Saturday, 28 May 2011

Picture An Hour - 25th May 2011

Picture An Hour - Or thereabouts
Day trip to London to attend Next Press Day

8am - My day starts on the train with a Latte & Almond Croissant

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9am - Some crochet for the journey

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10am - I plan my route

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11am - Almost arrive in London King's Cross

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11.30am - First call Anthropologie, Liberty and Beyond Retro which are all within close distance of one another & through the mirror of a Liberty elevator

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12.30pm The cutest pink Figaro car as I walk along the street from Beyond Retro

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1.00pm - Arrive at Ladurée in Covent Garden for lunch
(thanks to a tip from Dani Loves, as I hadn't realised it had finally opened)

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3.30pm - After a quick visit into the Very Press Event with Jen, we arrive at the Next Press Event, where we were given glasses of Prosecco and Afternoon Tea - the blurred person in the background is Sherin :-)

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6.00pm - We left Next to cool down and sit in the park opposite, admiring the beautiful flower display on the way out

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7.30pm - Finally on the train home, tired but content

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9.30pm - I admire my nails that I had done earlier in the day at the event

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Slightly cheating, I was too tired when I arrived home at 11.30pm to take this picture, so it's from the next morning instead. Goodies from the day - Very goody-bag purple suede bag; Beyond Retro tote bag (which I needed to buy having ran out of space in my own bag); Ladurée tea & macarons; Next goody-bag silk scarf & sunglasses; Smith's lip balm and Marvis toothpaste from Anthropologie

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Outfit details: Vintage dress via Etsy ~ H&M rope belt ~ Casio watch ~ Chanel Nouvelle Vague nails

56 comments:

Carina said...

Gorgeous! What exciting days you have.

xx Carina

Ash said...

i ADORED this post, I wanted to be in your day! those flowers are sooo beautiful, those and the latte would be enough to kick start a good day!!xx

Rosalinda Tjioe said...

Looks like a great day <3 Great shots X

http://rosalindatj.blogspot.com

Susie said...

I LOVE the bag that was in your goodie bag! I didn't know there was a Laduree in Covent Garden! That is exciting! It was so nice meeting you--hope to see you again soon!

Sephira said...

What a cool pink car :D
and it looks like a nice day you had :)


xx Seph

Vanessa, Take only Memories said...

Your dress is so pretty. Lovely pics!

~Rauschgiftengel~ said...

Lovely impressions of a great day :)

Becky said...

The flowers at Liberty are beautiful. The Covent Garden Laduree was just about to open when I was there a few weeks ago, I was disappointed to miss out!

Nikki said...

Looks like you had a most amazing day! London is such a wonderful city! ^^ x

Sherin said...

It was so great to finally meet you, and hang out at Next. Glad you enjoyed you whole day in London.

MargieF said...

Your nails are beautiful what colours are they? i also like the blue of that bag, its a great flash of colour.
margief
x
www.margieheartsclothes.blogspot.com

PinkBow said...

susie & sherin - loved meeting you both too... until the next time!

margie f - my nails were done at the next event & were nail colours by next, a dark green underneath with gold crackle effect on top

Rachel said...

Love that blue bag - and it looks like you took some beautiful photos of a lovely day! x

Spence. said...

Loooks like you had a lovely day. Your photos are beautiful btw, what camera do you use?
I really like your nail polish, I've fallen in love with the Barry M' instant nail effect recently, it's similar but in black, it looks epic.
x

PinkBow said...

spence - it's a canon eos 1000d. the nail polish is very cool isn't it!

Candy Pop said...

Lovely post.. Lovely photos and lovely vintage pink car! :)

Stefany said...

I was planning to do one of these posts but I don't think my days are half as lovely looking as yours haha. great photos! xxx

Hannah said...

Love these posts Paula, I probably always say that haha but I really do. Looks like you had a super lovely day in London =)


Bow Dream Nation xx

The Fashion Teller said...

Fab pictures and it looks like you had a lovely day out! London is the best! :) xx

Carmen said...

Love the photos, and your nail varnish! Looks like such a wonderful day!


