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First things first, let’s talk V I D E O!

I’m trying to push myself to get weekly videos up on my YouTube channel these days, and it’s exciting! And addictive! And time consuming, and challenging, and hard.

I hadn’t quite appreciated before now how long it takes to put together a video. I mean, granted, I’m hardly the speediest editor- Premiere Pro and I still have a long way to go before I could be considered anything other than a fumbling beginner- but still, even a 10 minute video can take several hours of work to pull together. Saturday evenings are now spent plugged into my laptop, mumbling swear words under my breath when I just can’t figure out how to make a title move at the same pace as the clip I’ve laid it over, or have to export the same video three times because I keep messing up the encoding settings. I mean, what on earth is ‘bitrate’, anyway!?

But, it’s fun! After having worked my way into a little groove of photography and writing here, it’s so exciting to branch out and try something new. Even though I’m really not very good at it yet. I think there’s something to be said though for getting out of your comfort zone though, and being okay with doing a less than perfect job. Sometimes I’m guilty of avoiding trying new things for fear of it not going quite right, but I’m trying to get better at being okay with making mistakes. I watched this video Casey Neistat made the other day where he talked about never actually ‘getting there’. About how we all think we’re striving towards an end point- a moment of satisfaction where we feel we’ll have made it. But actually, we never do actually make it. The good stuff is in the journey.

And goodness me, that got mighty deep mighty quickly, didn’t it? My latest little video is below, if you’d like to see, and S U B S C R I B E too! :)

Black vest top || Black skinnies || Sunglasses || Leopard slippers

Now, I’m trying hard now to have too much crossover between video and blog content (which is tricky! I mean, there are only so many interesting, share-able things I do in a week ;), but there are a couple of bits in the above video I can’t not share here! Consider it a teaser, if you will…

Firstly, Wahaca!

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I caught up with Lucy for dinner whilst I was in London last Thursday, and since neither of us had ever been to Wahaca, we decided to give it a go. And it was a total revelation! Who knew the food at Wahaca was so delicious?! It was so flavoursome and everything tasted so very fresh.

We started with a portion of guacamole and some light, puffed pork scratchings (my only bug bear was that the portion of guacamole was pretty meagre, I like to go to town with my scoopings of guacamole!), and a glass of green juice each. Then came plantain tacos (kind of like a semi-savoury banana topped with creamy cheese and coriandar, totally delicious!), and a salad for me that turned out to be…more than a salad. I mean, *look* at it…

The chicken was charred and gently spicey, the avocado creamy and ripe, and…it all came served in a deep fried bowl. I did *try* to restrain myself from snacking on it too much, but the temptation was strong and before I even knew what I was doing the bowl had no sides left and the table covered in crumbs. Worth it though, so whatever.

Lucy and I rounded off our meal sharing a portion of churros, which have been a favourite dessert of mine since forever. These were pretty spectactular. Not as overly sweet as others I’ve had, and the chocolate was a tiny pot of heaven.

Wahaca- I’ll be back!


Lastly, let’s talk about this dreamy collaboration between BirchBox and French Sole!

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I’ve become quite smitten with Birchbox’s service over the past few months. I’m not the most clued-up when it comes to beauty products, and never fail to find new, totally life-changing (well, skin-changing) products in the beauty boxes I’ve sampled that I’d have been far too daunted to ever try otherwise. It’s a revelation! And a little hard on my bank balance, if I’m honest, because I’ve now got a beauty product shopping list as long as my arm…

The collaboration between Birchbox and French Sole is totally perfect (hashtag not sponsored, just in case anyone wondered!;). French Sole have released three pairs of limited edition shoes that tie in with Birchbox’s three June boxes, and they’re all so very pretty. The Breton pair came home with me after Thursday’s event (so very lucky!), and I seriously cannot wait to wear them. I mean, Breton striped shoes?! What could be better!

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  • Anna
  • Mimmi

    This outfit is just perfect, love it! And I love your videos. You seem to be a natural at it :) And oh my, that food looks amazing!

    xx Mimmi, Muted Mornings

  • emily couture

    Lovely vlog :)

    emily xx

  • Lauren S

    It’s amazing how long it takes to edit a video, I post once a week and sometimes you spend hours editing second of footage! I love the look of that salad, I mean that is a salad of epic proportions!

