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:

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

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  2. A wonderful post, enjoyed it a lot!

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

    X x

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

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  5. 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

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

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

    ♥ http:fashionxfairytales.blogspot.com

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

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  9. 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!

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  10. 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

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  11. 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!

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

    www.queenoffunkydiy.blogspot.com

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

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

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

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  16. 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

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

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  18. Looks like a wonderful day! Love those seahorse sunglasses.

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

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  20. Ces photos sont Géniales !!!

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

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

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

    Maria xxx

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  24. 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!

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

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

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

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  28. 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

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