Nov 14, 2011

London photo diary: my week in photos


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Me with reindeer

{ Did you know you can now pet reindeer in Covent Garden every Saturday?!  You’re welcome! }

Covent Garden Christmas lights 2011

{ Neal Street’s Christmas decorations. }

Starbucks red cup 2011

{ The return of Starbucks’ red cups means the countdown to Christmas is officially on! }

Ralph Lauren Rugby, London, Christmas 2011

{ The classic real Christmas trees outside RL Rugby in Covent Garden, simply decorated with white fairy lights. }

BT Tower at sunset

{ The BT Tower at sunset. }

Ladurée London

{ I tried Ladurée macarons for the first time. }

Strawberry Delight crêpe

{ A Strawberry Delight crêpe from Crêpe Affaire. }


{ The Shard will eventually be Western Europe’s tallest building. }

I used to do posts like this whenever I visited London but since I moved here 3 months ago (wow, so long ago already) I fear I’ve fallen into the terrible habit I often associate with native Londoners – taking the place for granted.  This week I spent time rediscovering my love of this splendid city and also my love of photography, both of which I’m shamed to have let fall by the wayside.

There have been several Christmas light switch-ons over the past couple of weeks – isn’t it starting to feel festive? - and I’ve bought my first two presents, hooray!  I also treated myself to the new iPhone (my first ever, actually) and I should receive it this week.  Happy days!

Viva España!

If you follow me on Twitter you may have seen some super-excited tweets from me last week … remember the Mango Style Night I went to a couple of weeks ago and the styling challenge I took part in?  I only went and won it, which means that at some point soon I’ll be packing my suitcase for a trip to Barcelona!!  I couldn’t believe it when I received the email (I literally had to read it 5 times because I thought I was mistaken!) so a massive thank you to the team at Mango who chose my outfit as the winning one :D

I hope you had a fabulous weekend!



  • I am SO looking forward to the switch on of my little Town’s Christmas lights! We have just gotten some new ones :) I haven’t visited London for quite a while now… Christmas always makes London more magical :)

    Love, Vanilla
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  • My whole life is in my iPhone. You’ll wonder what you ver did without one! I’m heading straight to the Laduree store when I hit London next weekend xoxo
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  • Well done you, it was an amazing outfit. Oooo I worked in Covent Garden for years and didn’t even know they had reindeer’s, I am there. Lovely photo’s btw xx
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  • I love the first photo, really made me giggle :’) and they have reindeers?! Ace. Squee Christmas has begun!

    Louisejoyb xo | Bits&Bobs

  • Beautiful photo diary.

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  • mmmmm Laduree macarons. I never fail to get them when I go to Paris (they don’t have laduree in birmingham unfortunately) you should try Le Maison Le Chocolate and Pierre Herme ones as well. They are absolutely to die for! xx
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  • Hahaha that lipstick and Starbucks cup is all too familiar

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  • Love the first photo!! xo

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