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lavish habit - balham
75 Bedford Hill, London SW12 9HA

Apologies for my lack of outfit posts this week. Im feeling really down about myself as I’ve got incredibly dry & sore skin and developed eczema - something I’ve never had before. Paired with just generally been feeling incredibly drained and run down. It’s funny how silly a something like having eczema patches has upset me. I feel like I can’t wear anything that’d show it off but can’t wear anything too tight as it makes it itch, sticky and feel uncomfortable. Sigh. I have bought some creams in the hope they’ll help ease it a bit though!

Never the less today I picked myself up and went for coffee and lunch with my housemate Dal in Balham. We went to Lavish Habit, which is a place I’d been a few times before but this time I’d had some food there. Lavish Habit is sort of coffee shop / boutique hybrid. Selling a variety of household bits and bobs - Tat as I so lovingly called it. The decor is very feminine with a hippy junk shop style edge. A mix of vintage bits and contemporary pieces, although a little out of my price range it’s a good place to go if you have money to spare and want some nice bits. The thrift shop vibe and the hidden gems with the laid back coffee shop bode well for those in the sw12 postcode. It’s yummy mummy friendly without alienating the rest. They serve Monmouth Coffee, which is my personal favourite coffee and have a delicious selection of breakfasts, light lunches and cakes. I went for a cheese and tomato chutney flatbread and an Americano. The coffee was deliciously smooth with tons of flavour without a hint of bitterness. The flatbread was delicious, but also a little basic considering the price. Tasty though!

44 comments

  1. Oh my Gosh, this looks so good! I wanna live there :O :)

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  2. I have eczema, you should go to your GP and have him/her prescribe you the fucibet cream, the packaging is white and has a red and yellow stripe on it. It's quite strong so if you use it for about a week or 2 you should be fine, and then just use other creams regularly on parts where you have eczema.

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  3. such a cute place, added to my list of places to visit now, always get the best ones from you Lily :) hope your skin goes better soon and you feel much better, I know how it feels with not being motivated when there's negatives but doing uplifting stuff like this is good to keep your head out of the blues :)
    anyway hope it goes well soon :)

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  4. Such a beautiful place and the food looks so yummi. :)
    Happy weekend, Lali

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  5. What a cute little place! Get well soon!
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  6. All that food just looks so darn scrummy! I hope your eczema gets a little better soon, I know how horrible it can be! x

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  8. Ah this looks like such a great weekend haven.
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  9. Those journals look lovely and so does the coffee!
    Sounds like you're having a crappy time, I've found the La Roche Posay Lipikar Balm to be great at healing even the driest patches of skin :)

    Julia
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  10. Ahh monmouth coffee is the best! Looks like the most gorgeous cafe :)

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  11. so sorry to hear you've been feeling down... hope your skin clears up.. :( wishing you all the best!
    xxx
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  12. I have eczema and the best things to use are aqueous cream & hydrocortisone cream!xx

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  13. the food looks amazing my god ! and i hope you get better soon, i used hydrocortisone on my patches and it helped expose the new skin quicker
    Lauren x
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  14. I hope you feel better soon! The pictures are great, that place looks awesome :) x

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  15. I'd really recommend Oilatum for dry flaky skin, it works wonders xx

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  16. oh no, hope you feel better soon! :( this place looks lovely, such a cute, cosy feel to it :)
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  17. These pictures are so lovely !
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  18. That place looks so amazing and sparks so much character! It will be one place to visit when I am there next!
    Mollyx

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  19. Get some acupuncture for the eczema dearest xxxxxxxxxxx

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  20. So sorry to hear your eczema is getting you down ): I've got eczema on and off since I was a baby - I use Elocon cream prescribed by my doctor and it always clears it up quickly! It smells a bit like earth haha but is really effective, definitely go ask about it if you don't manage to find anything that helps (: x

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  21. Sometimes your diet can set off eczema, go to the doctors and get an allergy test to see if anything is triggering it. Mine was awful so went and found out I was lactose intolerant and told to avoid dairy and its cleared up xx

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  22. love!!
    xx
    daniella
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  23. Looks so nice and quirky! x

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  24. These pictures are absolutely gorgeous.
    I hope you feel better soon lovely!

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  25. My boyfriend uses Teatree Dr. Bronners for his seasonal exzema and we use laundry detergent with no fragrance.

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  26. Sorry to hear this, I hope you get better soon!
    I love the Jars on the shelf, in the first image, most... but also like the pastries you captured so lovely. :)

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  27. if you're the one who took the photos here kudos to you it really looks good and the food looks so yummy

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  28. yuuuum, the pizza on the last photo looks to die for. i'm hungry by now! :D

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  29. The food looks gorgeous! Sorry to hear you've been suffering from a bit of eczema - I get eczema too, and it's a right pain at getting you down!

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  30. Oh wow this place looks amazing! Hope your eczema sorts out soon

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    xx

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  31. oh my gosh this place looks gorgeous! love the books

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  32. I've lived with eczema since being a baby and can't either wear foundation, have asked you before but I know you have a lot to do... Do u know of any make up products that are good for sensitive/eczema prone skin?... Be really helpful if you do 😃
    I used aqueous cream every night which really helps with the dryness... Hope it clears up for you soon lily it does get ya down xx

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  33. I was at Franco Mancos last weekend, I love Balham!

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    Hannah xo

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  34. I can see why you are so proud of these photos, they are stunning! they really do sell the place. The flat bread looks delicious too and even the chocolate and orange cake looks amazing!
    xx

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  35. Ive suffered with eczema badly in the past E45 lotion is quite good & avoid any fragranced shower gels/moisturizers the simpler the better!

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  36. The flatbread looks delicious! Looks like a great little hangout xx

    Mary
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  37. Ahh this place looks so yummy, I definitely need to go there! :)
    Love the little piggy egg cups too!

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    x

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  38. Oh my god I need to visit here next weekend when I go up :) love this post :) xx

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