Showing posts with label london. Show all posts
Showing posts with label london. Show all posts

April 27, 2010


Beautiful weather in London does not come often I'm told.
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The spring sunshine was welcome as I was up early, lining up at Leicester Square for half-price theatre tickets!
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Billy Elliot the musical.
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I sneaked in this shot when it ended... we gave a standing ovation, it was so good.
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Made my way to this iconic London store for the first time.... excited!
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A whole floor devoted to Liberty prints & fabrics. Any self-respecting crafter would go gaga here i think. I was floating around, fingering this, touching that, my eyes roaming hungrily over the rolls of pretty fabrics.
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Cream tea with scones, raspberry jam & clotted cream @ Liberty's tea room. Well actually i had a double cappuccino. Needed the caffeine shot.
And i'm ashamed to report i spent a ghastly amount of money at COS - a premium line set up by H&M with accessible prices. I have always wanted to check out their boutiques & London had many of them! COS's style is very me, slouchy chic without compromising on the kind of cut I look for. I walked very quickly back to the hotel after that... couldn't afford to do any more shopping!
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I ended up wearing this COS cotton & leather t-shirt dress the very next day. Max love!
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Secret garden.
I hoped you too had a wonderful weekend.
In such a rush these days.. never enough time xxx

May 10, 2009

portobello market

Best friends are a blessing in this world.
They pick you up when you're feeling down.
And bring you to lovely Korean restaurants when you're craving a soondoobu & teppanyaki beef.

This restaurant is frequented by many Koreans living in London.

Portobello market on a friday afternoon. Oh the colors!

I love browsing thru old second hand stuff in flea markets.

Beautiful arent they???

Old vintage books!!!!
I was lusting after a copy of Pride & prejudice circa 1933... but it was really too expensive.
I have a feeling the owner of the stall overprices all his stuff because Portobello is so touristy.

Fresh bread... yumms.

I popped into the Hummingbird bakery to try some of their lovely cupcakes.

I loved the red velvet - dark red moist cake with cream cheese frosting, and my friend loved the lemon & coconut one.

From one of my favorite stores... i love the lace detail on the sleeve.

And how have you been?

August 28, 2007


a weekend in London

We end up in similar grey dresses... best friends think alike! I miss her so much.. distance obviously has had no effect on us! She stays over at my hotel room & we sprawl on the beds talking a mile a minute.

Piccadilly circus

Tea for two.. our favorite thing to do. hee.

Meza for dinner...

Delicieux tapas

We managed to get the last 2 tix to watch Mary Poppins the musical.. my first time to London's west end.

"You're practically perfect, in every way.."

One of our favorites... Harrods is always filled with mouth-watering chocolates and food and lovely girl stuff.. it's a one-stop shopping paradise.

This time there i fall in love with something way cute!

Hermes coinbags! Hee... and i'm returning again to london next month   

December 8, 2006

London calling

to London with love..



The city known for its grey drizzly weather is particularly dreary this time of the year… but I had such a wonderful time! Met my best friend of 12 yrs who’s workin there… I miss her sooooo much! Even though we still talk on the phone, nothing beats the familiarity of just hanging out with her.



In Trafalgar square. She took 3 days off work to accompany me & we had the best time ever. From talkin in bed to braving the rain to piggin out on pink champagne truffles in front of Harrods.. it was a huge party of giggles, chocolate & clothes!


Some snapshots:


Buckingham palace guards


Big Ben


Belgian beer & mussels in a nice cosy resto tucked away in central london. i like.

At Westminster abbey.

Many more pics... i'll put them up next time.