Carmen Ri.

normalityandme said...

great day x such beautiful pictures x

Temporary:Secretary said...

lovely pictures! would love to see more pics from Lauderee and of what you ate! x

PinkBow said...

temporary secretary - that post will be up this week, so stay tuned!

Leia said...

I just love your picture an hour posts! Looks like you had such a lovely day.

Leia

Mat said...

i like the hourly run down thing, makes good sense and ordered. hopefully me and hollie get to go to london again soon it's just such an effort to get there and £££

zizi bloom said...

oh! i love your blog!
it inspires me so much!

www.zizibloom.blogspot.com

Chelsea Talks Smack said...

this looks like an actual perfect day.

StyleFrost said...

Love thess posts, I'm due a trip to london and must remember to go to anthropologie and liberty, always get distracted by other shops! Also had no idea about Laduree! x

Maria said...

Your photos are always so beautiful! I LOVE almond croissants and I always get them when I'm on the train :)

Maria xxx

Shamini said...

cute goodies and cute scarf
this car is absolutely gorgeous... loving it
xoxo

K said...

Such a cool way to commemorate your day! Also I am majorly jealous of your handbag!

K xx

patience said...

i love when people tell the story of their day through photographs.

also i am incredible jealous that you went to that anthropologie (amidst other jealousies)

Pink Penguin (Elyse) said...

Oh I was so excited when I saw the title of this post as you always take the best photos! Just lovely, I think I am going to have to pop out for a croissant for breakfast now! xxx

Mizz M said...

Hi Paula, i enjoyed reading this trip...how long does it take from your place to london by train?

PinkBow said...

mat - it is so expensive isn't it...i was astounded that this train ticket cost nearly £200!!

mizz m - it takes 3 hours from newcastle to london, not too bad

thanks for the comments everyone!

Ria :) said...

i love the pattern on your dress, soo vintage hehe, i think your blog is soo lovely, ill be visiting it again very soon :)

http://haveapeekinsidemywardrobe.blogspot.com/

xxx

Please may I? said...

Looks like you had a great time. I love Libertys.

What great goody bags.

X x

Vicki said...

I LOVE the suede bag from Very im so jealous!!!! :) x

thingsIlove said...

Pretty!

Fashion, Art and other fancies said...

Such wonderful & exciting images, and so soulful and authentic. Pretty flowera and that latte, ah, yes;-)

Adele said...

i visit anthropologie on regent street whenever i can and head straight to the sale section! haha (; and i was so happy to see laduree open at covent garden and had to buy home an 8 piece box (; xo

Lace n Coffee said...

Hi, I just found your blog through Fash n Chips and fell in love with it. Anyone who know's me will tell you how much I love bows.
Lovely photos and I love the pink car.

Helen.

Jazzabelle said...

this post is just lovely, you always take the most wonderful photographs. i especially adore the first and last shots.

it was lovely to finally meet you at the next event! xx

Katie said...

I'm itching to go to the new Laduree in Covent Garden, I still haven't even tried one of their macaroons so this is all the more reason for me to want to go!

Shopgirl said...

I do love your photo-an-hour posts. They always inspire me to want to take better photos!! Another fabulous post, xx

Ena said...

It's always fun to get a peek of your life! The almond croissant looks so nice, I wish they sell it here too.

*Ena*

The Fall said...

oooh thats such a gorgeous bag! was lovely to meet you that day :)

Carlito86 said...

So much love for this post and almost every photograph! Really want one of those cars they are so cute! xx

Lauren said...

I love these posts of yours! Looks like a fun and eventful day. I'm so dying to visit Beyond Retro!

Hope Adela Pasztor said...

love that pink car!

Imogen said...

Beautiful. Sounds like a fabulous day. I love the car that is so cool. You always look so pretty.

devorelebeaumonstre. said...

your images are gorgeous! x


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Tallulah Doll said...

I love the hot vintage pink car and that awesome flower bouquet! Hope you had fun.

Tallulah Doll :)

beingdena said...

Paula your dress is A M A Z I N G. and your nails, where did you get them done. stunning photos as always.

BLahblah Abi said...

thats a really nice crochet needle! where did you get it!?

PinkBow said...

blahblah abi - it's a brittany crochet hook, the best in my opinion. i have 3 in different sizes. you can buy them on etsy or ebay.