They say that all good things must come to an end…
…and this weekend Alfie said goodbye to his class mates at their graduation ball.
Outfit for the evening: black 3/4 length beaded cocktail dress-Butterfly by Mathew Williamson at Debenhams, beaded clutch bag-Dune, earrings-a gift from India.
Everyone was dressed to impress and determined to see med school out with a BANG and welcome their new lives as doctors with a MASSIVE celebration!
But, with every ending a new journey beckons…
Out fit of the day:
Yes! I went for the Zara dress!!!! Thank you so much for all your help with making the decision. I love this dress!! 🙂 My shoes are from Faith and earrings are from Swarovski. I also wore my new cardigan that I picked up on my recent shopping trip as a cover up…it’s so cold right now…brrrrrrrrr!
The grad ball and the wedding were both amazing. I felt so privileged to be allowed to experience the beginnings of both new and exciting journeys with my friends.
Well I’ve had some spectacular food this weekend, most of which I didn’t cook! BONUS! Saturday started with a yoghurt bowl made using Rachel’s vanilla yoghurt, Lizzi’s granola and some rhubarb compote. As breakfast was quite late and I was going to eat a decadent 3 course meal at the grad ball I snacked on fruit throughout the day. At the grad ball I ate:
Two cheese arancini, parmesan crisp with basil oil
Baked fillet of salmon, topped with herbed crumb, lemon and parsley butter
Marbled chocolate torte with orange anglaise
This meal was amazing! I especially loved the chocolate orange torte. I must try and recreate a healthier version of this at some point.
Despite eating pretty healthy before the grad ball meal I did find all the buttery and creamy sauces a little bit heavy as it was not what I normally eat on a regular basis. So. this morning I made a simple cookie dough green smoothie:
Spinach, one banana, 1 scoop of cookies and cream protein powder, oat milk, water, xanthan gum, maca powder, lucuma powder, acai berry juice and ground flax. Toppings included goji berries, Kashi Go Lean Crisp, omega mixed seeds and a white chocolate dreams PB sauce.
At the wedding there was a large array of Chinese foods to nibble on and a very tasty wedding cake to dive into. We didn’t stay very long to eat so I talk a small selection of sushi and some cake.
Tonight I made a vegetable pasta dish consisting of whole wheat fusili, mushrooms, broccoli, butternut squash, olives, fennel and a courgette in tomato sauce. I’ve just snacked on some yummy baked apples topped with cinnamon and a few squares of Plamil’s dairy free orange and dark chocolate.
I’ve had the most amazing weekend of celebrations, but I am quite happy to spend the rest of the night on the sofa relaxing and watching movies. All this celebrating lark is tiring!
Have you got any celebrations or parties coming up? How did you spend the weekend?
Have a great week everyone! 🙂