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Bloggers Breakast | Our Living Room, Bournemouth

Going out for breakfast just seems like the perfect way to start a weekend day; a bustling café, the smell of coffee brewing, hot, buttered toast, a pot of steaming tea and a newspaper or good conversation (if there are pancakes, well, even better).  Some weeks ago myself, Emma (The Style Box) and Hannah (Bailey Cakes) scribbled a date in our diaries and arranged a very civilised, mini blogger's breakfast at Our Living Room in Bournemouth for this Saturday, which I spent lots of time looking forward to, as what could be better than a  morning of gossips and good food!

// outfit is a remix of lots of current favourites, with the addition of my new Primark menswear bobble hat!

shirt: new look [old] | necklace: kukee £1.50
jeans: jamie topshop jeans [old]
brogues: new look [old]
sequin parka: ebay £40 | bag: hurley [old]

hat: primark mens
When Hannah and I arrived we saw Emma had bagsied us a table and was nursing a big pot of tea.  We quickly perused the menu - French toast, pancakes, popcorn granola and all sorts of other delicious treats... and then all ordered pancakes!  I ordered pancakes with Oreo and chocolate sauce, except when they brought it over they said they didn't have any chocolate sauce so it was just pancakes and biscuits really - still yummy (and very naughty!)



me and emma
hannah's photo of a photo
The Living Room's coffee lounge is lovely, very cosy with lots of vintage furniture and a wonderful menu.  I had such a lovely morning; was really nice to get to know Emma and to be able to have a proper catch up with Hannah outside of our slogging it at the gym!

When I moved to Christchurch it was to be halfway between mine and Tom's jobs (then in Weymouth and Southampton, now we both work round the corner!) so we really didn't know anyone locally at all.  I feel so lucky to have struck up friendships through blogging that make me feel a bit less lonely in what is still quite a new town to me!  It helps that we all love our food and everyone seems more than willing to help me on my quest to tick off eating at all the local restaurants and cafés I'm dying to try!

Ooh, one more thing whilst I'm on the subject of food, if you're a local food lover too I received a press release last week that might interest people - the new West Quay Southampton dining area is launching on Thursday (22nd) and on the day there'll be lots of menu samples, offers and cookery demonstrations from Aldo Zilli.  The new dining area is going to have a diner, Wagamamas and Pizza Express, which I think is awesome for Southampton!

Do you enjoy going out for breakfast? Or, do you have any recommendations for awesome eateries in Hampshire/Dorset which I need to add to my list? Let me know!


32 comments

  1. You look adorbs and that place looks so nice!!

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  2. Lovely outfit! And those pancakes look amazing! Making my stomach rumble thinking about them xxx

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  3. I wish I was a few feet away so I could come for pancake breakfast.. Can't turn down pancakes! Absolutely love what you're wearing too Rosie, you always get it right. Like it's COOL. I wanna be cool man!!! xxx

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  4. This place looks amazing and I can't like I totally love the sequinned parka. MORE CASUAL SEQUINS PLEASE.
    Gutter about the lack of choc sauce though x

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  5. i desperately want that jacket! the sequins are beautiful. pancakes and oreos are something i need to try! xx

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  6. Oh hi amazing hat ;)
    Looks lots of fun. You can never go wrong with breakfast. Can't wait to see you next month xx

    Stephanie

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  7. I love that jacket! I may be moving to a new area in a couple of months and its a scary thought. So glad you had a nice time xx
    Love from Ella @ Belle Vintage

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  8. I love the idea of going out for breakfast! It's something I never do - apart from the odd wetherspoons brekkie the day after the night before! However, I'm going for breakfast with my Mum on Thursday before we do some Christmas shopping :)
    Love your outfit, the jacket just tops it off nicely! I'm still waiting for an opportunity to wear mine. I'm worried I'll be a tad cold in it now it's got chillier! xx

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  9. Aw girly breakfast! Its surprising how hard it is making new friends when you move without the kind of student set up of uni. I'm still really missing my girly times with friends too. Lovely that you've found some fab local ladies!
    P.S. you are looking utterly fab atm Rosie. Well done you for all your hard work!
    xxx

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  10. Those pancakes look soooo good! As if milkshakes and brownies weren't enough, now I have another way to incorporate Oreos into my diet : )

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  11. Going out for Breakfast is pretty much my favourite way to spend the weekend! Only other way is out for tea I say!! It's nice to hear you have met some like minded friends locally :) Strangely, my friend's boyfriend lives in Christchurch and she visits regularly (from Sussex), I bet youve passed each other in the street! she is planning to move there to be with him soon! I love your outfit too! xxx

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  12. Glad to hear you had a good time, without sounding cheeseball I love how blogging introduces new people and new friends. And might I say you are looking oh so stunning in that sequinned parker.

    xx

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  13. I need to visit The Living Room - there seems to be so much praise for it. And it's only fifteen minutes away by bicycle.

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  14. I love your style Rosie! That jacket is amazing - kind of regretting being such a sheep buying the leather sleeved one now, oops! I'm wishing I lived closer to try that breakfast place too, we have many places like that in my town. :( The pancakes look amazing but chocolate sauce definitely would have improved them!

    Charlene | daintydresses.co.uk

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  15. That coffee place looks lovely, there is nothing like that in my town. I ahve to go to Cardiff to eat out unless I want to go to Greggs. Boo.

    Loving that sequin jacket too, very jazzy x

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  16. such a cute and cosy cafe! Those pancakes look yummy! :)

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    xx

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  17. Haha oh god, if you put the photo of me pulling a silly face in then I dread to think how awful the one of me smiling was!
    It was so lovely to meet you after having read your blog for such a long time!
    We definitely need to go to Cheese & Alfie's soon so I can try them out. I might not eat for a week and try out the burger challenge haha
    x

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  18. Why didn't I know you live so close to me????? I go shopping in Bournemouth! Uuh, how exciting!

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  19. I'm so jealous of your blogger meet ups. I'm yet to find a blogger that lives near me :( Love the man hat missy :) xx

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  20. Okay I NEED to try those oreo pancakes! They look amazing! Looks like you had a lovely time :)

    Jo xo

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  21. Ooo the coffee place looks lovely. Pancakes look amazing! I really love your coat. Its so amazing. Also thanks for head up on west quay!! I did wonder when I went last week when it would open so i'll deffo have to go give it a visit! S xx

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  22. I love going out for breakfast!! My friend was visiting me here in Prague and we had an amazing breakfast at Cafe Louvre, a great place. Love it! x

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  23. I have the same men's bobble hat :) I also got the Primark men's navy snood!
    Looks like you had a lovely morning out, breakfast foods are my faaave!
    Kerry x

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  24. You're so lucky to meet other bloggers like this :) You look lovely.x

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  25. Sounds and looks like a lovely breakfast place!
    I wish I could find somewhere near me like that :(

    Rosie x

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  26. NINE THOUSAND CALORIES

    baileycakes is one word biatch

    oxoxoxoxox

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  27. I've just seen Millie wear this jacket on Made in Chelsea (which I was not watching in any way). Wasn't sure if it would work outside of Chelsea land but you completely pull it off, bravo x

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  28. Wonderful outfit,
    you look amazing!

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  29. I love your sequin parka!! Also nice to find someone else who doesn't mind a cheeky menswear purchase :p xx

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  30. OMG Oreos and pancakes, how have I never thought of that?! :)

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  31. I am not a "chips guy" and so their traditional style of chips that I don't like - very fat pieces of potato - didn't bother me; I didn't order them. I ordered the onion rings, which are exactly the style I most like. Lucky, me. Taxi Bournemouth to London

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