When I DJ at events I like to wear something a little more jazzy than my usual casual clobber I DJ in, especially when it comes to Notting Hill Carnival. This year I wore the deluxe Sophie wrap playsuit from Fiona’s Boutique:
On sunny Sunday we decided to swap the pub for something new; Habanera – Mexican Taco & Tequila Bar, on the Uxbridge Road in Shepherds Bush. Being a huge tequila fan I needed no persuasion from the boy, off we went.
Upon arrival I was instantly over excited by the open front of the restaurant. The wooden bar at the front connects the shop directly on to the pavement. What’s better than sipping a cocktail and taking in a few good hours of people watching? Speaking of cocktails here is what we ordered…
Red Pepper cocktail & Frida’s Amarilla cocktail.
Both were absolutely delicious! Not too sweet, not too strong tasting or sour. The flavours worked incredibly well together. I had to hold myself back from gulping my red pepper and raspberry cocktail all down in one. They really were delicious.
For lunch we started with a small bowl of guacamole. I have to say, although it was delicious, it was very small indeed. We were served about one tablespoons worth of guacamole to go with quite a few large thick corn chips. As a main course I chose the blackened salmon salad with avocado, cilantro, corn & lime, served in a tortilla bowl. The boy had tacos which seemed to disappear so fast I didn’t have time to snap a photo of them. I have taken this as two thumbs up from him. On the side he had sweet potato chips, (which I ate my fair share of ), these were delicious. Not too soggy or oily.
Blackened salmon salad.
The service was excellent. Our waitress was very smiley and polite, which I think always makes the food more delicious!
The boy does a sturdy job of holding down the receipt.
The bill came to £43.25 which included a £4.80 tip. This worked out at £19.22 PP, which I thought was a good price for one delicious cocktail, a delicious main and a small starter from the snack menu. Habanera – Mexican Taco & Tequila Bar – We shall be back!
Habanera Restaurant: 280 Uxbridge Rd, London W12 7JA
Start by toasting the nuts in a pan over a medium heat til they become a darker shade and you can smell the yummy toasted nuttiness coming off them. This will take you about 5 mins only. Keep tossing them to make sure all sides are nicely toasted.
Toast them nuts!
Squeeze the 2 limes in to a blender/smoothie maker, add the chick peas, tahini and salt. Give this a quick mix with a spoon then add the oils. Blend till 60% smooth and add 1/3 of the toasted nuts. Blend till 90% smooth, then decant the hummus in to a bowl.
Sprinkle the remaining toasted nuts and serve with raw veg.
Sooo limey, sooo yummy.
If you like it spicy add jalapenos or half a teaspoon of Encona hot sauce.
Toe nails are always painted red, finger nails are a last minute colour grab. Last week it was baby lime, this week it’s Don’t Bossa Nova Me Around by OPI. Say whaaaaat? How awesome is that name?
My caucasian summer skin seems to get a deeper shade of brown every year. As soon as I step outside I tan, really deeply nowadays. It is lovely because I don’t have to wear much make up. The only downside is that people keep asking me if I have been on holiday, and being a girl I instantly read in to this. Do people think I lie about in my garden soaking up the sun? I am a self-employed social media entrepreneur don’t cha know! I would actually quite like a holiday at some point this year but with my sister’s wedding and being wholly responsible for everything said by/to my clients online there’s absolutely no way I can leave my desk for the next few months.
I mentioned my skin tone because this nude shade of nail polish really compliments a summer tan. I also really love this light shade as it reminds me of the 1960s, and if you’re a frequent reader of my blog you’ll know I’m a sucker for all things 1940s-1970s. This OPI polish is lovely and thick so two coats leaves nails with one clean shade and an even coat. It has also proven to be a tough polish and so far lasted me a few days, which is very rare for me. The quality is great.