The Best Bits of 2014: Fashion & Food

Yesterday I posted my best bits from the world of music in 2014 and today I bring you the best of fashion and food from the year.

First up, fashion. Fashion is something, you probably have gathered by now, that I love. The fashion shows, the magazines shoots, the high street full of potential and styling up my own outfits, I love it all and I’ve always loved playing around with my outfits from a young age creating an outfit that little bit different. Here I’m going to round up my favourite buys, my favourite outfits and some brand love for 2014.

Favourite Clothing Purchases: White Lace Dress from eBay, Tropical Print Playsuit from New Look, Navy Studded Dress from New Look, White Shirt from Urban Outfitters, Mustard Jumper from H&M, Tiger Face Leggings from Drop Dead Clothing, Monochrome Dogtooth Jacket from New Look.

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Favourite Accessories Purchase: Game of Thrones Necklace, Black Double Compartment Bag from Primark, Rings from Primark.

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Favourite Footwear Purchase: Burgundy Boots from New Look & Maroon Adidas Trainers.

Trend of the Year: Minimalism

Follow Charlotte’s board A/W 2014 Fashion Inspiration on Pinterest.

High Street Store of the Year: New Look

Brand of the Year: Drop Dead Clothing

Best Catwalk Show of 2014: Erdem Spring/Summer 2015

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Read my post here.


While food is another love of mine, good food is what I look for when eating out, healthy vegetarian food with the odd unhealthy indulgence thrown in now and again too. There is so much to celebrate food wise in Sheffield and though I think I’ve made good progress discoveries wise this year, there is still plenty more for me to check out in the city. Here I round up the best restaurants, the best meals, the best ingredients and the best discoveries.

Best Meal: Preview Evening at Napoleons

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Prawn Cocktail, Curried Parsnip Soup, Black Pudding Won Ton and Goats Cheese and Fig Tart

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Pesto Linguine with Mediterranean Vegetables

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Chocolate Brownie, Plum and Spiced Apple Crumble and Stem Ginger Cake

Read my review here.

Best Dessert: Chocolate Macaron and Salted Caramel Ice Cream at Laudree, Paris

Best Burger of 2014: Veggie Burger at The Old House

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Best Ingredients

Houmous, Quorn Chicken Pieces, Sweet Potatoes

Best New Discovery – Ingredients

Quorn Pork Steaks, Quinoa, Kale

Best Independent Restaurant: Couch

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Chickpea, Oats and Tofu Burger

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Cous Cous Salad with Halloumi Skewers

Read my review here.

Best Chain Restaurant: Handmade Burger Company

Best New Restaurant: Anchorage

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Read my review here.

Best New Discovery – Restaurant: Homemade By Thelma’s

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Veggie Burger on a Buttermilk Bun with Green Salad and Cous Cous Salad

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Halloumi on an English Muffin with Chutney

Halloumi Mezze Board

Read my reviews here, here and here.

Best Coffee: Steam Yard Coffee Co

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Flat White and Almond Croissant

Best Place for Cake, Pastries and Other Sweet Treats: Fancie

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Afternoon Tea

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Lemon and Raspberry Cupcake

Best Cocktail: Bramble at The Old House

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Best Bar: Wick at Both Ends

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