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:

  1. Gorgeous! What exciting days you have.

    xx Carina

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  2. 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

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  3. 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!

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


    xx Seph

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  5. Lovely impressions of a great day :)

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  6. 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!

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

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

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  9. 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

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  10. 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

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

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  12. 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

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

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

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  15. 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

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  16. 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

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

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


    Carmen Ri.

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  19. great day x such beautiful pictures x

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

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

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

    Leia

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  23. 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 £££

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

    www.zizibloom.blogspot.com

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  25. this looks like an actual perfect day.

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  26. 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

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

    Maria xxx

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

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

    K xx

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  30. 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)

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  31. 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

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

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  33. 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!

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  34. 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

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

    What great goody bags.

    X x

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

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

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  38. 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

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  39. 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.

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  40. 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

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  41. 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!

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

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  43. 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*

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

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

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

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

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

    Tallulah Doll :)

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

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

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  51. 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.

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