Phat Phucs, Chelsea

The crisp, cold, blue skied London might just be my favourite London.

The low sunshine makes the white fronted houses of The West glow like pearls and bathes them in gold come evening.

It’s the perfect excuse to wrap up warm and walk everywhere, just to make the most of it!

My winter-warmer trick is to wear a cashmere vest under my dress, and ski socks under my boots!

Which means you can still get away without *hoiking up* tights all day long.

Of course my quite frankly ENORMOUS scarf doesn’t hurt either!

All set to march to Chelsea!

Scarf (soft as anything and cheap as chips!) // Joseph Coat

New Look dress // Over The Knee Boots

Chanel Bag // Raybans

I went to meet Tanya at Phat Phuc Noodle bar, just off The King’s Road.

Don’t be offended by the name, it means ‘Happy Buddha’ in Vietnamese!

Open to the elements, you order at the counter and then duck into a tent to wait.

We both went for the Laksa. Chicken for me, shrimp for T.

Along with some pillowy pork buns to share, of course!

Noone in their right mind can resist a steaming pork bun.

As I snapped my lunch, Tanya talked to hers.

For those who don’t already know, Tanya has a very successful Youtube channel.

So while I snap, she films!

She’s been trying to persuade me to come over to the darkside for years! At some point I will. I promise, Tan!

After two very filling bowls of noodle soup, two happy Buddhas headed off to The Saatchi Gallery.

Where we caught up with PJ (who took these photos! We don’t have a photographer follow us around just to snap our romantic walks!)

He attempted to have us stand still and take a nice one on the steps.

We failed miserably!

^ Almost! At least we’re both looking in the right direction.

^ That’ll do!

Time to go inside.

The current show is entitled “Post Pop: East Meets West”.

Bringing together 250 pieces by 101 artists from the Former Soviet Union, China, Taiwan, the USA and the UK.

“Post Pop: East Meets West examines why of all the twentieth century’s art movements, Pop Art has had such a powerful influence over artists from world regions that have had very different and sometimes opposing ideologies.”

Which in layman’s terms means a gallery bursting with eclectic, fun, and often seemingly bizarre art!

I’d say Jeff Koons’ suspended basket balls certainly come under the bizarre heading.

Though I’m sure they’ll sell for millions, so who am I to judge?!

Ai Weiwei’s ‘Sofa in White’.

A marble armchair that strips away any of the expected comfort.

Having had our fill of modern art, we headed back out into the cold.

For a snoop around Duke of York Square.

We said our goodbyes, gave each other the tightest of squeezes and Tanya bustled off to Harrods.

Leaving PJ and I to enjoy the lights of Chelsea.

I thoroughly recommend a trip to Phat Phuc, the noodles are cracking and the staff are lovely. You could say it’s… Phantastic!

Perfect Christmas shopping fuel, anyway.

Still a few days to go… are you ready yet? Did my MEGA Gift Guide help at all?!

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  • Sometimes I don’t quite get modern art but I sure to love oogling it anyways… especially Koons! πŸ™‚

  • Peppermint Dolly

    Food looks great, will definitely be making the trip!


  • Looks like a lovely lunch for the two of you! I love the Saatchi Gallery although, modern art goes way over my head. I really don’t get it!

    Katie <3

  • Mum’s Days

    Awww, this has made me miss my best mate! We do things like this from time to time but now live miles apart πŸ™ Anyway, Phat Phuc looks amazing and I love your outfit too. Oh and I also love Tanya’s Youtube channel! xx

  • Love your outfit! Absolutely enormous scarves are a must this time of year. That looks like such a fun exhibition – I always enjoy dropping by the Saatchi Gallery! xx

    • The Fashion Horn

      Me too, the Saatchi is always a great conversation starter! Good idea for a date actually!

  • looks so good Rosie! great name! haha!


  • Mmmm those fluffy pork buns look delicious! I made my own the other day for my family using Gok Wan’s recipe and they were SO yum. Laksa is next on my list! It looks like a Tom Yum, which I love, so I’d imagine it would also be a favourite. What a lovely foodie and culture-filled day! Rosie x

  • Isabella

    Love the shadows in the background of the photos on the steps!

    Love Isabella

  • Jeannie C

    Clever! Now I don’t have to sacrifice dresses and skirts during the winter.

  • If I had those legs I wouldn’t want to cover them up either! Sadly I’m a bit of a wimp so the tights are a must for me!

    • Simione

      Or your legs are so pale that you sure don’t want to present them to the whole world in the winter time!

      • Oh yes that too Simione!! πŸ™‚

  • Love the outfit. Going to look into some of those vests. Especially for work.
    Fie x Coffee & Confetti

  • I am in no way an art enthusiast but I am having a “uh” moment. So people actually pay to see a dismantled vacuum? Things that make you go hmm.

  • I love the look you went for Rosie. I need to get a pair of those boots! The food looks seriously good. I’m a huge fan of Tania’s blog & channel.

    Hugs Adele xoxo

  • Gabriella Granata

    Urrrrgh your legs look amazing in those boots!!! We’re oggling you in the office. Looks like a fun day with Tanya πŸ™‚ xxx

  • Queenie Lee

    Ah I love the Saatchi gallery and the noodles look yum!

    Love your outfit too, those boots are divine! Wish I had long legs to pull them off :p

  • I watched this vlog on Tanya’s channel. You guys are so cute together, you should definitely start a YouTube channel Rosie.

  • You both are too cute! Love Vientameese food! I recommend The Little V restaurant in Den Haag if u ever found yourself there πŸ™‚

  • Rachel S.