    Lauren x

    Britton Loves | Lifestyle Food Beauty

  • rosie alittlelusciousness

    Brilliant video, laughed so hard at Ted’s efforts to unyoga you!! You’re very patient!!
    Rosie xx

  • A Bit of a Boost

    Rosie this was such a fun post! I know editing films can be tiresome (and fun!) but please keep doing them because they’re really fun to watch and you’re great at vlogging! Thanks for the snapshot of the cameras in your bag, that answers my question on Facebook last week. Best, Tori x

  • Heather

    I would love to get into vlogging and videos but I done one ages ago and was amazed just how long the editing process took! I think in the near future I’ll definitely give it another go once I’ve saved up a bit to buy the proper equipment and have the energy to teach myself all the intricacies of editing :) xxx


    Wahaca seems to be a good place for dinner. I am impressed with the guacamole. The taco with creamy cheese tastes so delicious and I like how they decorated it. Your June is very wonderful with a lot of activities. I like watching your vlog too

  • Ala

    I went to Wahaca for the first time a week or so ago and had that salad too, literally so delicious and everyone had food envy. So yumz, I can’t wait to go back, I had been meaning to go for an age! x

  • Kelsey Douglas Short

    I loved this video ‘Let’s do June’; my favourite one you’ve done so far! :)
    Also, Wahaca is one of my favourite places to do. There passion margarita is heaven as well.

  • Emma

    Oh this is lovely Rosie! I was thinking of doing a vlog of my day with my 3 month old baby but I’m worried it’d be a bit dull! Eat, sleep, change, play, repeat…haha. Your day is much more exciting!

    Emma at

  • Him, Her & The Dog

    Wow, that picture of the Churros is making me want to raid the fridge even though I know there is nothing in there quite as good as that. Great post!

    Her at

  • Mel James

    Video editing really does eat up more time than you think! I do love
    seeing it come together though. I agree with giving yourself permission
    to be less than perfect; it can be hard to keep that in mind when you’re
    learning, but how else are we supposed to learn?

  • Lizzie Woodman

    That food looks fantastic. I love your videos – they’re really sweet :-)

  • Laura

    Wow, now THAT’s a salad!! It looks so good I want to stick a fork in it :) I hadn’t realised that you vlogged too, I can well imagine how long it must take to do all that editing. As long as you’re having fun with it though that’s the key xx

    Laura | Loved By Laura

  • Caroline L.

    My friends and I went to Wahaca last year after seriously craving some decent Mexican food (as a Texas / California dweller, I have hiiiiiigh standards for Mexican!) and was so pleasantly surprised by how delicious it was!! So yummy!

  • Miranda | Miranda’s Notebook

    I love churros too – they are SO good. Can’t wait to watch the video! I always think you do such a great job putting them together. xxx

  • ninegrandstudent

    I adore Wahaca, and where else in London can two eat dinner (excluding drinks) for £12 each and be left in a food coma?! Their pork pilbil tacos are my favourite, though they aren’t the most elegant to eat! x

    NINEGRANDSTUDENT: A Student Lifestyle Blog

  • Adele Dewhirst

    I love Wahacas! I went there with a friend and she got so excited to eat her churros that she burnt her thumb on one them. At least we know they’re fresh! She also demolished a burrito in no time at all. I looked down after a few moments and it was gone. (I would also recommend Daddy Donkey on Leather Lane, though that is more of a “grab it and go” place, as there is nowhere to sit. If you’re in Brighton, then La Choza is the place for your Mexican food needs!)

  • Polly Cat

    I’ve been loving your YouTube videos! I have a bit of a vlog addiction and I find it so interesting to just watch daily life. Also, the video where you went glamping made me want to go myself so much! I totally agree about it being important to try things that scare you a bit too… I’ve been umming and arring about making a new blog for ages, but I’ve finally taken the plunge and I’m excited :D You look gorgeous in those photos too – you have lovely hair! x

    Polly Cat Contemplates

  • Audrey | Brunch at Audrey’s

    Yumm those churros! I’ve been wanting to get into YouTube videos and podcasts :) -Audrey | Brunch at Audrey’s

  • Dream-in Green

    Really enjoyed the vlog :) Your photos are beautiful too!

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