Insta-July: A roundup of my Instagram best bits @ninafitton

Seriously, where did July go?!  Apparently such activities as taking a 10 day holiday, having a great time in London and eating-eating-drinking-eating will make the month fly by!  I posted exactly 100 photos to my Instagram feed in July – 100 real-time pictures of whatever I was drinking, eating, doing or seeing at the time – Instagram is definitely the best way to get my up-to-the-minute tips for where to go, and here are July’s best bits…

@ninafitton 'Have You Heard Of It?' blogger Instagram | Boulestin | Disappearing Dining Club | Traffic Free Regent St | Ace Hotel
{1} I went back to Boulestin with Tash from Food I Fancy for their prix fixe dinner.  {2} Tanqueray Thursdays was a Disappearing Dining Club dinner, plus a gig by my favourite band The Correspondents, all in Cecil’s – amazing evening.  {3} Traffic Free Sundays on Regent Street are pretty blissful – particularly when there’s a Liberty-print Thompsons Ice Cream van in the vicinity!  {4} I’ve been hugely enjoying whizzing about on the back of a motorbike 🙂 particularly when a ride ends at Ace Hotel Shoreditch for Lovage cold-pressed juice and Bulldog Edition coffee!

@ninafitton 'Have You Heard Of It?' blogger Instagram | Chin Chin Labs | Smithfield | KERB Southbank
I’ve been making the most of the heatwave: {1} Chin Chin Laboratorists in Camden make fab ice cream with liquid nitrogen and great toppings.  {2} Warm summer evenings mean street drinking!  Smithfields is great for this.  {3} Discovering the KERB food market at the Southbank Centre was awesome – duck confit burger from The Frenchie was delicious, and {4} Ellen’s Snickers brownie from Outsider Tart was also a winner!

@ninafitton 'Have You Heard Of It?' blogger Instagram | TAP Coffee | Mother's Milk | Workshop Coffee | Taylor Street Baristas
I’m still on the coffee!  {1} TAP Coffee‘s jam jar latte still wins my heart in the iced latte stakes.  {2} My first trip to Mother’s Milk was hilarious – the baristas are total comedians!  {3} Still love Workshop and its plush interior.  {4} Taylor Street Baristas do the best chai latte.

@ninafitton 'Have You Heard Of It?' blogger Instagram | Croatia holiday
I went on holiday to Croatia!  {1} Hula Hula beach bar on the island of Hvar was awesome for drinking and dancing as the sun set.  {2} Dinner in the mountains at Pol Murvu was a highlight of the trip.  {3} Swimming in the waterfall at Krka National Park was chilly but beautiful.  {4} I ate a lot of ice cream…
@ninafitton 'Have You Heard Of It?' blogger Instagram | Croatia holiday
Ten of us lived on a catamaran for a week – and it was awesome!  So many great memories, sunsets and funny stories – see my full Croatia photo diary here.

@ninafitton 'Have You Heard Of It?' blogger Instagram | The Rum Kitchen | Blanchette | Patty  & Bun | Jackson & Rye
I continued to enjoy the hotspots that are just a stone’s throw from my office: {1} Caribbean cocktails at The Rum Kitchen – I adore this place.  {2} Olivia and I finally got a table at Blanchette, and ate frog’s legs and other overly French dishes.  {3} Richard and I ate proper dirty burgers and drank Ting at Patty & Bun.  {4} We made our way through the brunch cocktail menu at Jackson & Rye, and I ate the best Reuben sandwich.

@ninafitton 'Have You Heard Of It?' blogger Instagram | Claridge's breakfast | Beaten By A Whisker cake | Dishoom | Mariinsky Ballet
July is the BEST month of the year because it ends with my birthday!  {1} & {2} I breakfasted at Claridge’s with my friend Angela and adorable baby Luke – best French toast I’ve ever had!  {3} Laura, the talent behind Beaten By A Whisker, made me the most incredible cookie dough birthday cake!  {4} My sister’s birthday card highlighted my Twitter addiction…!  {5} My sister, mum, aunt and I went for dinner and cocktails at Dishoom, before {6} watching the Mariinsky Ballet‘s ‘Romeo & Juliet’ at the Royal Opera House.

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