    I just watched Tanya’s vlog of your lunch. It was so fun to see you in another way and now I have a voice to put with your writing.

    • Laura Stutt

      I can’t find the video! What’s it called?

      • Rachel S.

        It’s Tanya’s Volgmas day 8 titles So embarrassed at Lunch

  • catherine β™‘

    Looks like a lovely day! Those boots are just amazing too xx

  • I love your outfit! Those boots… Jealous! πŸ™‚ And Tanya’s one of my favourite youtubers.

    βˆ† The Happy Blog βˆ†

  • Kelsey Wilburn

    your outfit is so gorgeous!

  • Love your outfit, wearing a cashmere vest under your dress is such a good idea for the colder days! The Saatchi Gallery was always one of my favorites when I was living in London xx

  • Amazing outfit! and ahhh my favourite bloggers/youtuber are together. this must be a dream.

  • Hannah Wood

    That chair looked bloody comfy…until I read it was marble! No thank you. Food sounds amazing though.

  • I need to try a cashmere vest and ski socks under the boots! you look so warm!

  • The “my cat” picture was hilarious. Love the whole concept of the exhibit, too! Whenever I see modern art, I always play this game where I force myself to try to interpret each piece, no matter how puzzling or abstract it might be. It’s especially fun with a friend! – a clean eating bento blog

  • You’re blessed with the most amazing legs!

  • Kate

    Your dress is so cute! And I love to see you mix blues with black boots, it looks really great!


  • So nice to see you and Tanya together! Both amazing girls <3 x

  • Maya

    Hi Rosie! I bumped into you just before you went into Phat Phuc, pleased to see you enjoyed the Laksa! I would love a bowl right now.. It was really lovely to meet you, so sad I left before Tanya arrived! xx

  • Suri

    Featured! @ 7:20

    Rosie, please make us some videos!

  • Cristina Golban
  • Hannah Saz

    that food looks delicious and your legs go on for ever in those boots its amazing aha also you should definitely venture into youtube, you’d be great to watch!! πŸ™‚

  • I love these photos, and your over the knee boots are amazing!

    Sophie x

  • Would LOVE to see you start a YouTube channel!
    What a great day for pictures and friends! The light was beautiful

  • You two are so lovely together! I am really curious to see you make videos too haha can’t wait to see you on that “dark side”!

    Lots of love,

  • Hanging with you and Tanya sounds like such a fun time. Thanks for inviting us along. I’m glad you explained the meaning of “Phat Phucs” πŸ™‚

  • The food looks lovely- another one to add to my list! πŸ™‚

  • love your outfit here, that scarf just makes me feel cozy looking at it!

  • Abbie Tanner

    Looks like a fabulous day out, those noodles look delish! xx

  • Aww you and Tanya are so cute together, such lovely friends! I liked seeing the behind the scenes of capturing the hot buns πŸ˜‰

    Lauren x

    Britton Loves | Lifestyle Food Fashion Beauty –

  • Charmer of a name! Hilarious that it sounds like what it sounds like, and means what it means πŸ˜‰ And PJ has a way with the camera – gorgeous photos!

  • Gorgeous day out, you both look ah-mazing, fab trick with the cashmere vest! Will be stealing that this winter!

  • You and Tanya always have great outings! I wish I had a blogger buddy.

    Silly Medley: Lifestyle and Travel

  • Those boots look great on you! I don’t know if I’d be able to pull them off myself because I’m quite short haha. Also, you and Tanya look like you had a great time together! xo

  • Glad its not just me who wears the cashmere vest under everything, I felt rather old doing so!

    Annabel β™₯
    Mascara & Maltesers

  • Those boots are absolutely incredible!!


  • Caroline Schurman-Grenier

    Want to go see this exhibition so badly! So glad you just happened to blog about it.

  • What a lovely day, that Vietnamese food looks so good! Laksa would have to be one of my all time favourite foods!

    Tessa / Bramble & Thorn

  • These photos are beautiful! Watched Tan’s vlog and was waiting for your post about you guys’ day together πŸ™‚ xx

  • Natasha Lancaster

    your boots are absolutely stunning, love the whole look

  • The photos of you and Tan are lovely.

    Petite Side of Style

  • anoushka

    Great post, I love your outfit! Haven’t been to the Saatchi in forever, that looks like an exhibition worth making the trip for!

    Anoushka Probyn – A London Fashion Blog

  • Imogen May

    heheh “worrrrrk it!”. Looks beautiful, what camera do ya use rosaaay? Immy X

  • I have the same dress! It’s so flattering x


  • I LOVE your dress. Too cute!!


  • Lauren Hughes

    Love the name of the restaurant and the tip for the tights! I love wearing dresses but I’ve never been so keen on the tights issue… it’s not the most ladylike thing to do, especially when you end up pulling the top or your tights up to just under your bra!! xo

  • Amazing!! Xx

  • The Fashion Horn

    Man, you really know all the cool haunts in London! Love this dress!

  • Love the boots, I also love them in the olive color! Looks like a blast! Nothing like a day with the bestie! : )

  • Gorgeous photos. I love the name Phat Phuc and I love even more that it sounds rude when it really isn’t.

    I haven’t been to the Saatchi for ages. Beautiful place.

    Ladies, you are stunning and brighten up a winter day.


  • Did Tanya upload a vlog of this day? I’d really love to view it! -Audrey | Brunch at Audrey’s

  • Beeeeautiful photos !!! πŸ™‚

    Dreams and Sunshine