank you very much, it was a really nice weekend and I hope you had a good weekend too :)

      Camille xo

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  8. I am inlove with you Pink Floyed Tshirt and crazy about how well you paired it

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    1. Thank you very much, that is so kind of you. I hope you have a lovely day !

      Camille xo

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    1. Thank you so much, that is very kind of you and I will definitely check it out. Have a great day!

      Camille xo

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  10. Great outfit. Love your t-shirt (coming from a big Floyd fan). That restaurant has stunning views and delicious looking mojitos.
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    1. Thank you very much, I am really glad you enjoyed the post. I agree, the views from this restaurant are just the best and the Mojitos are too ;)

      Have a great day!

      Camille xo

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  11. cooool outfit! slightly different than usual but that style really suits you :)

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    1. Thank you very much, that is so kind of you, I am trying to switch up my style a little but more :) hope you have had a great week!

      Camille xo

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  12. sounds like you had a nice weekend.

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    1. Thank you very much, it was a lot of fun :) hope you are having a great week so far too!

      Camille xo

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  13. I love your outfit, I think I need to invest in a hat. It really suits you so I hope I can wear one as well!!

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    1. Thank you very much, I think you would look lovely in a hat!

      Best wishes :)

      Camille xo

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    1. Thank you very much Daisy, have a good day :)

      Camille xo

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  15. Gorgeous outfit and the top is amazing! x

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    1. Thank you so much, really sweet of you :)

      Have a great day!

      Camille xo

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  16. I love your style!

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    1. Thank you very much, so kind of you :)

      Have a lovely day!

      Camille xo

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  17. You look so pretty in that hat! And I love restaurants with amazing views!

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  18. Love the look, especially the shirt !! and what a view !! it's gorgeous, I would love to be having a mojito there too ^^

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  20. Such a gorgeous grungy outfit - those jeans are amazing! And the cocktails look delish!

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  21. This outfit is so perf! I love the shoes they're beaut! Thanks for following my blog, I've followed you back on bloglovin' Xxx

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  22. You have such a beautiful writing style! I also love your outfit, I think sometimes I overlook Primark because whenever I see outfit posts like this one of yours, I'm always shocked to find out it's from Primark :). What a lovely post :)
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  23. Such a great outfit! Love this post. That cocktail looks so refreshing and way better than the bottle of water I have right now lol. Oh and that view looks amazing. Simply stunning.

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  24. Fab pictures - you look amazing!! Thank you soooo much for all your lovely and thoughtful comments, they really mean a lot to me!! I'm glad we can stay in touch :)

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  25. casual chic with a twist! love the shoes!

    i'm following you on bloglovin' and hope you'll look for me too. see you around!


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  26. Love the shoes and the hat is amazing! Thanks for following me, I followed you :)
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  27. Love the split jeans paired with those shoes! Looks really cool but classy at the same time. x

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  28. lovely look Coco
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  29. I absolutely love this look. Beautiful photos , followed you with Bloglovin !
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  30. The outfit is great , and the pictures are so beautiful

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  31. Amazing look! I love the t-shirt!
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  32. Seems like you had a wonderful time, love the pictures and you look really pretty in the photos :) Love your look!

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  33. I loooove your top

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  34. You look so awesome and your shoes are stunning! Seems like an amazing time - could do with a pina colada after looking at these photos! ;)
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  35. Your whole outfit looked amazing!

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  36. hi dear, very cool outfit..i love your tee and these pics are verry nice..
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  37. You look beautiful - love, love, love the look!!! Gorgeous :)

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  38. Wowww... Amazing photos and outfit: LOVE it!!! And you have a great blog. Let me know if you want we follow each other by GFC, bloglovin', google+, etc. I hope so: I'll be waiting for you!!!

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  40. Lovely outfit, looks like a nice day out! x

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  42. Cool outfit!!

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  43. i love the outfit, it´s great.
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  44. Great look :)
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  45. You look really sooo cool!! Great print :)

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  46. Cool outfit! You look absolutely amazing!! I love your top and that had looks so good on you :)

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  48. Beautiful photos. Great look!
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  49. Love your look and all of your post! Super nice pictures.

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  50. I love your writing style. Your evening sounds lovely

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  51. Where did you get that shirt? It's pretty cool and that hat is stunning.

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