Sunday, 11 March 2012

A 'Me' Day in London

Last week I spent a brief couple of days in London to attend a wonderful dinner hosted by TKMaxx. As well as learning more about their new charity campaign Give Up Clothes for Good, I also got chance to catch up with some blogger friends old and new. Being uncharacteristically unorganised this visit (I usually have my activities mapped out), I decided to spend my spare few hours wandering around to see where the day led me.

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Time to read some favourite magazines. A good breakfast making use of the free wi-fi. Lots of walking, window shopping and actual shopping. Browsing for tea in Fortnum & Mason. Pondering the David Hockney exhibition. A cake stop at Ladurée. Dream shopping in Bond Street. A glass of red wine in the Prosecco Bar in Harrods whilst updating Instagram and deciding which Paul & Joe products to buy. Sometimes it's nice just spending time alone to do exactly as you please.

30 comments:

Christine (Fash n Chips) said...

Gorgeous post, I love it. Can't wait to be back there in a few weeks :)

Claudia Moser said...

A wonderful post, enjoyed it a lot!

Jessica said...

Beautiful pictures :)

Please may I? said...

Some times your own company is just what's called for. Looks like you had a great time wondering through London.

X x

Jessica said...

It looks like you had a really lovely day! I would love to visit London.

Nikki said...

Beautiful post! I just found your blog, I absolutely love it! You have such gorgeous photo's! So glad to be following you on bloglovin:) Xx

İpek said...

Oh how lovely! Looks like you had a great day. I love patisserie valerie by the way, everything is always o delicious.

Jackie said...

it seems you had a lovely day and the pictures are so pretty!

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Bright Town Girl said...

I love to walk round london by myself and just take everything in. Such lovely photos. x

Rachel said...

Your post makes me happy that I'm getting to know London so well that I can recognise most of the places and their locations from the photos - I have yet to go to Fortnums yet, though!

Fen said...

ahh this looks like a perfect day :) can I ask where you buy The Gentlewoman from? I live in Durham but can't find it anywhere here or in Newcastle! x

PinkBow said...

Thanjavur everyone!

Rachel - I love visiting London, you are so lucky to live there!

Fen - I bought all of these in Selfridges in London, I have contacted Fenwick before for the Gentlewoman & she said she would order. I have bought Oh Comely at WHSmith in the MetroCentre before. But failing that, I always order Lula etc from Analogue Books in Edinburgh - they are so lovely, I would thoroughly recommend!

Tara said...

Me days are fabulous, and these photos are even better :)
xx

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LUCYBOOTS said...

such beautiful photos! love the one with the plaque about the two pounds of chocolate turning into five pounds haha :)

K.Line said...

You have exactly the kinds of days I envision having for myself. I KNOW we'd have a fun day in any city.

Gawgus things... said...

Beautiful shots and I did chuckle at that quote!!
Emma x

Valerie Enríquez said...

Sounds like the best day! Everyone needs a "me" day. I also love the Patisserie Valerie photos :) I drink from one of their cups every day that my sister brought me. Hopefully I can have a dessert there one day! x

PinkBow said...

Valerie - I did think of you when I went in!

PinkBow said...

K-line - yes!!

Midnight Cowgirl said...

Looks like a wonderful day! Love those seahorse sunglasses.

LissyLou said...

i so love fortnum and mason, i like the small little retro tea room there xxx

Julia said...

Ces photos sont Géniales !!!

cheryl said...

Hi, can you recommend any good hotels as I'm hoping to go to London soon? x

PinkBow said...

Cheryl - my favourites that I have stayed in are The Hoxton and The Mayfair

Maria said...

As ever, your photos are beautiful and making me want to wander round Covent Garden... lovely!

Maria xxx

LapindeLune said...

I would love to see a david hockney exhibition - this has me spinning now, i must check when it ends!

Such beautiful images, the foods looks delicious and I am a true sucker for novelty sunglasses. This also reminds me that my mail order copy of the gentlewoman never arrived this month.....panic!

Kate said...

I love days all to yourself, that sounds like a perfect day in London. Your photos are gorgeous x

northwest is best said...

Lucky you! I could do with a few me hours.

Charis said...

Oh Comely is one of my absolute favourite magazines. Fortnum & Mason looks stunning!

StyleFrost said...

What a wonderful day, exactly the kind of day i would like! I'm going London soon and will be picking up some of that fortnum and mason tea! x