June 30, 2011
June 29, 2011
Denim Jacket - Primark / Tank, Purse and Bracelets - H&M / Leggings - Zara / Shoes - Primark
There was a lot of walking, so I really had to plan when the heels were coming out and when to stick to flats. When you're 5 ft. tall, it's tricky stuff. I must admit, I completely forgot my jackets back home! I only had one, very thin sweater. I got this little denim jacket pretty much as soon as I got there, and it was pretty much the uniform for the rest of the time. Next time I'll be better prepared. This is what I actually wore to dinner at Carluccio's (which i mentioned in the previous post).
June 25, 2011
One of our favourite restaurants we went to while in England was definitely Carluccios's. Real Italian, not Americanised dishes. It was so refreshing to have Italian food that wasn't soaked in a million sauces or cheese. We had the Calamari Fritti and Bruchetta. Main courses were Linguine a la Fruitti di Mare and he other I can't remmber the name but it had a tomato sauce with some sausage and cheese! It was a special. But look at the yummy goodness! And for dessert, a bread and butter pudding. Although we would have liked to sit outside, it was a bit chili, so we sat next to the open patio doors. Thank goodness the next day was packed full of walking four some sightseeing.
June 24, 2011
I fell in love with England - and that's an understatement. I had been twice before as a child with my family, but that's completely different than going as an adult. We had a tightly packed 10 days. I'm a bit neurotic about making itineraries on vacation - I am just very against spending 30 seconds pondering "what should we do next." Trust me, planning a little helps a lot.
So when we arrived to Heathrow, my boyfriend's aunt picked us up and off we were to Oxford for 2 days. There we were welcomed by a delicious, ginormous barbecue. Aunts and Uncles, cousins and grandparents; it was absolutely perfect. After those couple of days we went to Richmond, where we would stay the rest of our time. Ben's parents go quite a lot, so they have an apartment there. We immediately got acquainted with Richmond. It's a perfect place to live - just a 15 min
Our first day, I definitely had to make my way to Oxford Street and spend way more money than we should have (but it was worth it). Then we tackled some of the typical tourist attractions like the Palace, West Minister Abbey, Big Ben and Hyde Park. We even managed to be at the right place at the right time and witness the changing of the guards. I just had to go to Knightsbridge to do what I thought would be some window shopping but actually ended up being some real shopping (again, very much worth it). We got to stroll around different neighborhoods like Victoria and Soho, followed by Piccadilly Circus and Leicester Square and Trafalgar Square and ended our trip with visits to Camden Market and Covent Garden. We even got to see a play, thanks to Ben's mum! She got me tickets as an early birthday present.
The city is gorgeous, the country is breathtaking. I'm obsessed. Everywhere we went I kept saying to Ben, "We could live here and go to this coffee shop and that corner store." I need to go back... I wish I could take 3 months off life! I have so many picture so I will try to share some with you over multiple posts.
|Bridge at the Thames River in Richmond|
|Ben amongst the Oxford Street crowd|
Hey everyone! Sorry I haven't been updating my blog for the past week. I've been getting ready for my trip to England! I'm currently at a Starbucks writing this post. So much to see and so much shopping to do! Only thing missing is my little pup (but I'm certain he's having a blast at his doggy hotel!). Well I'll be back in a week and I'll have a million and one pictures to share!
June 12, 2011
June 04, 2011
So I've been noticing the electric blue pants trend I'm sort of into it! I love the idea of the bottom being so loud. I have these green jeans from Forever 21 that I used to wear back in 2009, everyone thought I was insane when I wore them. But this electric blue trend makes me wanna bring that back out! Check out Kim and Khloe Kardashian and Hilary Duff wearing theirs.
June 01, 2011
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