Maroon Cardigan – Topshop. Flannel shirt – Uniqlo Men’s. Skirt – Topshop. Kirsten Bag - Alexander Wang via the Outnet. Boots – Thakoon via The Northernlight blogshop; Thank you Kit for the outfit snaps.

A certain Linda Evangelista might say, I don’t get out of bed for less than a bowl of phô and a perspiring glass of sweet Vietnamese ice coffee. In fact, let me go put this in my Advertise page – set me up with phô for the rest of the year and my blog is YOURS, basically. A few years ago I used to travel all the way across town from West London to Kingsland Road to get a fix of what I can only describe as, the ultimate comfort food; of course, the journey would take over an hour with collateral loss of other major comfort factors. But what can I say, this is the kind of logic I live with, if I had a tail I’d chase it, par example. Viet Grill (58 Kingsland Road) is our preferred den, with its (dareIsay) chic Martinique-d walls, sunflower table-deco and too-cool-for-school waiters, but should you find yourself at the bottom of that road one evening out in Shoreditch, there are countless options that will do the job. Or try this, if you’re blessed with whatever coloured thumb that allows for conjuring ultimate comfort in the comfort in your own home. You superior being, you.

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  1. stunning shoes!

    Bises,
    monkeyshines
    http://monkeyshines-monkeyshines.blogspot.com/

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  2. so….when is your foodie book coming out now??? LOL.
    Your food pics are INSANE!!!

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  3. Oh your food pictures are so delicious. Plus I haven’t eaten Pho for months and months so I am super jealous and I am now craving Vietnamese spring rolls. Drool.

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  4. I always love the way you mix/match your ensembles and those Thakoon boots are one of my all time faves. :)

    xxT

    The Habit

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  5. SO with you there. I love Pho! I also love your blog & would love to talk about a collaboration. Let me know if you’d be interested at all doll.

    Xo,
    Lisa

    http://www.lisapriceinc.com
    @LPriceSOright

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  6. I’ve never tried Pho, but now… you’re making me crave something I’ve never even tasted!

    ~F

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  7. i am in love with your whole outfit! your nails to your boots! this pho place looks delicious too!

    http://www.styleandshades.blogspot.com

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  8. Looks delicious, worth it of your journey.
    You look lovely dear.

    x

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  9. I love pho!

    http://kittengirlclub.blogspot.com/

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  10. There is nothing like a warm flavourful bowl of pho. Yum.

    That is the prettiest pho restaurant I have ever seen! Your photos are beautiful.

    http://swagnstyle.blogspot.ca

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  11. ohmygoodness, I love love love your bag!
    I decided a while back that this alexander wang bag is going to be the first designer purse I’ll ever get! :)

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  12. That first photo made me swoooon… I need a bowl of pho right now and unfortunately it’s 4am where I’m yet and I haven’t yet found a good Viet restaurant anywhere near I live. Your photos are stunning as usual xx

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  13. nothing better than a little vietnamese and some fashion. you look absolutely fantastic as well. would love some of that food in my belly right now!
    xx, http://wordbyjessie.com/

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  14. Beautiful shots. Beautiful pho! :)

    Kate

    http://www.thrillofthechaise.com

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  15. I loveee my mom’s pho. I rarely eat pho at Viet restaurants as I prefer other Viet dishes. You should try “hu tieu my tho” next time you’re out. : )

    On another note, LOVE the bag. I have the Kirsten as well, but in satchel form.

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    Luckiest EVER!

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  16. You photograph food so beautifully! I mean, wow! I’ve probably said that before already. I love pho and you make it look so elegant! I just had both pho and vietnamese coffee the other day and now I’m wanting it again!

    Theresa
    http://bomamma.blogspot.com

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  17. Looks sooo good!! Too bad I will never eat there T.T …Anyways I love your polka dot nails, so cute and that Alexander Wang bag.

    xo
    Lily
    http://www.theluxurycloset.com

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  18. i love this look!

    xoxo from rome
    K.
    kcomekarolina.com

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  19. Mouth-wateringly good! I love your nail art too :D

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  20. yum, pho one of favorite vietnamese dishes, lucky to have a restaurant right in my kitchen with my momma and papa as the best cooks ever :))
    Btw, I love that bag, gorgeous!

    xoxo

    http://impressthepress.blogspot.com

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  21. ZOMG regretting the push back of vietnamese to next week now! >.<

    I haven't had vietnamese in what feels like a really long time – probably since I moved away from Kingsland Road town – but you can still manage it so i should too.

    Beautiful photos that now have me craving beansprouts for breakfast…

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    I’m craving it SO MUCH now. You’re still in Kinglsand Rd town mizz charley, get your butt on a bus let’s go

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  22. Oh, I love the BBQ pork loin with bun!
    Okura and Aubergine curry is also very nice as well though.

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    Ohhh I must try, hey we should grab pho with everybody real soon! x

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    @Shini, I’ll be in Japan from tomorrow but definitely have it soon!

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  23. The food looks amazing and the photos make it look heavenly.

