Lifestyle Review: My 25th Birthday

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So a few of you will know that this weekend saw my 25th birthday. Being a nice sunny day in London, it seemed like the perfect opportunity to head over to Shoreditch and visit some new and exciting spots. Stopping off at a cat cafe and an amazing BBQ joint, here's a little look at what I got up to on my birthday day out...


Jack and I headed to Shoreditch where he'd made us a reservation at the London Cat Village - as you can imagine, I was pretty darn excited. However, we got there a little early and so Jack decided to show me one of his most favourite dessert places, Dum Dum Donutterie, where we picked up a cheeky cronut each. Mine (pictured above) was filled with raspberry jam and tasted amazing. Having wandered around and popped in a few shops, it was finally time to check out the cat cafe I had been excited about all week.

Billed simply as a 'cafe with cats', the London Cat Village is a quiet cafe, offering an assortment of cakes, hot and cold drinks and, of course, cats. If you're a crazy cat lady, such as myself, you can imagine how amazing it was to just sit in a cafe surrounded by cats. Whilst the grub or service wasn't particularly the highlight of our visit, I think it's fair to say that when you visit a cat cafe, it's not for the food. Overall, I honestly loved the experience and would recommend it to any cat lovers if you ever get a chance. Fear not, you can see my full review of the Cat Cafe here.  

We finished up the day with some early dinner at Red's True BBQ. Located just a short walk from the Box Park, Red's specialises in prime cuts, smoked joints and slow cooked meats. The menu is pretty impressive - so much so that I was pretty torn about what to order. The decor is absolutely amazing and the meat just melts in your mouth. You can see my full review on this place here but I couldn't resist sneaking in some photos from our visit. Just look at that tray, though.
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Well, that's it for my birthday diary. Can I just point out all the major boyfriend points that Jack earned himself this weekend? He worked so hard to make it special and I couldn't of been happier. I'm super excited to do it all over again next weekend with his birthday. How was your weekend? What did you get up to? As always I love reading your thoughts so please do leave me lots of lovely comments below. Thanks so much for all the lovely messages and pressies I've received so far, it really was such a lovely day. I'm now looking forward to seeing what another year brings...

Until next time,



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  1. must go to this cat cafe! maybe alone, as my fiance is highly allergic :p
    hope you had lots of fun and happy birthday again!
    Pam xo/ Pam Scalfi♥

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    1. Haha yeaaah maybe take a friend instead. There's ALOT of cats but it's amazing, well worth the visit x

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  2. I hope you had an amazing birthday! I also have reservations for a cat village this month so this had made me so excited to go!

    It was also my aunties birthday this weekend so she came up to visit me for a weekend of cocktails, coffee and shopping!

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    1. Oh amazing! Which one are you going to? Hopefully the service is a bit better for you as they seemed a bit stressed when I was there. A lot of orders being messed up etc. Aw awesome, hope you had a lovely time! Where abouts did you go? xx

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  3. I'm so pleased you had a lovely birthday!! The cat cafe looks amazing! I love the whole idea of it, I must go! The food looks amazing, how yummy does that look!!

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    1. Thanks hun - lovely weather for it too! Haha I think you'd love it. Just watching them walk round was so much fun xx

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  4. Aww I'm so jealous that you got to go to a cat cafe - so adorable! I actually went to one in South Korea and it was amazing, even went to a dog cafe too (which was a bit mental)! x

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    1. I'm jealous that you got to go to South Korea! I hear the ones over there and in Japan are amazing! Like, on another level. That's so funny cos we were actually saying we wondered if dog cafes exist! I bet they're so much fun but completely different xx

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  5. The cat café sounds amazing, I will definitely go there next time I visit London! It looks like you had a great birthday with lots of mouth-watering food. My weekend was pretty good, I went to Cannes on Saturday and then just had a lazy Sunday. :) xx

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    1. Yes, you so should! I'd recommend Dinah's Cat Emporium :) I'm so jealous that you went to Cannes, did you get to see any of the festival happening? I've always wanted to go there. I think I will go to the Film festival one year for sure x

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  6. Wow, that looks like a really great experience. I'm so happy that you plan to post more photos, too. I hope you had a wonderful birthday, Sophie and have a great time on Jack's birthday!

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    1. Oh yes, I took so many photos! Excited to share more about the restaurant and the cat cafe. Thanks so much, I'm very excited to give Jack his presents and go on his surprise day out (he has no idea what I have planned!) :)

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  7. The cat café looks so lovely!! Xx

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  8. This sounds like such a perfect day! Happy (late) Birthday :) I would love to go to a cat cafe some day! London Cat Village looks lovely. Your meal at Red's True BBQ looks so delicious, too. I'm looking forward to reading your posts all about the cat cafe and the restaurant :)

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    1. Haha thank you! I think you'd love it, it's so cute and all the cats are amazing. I wanted to steal them all xx

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  9. This looks like an awesome day :) Also you take such great photos! Just been having a stalk through your posts and I'm obsessed. Love all of the neon haha. Would also love to go to a cat cafe but I'm allergic, how gutting!

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    1. Haha ah thank you! Stalk away m'dear. Oh no! I hear they're opening a rabbit and a dog one if you can handle their hair? Or maybe go wth a face mask haha. Thanks hun x

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