Things that made me smile – March 2015

Huevos rancheros waffles

1. Huevos rancheros waffles, because savoury waffles taste just as good as the sweet ones. Scratch that, they’re better.

2. Dior and I. A truly amazing documentary film on Raf Simons and his debut collection as Creative Director at Christian Dior. It was inspiring.

3. Taking myself out to lunch. I ate sushi and sipped Prosecco all on my lonesome and it was lovely. It’s something I would like to do more often.

4. Getting started on season three of House of Cards. I didn’t think season two could be topped, but four episodes in and I have been proved wrong.

5. A night away from home, staying at the Fairmont in St Andrews. It rained the whole time but who needs the sun when you have a spa to acquaint yourself with and cocktails on tap?

What made you smile this month? Have a great April, everybody.


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  • http://fromthedeskofj.com/ Jenny | From the Desk of J

    That waffle looks SO good! There’s something empowering about going out to eat all alone, especially if you’re used to going out with other people all the time. It sounds like you had a great month! I hope you have a wonderful April as well :)

    • http://www.wineandolives.co.uk/ Chiara Pannozzo

      Thanks Jenny. You’re right, there is something empowering about eating out alone, I think that’s one of the things I like about it most. Happy April to you Jenny, I hope you have a great one x

  • http://meandmr.com melaniekay

    Yum, that looks amazing!
    Melanie @ meandmr.com

    • http://www.wineandolives.co.uk/ Chiara Pannozzo

      Thanks Melanie! It was definitely super tasty x

  • http://ourruins.com/ Valerie Price

    The Fairmont Hotel in St. Andrews looks amazing…what a beautiful place to relax!

    • http://www.wineandolives.co.uk/ Chiara Pannozzo

      Thanks Valerie! It was a pretty cool place to go and definitely great if you want to relax x

  • http://confuzzledom.wordpress.com/ bevchen

    I’ve never thought about savoury waffles before, but if you can have savoury pancakes then why not waffles, too?

    • http://www.wineandolives.co.uk/ Chiara Pannozzo

      My thoughts exactly! They were so good, I’m going to try making some at home. I’m not sure how successful I’ll be but it’s worth a try, right?x

  • http://prettythingandco.com/ Madaline

    I use to eat the best Huevos Rancheros in Los Angeles ever – omg I need some now. I haven’t seen Dior and I, but I really really have been wanting to (I saw the trailer months ago)!

    • http://www.wineandolives.co.uk/ Chiara Pannozzo

      I can only imagine how good Huevos Rancheros would be in LA. Hopefully I’ll get the chance to try some out there one day x

  • http://www.seethesparkle.com/ India Alexandra

    I love going out and enjoying a pot of tea by myself or a glass of something and a nibble.

    Was the Dior film really good? I have read mixed reviews but sorely tempted to go and see it just for the visuals and costumes.

    India | See the Sparkle

    • http://www.wineandolives.co.uk/ Chiara Pannozzo

      I thought it was really good. It was amazing to get an insight into what goes on behind the scenes and then seeing all the beautiful dresses … In fact, just thinking about it is making me want to go and see it again. Have a great weekend!x

  • http://acrossthehogsback.wordpress.com/ Gianni Washington

    I’ve been thinking about seeing Dior and I! It’s playing at my favorite cinema. I may have to check that out! Also, savory waffles FTW (though I’m still a sweet waffle lady at heart).

    • http://www.wineandolives.co.uk/ Chiara Pannozzo

      It was amazing Gianni, I would thoroughly recommend going to see it. My husband is more of a sweet waffle man – he was a little baffled at me getting savoury one ;-)

  • http://www.mirandasnotebook.com Miranda | Miranda’s Notebook

    What a lovely list! My mind is blown by the idea of savoury waffles – I’ve never had them, and am now wondering why on earth not?! That looks delicious! I so want to see Dior and I! xxx

    • http://www.wineandolives.co.uk/ Chiara Pannozzo

      That was my first experience of savoury waffles too Miranda and they were so good! I would thoroughly recommend Dior and I and being the stylish lady that you are, I bet you will love it x

  • http://www.wildruffle.com/ Cate @ Wild Ruffle

    And now I need some savory waffles! I’m more of a savory girl than sweet anyhow, so those would be right up my alley! Happy April to you!

    • http://www.wineandolives.co.uk/ Chiara Pannozzo

      Me too Cate, I’ll always go savoury over sweet. Happy April to you too x

  • http://www.dearskim.com/ Sara // Dear Skim

    WHOAAA WHOA WHOA WHOA. Huevos rancheros waffles?! Something about this seems so wrong and yet so, so right. I need to in on this!

    Sara // dearskim.com

    • http://www.wineandolives.co.uk/ Chiara Pannozzo

      Ha I love this comment Sara. Yip, you do need to get on this, it tastes so good!x

  • http://www.mintnotion.com/ Eden Mint

    Those waffles look delicious, definitely need some! :)