Category: London (UK)

in the city :: instagram

Rabbit! Rabbit!

To say that it has been busy, would be an understatement. I started this post on July 25th and haven’t had a chance to finish it until now.  Sheesh! I’m not able to spill the beans on what we are currently up to quite yet, but here are some instagrams I took since we arrived to London (UK) three weeks ago!

Chat soon … x

  1. Rainbow over Pimlico
  2. Early morning train trip to Sunbury Antiques Market
  3. One of my favourite views from Westminster Bridge
  4. Pizza East!!
  5. Street art in Shoreditch
  6. Design Museum
  7. Tower Bridge celebrates the Olympics

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london, uk :: spitalfields, shoreditch, shad thames

We’ve been experiencing some crazy weather lately – sun / hot ->; rainy ->; downpour ->; sun / hot – in just a span of an hour or two. It is hard to imagine that we started off in Spitalfields (first image) with that beautiful blue sky and ended the day drenched in Shad Thames (last image). To learn about airbrushing, see Luminess Air Reviews.

We took the bus to the Spitalfields Antiques Market, picked up a mocha at Luxe (my favourite), poked our heads in A. Gold, and strolled through to Shoreditch for some goodies at Labour and Wait and lunch at Pizza East. The day ended at London Bridge where I couldn’t resist hopping off the bus ride home and walking to the Design Museum to pick up a slice of Victoria Sponge Cake – yum!

london, uk :: museums + rainbows

The Victoria and Albert Museum is one of my favourite places to visit in London, UK. No trip is ever complete without a stroll through the cast courts. Unfortunately, the other side is still closed for refurb, but the fashion section has finally reopened looking as lovely as ever! Psst… don’t miss poking your head inside the cafe even if you are not hungry! The Morris, Gamble and Poynter rooms form the first museum restaurant in the world.

On the other side of the street is the Natural History Museum and although I’m not a big fan of taxidermy, you can’t miss seeing the beautiful Waterhouse Building in person.

… more pictures to follow soon!

SMUG turns 3!

One of my favourite stores in London, UK is celebrating their 3rd birthday next week! To kick off the festivities, SMUG will be releasing a few new exclusives including the hand screened Guinea Pig Hanky by Thornback & Peel and the Jeeves Cup & Saucer and Sandwich Plate by Ali Miller. Too cute! Can’t wait to stop by and see what else owner Lizzie has been up to!

Looking for something to do on Wednesdays or Saturdays? Make it a day and stroll through Camden Passage!

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images via SMUG, collage via picmonkey

field trip :: sunbury antiques market

I guest posted a “shop” tour of the Sunbury Antiques Market over on Poppytalk last March, so I don’t want to sound like a broken record and tell you how much I love this place. We restrained ourselves and only came home with a few small items such as a ceramic marmalade jar and a few glass Christmas decorations that I had been swooning over since last year. After searching in Portland and via ebay, we also finally found a decently priced chocolate mould! Get ready for some homemade chocolate Easter bunnies!

It wasn’t too much trouble to jump on a local bus since we lived in East Putney last year, albeit the 1.5 hr journey. However, since we are currently staying in walking distance of Waterloo station, we decided to “splurge” and take the train to Kempton Park and it is definitely worth the trip (45 minute trip)!

excited to share a guest post with you tomorrow from Lisa about her Orphan Animal Pics project!