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  24. Shini!! I love your Kusama inspired nails. I can’t really go without pho for over a month, but sadly in the London it’s a journey for me as well to source them out and actually make the effort to go, and like you said, the journey has certain collateral losses that I can’t afford. I didn’t know you were living in West too? Was that what you meant? Btw, I’ve posted up my new shoe fetish purchase (kinky huh), tell me what you think ;)

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  25. I love Vietnamese cuisine, definitely with this weather London is treating us with. And yo uare right, Viet Grill do it righ (very tempting as it is just around my corner!)

    x L.

    snakeskinjacket.wordpress.com

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  26. Dan

    Mhmm Pho!! Also mega craving the Alexander Wang bag!!!!

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  27. I stop Vietnamese restaurant once a week in order to get an iced coffee treat! I’ve never had Pho since I don’t eat meat but it seems like such a comforting thing that I kind of want to try some.

    Your photos are stunning and I have to admit that if I lived in London I’d go to that restaurant regularly for the interior alone.

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  28. You look great! Stunning bag!

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  29. Aww, pho! I like it and it always reminds me of my hometown, love the taste of this delicious dish.
    xx

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  30. Oh that looks so delicious!

    Love the nails too!

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  31. Kiiyha

    Think I just saw you at vietnamese on theobaldi’s road near holborn?! x

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    Ohh yes that was me!

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  32. I feel you. At IFB, we go have a bowl of pho every Friday, we call it #PhoFriday. When I don’t have it, I crave it, it’s like some drug or something!

    Anyway if you ever come to New York, you should come have pho with us!

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  33. Your pictures are always so amazing! That ice coffee looks so great I would love to have one right now.

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  34. Great photos, especially the first one!!

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  35. Love the first picture! Great post :)

    xx.

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  36. And here I was, going all the way from New Cross to Cay Tre in Soho. I think it’s just a foregone conclusion that people will travel well over 1 hour for quality pho. (I no longer live in London but will have to try Viet Grill the next time I’m in town).

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  37. Pho is the ultimate comfort food in my household, especially on chilly days. Now that fall is here and winter is just next season, I am so going to indulge myself in plenty of pho.

    Speaking of fall, you have an art in layering. I love your layering of prints and textures.

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  38. wow i love your photographs =) the combination of the awesome colours of your food and your nails especially… and love your bag and shoes!

    Veron ron ron
    http://veron-ron-ron.blogspot.com/

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  39. pho is the best food in the universe. i can cook it for You everyday, because i’m deeply in love with pho. i guess that’s the best food for fall/winter.

    and i don’t have to mention that you look perfect.

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  40. love that lace skirt. so good

    http://www.vasilievablog.com

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  41. vietnamese ice coffee. want it so. bad.

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  42. Omg my stomach growls and drooling like a hungry tiger by looking at the Pho and ice coffee pics. Their food is never boring.
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    drooling some more.

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  43. Holy crap, I am obsessed with Pho. I will do literally anything to get my hands on a bowl!!
    Bemsy x

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  44. great place, i want to go there. can you tell me how???

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  45. such beautiful photos! thank you so much for sharing.

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  46. i can repeat only what i wrote hier many tomes: fantastic!
    xoxo
    http://thirtiesinthecity.blogspot.de/

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  47. OMG. That first photo is absolutely stunning. Pho is so good. Man, wish I could go there right now! xx

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  48. Hanneli

    I love your outfit especially the middi skirt, it looks so comfortable.
    And I love Pho too, and fyi it’s not Phô, it’s Phở ^v^

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  49. drop dead awesome post, pics and pho Haha

    (and your nails but they don’t start with ‘p’ LOL) ♥

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  50. Cara Reindl

    Who wouldn’t work for pho?! Love, love, love…

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  51. I feel the same way when I have had really good pho….a real luxury of the palate.

    http://www.littleredbook-thatshaute.blogspot.com

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  52. Hi,

    Just want you know that it’s spelled as PHỞ – not PHÔ

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    Thanks, yah that’s the Vietnamese spelling but in London they spell it with the O with the cap for western pronounciation. :)

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  53. Amy

    Pho. I miss pho. If anyone knows of a good place in MIlano, do let me know.

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  54. Nom Nom, the Pho look so good. I really want a big bowl right now. I’m a big fan of your skirt. Also I wish I could have that Wang bag.

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  55. Kim

    Your food pics are awesome as well as your outfit <3
    Btw its Phở, not Phô =D

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    Ohh I know, but thank you for the heads-up! In London they use ô just so that the non-Vietnameese speakers know how to pronounce better – I wouldn’t even know how to pronounce ở! x

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  56. Oh, I remembered this place immediately when I saw the second photo! I went there with my Dad the first day I arrived in London as we wanted to find a Vietnamese grocery shop. haha The food is really nice and authentic like most Vietnamese places in Shoreditch! I simply love it. But nothing’s better than my Mum’s pho! ;)

    xx
    Van Anh

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  57. LOVE the wallpaper at Viet Grill, and your nails! Such a cute combo.

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  58. gee whizz that looks so good, worth the travel

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  59. Have you tried to cook pho at home? It really isn’t that difficult! You should definitely visit Vietnam someday though- the pho I had in Saigon was just beyond any sense of deliciousness! x

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  60. Hi! you have a wonderful blog with amazing pics, I love your style and I’m in love London
    kisses
    AJS

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  62. Hi,

    You have take very beautiful photos of our food at Viet Grill. We have tweeted that photo and people love it.

    I’d like to offer you a £50 voucher to spend at Viet Grill if you wish to. Please let me know if you like it.

    Again many thanks for the nice photos.

    Hieu

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